Sunday, August 20, 2023

"Historia: The Amazons"

"Historia: The Amazons", a "Wonder Woman" comic book story written by Kelly Sue DeConnick and illustrated by Phil Jimenez, Gene Ha and Nicola Scott for DC Comics' Black Label, was originally pitched as nine 64-page issues (576 pages in total) published as three graphic novels, now available as a hardcover edition:

"...a 'Homeric' epic of the lost history of the 'Amazons' and the rise to power of 'Queen Hippolyta', features monsters and myths, in a three-book saga.

"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 path of the 'Amazons', 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..."

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