Grant Morrison has been offering up hints and teases for years about his Wonder Woman story. We've heard him talk about the history of the character, the themes at work in his version, the art style and design his collaborator Yanick Paquette brought to the party, and even a bit of the plot, for what seems like forever, and at times it seemed like it would be a story we'd never actually get to read.
The tale that become Wonder Woman: Earth One is real, though, and next spring it'll join Superman and Batman in the Earth One line of original graphic novels that offer re-imaginings of superhero origin stories. Now, to prove that it's actually happening, DC Comics has dropped both a cover by artist Yanick Paquette and an official synopsis of the story. As we expected, it will be Morrison's reinvention of the Wonder Woman origin in ways both original and recognizable. Check out the synopsis:
From the masterful minds of Grant Morrison (FINAL CRISIS, THE MULTIVERSITY) and Yanick Paquette (SWAMP THING, BATMAN, INC.) comes the most provocative origin of Wonder Woman you’ve ever seen — a wholly unique retelling that still honors her origins.
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.
Thought provoking yet reverent, thoroughly modern but still timeless, the power and courage of Paradise Island’s greatest champion — Wonder Woman — is introduced in this new addition to DC’s New York Times best selling Earth One original graphic novel series.
And here's Paquette's cover, featuring Diana in chains: a nod to both her trail and the bondage subtext that was a big part of the earliest Wonder Woman tales.