Wonder Woman Historia: The Amazons #1

Writer: Kelly Sue DeConnick Artist: Phil Jimenez Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 1, 2021 Cover Price: $7.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 54
9.8Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

The wait is over, and the entire story of the Amazons can finally be told! Millennia ago, Queen Hera and the goddesses of the Olympian pantheon grew greatly dissatisfied with their male counterparts…and far from their sight, they put a plan into action. A new society was born, one never before seen on Earth, capable of wondrous and terrible things…but their existence could not stay secret for long. When a despairing woman named Hippolyta crossed the Amazons’ path, a series of events was set in motion that would lead to an outright war in heaven-and the creation of the Earth’s greatest guardian! Legendary talents Kelly Sue DeConnick more

  • 10
    Comic Watch - B. Radtz Nov 30, 2021

    The wait for this book is finally over, and the final product is a lush, chaotic, staggering, and horrifying at the same time. Kelly Sues vision for the gods are very loyal to their mythological counterparts, combined with Phil Jimenezs art, its a book I couldnt stop looking at. I immersed myself into this world fully, and each page was more impressive than the last. If youre a fan of Wonder Woman, Greek mythology, or new to comics, be prepared to be dazzled. Read Full Review

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    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Nov 30, 2021

    Phil Jimenez dazzles with the brilliant design of every page of this issue. There are some truly magnificent visual moments to be found throughout this issue and I was stunned as the story progressed. Read Full Review

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    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Justin Munday Nov 30, 2021

    DeConnick and Jimenez deliver a wondrous piece of mythic storytelling with Wonder Woman Historia #1, and one that supersedes the Superhero genre itself. Read Full Review

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    Major Spoilers - Jonathan Cadotte Dec 4, 2021

    Every year there's a couple of comics that come out and immediately take the status of "must-read", this is one of those for this year. Read Full Review

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    ComicBook.com - Adam Barnhardt Dec 1, 2021

    The story is important, and the artwork is gorgeous. It's easy to throw around the superlatives, but there's no denying this"Wonder Woman Historia #1 is one of the best comics you can pick up this week. Read Full Review

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    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Dec 1, 2021

    It took quite some time for this volume to make it to the comics rack. It was well worth the wait. The next issue wont make an appearance until the other side of winter. If that second volume looks and reads anything like the first, Spring of 2022 couldnt come soon enough. Read Full Review

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    Comic Crusaders - C.V.R. The Bard Dec 12, 2021

    The pages are sprawling, the mythologies are deep, and the feminist case that the Goddesses' have against males are enough to carry a great conversation in a Human Sexuality course. Scratch that, enough to teach an entire Human Sexuality course - and this is only Book One! "Historia: The Amazons" deceivingly looks like a storybook, but in actuality carries multitudes featuring some of the best work that a comic book legend who drew the titular icon during her golden years has ever put to page, whether pencil or paint. Read Full Review

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    The Comicbook Dispatch - soycornholio Nov 30, 2021

    Final Thoughts:Wonder Woman Historia: The Amazons is a master class on what happens when amazing writing meets stellar art and inks. It creates a candy shop of so many different flavors. There is rage, sadness, love, and hope to name a few. This entire issue was nothing but eye candy. With DC beginning to align all of their franchises with Flashpoint, I would LOVE for this to be the origin story of the Amazons. From my understanding, there was an Amazon-centered movie in the works with Warner Bros. some time ago. If that is still in the works, please please PLEASE use this issue as the inspiration. Pick up this comic. Seriously, pick it up. When (and if) it is collected in either a hardcover or trade format, I shall be buying it. That is how much in love I am with it. Read Full Review

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    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Nov 30, 2021

    It's one of the most ambitious Elseworlds DC has ever done, with a concept that seems designed to challenge and art that pulls you in from minute one. I have no clue where it's going, but I'm excited to find out in three months. Read Full Review

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    AIPT - David Brooke Nov 30, 2021

    Between the art and story, this book is going to light a fire in your imagination. It can feel incomprehensible and confusing at times, but that's kind of the point as we witness inconceivable meetings between gods with impossible powers. Wonder Woman Historia: The Amazons is an intellectual feast for the eyes that challenges the senses and the very idea of gods in comics. Read Full Review

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    Almir Apr 19, 2023

    Essa história é muito boa e a arte é divina uma boa introdução para as Amazonas

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    Hailey Nov 8, 2022

    This is a fantastic book. It feels epic in every way.

