Justice League: Gods and Monsters – Wonder Woman #1 Preview, Print Edition In Stores Today

The ramp up to the Justice League: Gods and Monsters animated film was substantial, including animated shorts and prequel comics, and now Wonder Woman’s comic has been collected in print form after coming out digitally a few weeks back. The timing is a little bit odd for a prequel comic, seeing as the film is out now, but the comic really has no bearing on the movie so it’s more of an extra story than anything key to the film itself. The movie provides a more detailed origin for Bekka that delves into her past on New Genesis, and the comic serves to fill some of the gap between the film’s past and present. Here’s a big preview of Justice League: Gods and Monsters – Wonder Woman #1, which hits comic stores in print form today:








Here’s a variant cover by Darwyn Cooke that looks pretty nice too. Between this and the killer Jae Lee primary cover, I imagine folks are going to have a hard time picking which cover to go with:


This is a book that takes some turns. I liked the first third the best, or what would have been the first digital issue, as Bekka explores her new world. After that she settles down into a commune scene and it’s fine but sort of predictable. The opening where she’s seeing the world was more fun, though I suppose it lacked much in the way of fights, supervillains, and the usual superhero flare after the dramatic beginning above. All together, it’s a decent comic with some cool, alternate universe takes on some classic Wonder Woman elements. It’s worth checking out.

The film itself was okay for me. I was thinking about writing a full review, but I don’t really have much more to say about it than that it was fine and I enjoyed it well enough. Wonder Woman was pretty cool, and though it was all a little dark for my taste, I liked it better than any of DC’s recent New 52 styles animated movies. That may be largely because Wonder Woman actually had a decent role in this one, even if it was a completely different version of the character. I’m split on whether to watch the follow up series when it begins because while I enjoy seeing new takes on characters, the movie didn’t leave me particularly keen to learn more about this new universe. Again, it was all fine. But there was nothing that I really got excited about.

Anyway, Justice League: Gods and Monsters – Wonder Woman #1 is in stores today, and is still available digitally in three parts if you prefer to get your comics that way. For print buyers, I don’t envy you the cover choice! I have no idea which way I’m going to go.

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3 Responses to “Justice League: Gods and Monsters – Wonder Woman #1 Preview, Print Edition In Stores Today”

  1. Ben Herman: In My Not So Humble Opinion Says:

    I liked this prequel comic a lot and will probably be reviewing it on my blog this weekend. I haven’t had an opportunity to pick up the DVD yet.

  2. Ben Herman: In My Not So Humble Opinion Says:

    Okay, Tim, I posted my review of the Gods and Monsters prequel comic books earlier today. Here’s a link to it…


    • Tim Hanley Says:

      Great review, Ben! I especially liked how you tied the Wonder Woman into Kirby’s New Gods stuff and his social commentary therein. Curious to hear your thoughts on the film when you get a chance to check it out.

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