The Legend of Wonder Woman #1

The Legend of Wonder Woman #1

Writer: Renae DeLiz Artist: Renae DeLiz Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 11, 2015 Cover Price: $0.99 Critic Reviews: 23 User Reviews: 2
8.6Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Diana, Princess of Themyscira, is caught between her mother’s expectations and her own desire for freedom!

  • 10
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Adam Frey Jan 13, 2016

    In just one issue, The Legend of Wonder Woman presents a delightful remix of Diana's origin that will be appropriate for both older fans who want a more "classic" version and newer, younger readers who could do without a "mature" version. Let's emphasize that De Liz's spin is not a "kiddie" version for young readers only, but it is a good one that doesn't limit itself for the sake of an older audience. Let's hope the other eight issues keep pace and present a cohesive, timeless story that we can read for years to come. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Eric Joseph Jan 13, 2016

    I advise all Wonder Woman and DC fans to pick this up because this has the potential to be one of the best stories chronicling the Amazon Princess of all time. WithBatman v Superman: Dawn of Justice'srelease around the corner and a soloWonder Womanmovie being released next year, DC would be well advised to circulate this book as much as possible. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Jan 25, 2016

    This comic won't be for everyone as it focuses on telling a story and is not simply diving into super-hero action. It's this focus on telling the backstory of the character that makes this so compelling to me. I'm looking forward to seeing the Princess Diana we are introduced to here grow up and become the hero we know as Wonder Woman. I'm doubly interested in seeing the DeLiz interpretation of Wonder Woman as a character. Extrapolating what I have seen in this debut issue, I'm predicting I will love it. This comic was available digitally already and is being presented here in print form. No spoilers, please, from people who have read it already, I want to enjoy the story as it unfolds for me in print of the next several months! This is a comic that will jump to the top of my “to read” pile when the next issue shows up in a shipment of my new comics. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Jan 14, 2016

    'The Legend of Wonder Woman' is the origin story for a new generation. It holds on to the classic beginning while exploring her growth as a young princess discovering her power. De Liz and Dillon have poured their hearts on the page giving this limited series an extraordinary start that is intoxicating and fantastic. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Nov 14, 2015

    This is a great first chapter of what is promised to be the definitive origin of Wonder Woman.  While that's a big statement, if the full series is as good, I'll have to agree with it.  Renae De Liz and Ray Dillon give the reader a great combination of story and art and I've already fallen in love with this book.  If you are a Wonder Woman fan, or a comic fan in general, give this first chapter a look see and I think you'll be hooked. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    We The Nerdy - Jean-Luc Botbyl Jan 15, 2016

    There's not a ton to critique about the first issue ofLegend of Wonder Woman. It's not perfect, but it's a fresh take on the character, so fans will surely appreciate that. For those just coming to the character, this seems to be as good an introduction as any, speaking both in terms of quality and chronology. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Casey Walsh Jan 13, 2016

    The Legend of Wonder Woman explores the origin and early years of Diana prince. A tale we haven't really heard before, and as her stock grows with her impending live action debut, De Liz and Dillion are delivering the perfect origin to accompany it. Wonder Woman's origin has always been tricky and I think these creators have finally cracked the code. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Matt Santori-Griffith Jan 13, 2016

    There's certainly a new mystery afoot in Wonder Woman's origin tale this time around, and more than anything, I'm curious to see how this new variation resonates with the audience meant to hear it. To my eye, De Liz and Dillon have their fingers on the pulse of what Wonder Woman can mean to women, in a way that's new, fresh, and smart. And where it can speak to core ideas " not just about the Amazon Princess, but about life in 2016 " is where the transformation from just another story to legend will ultimately take place. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Doom Rocket - Molly Jane Kremer Jan 18, 2016

    This series returns her to her classic origin, born of clay to Queen Hippolyta of the Amazons, and goes into as much detail about the origins of the Amazons as it does about Diana herself. The comic is a substantial read"it's far less decompressed than much of DC's other quick-paced output"and at thirty story pages, is more interested in establishing a compelling narrative than in furthering the story with needless double-page splash action sequences. This is exactly the Wonder Woman comic I've spent years hoping for, both as a reader and as a retailer. Thank Hera that it's the eager, young female readership who get to reap this reward. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Vanessa Gabriel Jan 18, 2016

    The strength of this story is in De Liz's most-ages approach to Diana's origin. Not only is the issue beautiful, the art and story are accessible and charming. Perhaps it will make way for that indelible impression on the next wave of Wonder Woman fans, delivering the same kind of classic DC story that can be recalled at the drop of a hat. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Fortress of Solitude - Byron Hendricks Jan 13, 2016

