New Reader Guide: Wonder Woman
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Wonder Woman aka Diana Prince: Amazonian warrior princess, feminist icon, 1/3 of DC’s Trinity, and the world’s most famous female superhero, Wonder Woman has endured for over 70 years as a legendary inspiration. Her combination of strength, grace, and compassion is what has lead her to be such a high-profile figure in the DC canon.
In this guide you’ll find the recent Wonder Woman ongoing series, as well as some of the more acclaimed miniseries, story arcs, and other series.
All titles are available at the store, and if not we will be happy to special order them for you!
Current Ongoing Series
Wonder Woman (Rebirth)
Alternating between past and present, the most recent run of Wonder Woman features the Amazonian princess dealing with her powers faltering in the present, and how it ties into her early days as Earth’s guardian.
Writer: Greg Rucka
Artist: Nicola Scott
Concluded Series (New 52)
The critically-acclaimed New 52 run of Wonder Woman begins with the shocking reveal of Diana’s father. Drawing elements from Greek mythology with modern twists, this was easily one of the best series to come out DC’s 2011 New 52 line-wide relaunch.
Writer: Brian Azzarello
Artist: Cliff Chiang
Number of Volumes: 9
An anthology series featuring stories by some of the biggest as well as up-and-coming names in comics today, Sensation Comics captures the spirit of Wonder Woman, and shows why she has lasted for so long among the world’s greatest superheroes.
Writers: Gail Simone, Amanda Deibert, Ivan Cohen, Sean E. Williams, Neil Kleid, Corinna Bechko, Adam P. Knave, Neil Googe, James Tynion IV, Cecil Castellucci, Aaron Lopresti, Josh Elder, Derek Fridolfs, Barbara Kesel, Karen Traviss, Carla Speed McNeil, Caitlin Kittredge, Trina Robbins
Artists: Ethan van Sciver, Cat Staggs, Marcelo Di Chiara, Marcus To, Marguerite Sauvage, Dean Haspiel, Gabriel Hardman, Matthew Smith, Neil Googe, Noelle Stevenson, Chris Sprouse, Aaron Lopresti, Jamal Igle, Tom Fowler, Irene Koh, Emma Vieceli, Laura Braga, Andres Guinaldo, Carla Speed McNeil, Scott Hampton, Chris Gugliotti
Number of volumes: 3
This series centers around the romance between the most powerful couple in the DC universe: the Man of Steel and the Warrior Princess of the Amazons, as they fight against not only enemies, but those that disapprove of their pairing.
Writer: Charles Soule
Artist: Tony Salvador Daniel
Number of volumes: 4
Concluded Series (Pre-New 52)
Wonder Woman (1987)
Following the conclusion of Crisis on Infinite Earths in 1986, DC relaunched Wonder Woman. Written (primarily) and drawn by the already-legendary George Perez, this series took the heroine to basics, pitting her against God of War Ares in “Man’s World,” and facing ever-difficult challenges both on the battlefield and off. Regarded as one of the most character-defining runs of all time.
Writer: George Perez, Greg Potter, Len Wein
Artist: George Perez
Wonder Woman (2001)
The 2001 run by Greg Rucka pitted the Amazon warrior princess against her Justice League compatriot, Batman! Then, the publication of her book opens up the floodgates of villains looking to not only defeat Wonder Woman, but destroy her home of Themyscira. Another of the most high-regarded runs, this series was recently collected in the “Wonder Woman by Greg Rucka” collection.
Writer: Greg Rucka
Artists: Shane Davis, JG Jones, Sean Phillips, James Raiz, Ray Snyder
Number of volumes: 1
Wonder Woman (2006)
This series picks up after 2006’s Infinite Crisis as part of the “One Year Later” relaunch. Donna Troy now holds the title of Wonder Woman, with Diana missing. Not all is as it seems, when a terrorist takes several of Diana’s friends hostage, demanding she reveal herself. This series featured myth and legend mixed with modern spy thrills as Diana often works with the Department of Metahuman Affairs to fight evil.
Writers: Allan Heinberg, Jodi Picoult, Gail Simone
Artists: Terry Dodson, Drew Johnson
Number of volumes: 8
Wonder Woman (2010)
Wonder Woman’s timeline has been altered and Paradise Island has been destroyed! The 2010 run completely shook up the warrior princess’ status quo with a new outfit, new villains, and new mission.
Writer: J. Michael Straczynski
Artist: Don Kramer
Number of volumes: 2
Limited Series, Collections, and Graphic Novels
The Legend of Wonder Woman
In this limited series, a young and adventurous Diana finds herself at odds with the leadership of Paradise Island. Read about the early days as she goes from young princess fighting against expectation to the heroic warrior of legend.
Writer/Artist: Renae DeLiz
Wonder Woman ’77
Inspired by the Lynda Carter-starring 1970s TV series, Wonder Woman ’77 is a fun throwback that captures the thrills and excitement of the iconic depiction of Wonder Woman.
Writer: Marc Andreyko
Artists: Matt Haley, Drew Johnson. Jason Badower, Richard Ortiz, Cat Staggs
Wonder Woman: Earth One
Part of DC’s Earth One line of original graphic novels, Wonder Woman: Earth One is a modern retelling of Wonder Woman’s origin as she meets marooned pilot Steve Trevor and ventures into the unknown world of man, only to be brought back in chains and tried by the Amazons for violating the separation from the world that wronged them.
Writer: Grant Morrison
Artist: Yanick Paquette