As we finally got to see on the big screen, Wonder Woman is truly one of the best comic book characters in existence. She has the strength of Ares and the grace of Athena; she is in many ways unique, even in a world of comic books bursting with hundreds of characters. Wonder Woman comic books have been around since the '40s, so there is no shortage of lore and awe-inspiring Wonder Woman storylines that simply must be read.
There have, of course, been a lot of writers to pen the tales of Diana, but the best Wonder Woman stories are those written by the people who understand Diana's character on a fundamental level. Pretty much all of those are in here.
Here's a list of Wonder Woman's greatest adventures. Good luck feeling tough after reading these.
Gods And Mortals
"Gods and Mortals" is now viewed as the true origin story of Diana Prince. Maintaining much of her origins from Martson's creation, George Perez deepened the mythos by filling in the gaps with more Greek mythology, like her creation by Zeus, her first battle with Ares, and the Amazons relocation to their Themyscira. It's the real deal.
Eyes Of The Gorgon
A lot of stuff goes down in Eyes of the Gorgon. There's political intrigue on both earth and Olympus that Diana must navigate, all while she has to face one of the most famous monsters in mythology, Medusa. Wonder Woman is forced to take extreme measures to defeat Medusa, which has ramifications beyond just this story arc. This story is to be celebrated for its commitment to Diana's origins in the Greek mythos.
The Wonder Woman Chronicles
'Cause you always have to start at the beginning. The Wonder Woman Chronicles is actually an anthology of Diana's very first adventures. She was introduced in All Star Comics #8, and her first storyline continued in earnest in Sensation Comics #1. If you've seen the 2017 Wonder Woman film, then you're essentially familiar with the story told in Chronicles #1. If you haven't (why the hell not?), Princess Diana is discovered on Paradise Island when American pilot Steve Trevor's plane crashes. He tells her of the Great War, and she leaves her fellow Amazons to take down the Nazis. The character was created by William Moulton Marston in 1941 and, while still subject to some sexism, is relatively speaking eons ahead of its time for its feminist themes.
Spirit of Truth
Batman: The Animated Series creator Paul Dini teamed up with painter Alex Ross to put out these unique one-shot stories for each Justice League member, Wonder Woman's being Spirit of Truth. The artwork alone makes this worth the read, but the story itself gets at the core of who Diana is: the ultimate woman trying (in futility) to overcome sexism in the world.