The best Wonder Woman comics to read Pre-52 and New 52

#1 Edited by lilben42 (2492 posts) - - Show Bio

What is the best Wonder Woman comics to read? Anything with Wonder Woman playing a big role will do. I bought some New 52 Wonder Woman comics and some pre 52 but just the first few issues.

#2 Posted by Squalleon (4143 posts) - - Show Bio

@lilben42 said:

Anything with Wonder Woman playing a big role will do.

Superman : Sacrifice (WW kills Maxwell Lord)

Who is Wonder Woman (part of the one year later event)

Wonder Woman: Gods and Mortals (post crisis retelling of her origin )

Azzarello's run in new 52

Wonder Woman Odyssey (haven't read it but i heard it was good)

#3 Posted by lilben42 (2492 posts) - - Show Bio

@Squalleon: Thanks.

#4 Posted by SmashBrawler (5483 posts) - - Show Bio
  • George Perez's run
  • Greg Rucka's run
  • Gail Simone's run
  • JLA: A League of One
  • Brian Azzarello's run

@Squalleon said:

@lilben42 said:

Anything with Wonder Woman playing a big role will do.

Wonder Woman Odyssey (haven't read it but i heard it was good)

No, it's pretty terrible actually.

#5 Edited by lilben42 (2492 posts) - - Show Bio

@SmashBrawler: @Squalleon: In your opinion if you had to get either the new 52 Wonder Woman origin story or Gods and mortals which one woyld you get?

#6 Posted by SmashBrawler (5483 posts) - - Show Bio

@lilben42: New 52, because Gods and Mortals is harder to get and may be a little outdated nowadays.

#7 Edited by Squalleon (4143 posts) - - Show Bio

@lilben42 said:

@Squalleon: In your opinion if you had to get either the new 52 Wonder Woman origin story or Gods and mortals which one woyld you get?

Depends if you wanna start reading WW or you just wanna get a taste of the character :-P

for the later i recommend Gods and Mortals

since it gives a clear origin without the need to read other stories

@SmashBrawler:as i said i haven't read it i just saw it got good reviews in goodreads.com

#8 Posted by lilben42 (2492 posts) - - Show Bio

@SmashBrawler: Thanks.

#9 Posted by SmashBrawler (5483 posts) - - Show Bio

@lilben42: No probs.

#10 Edited by jphulk26 (1310 posts) - - Show Bio

@lilben42: @lilben42:

OK here´s what you should really read. I´m new to WW and it took me time to get some good stuff. IT GOT REALLY FRUSTRATING CAUSEI liked the film and wanted an interpretation of WW close to the film

1. Greg Rucka´s run - Eyes of the gorgan, and Down to earth (both really fantastic WW stories, probably the best)

2. Spirit Of Truth (although very short)

3. The Circle (Gail Simone) Excellent story, deals with her origin. great humor as well and most like the animated film

4. The Heikita (Rucka)

5. Wonder Woman War Killer And Contagion Gail Simone (Again great humor, good story, but not as good as The Circle)

6. Gods and Mortals Perrez (although a bit dated, still a great origin story)

7. All the rest of Ruckas run, by far the best in examining who Wonder Woman is.

Hope you enjoy. Anyone who says get any Bryne or Loeb don´t listen. I´m not sure about Jimminez either, I have some, but they were difficult to read. Unfortunately most of DC´s characters apart from Superman and Batman have been ignored by DC, so its difficult to get good WW graphic novels. Trust me when I say these are the best.

@Squalleon said:

@lilben42 said:

Anything with Wonder Woman playing a big role will do.

Superman : Sacrifice (WW kills Maxwell Lord)

Who is Wonder Woman (part of the one year later event)

Wonder Woman: Gods and Mortals (post crisis retelling of her origin )

Azzarello's run in new 52

Wonder Woman Odyssey (haven't read it but i heard it was good)

Odyssey is terrible, really confusing for new readers. But you can try it if you want.

Azzerrello is not really representative of what WW is about, but alot of people like it.

not sure about whos is Wonder Woman either, i´d buy an issue from DC database, read it and then see if you want to get the Paperback.

#11 Posted by SmashBrawler (5483 posts) - - Show Bio

@jphulk26 said:

2. Spirit Of Truth (although very short)

Goddammit, why do I keep forgetting stuff?!

#12 Posted by gokuwarrior (4368 posts) - - Show Bio

@lilben42: perez run and ruka run,and simone the circle,the best from wonder woman,what probably won't see again in a long time,sorry arazzello,but it's taking you forever to take wonder woman somewhere,define her properly and give good action,sorry for you and specially for old wonder woman readers.

#13 Edited by lilben42 (2492 posts) - - Show Bio

@Squalleon: How is the war of the gods story arc.

@gokuwarrior: I agree while its not boring but Im not really looking forward to whats going to happen next. I think we will be getting a great story arc soon. How is war of the gods story arc.

