While Grant Morrison and Yanick Paquette recently re-envisioned Wonder Woman's origin for Wonder Woman: Earth One, and Greg Rucka is doing the same with Nicola Scott in the ongoing Wonder Woman title's "Year One" storyline," there's another version of the character's origin coming tomorrow that many readers are anticipating even more:
Eisner Award winner Jill Thompson will drop Wonder Woman: The True Amazon, a look back at the early years of Wonder Woman's life. And DC has provided ComicBook.com with an exclusive preview of the issue's "special features," a few pages of backmatter examining the process of bringing her gorgeous art from pencils to the final published page.
"Well, this might sound a little odd, but when I was growing up I was familiar with Wonder Woman from television," Thompson recently told Bustle. "I spent many an hour spinning and fighting people with my bracelets and lasso, just like everybody else. But I never really enjoyed Wonder Woman comics, because she seemed very perfect to me. I didn't find her to be very relatable. I very much enjoy fairy tales and all mythology, and the one thing that I kind of thought that she lacked as a character was an Achilles' heel."
"In most Greek Mythology, there's always some really awful thing that ends up ruining the character in the end, or spurring a character on," she added. "And I decided I certainly didn't want to ruin a character, but I did want to add another element to it. So it was actually a combination of that thought, and also what I loved about fairy tales, that there was always a haughty prince or a princess, someone in royalty that needed to find out how the other half lived. Like The Prince and the Pauper."
You can check out the images in the attached gallery, and the official synopsis for the book below.
WONDER WOMAN: THE TRUE AMAZON is Jill Thompson's original graphic novel reimagining of the early years of the Amazon Princess Diana, who would grow up to become Wonder Woman. This fully painted graphic novel is unlike any Wonder Woman tale you have ever read, told as only Eisner Award- winning writer/artist Thompson could. When young Diana has the fawning attention of a nation, she grows spoiled. But a series of tragic events take their toll, and Diana must learn to grow up, take responsibility, and seize her destiny.
Steeped in the mythology of this iconic character's original conception, WONDER WOMAN: THE TRUE AMAZON is designed to appeal to a wide range of readers. It's a fresh, stand-alone interpretation of the most famous and iconic female superhero of all time and the fulfillment of a dream project by one of contemporary comics' most acclaimed creators.
Wonder Woman: The True Amazon is due in stores tomorrow, September 28.