23 February 2011

Wonder Woman Vol. 1: Gods and Mortals

Wonder Woman Vol. 1: Gods and Mortals12. Wonder Woman Vol. 1: Gods and Mortals by George Pérez

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Took me a while to get into but once I did, I read the remaining 4 or 5 chapters in one sitting.

I get why they made Wonder Woman able to fly, but it still seems strange to me since I grew up watching Lynda Carter pilot her invisible plane. Also, there's no alter ego Diana Prince here. Maybe she'll be created in a later volume.

Gods and Mortals is a pretty thorough (and somewhat disturbing) origin story that sets Diana's involvement with "Man's world" in the 1980s during the Cold War. I like Steve Trevor in this book better than I ever did on the TV show.

What's sad is that the Ares-inspired speeches that urge people to violence in the name of country in the story seem so plausible/familiar to real life now. Using fear coupled with patriotism as a motivator has been around a long time.

Here's to honest, strong, brave Princess Diana of the Amazons.

A year ago on TTaT: Gettin' My Groove On... (vol. xiv)

If you liked this post, please share it using the links below.


  1. Wonder Woman usually gets the short end of the stick when it comes to the comics, which is a real shame considering she's easily the most identifiable female super-hero in existence.

    To me, this all changed with the George Pérez reboot. He managed to somehow weave together a coherent story using the most important parts of her mythology, and did it in a way that kept her unique origin intact.

    I hope you continue to the next volume, as I think the series just kept getting better and better. For a while there, Wonder Woman was holding her own with Superman and Batman when it came to good stories with quality artwork. Sure they're a bit dated now, but a great comic book is a great comic book!

  2. I would like to but my library system doesn't have the next two volumes. Perhaps I'll track them down later on.

    I just finished Wonder Woman: The Circle by Gail Simone which I really liked and recommend. Love Terry Dodson's drawings of her. The book is #14-19, so I'm trying to track down more volumes from that run but it's a bit confusing as there are other authors...