On The Cheap: Catch Up With Greg Rucka’s ‘Wonder Woman’ And More With A Comixology Sale
If you're enjoying Greg Rucka's current run on Wonder Woman, now's the perfect time to catch up with his previous stint writing the character, thanks to the Wonder Woman 75th Anniversary Sale on Comixology.
Rucka wrote the character from 2003's Wonder Woman Vol. 2 #195 until 2006's #225. Along the way he worked with artists including Shane Davis, Sean Phillips, James Raiz, and Ray Snyder. All of those issues are available on Comixology right now for $0.99 apiece. Unfortunately the original graphic novel Wonder Woman: The Hiketeia, by Rucka and J. G. Jones, is not a part of the sale, but basically everything else is.
The run starts out as an interesting mix of political drama and mythic fantasy, focusing on Wonder Woman's role as an ambassador even as Olympian gods continue to target and torment her. It features Wonder Girl, aka Cassie Sandsmark, as a supporting character, alongside a friendly minotaur named Ferdinand, a butch Amazon named Io, and the human staff of the Themysciran embassy.
The dramatic highlight of the run is an amazing battle with Medusa, which leads into a journey into Hades. Both of those stories display Wonder Woman's heroism and selflessness like few other comics ever have. There are also two crossovers featuring the best Flash of all time, Wally West.
But even if you've read all of Rucka's Wonder Woman issues, this sale still probably has something you want. There's some early Golden Age issues by William Moulton Marston and Harry Peter, four issues of her run as a non-superpowered superspy from the late '60s by Dennis O'Neil and Mike Sekowsky, and of course a ton of George Perez and Brian Azzarello/Cliff Chiang issues. But my favorite surprise is the 1986 Legend of Wonder Woman series, by the legendary-in-her-own-right Trina Robbins and Kurt Busiek. Definitely check that out if you've never read it (and almost nobody has).