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These Are The Essential Comics To Read After You've Watched Wonder Woman

posted Jun 8, 2017, 3:14 PM by Vu Nguyen

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These Are The Essential Comics To Read After You've Watched Wonder Woman
James Whitbrook on Jun 8, 2017, 6:00pm

If, like us, after seeing Wonder Woman you'd pray to the entire pantheon on Olympus to be watching Wonder Woman 2: Wonder Harder right now, we have the next best thing while you wait for the sequel: The most outstanding comics to dive into starring everyone's favourite Amazon warrior princess. 

We're going to split our recommendations into two categories: Origin stories, perfect jumping on points that will let you see the earliest days of Diana's journey just like you saw on screen; and essential arcs, standalone collections and storylines that highlight a particular creative team or version of Diana that represents the very best of Wonder Woman as a hero. So without further ado, here are our picks — although, unfortunately for some, the 12 volumes of Cleo's treatises on body and pleasure will not be found here.


Wonder Woman by George Perez, Vol. 1

For many, the post-Crisis on Infinite Earths take on Wonder Woman is the definitive version of the character, one that builds upon the connections between the Greek pantheon of gods and Diana's powers and gear to make her more powerful and more mythological than ever. This volume in particular contains the two iconic first stories in Perez, Wein and Potter's seminal run on the character, Gods and Mortals and Challenge of the Gods, arcs that cover not just Diana battling Ares, but also an interlude involving one of her most famous foes, Cheetah. This is the gold standard everyone holds great Wonder Woman stories by. (George Perez, Len Wein and Greg Potter)