Grant Morrison is a big name in the world of comics — and it seems DC couldn't have found a better writer to tackle Wonder Woman: Earth One. Revealed Thursday, the original graphic novel will follow in the footsteps of Batman: Earth One and Superman: Earth One, as Morrison looks to put his own spin on Wonder Woman's well-known origins.
HitFix has the exclusive reveal, including the cover. Working with Morrison is artist Yanick Paquette, whose previous work includes Batman Inc. and Swamp Thing. Together, the two will be returning Diana to her Greek, Amazonian roots, exploring what a society free of men might look like.
Here is the official synopsis for the story from DC:
"For millennia, the Amazons of Paradise Island have created a thriving society away from the blight of man. One resident, however, is not satisfied with this secluded life — Diana, Princess of the Amazons, knows there is more in this world and wants to explore, only to be frustrated by her protective mother, Hippolyta.
"Diana finds her escape when Air Force pilot Steve Trevor, the first man she has ever seen, crashes onto their shores. With his life hanging in the balance, Diana ventures into the long forbidden world of men. The Amazons chase after her and bring her back to Paradise Island in chains to face trial for breaking their oldest law... staying separated from the world that wronged them."
It's a tale that sounds immediately familiar to fans who know Wonder Woman's origins, but those who have read the previous entries in the Earth One series know that there will likely be a number of twists and turns involved.
The Earth One line likes to mess with what readers think they know about a character's origins by changing key moments or characters for an all-new story. It doesn't always work wonders (as our Superman: Earth One Vol. 3 review underscores), but it should be an interesting read for fans of the character and those who just want to see what Morrison has cooked up.
You can check out the cover below.