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6 Quintessential Wonder Woman Storylines You Need To Know If You Loved The Film

Wonder Woman finally made her big-screen debut in 2016's Batman v Superman – which led into her successful standalone film the following year – but Diana Prince has been starring in DC Comics since 1941. It can be tricky figuring out a place to start if you want to delve into the lore of the character after Wonder Woman. The film, which stars Gal Gadot as the Amazon Princess, successfully worked in a lot of backstory into a relatively short amount of time, but don't worry: this list breaks down all the crucial Wonder Woman stories you need to know.

While the film did touch on the origins of Diana herself, it’s important to know where Diana comes from and the environment that she was raised in to truly appreciate how unique she is as a superhero. Here are six of the best Wonder Woman storylines that provide an in-depth look at the Amazon Princess.

  • Wonder Woman Vol. 2, #206-217, by Greg Rucka, and The Flash Vol. 2, #219, by Geoff Johns

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    This one’s a bit of a doozy, but it’s one of Wonder Woman’s most badass storylines and is totally worth your time. Over the course of these 17 issues and three arcs ("Stoned," #206-211, "Counting Coup," #212-213, and "Land of the Dead," The Flash, #219, Wonder Woman, #214-217), Diana, Ambassador of Themyscira, is invited to the White House for a state dinner where she is then attacked by Medusa. A fierce battle ensues, resulting in the death of Medusa at the cost of Diana’s eyesight.

    The subsequent arcs deal with Wonder Woman continuing to be the hero we know and love, all while blinded, even delving into the underworld for a rescue mission at the behest of the goddess Athena. This one's a page-turner and totally worth picking up arc by arc if you don't feel like picking up 17 issues all at once.

  • Justice League: A League of One, by Christopher Moeller

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    Christopher Moeller wrote and fully painted this stunning graphic novel. In this epic tale, The Oracle of Delphi gives Diana a prophecy foretelling the coming of a great and ancient dragon and the death of the Justice League, including herself. Diana then takes it upon herself to take out the rest of the League by herself to fight this creature alone, sparing them from a grim fate.

    This is an incredible work of art and it's perfect for anybody who claims that “Wonder Woman isn’t that great"- there's no way she can be seen as anything less than extraordinary after reading this.