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    Amazing Psycamorean Feb 7, 2022

    This is really outstanding. The writing and the art are both great, and as someone who finds Wonder Woman and the Amazons kind of bland, this was entertaining. If you don't like this, you have no taste.

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    Zuhnay Jan 31, 2022

    Gorgeous art with a lot of thought put forth in its design. Story is intriguing and engaging and matches the art in feel.

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    Skywolf Jan 8, 2022

    What a masterpiece!

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    Antenovial Dec 20, 2021

    A wonderful book that lives up to the mythos of the Amazons and enriches it beautifully.

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    _maite14 Dec 10, 2021

    This is going to be one for the ages. With exceptional artwork and a thrilling telling of the origin of the Amazons, this issue is absolutely mind blowing.

  • 10
    daspidaboy Dec 4, 2021

    I think anyone should read this. I personally dont really have a problem with Aphrodite looking fat, because in mythology everyone shapes-shift. But the art, the story, the action is extremely phenomenal. We might have arguably the best DC black Label book of all time if the series is consistent. This is also arguably the best book to come out of DC and Marvel Comics. It's this or Immortal Hulk Issue 50 for me.

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    Onomatopoeia Dec 3, 2021

    An incredible piece of art and storytelling.

    I hate to sound like an echo, but Jimenez has really outdone himself. It took me far longer than normal to read this issue simply because I was enamored with each panel and page.

    Rather than be overshadowed by the art, DeConnick's story stands on its own. Modern mythology re-tellings tend to come off as heavy-handed or overly parodic (Thor comes to mind), but this is just so natural. DeConnick seems to be sharing a story that's always been there rather than a forced retcon.

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    Loafy Trophy Dec 2, 2021

    Phil Jimenez puts in a literal superstar performance on every single page of this book and I couldn't stop staring and flipping back through just to catch yet another small detail. His work on the pantheon of gods is truly inspiring stuff. The chilling metal suit and otherworldly movement of Hecate, the incredible detail and depth of space in Aphrodite's hair, and every single glorious peacock surrounding Hera were just some of the little things that gave me goosebumps. This immediately goes to the top of the list for me next to Mike Huddleston on Decorum for best looking book of the year.

    The colors by the trio of Hi-Fi, Arif Prianto, and Romulo Fajardo Jr. just took everything to the next level too, particularly on the clay ja more

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    Toonstrack Dec 1, 2021

    Wow.

    That would be a sufficient response to reading a book like this as I have just done. But it certainly isn't sufficient to my tastes.

    Im quite certain if you're reading this you have either already read the book, or you already plan to. But in case those don't apply, I'll be the one of untold many to tell you do stop what you are doing and read this book.

    This is one of the best issues of a comic I have read all year, if not the best. And even if you dont agree with that assessment, after having read this you'll see that its creators have made quite a hearty stake for that claim.

    The sheer amount of plain effort to be seen within the pages of this book is alone a worthy mark of high regard, more

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    jwilliams051197 Nov 30, 2021

    It is a excellent dark retelling of The Amazon's origin from George Perez's run of Wonder Woman. The artwork by Phil Jimenez are absolutely gorgeous. The writing by Kelly Sue DeConnick is very compelling, suiting the grandeur of the Greek pantheon.

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    allenquanobi Nov 30, 2021

    Wow. This might be Jimenez's best art in my opinion. Every page of this book looks like art that should be hung up in a museum. You can spend hours just pouring over the detail of the art on each page. The story is very good and cool as well, an origin for the Amazons. Honestly, they should just delay the book even more if the art needs time to look like this. One of the best comics of the year, and definitely worth picking up.

