Tuesday, September 04, 2007

My Favorite Wonder Woman Story

At the request of Heidi at Comics Fairplay, I am posting my favorite Wonder Woman story.

Wonder Woman Eyes of the Gorgon
Written by Greg Rucka
Art by Drew Johnson, James Raiz, Sean Phillips and Ray Snyder
Cover by J.G. Jones
WONDER WOMAN #206-213!

Wonder Woman's friend, Vanessa (Silver Swan), is dying from her cybernetic implants, and Wonder Woman heads out for a cure. Unfortunately Medusa is plotting against her.

Medusa turns people into stone with just one glance, making her a dangerous enemy. Wonder Woman agrees to battle Medusa in an arena, with the battle televised. It's a pretty awesome fight - one of my favorite parts of the story. She battles and battles, and just when it looks like she might loose because she can't continue to avert her eyes from Medusa's gaze, she takes snakes from the head of Medusa and uses the venom to blind herself so that she can defeat the monster goddess.

Wonder Woman remains blind for a while, and at the end of the story arc, she has to prove to the other members of the Justice League that even without her vision she can still be an effective member. More great fights continue - with her thanking Batman for being the only one to not take it easy on her.

I am a newer comic fan, so this more recent story, is my favorite. I do plan on reading the Showcase Presents Wonder Woman so that I can get more back story on her. Anyway, Rucka is a good writer and the art in this arc is incredible. If you want to try out a good, action-filled issue of Wonder Woman, check out Wonder Woman: Eyes of the Gorgon - it is collected in a trade paperback and should be available at a comic book retailer near you.

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