Wonder Woman: 80th Anniversary # 1

DC Comics

Written by Michael Conrad, Becky Cloonan, Jordie Bellaire, Amy Reeder, Mark Waid, Tom King, Vita Ayala, Steve Orlando, Stephanie Phillips, G. Willow Wilson

Art by Jim Cheung, Paulina Ganucheau, Amy Reeder, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Joe Prado, Evan “Doc” Shaner, Isaac Goodhart, Laura Braga, Marcio Takara, Meghan Hetrick

Colors by Marcelo Maiolo, Kendall GoodeMarissa Louise, Trish Mulvihill, Jeremy Lawson, Romulo Fajardo, Jr. and Marissa Louise

Letters by Pat Brosseau, Becca Carey, Carlos Mangual, Clem Robins, Clayton Cowles, John Workman and Rob Leigh

The Rundown: A compilation of stories highlighting the adventures of Wonder Woman.

In Memoriam
A heartfelt episode dedicated to Steve’s love of Diana Prince and her many exploits as Wonder Woman with an interesting twist at the end. This story was both emotional and engaging.

Dreamers
Young Diana has a conversation with Nubia that emphasizes being true to yourself. I was particularly struck by its positivity and helpful advice.

Fresh Catch
Wonder Woman gets assistance from a surprising source. This is a cool story about the powerful nature of the society of women told in a 1950s retro format. I particularly loved the representation displayed in terms of race and body type.

Dear Diana
After several hectic interactions with The Justice League, Diana uses the Lasso of Truth as a tool of self discovery. This is an introspective story with a positive message.

Dated
It’s 1969, and Lois Lane sets Clark Kent and Diana Prince up on a blind date. This interesting story really highlights both the similarities and differences in these good friends.

Better Angels
Wonder Woman faces off against The Cheetah. This is a brilliant tale highlighting the humanity of women.

Saturn Rising
The past and present Wonder Women discuss their battles with Saturn. Later, Diana uses diplomacy to form a new alliance. This narrative shows the different methods used by the women of Themyscira in battle.

Immortal Mysteries
A classics professor meets Wonder Woman at an archaeological site and discovers many legends begin with a bit of truth. This is an interesting treatise on the consequences of immortality.

Low Orbit
In the distant future Wonder Woman aids humankind as they live their lives off world. This tale features a beautiful narration as Diana waxes philosophical in a dystopian age.

The Art: Variation artists give their renditions of Wonder Woman. This issue features an array of styles ranging from traditional to very modern digital pieces. The tone of each tale is perfectly captured and complimented by the artwork.

Wonder Woman: 80th Anniversary # 1

9.7

9.7/10

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