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Comicvine: Wonder Woman's Best Covers

posted Dec 3, 2014, 11:20 AM by Vu Nguyen   [ updated Dec 3, 2014, 2:27 PM ]
Wonder Woman's Best Covers
By Gregg Katzman November 21, 2014 5:25 PM


Way back in 1941's ALL-STAR COMICS #8, Wonder Woman made her debut. Little did the world know this powerful heroine from Themyscira would eventually become one of the planet's most iconic superheroes and appear in an overwhelming amount of comics. Those comics have featured an impressive amount of terrific covers and we had the incredibly difficult task of selecting just ten awesome ones. Seriously, it was't easy narrowing down the options. Obviously, there's dozens upon dozens of great covers focusing on our latest Character of the Month, so if your top ones aren't below, go ahead and post them in the comments.

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WONDER WOMAN #1 (Feb 1987)
DC Comics
WONDER WOMAN #1 (1987 series)

Yes, this draws parallels to the cliche "throw everything on it!" movie posters we often see, but there's two very big reasons why this is making the list. First and foremost, this is by the hugely talented George Pérez. There's a ton of variety going on here and Pérez makes it all flow together very well. Secondly, this does a fantastic job pulling us into Wonder Woman's world. These aren't just heads floating near Diana as she stands in the center; they help tell the story and show us both the beauty and danger that Diana's world has to offer.


WONDER WOMAN #31 (Jun 1989)
DC Comics
WONDER WOMAN #31 (1987 series)

Pérez's cover for WONDER WOMAN #31 says just about everything you need to know about the issue. Wonder Woman and Cheetah have clashed time and time again, but this one piece of artwork displays all of the ferocity and relentless you can expect to find within the issue. Drenching the characters in darkness and placing them in front of the bright and bloody moon -- which does turn red in the comic -- is downright awesome and lets you know they sure mean it when they're using the word "savage." This cover really does a perfect job letting you know the battle between Wonder Woman and Cheetah is totally gripping.


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