Millennia ago, Queen Hera and the goddesses of the Olympian pantheon grew greatly dissatisfied with their male counterparts…and far from their sight, they put a plan into action. A new society was born, one never before seen on Earth, capable of wondrous and terrible things…but their existence could not stay secret for long. When a despairing woman named Hippolyta crossed the Amazons’ path, a series of events was set in motion that would lead to an outright war in heaven—and the creation of the Earth’s greatest guardian!
“This book is very much a conversation between Phil and me talking about these characters and what makes them resonant today,” said DeConnick. “We wanted to do a Homeric epic with a woman at the center. We took all the language and iconography that we’re used to in stories about men as heroes, and put women at the center. Wonder Woman Historia: The Amazons is like a history book for a young Amazon where she learns the history of her people, from the perspective of her people.”
Wonder Woman Historia: The Amazons Book One
Written by Kelly Sue DeConnick
Art by Phil Jimenez
Colors by Hi-Fi, Arif Prianto & Romulo Fajardo Jr.
Letters by Clayton Cowles
Release Date: November 30, 2021
Main cover is by Jimenez, variant cover is by Olivier Coipel, plus a Library Faux Leather Design ratio variant with gold foil and textured treatment by DC’s Associate Art Director Darran Robinson which will be available from participating retailers. Wonder Woman Historia: The Amazons is edited by Chris Conroy, Andy Khouri and Andrea Shea. Book Two and Three will be released in Spring and Fall 2022 respectively, featuring art by modern masters Gene Ha (Book Two) and Nicola Scott (Book Three).
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