Wonder Woman. The true Amazon

Format: Print Book 2016
Availability: Available at 5 Libraries 5 of 5 copies
Available (5)
Location Collection Call #
CLP - Main Library First Floor - Graphic Series GRAPHIC SERIES Wonder
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor - Graphic Series
 
Call Number  GRAPHIC SERIES Wonder
 
 
Coraopolis Memorial Library Adult Graphic Novels GN WON
Location  Coraopolis Memorial Library
 
Collection  Adult Graphic Novels
 
Call Number  GN WON
 
 
Monroeville Public Library Display Graphic Novel WON
Location  Monroeville Public Library
 
Collection  Display
 
Call Number  Graphic Novel WON
 
 
Moon Township Public Library Young Adult Fiction GRAPHIC NOVEL YA WONDER
Location  Moon Township Public Library
 
Collection  Young Adult Fiction
 
Call Number  GRAPHIC NOVEL YA WONDER
 
 
Upper St. Clair Township Library Graphic Books GRAPHIC WONDER WOMAN
Location  Upper St. Clair Township Library
 
Collection  Graphic Books
 
Call Number  GRAPHIC WONDER WOMAN
 
 
Summary
WONDER WOMAN- THE VERY SELFISH PRINCESS is Jill Thompson's storybook style reimagining of the early years of the Amazon Princess Dian, 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 Thomspon could. When young Diana has the fawning attention of a nation, she soon 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 VERY SELFISH PRINCESS is designed to appeal to a wide range of readers. It's a fresh, stand alone interpretation of the most famous and iconic female super-hero of all time and the fulfillment of a dream project by one of contemporary comics' most acclaimed creators.

Collects WONDER WOMAN- A VERY SELFISH PRINCESS digital chapters #1-12.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* With Wonder Woman bringing her bulletproof bracelets to the silver screen in summer 2017, DC is offering a bounty of material featuring the character, who turns a vigorous 75 this year. Thompson's effort, however, will stand unique in this pantheon, for she spins a story both lyrical and thrilling and weaves it together with passionate, characterful illustrations. Always honoring the humanity within her fantasies, Thompson renders Wonder Woman's body in realistic though athletically impressive proportions and grants her an exquisitely expressive face, exalting the heat and depth of her feelings. Remolding the Amazon's origin as fairy tale, Thompson draws from Greek myth to create a recognizable aesthetic and culture and imbue the allegory with grandeur and ferocity. Princess Diana is born from her mother's longing and the sympathetic tears of the Olympian gods. As she grows, so do her incomparable skills, her unrivaled courage, and her overbearing arrogance until, in the midst of the great Amazonian contest of skill and strength, she impetuously unleashes horrific calamity. Providing Diana with this poignant motivation for her superheroic deeds affords her complexity and accessibility heretofore mainly absent. Wonder Woman's story has always had epic scope, but Thompson manages to transform the tale, as she did Spider-Man's, from simple heroism into heroic tragedy.--Karp, Jesse Copyright 2016 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Thompson's (Sandman) retelling of the origin of Wonder Woman settles the story squarely in Greek mythology. The Amazon women, led by Queen Hippolyta, are driven from their home in a bloody war with Herakles. With the establishment of a peaceful, paradisiacal nation on the island of Themyscira, Hippolyta longs only for one thing, a child. The gods grant her wish and provide a daughter, who is doted on and loved by every woman on the island. Diana grows up strong, brave, beautiful, and spoiled rotten. When her recklessness leads to a terrible accident, Diana learns to face consequences for the first time. The pages are painted in gorgeous, detailed watercolors. The racially diverse Amazons live in palaces of white marble and dance in gardens overflowing with flowers and fruit. Though the narration often tells exactly what the artwork shows, giving some pages a repetitive feel, this is a solid introduction to Wonder Woman and her world that will appeal to all ages. (Oct.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Wonder Woman -- (Fictitious character) -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Women superheroes -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Amazons -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Princesses -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Coming of age -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Superheroes -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Superhero comics.
Comics (Graphic works)
Graphic novels.
Publisher Burbank, CA :2016
Other Titles True Amazon
Contributors Thompson, Jill, 1966- author, artist.
Tamaki, Mariko, writer of introduction.
Marston, William Moulton, 1893-1947, creator.
DC Comics, Inc., publisher.
Language English
Notes "Wonder Woman created by William Moulton Marston."
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
ISBN 9781401249014
1401249019
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