Book Review: Wonder Woman: Diana Prince: Celebrating the '60s Omnibus

Wonder Woman: Diana Prince: Celebrating the '60s OmnibusWonder Woman: Diana Prince: Celebrating the '60s Omnibus by Various

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Wonder Woman became a mortal and quickly learned the martial arts and fought supercriminals as Diana Prince while running a fabulous clothing boutique. This massive collection covers all the new material from Wonder Woman #178-204 to guest appearances in the books of Batman, Superman, . Supergirl, and LoisLane. Because Wonder Woman was published bi-monthly, this book collects 4 1/2 years of comics.

The change to the New Wonder Woman is abrupt and so is the end of her storyline. In between, there's a lot of fun stories as she deals with the villainous Doctor Cyber, and other street-level threats for a 70s hero as well as getting into some fantasy quests. She helps out Chinese nationalists fleeing from the Chinese Communists.

At its best, the fashion and incredibly colorful, although towards the latter parts of the book, Wonder Woman's outfits become nothing but White, which also is marked a decline in writing leading to the worst written story in the book in #196. After that, the book only has covers for two issues of reprints, and then we get into further stories, including a pretty fun one involving Catwoman before getting to "The Women's lib issue" which ends with Wonder Woman having created some cruel sexists only to find she'd put a bunch of women out of work. The comic advertised it would address the question in the next issue. However, the next issue saw the end of this era.

Overall, this is a pretty enjoyable run. It's a different take on Wonder Woman, but works fairly well with a lot of fun and colorful stories

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