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    Gaius Nov 30, 2021

    Comics wise this has been a pretty good year for Wonder Woman but this is probably my favorite WW comic this whole year (probably even further back than that) and it doesn't even Diana in it!

    I usually read digitally exclusive for the most part but I would absolutely say go out and get a physical copy of this. Jimenez was already my favorite WW artist but his work here blows away just about everyone who has ever worked on Wonder Woman before. Gene Ha and Nicola Scott have some grand canyon sized-shoes to fill.

    Very interested to see where DeConnick takes this version of Hippolyta and the Amazons. I've read just about every origin of Wonder Woman and the Amazons that DC's put out and I don't think I've ever been as int more

  • 9.5
    I Review Comics Feb 8, 2022

    Wonder Woman Historia: The Amazons Book One
    Writer: Kelly Sue DeConnick | Artist: Phil Jimenez | Publisher DC Comics/Black Label

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    Kelly Sue DeConnick is not a writer I usually check for while visiting my Local Comic Shop. She famously stated that if “don’t like her politics, don’t buy my books”. Being conservative this is normally the point when I check out on a creator and their works. I doubt that Kelly and I agree on most issues but I am a fan of Wonder Woman and DC Black Label has not let me down so I figured I’d give the series a shot.

    The main draw to Historia is the art. This book looks different from most other titles on the shelves today. Phil Jimenez’s art is intricate, more

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    cumgurglinrhino Dec 4, 2021

    That art

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    Merlyn Nov 30, 2021

    Ok, so first of all, the art from Jimenez here is just gorgeous, he really outdid himself big time. He did some great work on Batman too, but this is next level stuff. I like the fact that DC gave this book to an artist, regardless of his sex, and they reaped the rewards in spades. Good job there!

    Now the story is another thing. If you know Kelly Sue DeConnick, you know the hating of men is par for the course with her so I expected that and we got that. What bothered me a lot was the way Aphrodite was depicted. The whole fat Aphrodite thing is ridiculous, I know today this is an unforgivable thing to say but I'm going to say it all the same: being fat isn't beautiful and is sure as shit isn't healthy. I know the woke brigade has more

  • 8.0
    BigCliff Dec 6, 2021

    OK! The first few pages of this book definitely feels like an "all men are evil" narrative thanks to Hera's introduction to the victims of man's world & the meeting of the God's between Hera, Zeus, Ares, Aphrodite, etc, but the book begins to expand & presents a story that sets you up for an intense yet tragic origin story. This is all thanks to DeConnick's & Jimenez's collaboration both in writing & art. Jimnez brings Dennoick's writing to life in his artwork. You can tell they had meetings upon meetings to accomplish a book of this stature. My only concern for this series is that the art may be too impressive? My eyes can't really focus on what to look at exactly. Every page has a multiple of eye candy artwork that you can't help but admi more

  • 7.5

    Wonder Woman Historia: The Amazons, by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Phil Jimenez (DC)

    I picked up this issue at a local comic shop just after it received the 2022 trifecta of Eisner nominations for “Best Single Issue”, “Best Penciller” and “Best Writer”. I read an interview with both creators and Jimenez described being truly inspired on this script and it shows in the finished project. The art is absolutely stunning and truly worthy of the “Best Penciller” nomination. The black label oversized prestige format was well-suited for this endeavor. I am familiar with DeConnick but this origin-telling felt a bit heavy and cumbersome and was vastly overshadowed by the art. The project as a whole reminded me a little of the E more

  • 7.5
    Silver Rocket Dec 12, 2021

    Art (10/10)
    Story (5/10)

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    Zazikarion Dec 13, 2021

    The art by Phil Jimenez is gorgeous, but that’s the only good thing about it. Bad character designs and KSD’s atrocious writing really bring it down, a shame because I was actually looking forward to this.

  • 1.5
    Ebonyc Dec 1, 2021

    Gorgeous art, but woke writing even for amazons who by definition don't like men, but Mary Sue deConnick manages to to take the fun out of their world and basically see all her politics in them. I respect her wish to not buy her book.
    I don't believe me, Aphrodite turned from the embodiment of beauty to an ugly, fat creature.

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