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Top 10 Recommended Wonder Woman Graphic Novels

The release date for the Wonder Woman film is right around the corner! Here are my picks for Top 10 Wonder Woman Graphic Novels that you should buy if you're in the Wonder Woman craze!

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  • Wonder Woman: Year One by Greg Rucka and Nicola Scott. Rebirth has revitalized the character of Wonder Woman, and Year One delves into her new, official origin. Greg Rucka is the best thing to happen to Wonder Woman since William Moulton Marston created her, but Nicola Scott's beautiful art gives this volume the advantage over Wonder Woman: The Lies. There's a Rebirth Deluxe Edition hardcover scheduled for release later this year which includes both Year One and The Lies, and it would certainly be the top of this list!

  • Wonder Woman: The Lies by Greg Rucka and Liam Sharp. As I said earlier, Greg Rucka does such an amazing job with the character and her world. This story arc focuses on the present time with a spotlight on Wonder Woman's archenemy, Cheetah, who is rarely utilized as well as she is here.

  • Wonder Woman: The Golden Age Omnibus by William Moulton Marston and H.G. Peter. See where it all began! This omnibus has so many amazing early stories by Marston. For a more affordable option, there are split of volumes in softcover that definitely recommend, but I'm a sucker for a beautiful omnibus!

  • The Legend of Wonder Woman: Origins by Renae de Liz. This is a marvelous, modern retelling of the original Golden Age version of the character. De Liz works double duty, creating beautiful art and an unforgettable story. And she gets major points for bringing back the classic Etta Candy, woo woo! The only downside is that De Liz's planned second and third volumes for this series have been canceled by DC.

  • Wonder Woman by George Perez Omnibus, Vol. 1; a fantastic reboot during 1985's Crisis. George Perez's run reads like an epic poem.

  • Wonder Woman by Greg Rucka, Vol. 1; this was Greg Rucka's first stint on the series, and it certainly was remarkable! Also included in this compilation is Wonder Woman: The Hiketeia, one of the best stand-alone stories featuring Wonder Woman and Batman clashing over ideals.

  • Wonder Woman '77 Volume 1 by Marc Andreyko. This is just pure campy fun at its finest. If you're a fan of the 70's television series, or if you just like a more lighthearted version of Wonder Woman, then this series is for you. The original TV series sadly used only two villains from Wonder Woman's mythos, but this volume is quick to introduce many more villains from the comics into the television series's universe.

  • Wonder Woman: Earth One, Vol. 1 by Grant Morrison and Yanick Paquette. Grant Morrison is one of the biggest names in comics right now, and this original graphic novel deconstructs the kinkier, sexual aspects of Wonder Woman. Unfortunately, I ended up slightly disappointed in this volume, but my expectations were high due to the talent. A planned second volume is in the works and will hopefully focus on Diana adjusting to "Man's World."

  • Wonder Woman (4th Series), Vol. 1: Blood by Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang; I don't love everything Brian Azzarello did with the series, but his first entry is pretty imaginative, with unparalleled art by Cliff Chiang.

  • Wonder Woman: War of the Gods; Wonder Woman rarely gets her own crossovers, but this story in the early 90's was her first. Be warned: there's a LOT going on in this crossover, and unfortunately the graphic novel isn't the easiest to follow, but it's still a rousing good time featuring the clashes of various pantheons.