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Wonder Woman: Amazonia (Wonder Woman)

3.2  ·  Rating Details ·  124 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
/William Messner-Loebs /Mike Deodato, Jr. illustrator After losing the title of Wonder Woman to her rival, Artemis, Princess Diana continues to battle evil in a dark new costume. While Artemis, now wearing the familiar Wonder Woman cost.
Paperback, 48 pages
Published January 1st 1998 by DC Comics
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Sesana
Ah, Elseworlds. Where Batman could be a vampire, Superman could be Russian, and Wonder Woman could be a Gibson Girl. Amazonia is set in an even more misogynistic version of Victorian England, ruled by King Jack. You see, Victoria and her entire family died in a mysterious fire, and her distant American cousin, Jack, took the throne. (I think the less said about the realism of that, the better.) It's really all an excuse to get Wonder Woman to put on a corset and fight Jack the Ripper, while talk ...more
Zeynep
May 03, 2015 Zeynep rated it did not like it
I'm researching feminist utopias/gynotopias so I thought this would be fun but it was boring. It was also sexist in terms of representation of women. I can understand that this is a period piece and women weren't better off back then. However, I would expect more from an alternate history retelling. We could at least have women actually talking more than the narrator, especially during and after their rise to power. Don't they have anything to say? Sometimes how we tell a story speaks more than ...more
Claire
Aug 06, 2014 Claire rated it did not like it
Shelves: graphic-novel
This is Wonder Woman set in an "elseworld" or alternative fictional setting that is horrendously sexist and cruel to women.
Harshini
Jan 20, 2017 Harshini rated it did not like it
This was so sexist I couldn't bare it. The one star is simply for the art.
M
Nov 02, 2013 M rated it it was ok
Wonder Woman is given the Elseworlds treatment in this graphic novel by William Messner-Loebs and Phil Winslade. As the main act for a stage show, the immensely strong Wonder Woman performs for crowds at the behest of her lover, Steve Trevor. When she foils an assassination attempt on the king of England during a performance, the legend of the powerhouse woman begins to spread across the chauvinistic society. Flashbacks to Steve Trevor's domination of Diana's matriarchal home, the attacks of the ...more
Paul
Nov 24, 2012 Paul rated it it was amazing
What a pleasure to re-read something and actually like it better than what you thought you'd remembered.

A nice story dealing with a fictional 18th century England and the mores of the time.
Blatant sexism as a well-known character of the era raises to the throne of England. Women are even more objectified than actual historical events. Even to the point where they wear symbolic chains instead of, or maybe in addition to, their wedding bands. Even Wonder Woman starts out as the submissive wife to
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Elisa
Aug 22, 2013 Elisa rated it it was ok
Shelves: comics, superhero
I've heard this one of the best Wonder Woman Elseworlds tales, but it was a real slog. Every panel has one or two paragraphs of narration (Comics is a visual medium. Show, don't tell!) and apart from a really nice Mucha-inspired sequence, the art is somewhat hard to make out.

Like a lot of works by male authors that tackle sexism, this is really heavy-handed. It's takes place in a steampunk Victorian London where women are literally lead around by their husbands with chains. Because apparently ac
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Alice Urchin
Dec 21, 2012 Alice Urchin rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned
So, that was awesome. The art is basically in the style of Victorian book illustrations, like the ones in the original Alice in Wonderland and etc., lots of attention to detail and intricate shading (except the memory/dream of Amazonia which has to be Mucha-inspired). The setting was sort of steam punkish, which gave It an unusual (in a good way) twist. Also, the story was pretty fantastic. Not at all traditional Wonder Woman canon, very imaginative. I'm not usually a fan of the battle-of-the-se ...more
Lady Entropy
Jan 20, 2012 Lady Entropy rated it really liked it
I loved this Victorian/Steampunk era take on Wonder Woman. It was chilling and uncomfortable in some parts (and a bit too much in the nose on the whole "Men=BAD, Woman=GOOD!", but damn if I didn't love it and would have totally buy more issues if this was made into a series.
Jessica Andersen
Mar 03, 2012 Jessica Andersen rated it it was amazing
This is an amazing Wonder Woman story. It was a fun read. This is what they call a non-canon story. It is kind of a bizarro version of Wonder Woman, although there are a lot of core characters who show up.

I love the steampunk aspects and the Jack the Ripper subplot.
Timothy Boyd
Jan 15, 2016 Timothy Boyd rated it really liked it
Very good What-if story of a possible Victorian Era other world Wonder Woman. Nice art just adds to the story. Very recommended
Seant
Feb 26, 2016 Seant rated it liked it
I know this is an alternative universe story, but it was just a so-so take on one of my favorite characters.
Jessica
Dec 05, 2015 Jessica rated it liked it
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William Messner-Loebs (born William Francis Loebs, Jr., February 19, 1949) is an American comic book writer and artist from Michigan, also known as Bill Loebs and Bill Messner-Loebs. His hyphenated surname is a combination of his and his wife's unmarried surnames.

Since the 1980s he has written substantial runs of series published by DC, Image, Comico, and other smaller comics publishers, including
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