Wonder Woman: Earth One (Vol. 1) by Grant Morrison

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23 thoughts on “Wonder Woman: Earth One (Vol. 1) by Grant Morrison

    1. It was too extreme for its own good. I have a hard time finding any appreciation for it. And yes, WW’s character is quite peculiar. Have you seen or heard of the movie they made about the creator of WW? It was a pretty recent one.

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  1. Hmm, that is really too bad. After Batman wonder woman is easily my favorite DC character, so it’s a bit sad to see her make an appearance in a comic that doesn’t really do her justice (league 😂). Luckily lately you have read quite a big number of comics that were very good, so it’s bound to happen that you run into one that is less so. As always though, this was a very good and objective review! 😊

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  2. This is EXACTLY how I felt about Wonder Woman: Earth One. Sadly, it was the first Earth One I picked up, so I stopped there. It was like Morrison was trying desperately to hook the audience with feminism, yet everything seemed so counter to the ideals of the feminism I support and admire. Yes, this goes a bit back to her origin and original ideation– but we’ve moved on from that on purpose. I love the art and the coloring… but the story left something to be desired.

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    1. Oh man, I would never recommend this story for anyone as their first experience of Wonder Woman either. Wish it went down differently for you, so far Green Lantern’s Earth One story was the best of the bunch. And yes, I totally agree. Morrison took those ideas a bit too far and came off a little too strong to get me to appreciate it any more than I did here… As bad as it was, I’m still curious to see what else insane ideas he’s got for volume 2 and 3 hahaha 😀 Thanks for reading Jackie! 😉

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  3. Awesome review sir! Like yourself I’m open-minded when it comes to various ideologies (in no small part thanks to wonderful parents and my love for Star Trek) and I found your examination on the themes and how they are executed fascinating. It’s interesting that there’s a strong element of sexual innuendo, which ties back to those original Wonder Woman stories and the history of the character’s creation (I can’t actually bring myself around to watching ‘Professor Marston and Wonder Woman’ as I think it’ll be TOO much of an eye-opener).

    I’m kind of always a bit indecisive about Grant Morrison, I’m receptive to a complex narrative but I feel some of his work is just too out-there and too much hard work. I like ‘All-Star Superman’ but do find it overrated, ‘Batman: Gothic’ on the other hand I love but his pre-New52 Batman run was a bit hit and miss for me. I’m intrigued to see what he does with Green Lantern.

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    1. Thanks Chris! I find it essential for everyone to be open-minded about all ideologies and how they are understood/used by everyone, especially when it comes to religion, for example. And yes, I think Grant Morrison was going for that too, to go back to the roots of Wonder Woman’s character. It’s a nice idea, but man does it sting when you see how intense the ideas are within this retelling. I too wanted to give that movie a shot, but I’m not sure if it’ll be a good thing in the long run for me whenever I’ll run into Wonder Woman’s character in the future. I’ll still keep the movie on my mind and give it a shot when the mood/time is right.

      I totally understand. I definitely have to say he’s the most insane of all writers at DC Comics for me, but some of his stories are indeed so multi-layered and complex that they turn out to be pretty fascinating and worthy of praise. But then there’s the more hectic and messy stories, like Final Crisis (or his Batman run). I did love his Batman run to some extent as it really expands Batman’s lore in directions no one would have imagined. There are still a couple more stories I haven’t checked out yet by him, but I really do need to be in a certain mood to dive into his stuff. Especially out of fear of running into something like this Wonder Woman story hahah

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  4. Great thorough review.
    In terms on non linear storytelling in general: it’s one thing to use it for background, and maybe the reader has to work a little harder, but to the point where the reader is flipping back and forth to even figure out the basic plot, ugh!

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