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Ame-Comi I: Wonder Woman #1 - Wonder Woman, 1 of 3

5

The first chapter of the "digital first" comic by Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner is a definite must-buy.

The creative team responsible for the the first twelve issues of POWER GIRL reunite for an amazing new version of Wonder Woman and the Amazons of Themyscira.

The Good

When Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti write a comic together, you know it's going to be good. Chances are it's going to be really really good. It's pretty much a guarantee. Throw in the amazing art by Amanda Conner, the project will elevate to a new level. While Gray and Palmiotti are superb storytellers, Conner's art adds a different dimension to the story. With the three of them working together again, you know they're going to easily get back into their familiar groove of pumping out something great.

The idea of a Wonder Woman comic based on the Ame-Comi line of figures seemed strange at first. The nice thing is, it doesn't matter what your feelings are about those depictions (people seem to either love the statues or not). This has the feel of a really nice Elseworlds story. We know the history of Wonder Woman and how Themyscira became known to man, but this goes beyond just another retelling. The combination of the story and art is what sets it apart from the various retellings we've seen time and time again.

This 'issue' (available digitally only for now) will only cost you $0.99. There's no questioning the value of this. If you happen to have a new iPad as well, the art and colors by Paul Mounts will blow you away in the HD format.

The Bad

Those without an iPad could still read it through other methods. There may be some reluctance for those to dive into the digital realm.

The Verdict

Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner are back together again. This is Wonder Woman as you've wanted to see her. The combination of storytelling accompanied by Conner's art and Mounts' colors make this such a wonderful package. As a "digital first" comic, it's well worth the $0.99 price tag. We can assume the entire three-issue series will become available in printed form later but you're not going to want to wait. If you're a fan of the creators or Wonder Woman, you need to check this out. Digital comics like this make me happy I bought the new iPad.