She is the most famous and inspirational super-heroine of
all time. And now, ten of the best Wonder Woman stories ever
told - some reprinted here for the first time - are assembled
in this must-have collection for all fans of the amazing Amazon.
From her startling origin, to her headlining debut in Sensation
Comics, to her "new look" of the '60s, and her numerous
battles with deadly villains such as the Cheetah, Giganta,
and Dr. Psycho - this volume exemplifies the enduring popularity
of DC Comics' greatest female icon. Featuring an introduction
by TV's Lynda Carter...
Woman: The Greatest Stories Ever Told collects
together ten Wonder Woman stories from the DC vaults.
similar to the problem I highlighted in my review of Batman:
The Greatest Stories Ever Told, at no point
are we told why the stories collected here are thought to
represent the cream of the crop. Nor, for that matter does
it explain who compiled this collection and how. If this had
been a collection compiled by the readers of the Wonder
Woman comic, or an expert on Wonder Woman, then
it may have deserved the The Greatest Stories Ever Told
tag. Personally, all I see are a collection of old stories
- some good, some bad.
problem is that the only stories to be included are self-contained
shorts - obviously you couldn't include a 20-part epic here.
And, as some of the stories are being reprinted for the first
time, who went through the vaults of all the back issues and
reread them all? I'm guessing no one - that they were, in
fact, picked at random. Or am I just being cynical?
a bit strange that most of the tales reprinted here are from
the '40s to the '80s. Are we really expected to believe that
after 1988 there has only been one story worthy of inclusion
here? Oh dear. What were the writers in the '90s doing?
are we really to believe that a story that has the following
caption, in one of it's panels, is to be taken seriously?
"Always the woman, Diana goes window shopping..."
Okay, I know that Wonder Woman Comes to America was
written in 1942, but even so... I guess it's only real reason
for inclusion is that it was the first Wonder Woman
tale - however that doesn't make it one of the greatest.
the end of the day these are not the greatest Wonder Woman
tales committed to print, some of them are incredibly poor,
but for casual readers, this is an interesting collection
that illustrates how Wonder Woman has changed over the decades.