Wonder Woman : gods and goddesses

by Byrne, John, 1950-

Format: Print Book 1997
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Diana Prince, heroine of countless good deeds as Wonder Woman, is accused of bringing evil to Man's world. Her relationship with her closest friend, Helena Sandsmark, is turned into a powerful weapon against them both. The most potent ammunition comes from Helena's own daughter, Cassandra, who idolizes Wonder Woman but spreads unspeakable rumors against her. A zealous televangelist leads the movement to destroy Diana, focusing the burning anger of her many followers on the pagan gods to whom Wonder Woman ascribes her very existence. Amid all this disorder, a gentle priest journeys with Wonder Woman to Olympus to discover the reality of religion. But cataclysmic turmoil is evident even in the realm of the gods and goddesses: Themyscira, Diana's birthplace and the home of the Amazons, lies in ruins from a tumultuous battle.Back in the world of mortals, angry crowds are massed. From Chicago to Metropolis to Gateway City, their demand is the same: Wonder Woman must confess to her dark schemes and never again interfere in the affairs of the human race. Wonder Woman: Gods and Goddesses casts grave doubts on accepted truths and pits Diana Prince against her greatest challenge yet.About the Author John Byrne,the writer and artist for DC Comics' Wonder Woman, is one of the most celebrated and influential figures in modern comic books. Among his many achievements, he brought Superman into the 1990s after helping to make The X-Men the most popular comic in history. He has written two other novels.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "It's a comic! It's a novel! No, it's a strange mix of both, starring Diana Prince, aka Wonder Woman, the famed Amazon princess created by the power of the Greek Gods and now working as an ambassador of peace and a protectress of the downtrodden. The plot of this first novel by comic-book superstar writer and artist Byrne has a nifty premise. Unknowingly, a puppet of the war god Ares, televangelist Rebecca Chandler, based in a loosely disguised San Francisco and hellbent on stamping out paganism), crusades against the superheroes Superman, Wonder Woman and company, who are themselves battling evil, especially war, on humanity's behalf. Surging through the verbal special effects are a gaggle of predictable secondary characters‘teenybopper and would-be superhero Cassandra Sandsmark, who overestimates her capacities; Diana's Jewish boyfriend, Mike Schorr, and his prototypical mother; the villainous Stephen Ramsey, Ares's Sean Connery lookalike incarnation; and the aged, self-sacrificing Father Donald Morris, who regains his Christian faith amid a conclave of regenerated Olympian deities. Stripped to the proportions of the comic books from whence Wonder Woman sprang in the early 1940s, this might have worked. But Byrne requires inflated pages of pop-psych prose to bring his story to life, once again demonstrating that, at least where superheroes are concerned, a primary-colored illustration is worth thousands of muddy words. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Subjects Wonder Woman -- (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Publisher Rocklin, CA :Prima Pub.,1997
Language English
Description 307 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN 0761504834
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