#14 Posted by TheCannon (17892 posts) - - Show Bio

everything.

#15 Posted by Squalleon (4143 posts) - - Show Bio

@lilben42 said:

@Squalleon: How is the war of the gods story arc.

WoTG is a crossover mate , i wouldn't recommend it to new readers :-P

Have you checked the Animated movie?

Also WW plays a great role in Kingdom Come

As @jphulk26: said "The circle" is very good!

#16 Posted by lilben42 (2492 posts) - - Show Bio

@Squalleon: Yeah Ive seen it. Ive seen everything with Wonder Woman except comics which is why I am getting into them.

#17 Posted by Squalleon (4143 posts) - - Show Bio

@lilben42: Try the Circle and Eyes of the gorgon

This are my top recommendetions that aren't origins :-P

#18 Posted by Goddessa (200 posts) - - Show Bio

I would recommend all after Post-COIE except Loebs run!

#19 Posted by jphulk26 (1310 posts) - - Show Bio

@lilben42: can i ask why did you all of a sudden decide you wanted to catch up on WW?

#20 Posted by lilben42 (2492 posts) - - Show Bio

@jphulk26: Well I watched the JL animated series and the movies but what really got me wanted to catch up on Wonder Woman was the movies and the Maxwell Lord Wonder Woman vs Superman story. I love her character a gentle, loving, fierce, BA, powerhouse with lots of skill and isnt just muscle and punches. Oh and these fight scenes I just wanted to see more, I mean if she is always this cool in a fight then......

#21 Edited by jphulk26 (1310 posts) - - Show Bio

@lilben42: Yep I thought so, I´ve been having this discussion on another post, of how media representations of characters have a huge impact on the comic characters people eventually want to explore. Thats why I asked you. A lot of people think Batman is popular, just because he´s popular, or because he´s cool... Likewise they think that WW comics don´t sell cause she´s not cool/ she´s a woman. I disagreed. I won´t go into the whole discussion, but in any case, I never really thought about WW until I saw the animated film and now she´s one of my fav comic characters, so i´m trying to see if my theory is right that a lot of people are turning to WW because of the animated features.

Any way thanks for your answer, make sure to check out the books I suggested, especially if you like the animated features, cause they´re are similar in tone tone and she´s really badass in them.

#22 Posted by lilben42 (2492 posts) - - Show Bio

@jphulk26: Definetely Baman is popular because his movies, tv shows, video games and his comics but mostly his movies.

#23 Posted by RazzaTazz (9478 posts) - - Show Bio

The last few issues of the first volume were all right. The first half of Perez and the whole of ML. Skip Byrne, then go to Devastation showing up and then the last thirty of volume 2. Most of the third volume was pretty good, but especially the Simone stuff and Odyssey. Also if you can get your hands on it the mod girl stuff from the 70s is kind of fun in a campy way.

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#24 Posted by lilben42 (2492 posts) - - Show Bio

@jphulk26: thanks.

#25 Posted by lilben42 (2492 posts) - - Show Bio

@RazzaTazz: Thanks, how powerful are the OMACs.

#26 Posted by RazzaTazz (9478 posts) - - Show Bio

@lilben42: They can generally beat a street level hero. The problem is that they have people inside, so the really powerful heroes won't just attack them with free rein either.

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#27 Posted by Skewer (325 posts) - - Show Bio

Jphulk26 is right on the money with this stuff so listen to him. I've read the entire George Perez run recently and I was surprised how much I enjoyed it. Greg rucka's and Gail simone's run on that title is also worth checking out as well as who is Wonder Woman. JLA a league of one is something that should be at the top of your list which is considered by fans the best Wonder Woman story ever told. Spirit of truth by the brilliant Paul dini is worth looking at, kingdom come which I really enjoyed and highly recommend. Superman sacrifice which is also by Greg rucka. The heikita again by Greg rucka. I've read some of the original stuff by William marston but I wouldn't recommend it since it was a bit of a chore to read.

#28 Posted by Onemoreposter (3919 posts) - - Show Bio

@lilben42: I'd take God's and Mortals but I'm a bit old school. It's a serious and deep story and I dig Perez's art, the guy is classic. This origin story defined Wonder Woman for 20+ years and is a definite must if you plan on reading pre-new 52 Wonder Woman stories.

Also, probably not a story for small children

#29 Posted by jphulk26 (1310 posts) - - Show Bio

@lilben42: Hey remember to let us know what you think of the recommendations. :)

#30 Posted by TheIronLord (90 posts) - - Show Bio

It's been a while since the last post, but that just means that since then many new issues starring Wonder Woman have come up. I'm also currently looking for anything with her that I can read. I really enjoyed Blackest Night: Wonder Woman. Does anyone know some miniseries or one-shots that would be worth recommending?

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