Wonder Woman, Earth One

Wonder Woman, Earth One

Volume 1

eBook - 2016
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A #1 NEW YORK TIMES Bestseller! From the masterful minds of Grant Morrison (FINAL CRISIS, THE MULTIVERSITY) and Yanick Paquette (SWAMP THING, BATMAN, INC.) comes the most provocative origin of Wonder Woman you've ever seen-a wholly unique retelling that still honors her origins. For millennia, the Amazons of Paradise Island have created a thriving society away from the blight of man. One resident, however, is not satisfied with this secluded life-Diana, Princess of the Amazons, knows there is more in this world and wants to explore, only to be frustrated by her protective mother, Hippolyta. Diana finds her escape when Air Force pilot Steve Trevor, the first man she has ever seen, crashes onto their shores. With his life hanging in the balance, Diana ventures into the long forbidden world of men. The Amazons chase after her and bring her back to Paradise Island in chains to face trial for breaking their oldest law-staying separated from the world that wronged them. Thought-provoking yet reverent, thoroughly modern but still timeless, the power and courage of Paradise Island's greatest champion-Wonder Woman-is introduced in this new addition to DC Comics' NEW YORK TIMES best-selling Earth One original graphic novel series.
Publisher: [United States] : DC Comics, 2016.
Made available through hoopla, 2016.
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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This alternate universe setting retells Diana's origins, as a princess secluded on the island of the Amazons who must defy their oldest law to explore the world... and then suffer the consequences.


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ryankuang
Aug 13, 2017

A tongue and cheek retelling of Wonder Woman's origins that felt disjointed as a collected story. I'm glad that Grant Morrison went a bit meta with the Earth One version of Wonder Woman, but at times it felt more gratuitous than actually having something to say. The storytelling was a bit weak, the back and forth nonlinear layouts definitely did not help. By the end, nothing was really established beside the book trying really hard to be funny. It felt like a joke that forgot its punchline.

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Citizen92116
Sep 26, 2016

This is my first formal entry into Wonder Woman.
The artworks is awesome. The use of panels was innovative.
The story arch was good.
The characters seemed very 2-dimensional to me.
I have the biography on my docket next.

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joshua7279
Aug 08, 2016

An interesting blend of classic and new wonder woman styles. Morrison of course doesn't disappoint and the art in this one is gorgeous.

Michael Colford Jul 26, 2016

What to say about this book? There was some parts I enjoyed, and other parts that made me cringe.

Grant Morrison, always one to look at a classic character, reinterpret them and put his own, usually provocative spin on them, does this successfully (whether you like it or not) with Diana. Created by Charles Moulton, Wonder Woman had a bit of a wink/nod fetishistic sexuality wrapped into her earliest stories. Morrison brings that back in spades, eschewing the wink/nod for the straightforward. While this is jarring and slightly disconcerting to this huge fan of Greg Rucka's version of Diana; the dignified, gracious, powerful diplomat -- it is well-handled and kind of fun. The book overall is consistently well-written with humor and emotion. And Yanick Paquette's artwork and Nathan Fairbairn's coloring are pretty gorgeous. But as is often the case, because Morrison is a good writer,

I'm never really certain if I like the twisty-turny revisions he introduces, or if I think they're juvenile and provocative for shock value only. It's pretty interesting to look at the reviews for this book as they seem to be love it or hate it. I come down squarely in the middle.

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Keogh
Jul 18, 2016

The art is fine, and in fact elevates the book to a level better than the writing deserves. Grant Morrison writes as though he's insane, on drugs, or both, and it really comes across here. The storyline jumps back and forth in time in this origin tale of Wonder Woman in the Earth One concept. The artist and the character deserve better.

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