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Wonder Woman by Grant Morrison
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This was kind of weird. It was a skewed version of the Wonder Woman origin story, but instead of their patron goddess being Hera, it's Aphrodite. You can imagine how that could change a few things. It has a lot more overt sapphic tones than I've seen with Wonder Woman (but hardly surprising or shocking). I mean its a Utopian all female society, so why wouldn't the women pair up together as partners and lovers? I was fine with that. I think some of their rituals were on the verge of kinky if I'm honest. I've always been leery of sex and violence together thought.

I did like that Steve Trevor was black in this version. The relationship that Diana has with him is undefined. Since Wonder Woman has a lover already, I wasn't sure that there were any romantic undertones in her relationship with Trevor as it was written.

When Diana comes to the world of men, she is portrayed as very dominant with an edge of cruelty. I didn't love that about her characterization. I don't see Diana as being that kind of person.

The storyline where she encounters the sorority girls on a wild spring break trip and bonds with a particular girl was a bit odd. I know it was a way to group Diana and teach her the ways of the modern world. I didn't much care for it.

Honestly, I was glad this is Earth One. While I didn't mind the aspect of Diana being queer, and I liked that Steve was black, I didn't care for other aspects of the storyline. It wasn't terrible, so I would still give this three stars.
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Reading Progress

July 12, 2017 – Started Reading
July 12, 2017 – Shelved
July 12, 2017 – Finished Reading
October 23, 2017 – Shelved as: 2017-action-adventure-reading-chall
October 23, 2017 – Shelved as: 2017-action-heroines-challenge
October 23, 2017 – Shelved as: lethal-women
October 23, 2017 – Shelved as: gods-and-goddesses
October 23, 2017 – Shelved as: royalty
October 23, 2017 – Shelved as: greek-mythology
October 23, 2017 – Shelved as: warrior-woman
October 23, 2017 – Shelved as: alternate-history
October 23, 2017 – Shelved as: alternate-dimension-or-world
October 23, 2017 – Shelved as: black-african-or-aa-hero
October 23, 2017 – Shelved as: glbt
October 23, 2017 – Shelved as: meh
October 23, 2017 – Shelved as: kickbutt-heroine
October 23, 2017 – Shelved as: library-checkout
October 23, 2017 – Shelved as: graphic-novel-comic-book
October 23, 2017 – Shelved as: dc-comics

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