Wonder Woman : The True Amazon
Overview - New York Times Bestseller See Wonder Woman like you've never seen her before in WONDER WOMAN: THE TRUE AMAZON, an original graphic novel from Eisner Award-winning writer and artist Jill Thompson. Join Princess Diana in her early years, as she develops into the formidable hero we know and love. Read more...
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See Wonder Woman like you've never seen her before in WONDER WOMAN: THE TRUE AMAZON, an original graphic novel from Eisner Award-winning writer and artist Jill Thompson. Join Princess Diana in her early years, as she develops into the formidable hero we know and love.
Young Diana has the fawning attention of her nation, but she soon grows spoiled and ungrateful. When a series of tragic events takes its toll, Diana must learn to grow up, take responsibility, and seize her destiny.
Acclaimed for her work with Neil Gaiman's THE SANDMAN, DEAD BOY DETECTIVES and more, Jill Thompson fulfills her dream project of bringing readers this new perspective on the Amazon Princess. Starring in her own feature film next year, Wonder Woman is at the forefront of media attention, and this long-awaited story is highly anticipated by fans of both the character and the creator.
Steeped in the mythology of this iconic character's original conception, WONDER WOMAN: THE TRUE AMAZON is a fresh, stand-alone interpretation of the most famous and iconic female superhero of all time.
- ISBN-13: 9781401249014
- ISBN-10: 1401249019
- Publisher: DC Comics
- Publish Date: October 2016
- Page Count: 128
- Reading Level: Ages 8-12
- Dimensions: 10.4 x 6.8 x 0.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.05 pounds
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Thompsons (Sandman) retelling of the origin of Wonder Woman settles the story squarely in Greek mythology. The Amazon women, led by Queen Hippolyta, are driven from their home in a bloody war with Herakles. With the establishment of a peaceful, paradisiacal nation on the island of Themyscira, Hippolyta longs only for one thing, a child. The gods grant her wish and provide a daughter, who is doted on and loved by every woman on the island. Diana grows up strong, brave, beautiful, and spoiled rotten. When her recklessness leads to a terrible accident, Diana learns to face consequences for the first time. The pages are painted in gorgeous, detailed watercolors. The racially diverse Amazons live in palaces of white marble and dance in gardens overflowing with flowers and fruit. Though the narration often tells exactly what the artwork shows, giving some pages a repetitive feel, this is a solid introduction to Wonder Woman and her world that will appeal to all ages. (Oct.)