A retelling of the birth of DC's Amazons, centring their perspective, and giving a view into the world of the gods.
I am not up to date on Wonder Woman in the DC comics universe more broadly. This is a review coming from a place of enjoying her in film and in the abstract, rather than a detailed understanding of her place in DC lore. With that said, Wonder Woman is one of my favourite superheroes, and one with a backstory I find neat and interesting, so when I saw that there was going to be a more or less standalone comic series on the depths of that backstory, one where I wouldn't need to try to find out exactly what lore I did and did not need to know in advance, and that it was going to be written by Kelly Sue DeConnick no less, I was absolutely there for it.
Baseline Assessment: 7/10
Bonuses: +2 gorgeous art that reflects the world-building
Penalties: -1 monofocus on oppression of women sometimes seems to conspicuously ignore other problems within the world
Nerd Coefficient: 8/10
Reference: Kelly Sue DeConnick and Phil Jimenez, Wonder Woman Historia Book One [DC, 2021]
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