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WONDER WOMAN #2 (Mar 1987) DC Comics

cover: George Pérez
WONDER WOMAN #2
Date: Mar 1987
Cover Price: $0.75
Publisher: dccomics.com

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Reprinted in:
Available in digital format (6/25/11).
Reprinted in WONDER WOMAN: GODS AND MORTALS TP (Feb 2004), WONDER WOMAN #2 (Spain) (1988), WONDER WOMAN #1-5 (Spain) (1989)JUSTICE LEAGUE #4 (Italian) and WONDER WOMAN #2 (Spain) (1988)


 
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    Credits
    "Fire In The Sky" (22 pages) 
    writer:  Greg Potter
    George Perez
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    Bruce Patterson
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    editor:  Karen Berger
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    posted Jun 25, 2011 4:55 AM by vu sleeper

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    WONDER WOMAN #2 (Mar 1987)
    DC Comics
    DC Comics is having a sale on its Wonder Woman digital comics at ComiXology.  As you can see from the images below, WONDER WOMAN #2-24 are finally available in digital.  I don't need to tell you that even at a 99 cents sale, the price is still well above the original 75 cents cover price.  To its credit, there are no advertisements in the digital version.

    I'm also very unhappy at ComiXology iPad application, which crashes all the time (especially on first launch).  It's annoying, real comics don't crash when you open its pages.



    News: Wonder Woman Turns 65

    July 05, 2006 06:23 pm
     From www.philly.com


    WONDER WOMAN #2 (Mar 1987)
    DC Comics
    Wonder Woman turns 65
    By JEROME MAIDA
    Posted on Wed, Jul. 05, 2006

    AS WONDER WOMAN celebrates her 65th birthday with an impressive relaunch of her comic series by writer Allan Heinberg and artists Terry and Rachel Dodson, it is clear that the character is an icon that transcends the comic-book world.

    (excerpt)

    Then in 1987, DC relaunched the character with a new #1, spearheaded by George Perez, who emphasized the character's mythological roots.

    For two decades, his interpretation has been considered the definitive version of character and has influenced all subsequent writers.

    But after just one issue, Heinberg's 2006 relaunch seems poised to redefine Wonder Woman for years to come.

     July 12, 2002 | Amazon Princess
    From Sequential Tart
    The Amazon Princess (May 2002)
    by Tony Wolf

    (excerpt)

    It's proven hard for Wonder Woman to sustain her own comic book and to keep sales high. However, the 1980s began a new era of potential greatness for our Amazon Princess. George Perez's now-legendary reboot, following on the heels of John Byrne's famous Superman reboot, was perhaps the most successful interpretation of Diana. Incorporating her Greek mythology roots, addressing her non-superhero nature and instead emphasizing her frustration at being an ambassador of peace who was frequently forced to battle evil forces, Perez's run was truly great for about the first twenty issues or so. Then Perez turned the art over to someone else, and somehow the writing seemed to stray a bit from there on.

    But Perez also gave Diana an intriguing new supporting cast, full of complex characters (mostly women). He gave Diana a publicist, the ill-fated and complex Mindi Mayer. He gave her Julia Kapetilis and her daughter. He showed Diana speaking at the UN, as well as designing outfits for her that emphasized her regal, classical status over her swimsuit attire. I think most writers agree that it's hard to take Wonder Woman seriously when she's wearing a swimsuit that we all try to accept is supposed to be battle armor.

    Perez emphasized the Amazon heritage and showed us the society on Paradise Island. He re-imagined classic WW villains like Cheetah, Dr. Psycho, the Silver Swan, and introduced Circe and Ares, the God of War, as primary new adversaries. He gave us a fun twist on the Steve Trevor/Etta Candy relationship, and gave us some fascinating reasons why an Amazon warrior's costume would sport such distinctively American symbols.

    But Perez's great run on the book (sales of which were high, if I recall correctly) soon withered, and by the '40s, vol. II of Wonder Woman had fallen back to its usual status: a book few paid attention to. Despite some interesting story ideas (one tale featuring Eris, Goddess of Discord, and her famous apples, was commendable), WW seemed to be mediocre once again.

    [ Read more The Amazon Princess ]

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