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Wonder Woman: 10 Best Comic Issues Of The 2010s | ScreenRant

One of the earliest and most popular DC characters, Diana Prince aka Wonder Woman, received a 'rebirth' in the 2010s. The DC Rebirth series reinvented her origin story, Amazonian roots, and her general behavior towards human society.

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This was also the phase of several alternate versions of the superheroine such as Wonder Woman '77 which was directly inspired by the Lynda Carter show or Superman/Wonder Woman which focused on her romantic relationship with Superman. Even villains like Veronica Cale and Cheetah received better character development than before instead of being reduced to just caricatures.

10 Flashpoint (Crossover)

In this 2010s comic issue starring The Flash, the speedster ends up going back in time and resetting the entire DC Universe. In the Flashpoint timeline, Wonder Woman and her Amazon forces have conquered the United Kingdom. She's introduced as a demigoddess daughter of Hippolyta and Zeus who is ready to go against anyone who steps in her way.

Hence, this short-tempered alternate version of Wonder Woman is ready to engage in combat with even allies like Steve Trevor, and Superman. It is interesting to see the otherwise mature leader of the Justice League act like an impulsive monarch. The one-on-one fight sequences are an added bonus.

9 Wonder Woman: Year One (Wonder Woman Vol 5 #2-14)

Penned by famed author Greg Rucka, Year One is one of the many reinterpretations of Wonder Woman's origin stories. From her relationship with her mother Hippolyta to her enmity with the war god Ares, this is one of the most definitive Wonder Woman comic arcs that are suited for both beginners and seasoned veterans.

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Other unique elements include a Barbara Ann Minerva (Cheetah) backstory and some captivating, realistic art by illustrator Nicola Scott. The popularity of Year One shows that the creative duo of Rucka and Scott has become a fan-favorite collaboration.

8 The Lies (Crossover)

Wonder Woman begins to question her reality as her memory gets fuzzy. In her quest to find answers, she also encounters Cheetah who blames her to be behind her beastly transformation.

Greg Rucka's storyline adorns the villain with grey areas as readers can't help but empathize with Cheetah in her wholesome moments. As her bloodlust becomes uncontrollable, Wonder Woman also feels a sense of guilt. Even though she can't help Cheetah, the two characters still team up to defeat an ancient deity and save Steve Trevor. The Lies marked a new beginning for Wonder Woman as it debuted the Rebirth series under Greg Rucka.

7 Wonder Woman: Earth One (Limited Series)

Born and raised in Paradise Island, venturing out into the human world was definitely a major step for Wonder Woman. Earth One recounts particular instances that explain the Amazonian distaste towards men. From Hercules degrading Hippolyta to Max Lord attacking the island, Wonder Woman is faced with tough choices when she decides to start a relationship with her love interest Steve Trevor.

Earth One is also remarkable for covering Diana's transition from Hippolyta's daughter to the Queen of Amazons. Legendary comic book writer Grant Morrison adds a touch of realism to Earth One by playing around with Amazonian politics and the repercussions of Wonder Woman's actions on Paradise Island's fate.

6 Wonder Woman '77 (Limited Series)

Wonder Woman '77 plays out as a tribute and continuation to the original Wonder Woman TV series starring Lynda Carter that aired from 1975 to 1979.

The four-issue comic is definitely an entertaining read for fans of the original show. As for new age readers, it might serve as a time capsule to a generation when the DC Extended Universe didn't exist and Lynda Carter was the only live-action Wonder Woman. It would also make for a good companion book to Batman '66 which was similarly based on Adam West's Batman show.

5 Power Couple (Superman/Wonder Woman #1-7)

Even though he's mostly associated with Lois Lane, one of Superman's closest comic book romances included Wonder Woman. As the title suggests, the 'power couple' wishes to lead a secret romantic life while going on dates like a normal couple.

But villains like General Zod and Doomsday don't give them any time to unwind. And when the media leaks their relationship, they must figure out where they stand in terms of their feelings for each other. With such personal angles involved in the story, Power Couple is a light-hearted detour from the usually serious New 52 storylines of Superman and Wonder Woman.

4 A Savage End (Superman/Wonder Woman #25-31)

By the end of Superman/Wonder Woman, the titular heroes are no longer in love but that doesn't stop their partnership from saving the world. After Vandal Savage steals the Kryptonian hero's powers, Superman falls in a weakened state, and Wonder Woman desperately seeks the help of the Olympian gods to heal him.

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Their love for each other is tested as Superman must pass a series of tests to prove that he's worthy of being rejuvenated by the Gods. The final battle with Savage also draws them closer although their romantic relationship still seems to be ominous enough to keep readers guessing till the very end.

3 Godwatch (Wonder Woman Vol 5 #16-24)

The title of this DC Rebirth storyline refers to an organization of Wonder Woman's enemies, that was created by Veronica Cale. The multi-millionaire is the main villain of this arc along with classic Wonder Woman comic villains like Circe and Cheetah.

Instead of reducing Cale to a one-dimensional villain, Godwatch actually adds more dimensions to her character. She is depicted as a person who despises society's immense admiration towards Wonder Woman as she secretly craves the same status. Her quest for revenge makes her strike a deal with Phobos and Deimos who are meanwhile planning to resurrect their father Ares.

2 The Truth (Wonder Woman Vol 5 #13-25)

After Wonder Woman and Steve Trevor find Themyscira to be reduced to a barren wasteland, the former faces an identity crisis as she questions what is real and what is not. However, with time, it gets clear that these hallucinations were just a result of Godwatch's activities.

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The leader of the organization, Veronica Cale, harbors a deep-seated enmity for Wonder Woman but this time, her reasons are personal. Her aim is to bring her dead daughter back to life with the help of the Greek Gods. Wonder Woman's empathy is showcased in this comic as she forgives Cale and even asks her to provide the resources to cure Cheetah and turn her back into a human.

1 The Legend Of Wonder Woman (The Legend Of Wonder Woman Vol 2 #1-9)

This short-lived series reinterpreted the origins of Wonder Woman while retaining some of her best Golden Age traits. The story includes classic elements such as her upbringing in Themyscira, her relationship with Steve Trevor, and her adventures in the so-called 'World of Men.'

Penned by William Moulton Marston, the original stories did make for some of the weirdest Wonder Woman comics for modern audiences. And yet, some of the classic ones carried an over-the-top charm which The Legend of Wonder Woman attempts to recreate.

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