/William Messner-Loebs /Mike Deodato, Jr. illustrator After losing the title of Wonder Woman to her rival, Artemis, Princess Diana continues to battle evil in a dark new costume. While Artemis, now wearing the familiar Wonder Woman cost.
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Nina Jaffe's version of Wonder Woman, which shows Princess Diana as a gangly adolescent instead of a musclebound adult sexpot, is a welcome change of pace and a wonderful way to introduce young girls to the first and greatest female superhero. Wonder Woman is complicated cultural icon -- she was created specifically to give girls a hero of their own, but comicbooks have always been primarily a boy's medium, and the Wonder Woman stories, despite their official embrace of feminism and nonviolence, are often violent and overly sexual.
Here, at last, is a Wonder Woman that you could actually read to little children and not feel weird about it. No hitting or hyperviolence, no skimpy costumes, nobody getting tied up or bloodied. It's nice; too bad there's so little to follow it up with -- if these books get you hooked, the only place to go from here is either into the new books (which are violent and have WW wearing skimpy costumes) or reprints of the old 1940s WW, which were a...
I am so sad that this wonderful series is no longer being printed. It is a lovely depiction of a favorite superhero and feminine icon that is perfectly written for young readers. The pictures are fun, and the storyline is totally appropriate and empowering for younger children.
I really enjoyed reading this particular book as an origin story for Wonder Woman.
This DC comics tradepaperback features wonderful art by Mick Deodato Jr! Written by William Messner-loebs, This story starts in Paradise Island where Princess Diana meets her long lost Amazon sister, Artemis. Diana faces her greatest challenge with Artemis for the mantle of Wonder Woman! Artemis wins the contest and is taken to New york to become the New super Heroine! Princes Diana becomes a private eye and goes on her own crimial cases! Will Artemis, the New Wonder Woman be able to stop crime and stop Diana from interfering with her duties?! Will Artemis's new mean streak be able to take care of crime in New York? Will Diana ever be able to reclaim the mantle of Wonder Woman? Find out! Buy this DC comics Trade paperback! Beautiful art by Mike Deodato Jr (he is known for drawing beautiful women in the comics feild!) Mike's draws the Amazons, Artemis, Wonder Woman (Diana) with such great detail! They look awsome!
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