22. Wonder Woman: Earth One, Volume One by Grant Morrison
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
(4.5 rounded up to 5 here.)
This book does justice to Paradise Island and Wonder Woman while also feeling up to date. It's clear Morrison and Paquette have great respect for the character. The Amazon culture is portrayed as deeply rooted in ancient traditions while also being technologically advanced.
If I had to pick one book that relays Wonder Woman's origin story, this would currently be it. Diana's impression of "Man's World" and its of her feel more realistic.
This Diana is more rooted in human emotions that drive her actions than some portrayals of her where she is more distanced from those around her and a tactician. For the record, I enjoy both portrayals, this is just a different take. In Earth One, she feels emotionally younger while also more playful, sultry, and rebellious. More like a real person than a perfect one.
The art is really beautiful. Well worth a read!
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