Wonder Woman 1984: 5 comics to read while waiting for the film

Wonder Woman. Image Courtesy Warner Bros. Entertainment, HBO Max
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GAL GADOT as Diana Prince in Warner Bros. Pictures’ action adventure “WONDER WOMAN 1984,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.. Photo Credit: Clay Enos/ ™ & © DC Comics /

Wonder Woman by Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang

In what was the first run of the new Wonder Woman volume (Vol. 4, issues No. 0-35, 23.2) of the New 52, Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang decided to do something bold. They decided to basically make a Wonder Woman series that was similar to Game of Thrones just set in the modern day with Diana and the Greek Pantheon at the center of it. It’s bold and not everything about it works, but it’s still a really great read nonetheless.

While it adds a lot of fun wrinkles into the Wonder Woman saga, along with its great use of the Greek pantheon, the most interesting thing about the run as a whole is the family dynamic presented here. Without spoiling a revelation from early on in it, Diana builds a new family throughout the course of the run and it’s fantastic. From her sisterly bond with a pregnant woman named Zola to her often-antagonistic relationship with Ares, the character dynamics here are what makes it continuously worth reading.

What’s nice about this run as well is that it doesn’t resort to using classic Wonder Woman villains, such as Cheetah, and instead introduces a new villain, the First Born. While not the most fleshed-out villain in the world as his goals are relatively simplistic, the character itself is terrifying for most of his appearances and nice new villain for the Wonder Woman mythos.