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2011 Wonder Woman color art by Dave Bullock

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"Had the Dodson WW head shape in mind with this one... I've been planning to color this for a while and finally took some time this morning to knock it out. Hope you like." ...and here's the black & white original.

2010 Dark Angel color art by Oliver Nome

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I didn't much care for John Byrne's run on Wonder Woman, and his "fix" for Donna Troy's continuity only made it an even more wretched, convoluted mess that devalued the character to the point of her being executed in a Titans/Outsiders crossover. The only good things to come out of that by my reckoning were closer ties between Diana and Donna, and the invention of an archnemesis for Troia in Dark Angel. Honestly, the name is generic as hell, the look isn't much better, and don't ask me what her powers are, but at least Dark Angel gave a form to direct all that anger at Troy's mishandling. Nome does a nice job of providing D.A. with visual personality and some sauciness late period Byrne couldn't summon on his own. I really like the color version, but she also looks hawt in black and white.

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Sensational Comics for November, 2012

Wonder Woman
1:25 B&W Variant cover by CLIFF CHIANG
On sale NOVEMBER 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

• Wonder Woman's twisted "family" grows larger than she could have imagined.

• On the trail of the god who betrayed her, Diana crosses the path of the deadly SIROCCA!

Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. The variant cover will feature the standard edition cover in a wraparound format.
Art and cover by J.H. WILLIAMS III
1:25 B&W Variant cover by J.H. WILLIAMS III
On sale NOVEMBER 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T+

• The Batwoman/Wonder Woman team-up epic continues!

• Batwoman may be out of her league as she chases down Medusa!

Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. The variant cover will feature the standard edition cover in a wraparound format.I've been hearing bad things about JHW3's wr…

2010 Doctor Cyber art by Oliver Nome

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I've got a soft spot for Dr. Cyber, since she was featured in Wonder Woman comics from my youth, and was one of the few Bronze Age additions to her rogues gallery with any staying power. As the premier villainess of the Diana Prince white jumpsuit period, she obviously holds a special place on this blog. I really like that she has nothing to do with the Greek pantheon, and is a high tech megalomaniac pitted against an Amazon warrior. Often, especially at Marvel, the techie would be the hero up against a primitive villain (see Iron Man and a third of his foes, including nemesis the Mandarin.) Nome plays up the more mangafied elements of Tom Grummett's reworking of the character for Power Company, but she's still recognizable and looks wicked. I dig the coloring too, but you can scope the original black and white art here.

Oliver Nome
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DC Comics - The New 52 FCBD Special Edition #1 (June, 2012)

"Detroit, Michigan. The Red Room. The world's largest covert research facility for housing extraterrestrial, unidentified and classified technology recovered from across the globe." The remains of an Amazo sat on a table while doctors Sarah Charles and Silas Stone argued over what Cyborg should be doing for the world. Suddenly, "the Monitor Machine" started working, and scientists were given a brief glimpse of a "signal from another universe." It was Earth 2, and included their Wonder Woman, Superman and Batman battling parademons.

"Washington, D.C... A.R.G.U.S. A military agency created to combat super-human threats and supports the world's greatest super heroes, specifically the Justice League." A very Tracie Thoms-ish Etta Candy was giving report to Steve Trevor on the millions in property damage caused during the League's battle with Professor Ivo's mad android. Trevor noted, "We've clearly helped establish any dama…

2010 Wonder Woman pin-up commission by Arthur “Art” Adams

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"The detail is absolutely amazing on this piece! Art measures 11 inches x 6 1/2 inches and done in February 2010."Art Adams Art
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1996 Wonder Woman Gallery art by José Luis García-López

JLGL has produced some of the finest, most iconic Amazing Amazon art ever. For me, this would be an exception. The composition is a mess, the central pose is contorted, and the obscured floating head looks like it came off a dollar VHS tape box. It still has eye appeal thanks to the artist's style, but there's a reason this was only a pin-up.

1981 JLA/JSA Reunion by George Pérez


It's always great to see George Pérez do Wonder Woman, and especially fun when we get to see his take on her before taking up her reboot. Cream on top is that this pin-up spread from Justice League of America #195 offers both the Golden and Silver/Bronze Age versions of the Amazing Amazon!

From Top Left: Earth-1 Superman, Earth-1 Wonder Woman, Red Tornado II, Earth-1 Batman, Elongated Man, Thunderbolt, Earth-2 Robin, Hourman (Rex Tyler,) Earth-2 Wonder Woman, Earth-2 Superman, Martian Manhunter, Flash, Zatanna, Silver Age Hawkman, Silver Age Hawkgirl, Firestorm I (Ronnie Raymond,) Star-Spangled Kid, the Atom I (Al Pratt,) Golden Age Hawkman, Earth-2 Huntress (Helena Wayne,) Golden Age Flash (Jay Garrick,) Earth-2 Doctor Fate, the Atom II (Ray Palmer,) Earth-1 Aquaman, Earth-1 Green Arrow (Oliver Queen,) Bronze Age Black Canary, Green Lantern Hal Jordan, Snapper Carr, Johnny Thunder, Golden Age Green Lantern (Alan Scott,) Earth-2 Power Girl, Dr. Mid-Nite I (Charl…