    The Legend of Wonder Woman is a great release and one that should definitely be picked up by fans of the character. It is the first of a 9 part series and if the upcoming issues match the standard of this one, readers will be in for a treat! Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Garcia Jan 14, 2016

    As it stands, De Liz has accomplished something with this series. It's clear she has a deep investment in this story. With graceful and exciting artwork, she's taken elements of fairy tales, mythology, and superhero comics and mixed them all together to create something that feels exciting and engrossing. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jan 13, 2016

    This is the Wonder Woman we need. This is the Wonder Woman we deserve. This is the Wonder Woman I've wanted for so long. Yes please, more of this. The Legend of Wonder Woman is an absolutely buy and comic you should be supporting in hopes we get more. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Nov 16, 2015

    As an opening installment, this is all about the foundations and background, a history lesson of sorts. De Liz and Dillion present it very well, though it does come across more as splash pages early on as it works the digital format a little too strongly. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Martin Doyle Jan 13, 2016

    'Legend of Wonder Woman' steps back though the mists of time and myth to explore the woman behind the wonder, and provides the perfect jumping-on point for new readers. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jan 14, 2016

    "The Legend of Wonder Woman" #1 is an excellent start to this series. It's easy to see why this DC Digital First series warrants a print release; this is an inviting comic that should be able to serve a wide audience interested in the character. De Liz and Dillion provide a strong reintroduction of Wonder Woman to the general public as well as seasoned readers, and I'm already eager to see what happens next. De Liz and Dillion breathe new life into an old tale with "The Legend of Wonder Woman" #1. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    PopMatters - Matthew Fay Jan 25, 2016

    In retelling Wonder Woman's origin, De Liz has created a potent reminder of why the character continues to be such a powerful symbol. While the pacing of the story may be a little too fast for this first issue (i.e., it would have been nice to see how Diana came to espouse her outlook and what formed it), the character and story are skillfully crafted. Hopefully, as interest in Wonder Woman continues to grow with the impending release of the film, stories like these can help remind viewers and readers what makes her so wonderful. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Gary Moloney Jan 13, 2016

    With a unique folktale approach, this series lives up to its name while providing an interesting take on the origins of one of the industry's foremost female characters. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Fanboys Inc - Buddy Beaudoin Jan 13, 2016

    The Legend of Wonder Woman provides lush bolstering art that is breathtaking to behold. De Liz and Dillon make a wonderful creative couple. The sense of mythology is intense and sustainable and there are endless opportunities to learn something new about the beginnings of one of DCs shining stars. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 13, 2016

    Anyone craving a clean, easy gateway into Wonder Woman's world could do far worse than Legend of Wonder Woman #1. This issue starts off a little dry, but once Diana herself becomes the focus it quickly finds its footing. This first issue suggests that De Liz has quite the odyssey planned for young Diana Prince in the months ahead. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Capeless Crusader - Kristian Solberg Jan 13, 2016

    Overall, The Legend of Wonder Woman #1 introduces the reader to a story with a lot of potential. Learning about the origin of Princess Diana/Wonder Woman is interesting, and there are plenty of story threads that the remaining eight issues in the mini-series can focus on. The first issue by itself struggles to stand out as anything more than a jumping stone for later events. There is nothing within this issue that captures the reader's attention beyond the potential it holds for later events. However, if the subsequent issues can find a slightly better balance between exposition and plot progression, this series can be a worthwhile journey into Wonder Woman's early development as a character. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicBuzz - murrakmr Jan 13, 2016

    In The Legend of Wonder Woman DC are presenting us with more than just another origin story for Diana. The story is a celebration of the character and perfectly represents who she is and why she is not just an iconic female hero but also one of DC's Trinity, around whom their universe was built. She is a role model for all, a feminist for all and this book helps to show that she can appeal to everyone across the board without being sexualised for a male audience. It is a book that is accessible to and arguably, appealing for new readers of all ages. It presents and extends upon Diana's origin and perhaps may prove to be the definitive answer to the question of Wonder Woman's appeal, that has often been found to be necessary but strangely missing. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    DC Comics News - Paul DePaola Jan 17, 2016

    Not everyone is a fan of retelling an origin story, however, it's done well here. Even though this is most likely the least interesting part of Wonder Woman's story, the creators keep things interesting with good artwork and writing. This book does it's best to keep up with all the different pieces that need to be setup for the remainder of the series. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Nicole WrightN Apr 2, 2016

    Everything I've ever wanted in a Wonder Woman comic since I was a little girl. My one quibble is that I'd prefer that the Amazons place the goddesses at the center of their Pantheon rather than follow the more familiar Zeus-led model; but it honestly feels churlish to complain when DeLiz is doing such a great job presenting us with a model of Amazonian civilization that feels both like Paradise and like a real place.

  • 6.0
    EggMath Mar 21, 2016

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