Review: Wonder Woman: Earth One, Vol. 1 by Grant Morrison

25241697Wonder Woman: Earth One, Vol. 1 (Wonder Woman: Earth One #1)
by Grant Morrison (Writer), Yanick Paquette (Artist), Nathan Fairbairn (Colourist), Todd Klein (Letterer)

Published April 6th 2016 by DC Comics

Following the New York Times #1 bestselling original graphic novels Batman: Earth One, Volume One and Superman: Earth One Volumes One and Two comes Wonder Woman: Earth One, Volume One!

Critically acclaimed, best-selling writer Grant Morrison (All-Star Superman, Batman, Inc.) once again pushes the boundaries of the graphic novel page in his mind-bending new take on the most powerful woman in the DC Universe. With stunning art by Yanick Paquette (Swamp Thing), Wonder Woman: Earth One, Volume One is an easily accessible jumping on point for new readers.

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I was so pumped to read this but it ended up being a hot mess. Not only was the story line confusing, I couldn’t figure out what was a flashback and what was present day, but the body shaming and the sexism was very disappointing. Wonder Woman, in my mind, is supposed to be empowering. Not make people feel bad about themselves. One character said women of “Man’s world” are “deformed, shrunken, bloated, domesticated cattle” and what just wasn’t okay.
This comic was just all kinds of problematic. There was scene where Diana collared Steve Trevor (who is black) and that felt really wrong.
To be totally honest, I could tell this comic only had men involved in its creation. It felt like it was written for men by men.
Unfortunately, I spent money on this comic and if I could return it, I would. There’s a lot of well written reviews that show examples of the problematic nature in this comic so if you’re curious about knowing more, I’d recommend reading this review and this review.

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