Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman

The True Amazon

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"WONDER WOMAN- THE VERY SELFISH PRINCESS is Jill Thompson's storybook style reimagining of the early years of the Amazon Princess Dian, who would grow up to become Wonder Woman. This fully painted graphic novel is unlike any Wonder Woman tale you have ever read, told as only Eisner Award-winning writer/artist Thomspon could. When young Diana has the fawning attention of a nation, she soon grows spoiled. But a series of tragic events take their toll, and Diana must learn to grow up, take responsibility, and seize her destiny. Steeped in the mythology of this iconic character's original conception, WONDER WOMAN- THE VERY SELFISH PRINCESS is designed to appeal to a wide range of readers. It's a fresh, stand alone interpretation of the most famous and iconic female super-hero of all time and the fulfillment of a dream project by one of contemporary comics' most acclaimed creators. Collects WONDER WOMAN- A VERY SELFISH PRINCESS digital chapters #1-12."
Publisher: Burbank, CA : DC Comics, 2016
ISBN: 9781401249014
1401249019
Branch Call Number: THOMPSON GRAPHIC NOVEL COLL
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Arthur, Jason 1975-- Illustrator
Alternative Title: True Amazon

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green_cat_3454
Mar 09, 2018

The only thing I like about this is he drawing style, and the colors, everything else was terrible. Lets start with Diana, who (in this book) is portrayed as an profanity-using arrogant and selfish little brat, which is not the Wonder Woman I am familiar with. Also the amazons start out as "Stronger than 5 men!" which ok on its own, but then they evolve into clumsy wimps who wear nothing but revealing dresses, which was probably used to attract the male readers. Abstain form this dismal trash heap my friends.

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duane767
Dec 27, 2017

One of the best retellings of Wonder Woman's origin written or rendered. Excellent job by the creative team! I've read few graphic novels that are as good this year. I only found that the ending was a bit soft, which is really a minor nitpick.

Michael Colford Oct 16, 2016

Huge Jill Thompson fan here, and this gorgeous, hard-cover, original graphic novel manages to offer yet another origin story for the most famous Amazon in history that explores something new, yet retains the iconic elements of Wonder Woman's story. Thompson imagines the Amazon princess as being so coddled and adored by the Amazon population that she becomes vain and self-involved, to the point of bringing shame and tragedy to herself and her sisters through her thoughtless selfishness. It's an interesting conjecture as to what ultimately forms Diana's virtuous character. And Thompson's artwork is gorgeous. This is one beautifully put together novel. A worthy addition to the WW canon.

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