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posted Oct 4, 2009, 1:07 PM by Vu Sleeper

WONDER WOMAN #1 (Feb 1987)
No Lynda Carter Here
Sunday, October 04, 2009 Posted by Thomm
Coincidental to Jim's post on who's an A lister amongst comics super-heroes, I'm revisiting 1987 and the post-Crisis re-birth of Wonder Woman. While many find the John Byrne re-boot of Superman to be definitive of that character, and I certainly enjoyed the six issue Man of Steel, I've found this series to have held up better over time. George Perez's art has certainly stayed popular with the fans longer.

In the inside cover of the first issue, there's a little background from Perez about how he came to be on the book. What was originally a volunteer moment for a limited number of issues turned into a long term, open ended commitment. It was also vastly to the good of the book. The writer in the first two issues was Greg Potter, of whom I know nothing. Perez was the second bill as co-plotter and pencils, but that inside cover introduction was a sure foreshadowing of who would be controlling where this book went. By the third issue Perez had top billing as penciller and co-plotter while Len Wein came on as writer and co-plotter.

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