Simone, Gail, Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson, Ron Randall, and Bernard Chang. Wonder Woman (III, Vol. 3): The Circle. 2008.

This is the start of Gail Simone’s Wonder Woman run, the last volume of which I accidentally read first and reviewed here.

Everyone knows how Wonder Woman was born. Her mother, Queen Hippolyta, sculpted a baby out of clay and the gods blessed it to make it come to life. All the Amazons rejoiced – or did they? A select few Amazons known only as The Circle were not so happy at her birth, but why? Why are they trying to hurt her now? Is there something Diana should know about her origins?

My favorite heroine in the hands of Gail Simone is just… asldf;j. Beautiful. This is one of the best incarnations of Wonder Woman I’ve read. She’s deadly, yet diplomatic and compassionate. She seeks truth, shows her enemies mercy, and is unafraid of her future and her possible origins. She is beautiful. This is who Wonder Woman should be and what she should be written like. I can’t wait for more.

– Kathleen