every time i hear something bad about wonder woman i think its ok, she’d just kick your ass anyway.
#need to watch/read some wonder woman
Not very familiar with the character personally, but off-hand, two runs on the venerable character that I’ve heard very good things about are the separate runs of Greg Rucka and Gail Simone.
Rucka’s run begins in the collection Down to Earth, and continues in succession through Bitter Rivals, Eyes of the Gorgon, Land of the Dead, and ends with Mission’s End. Warning, the last volume has Greg Rucka mired in a nonsensical inter-company crossover that includes one of those arbitrary status-quo mandated by clueless comics editors. So it might suffer in comparison to the previous volumes. A great deal of this revolves around Wonder Woman acting Themyscira’s ambassador to the rest of the world and her ideals. So there’s an odd political slant for a superhero comic. He also did a story before his run with artist J.G. Jones called The HIketeia which includes one of great guilty pleasures in superhero comics: Wonder Woman clashing with Batman.
Simone’s run is gathered in the following collections in the following order The Circle, Ends of the Earth, The Rise of the Olympian, War Killer, and The Contagion. From what I heard the focus is more fantastical and high adventure.
Besides that? Wonder Woman Vol 1: Gods and Mortals recounts a modern telling of character’s origins by the great comics illustrator George Perez. I can’t say much more beyond that, but this is a cursory survey of modern offerings based on what I know about the character. There’s probably some vintage stories from the 40s up to the late 80s reboot I’m missing, and the original stories by William Moulton Marston seem to exert a fascination on people, if only because the weird subtext.