Have you read the Wonder Woman: Earth One books? If you have, which of the 3 volumes is your favorite?
I’ve read the first one a couple of times, the second one once, and while I have the third, it’s still wrapped in plastic. Reading this again inspired me to go and read through the rest of the series.
Where do you rank Wonder Woman: Earth One amongst the other Earth One series?
That’s a hard one.
I think with Superman and Batman they both had really strong starts with the later installments being good but having some wonky parts. To be fair, it’s been a while since I read the Superman books and haven’t read the third volume of Batman, so I definitely plan on rereading those at some point.
I’ve only read the first volume of the GL book but I liked what I saw. The notion to set it in a near future was very novel and gave it a different feel.
The Teen Titans books…they certainly do exist.
So right now I would probably rank the series as:
- Wonder Woman: Earth One
- Batman: Earth One
- Green Lantern: Earth One
- Superman: Earth One
- Teen Titans: Earth One
But these are my thoughts from reading them ages ago and it’ll probably shift around once I have a more fresh perspective. I get the feeling the last one will probably stay the last, though…
What are your thoughts on the Earth One Wonder Woman when compared to her traditional mainline counterpart?
She’s pretty interesting. One of the big differences between the two is that Wonder Woman…does not fight a single person in this story. She uses her strength against objects and saves people with her power, but instead of, say, fighting the Medusa to save the people, she immediately stops it by surrendering to the loving submission of her sisters. The idea of a more pacifistic Wonder Woman is something that probably couldn’t last for very long (and from what I’ve seen of the third volume of WWEO, I don’t think it lasts very long here), but for this story, it definitely makes it stand apart.
Is Yanick Paquette a modern master of Wonder Woman art? (hint: The answer to that is always “yes!” )
Absolutely some of the best art in Paquette’s career. I’ve loved his work since I first saw it in Scott Snyder’s run on Swamp Thing, and one of the things he does amazingly well is the way he designs and frames his pages. They’re often very graphic, helping fit the mood of the scene, without breaking the storytelling process from panel to panel.