The Best Wonder Woman Story

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#1 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (45774 posts) - - Show Bio

I'v heard alot of the best batman (killing joke, DKR) and Superman (All-Star, Birthright) but what about Wonder Woman? What do you think are her best story's?

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#2 Posted by azza04 (1920 posts) - - Show Bio

Amazons Attack.... >_>

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#3 Posted by yeopop (791 posts) - - Show Bio

The Hiketeia.

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#4 Posted by RazzaTazz (11948 posts) - - Show Bio

Here are my favourites: 

George Perez reboot origin and introduction to man's world (vol 2)
Challenge of the Gods  (vol 2)
Biker Girl Era when Artemis took over the title of Wonder Woman (though this requires reading pretty much the whole Messner-Loebs run to get a full appreciation)  (vol 2)
The decision to kill Maxwell Lord and its repercussions (vol 2)
Rise of the Olympian (vol 3) 
Odyssey (vol 3)

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#5 Posted by FadeToBlackBolt (23390 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't have a best, but I have two worst; 
The Hiketeia 
Land of the Dead

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#7 Posted by Erik (32504 posts) - - Show Bio

I honestly love George Perez's stuff. It made such a small splash on the rest of the DCU but I felt it was a very character driven series under him. 
 
I also am really fond of Rucka's contribution to the series. Wonder Woman made much more of an impact during his time with the series and still stayed true to the Wonder Woman that Perez molded. The only thing I was confused about was that Diana had suddenly become a vegetarian under his pen. I can only think it had something to do with her political nature rather than Amazonian.

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#8 Posted by Benuben (233 posts) - - Show Bio

 
Paradise Lost and Paradise Found.  
And dont EVER read Amazons Attack, or Love and Murder. Those are propably the worst WW stories ever.

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#9 Posted by Erik (32504 posts) - - Show Bio
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#10 Posted by RazzaTazz (11948 posts) - - Show Bio
@Erik: ML I found built up his stories over time, to get the full appreciation I had to read the entire run
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#11 Posted by Erik (32504 posts) - - Show Bio

@RazzaTazz:

It is true that ML had stories that stretched over several issues but his inconsistencies with not only with what came before but even with his own work completely tainted my reading experience. His unnecessary and poorly thought out retcons tells me a story of a man too lazy to read or even have an understanding of what came before. I even go as far as to say he performed character assassination against Hippolyta. Then there are details that are inconsistent from issue to issue such as the Gauntlet(s) of Atlas. There are two things I think came out of his contribution on the title and they are Artemis and the art for a good portion of the issues. Specifically the ones done by Diodato.

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#12 Posted by RazzaTazz (11948 posts) - - Show Bio
@Erik: I guess i can kind of appreciate your viewpoint, but he had some great individual issues in that run.  
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#13 Posted by Erik (32504 posts) - - Show Bio

@RazzaTazz said:

@Erik: I guess i can kind of appreciate your viewpoint, but he had some great individual issues in that run.

I might have to read his run by itself to try to see this. When I read through it, I compared it to all that I had read up until that point. As far as I am concerned, it is still the poorest quality of WW issues now that I had completed volume 2 and 3 but perhaps if I read it through separate from the entire Post Crisis WW history, I could gain some appreciation of it.

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#14 Posted by RazzaTazz (11948 posts) - - Show Bio
@Erik: Surprised you thought it was worse than Byrne
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#15 Posted by Erik (32504 posts) - - Show Bio

@RazzaTazz said:

@Erik: Surprised you thought it was worse than Byrne

Byrne was slow and it sure did not dazzle me. But I think his fixes to ML's tornado of terrible writing won me over. Byrne is not the best but I sure do not think he is the worst.

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#16 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (45774 posts) - - Show Bio
@RazzaTazz said:

Here are my favourites: 

George Perez reboot origin and introduction to man's world (vol 2)
Challenge of the Gods  (vol 2)
Biker Girl Era when Artemis took over the title of Wonder Woman (though this requires reading pretty much the whole Messner-Loebs run to get a full appreciation)  (vol 2)
The decision to kill Maxwell Lord and its repercussions (vol 2)
Rise of the Olympian (vol 3) 
Odyssey (vol 3)

Would that be in order from best to worst or just any order?
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#17 Posted by RazzaTazz (11948 posts) - - Show Bio
@spiderbat87: Thats just chronological, probably the last two are best
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#18 Posted by SOG7dc (11368 posts) - - Show Bio

Perez, Azzarello and Kelly are her best writers

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#19 Posted by agent41 (10823 posts) - - Show Bio

@sog7dc said:

Perez, Azzarello and Kelly are her best writers

Jimenez and Ruka wrote great WW runs too. And i wouldn't include azz but it's your list. Everybody has different taste.

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#20 Posted by SOG7dc (11368 posts) - - Show Bio

@agent41: Fair enough. I really liked Azz's run but I'm typically a fan of Azz's writing in general so maybe his style just appeals to me.

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#21 Edited by CSG_CL (3183 posts) - - Show Bio

I would actually love to see someone take a stab at modernizing some of the GA Marston stories ... He had such a rich cast of characters with the original Amazons, the Holiday Girls and even the various U.S. Military folks around her all made these stories interesting. Problem is they didn't really have story arcs so they'd need some serious manipulation and then an update to more modern times. I could see a re-written version of "The Redemption of Paul Van Gunther" as an awesome storyline.

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#22 Posted by Klaus (1902 posts) - - Show Bio

Azzarello and Simone were my favorites.

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#23 Posted by GustavoBurciaga1 (646 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't remember the name of it but it was blind Wonder Woman vs Medusa. That one was cool.

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#24 Posted by agent41 (10823 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't remember the name of it but it was blind Wonder Woman vs Medusa. That one was cool.

That is from Ruka run. Eye Of The Gorgon.

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#25 Posted by agent41 (10823 posts) - - Show Bio

Jimenez,Ruka and Perez have great stories.

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#26 Posted by somayareece (5523 posts) - - Show Bio

I loved Ruka and Simone. They probably not the best but they did a good job of handling her.

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#27 Posted by Outside_85 (17598 posts) - - Show Bio

It is sad that Diana doesn't really have anything on the level of All-Star Superman, Killing Joke or the like; a universally praised story that both critics and fans agree contains the essence of Wonder Woman.

Best runs however; Rucka and Azzarello with their over-arching stories. Perez may have created the modern version of Wonder Woman, but in hidsight his stories were mostly a collection of self-contained short stories.

I wonder, if Azzarello's run was to be collected in one big omnibus; wonder if they would title it something? And what? (unlike say NTT's).

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