Review: The Legend of Wonder Woman #1

The Legend of Wonder Woman #1A new Wonder Woman 9-issue miniseries begins here with a story written and penciled by Renae De Liz! In the beginning there was only chaos. But Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons, saw a better future—and eventually, her daughter would be destined to bring that new world to life! Before her ultimate fate unfolds, though, Diana of Themyscira must learn the important lessons of an Amazonian childhood!

Much like Superman: American Alien, The Legend of Wonder Woman is going back to basics, taking on Wonder Woman as a kid and really examining her birth, education, training, and discovery of her role in the world.

Writer Renae De Liz really explores the world of the Amazonians taking us through their history. I’m sure there’s enough to not keep everyone happy. There’s emphasis that Hippolyta didn’t feel complete without a child. That has some implications, and we can debate about it. But, some do feel that way, and as I age, I’ll admit as a guy I’m even prone to that a little. So, I went back and forth on that, but I’m sure it’ll turn off some.

The comic though is fantastic, treating Diana as a miracle, an heir to a throne, and also lonely and not confident on her role in her society. What I also liked is De Liz’s emphasis on that society, which takes up about half the comic and goes through a lot of history. As someone who hasn’t read a lot of Wonder Woman, it’s a of new to me, and I like how it was all laid out. Just solid overall.

De Liz does double duty and gives us some beautiful, and creepy art too. There’s a fantastic design, and I liked the small details included. Some look like warriors, those who aren’t into the warrior aspect as much are slightly less muscular. It’s great to see.

This is the Wonder Woman we need. This is the Wonder Woman we deserve. This is the Wonder Woman I’ve wanted for so long. Yes please, more of this. The Legend of Wonder Woman is an absolutely buy and comic you should be supporting in hopes we get more.

Story: Renae De Liz Art: Ray Dillon, Renae De Liz
Story: 8.4 Art: 8.7 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

One comment

  • I read the web version of this comic. Absolutely fantastic. The art, though beautiful, I had to get used to but the story telling is brilliant without doubt. I love how we not only get to know Diana as a child, we also get to know a bit of the other characters who were important to the person she became.