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Wonder Woman Origin
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Published: August 2, 2008
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Here's some different stuff: a two-page Wonder Woman origin story which appeared as a backup in their maxiseries 52. Story by Mark Waid, pencils and inks by me and colors by Laura Martin, under my direction.

I did this (and the Powergirl origin) to try to shake the storytelling rust off while getting ready for drawing ALL-STAR WONDER WOMAN (my current miniseries project).

I think it's decent work, and it was fun drawing Diana's origin. I think I MAY be the first artist in DC's history to get away with drawing Wonder Woman's nipples (the baby shot on panel 4 of page 1) in one of their comics.
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simi8un0Professional Traditional Artist
Reminds me of NESTOR'S RIMA - Its just that CLASSICAL !
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mbengaHobbyist Photographer
Available in the trade paperback "DC Universe Origins" along with your/Waid's origin of Power Girl. Great book full of lots of terrific art.
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tdpubsProfessional General Artist
Great job Adam, I'm always coming back to view your stuff when I need some inspiration.
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DracowhipProfessional Traditional Artist
Astounding!!!:D (Big Grin) La la la la 
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Medusa1893Hobbyist General Artist
I love this! The detail is spectacular! Gods how I miss this classic origin and your Wonder Woman covers!!!!
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I like the mix of hard lines and soft gradations. I also like seeing the different parts of her life.
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Johnny-Retro65Professional General Artist
wonderful double page spread.
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FawnishStudent
I LOVE that first panel with her flying with unbridled joy, beautiful stuff
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RugelyProfessional General Artist
It has such a strong feel of a living Themyscira. It is amazing how well -and seemingly effortlessly- you balance grace and power in your work!
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yuuhikiraHobbyist
I love the final panel of her looking out to the horizon all majestic-like, very nice. Seriously, this is beautiful work (not shocking since is is you xD)

Also, kudos on the nips xD
ADamnSnakebite's avatar
fabulous! you brought out all her beauty!
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Rosalind-WTHobbyist Digital Artist
I have this book~ :D
masher43's avatar
What book is it might I ask? I've been searching high and low for it but I don't know what issue its from!
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TheShadowKittyProfessional Artisan Crafter
There's a very Mucha-esque-ness going on here that I like very much.
With each panel you've gone into such detail with the depth, angle her surroundings and I love the whole thing :D
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WOOOOOOOOOOOOO... Superb!!!
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Magnuson24Professional Artisan Crafter
Incredible art as always AH... As for your story telling you're doing a great job! You have magnificent depth of field, solid leading lines and a great "Z" flow throughout both pages.. You've left plenty of room for words and it doesn't look crowded or cluttered. I'm already eager to buy!!

Thanks for sharing.. I'm a big fan!!
Diakron79's avatar
Diana and Clark have a whole lot in common with their origins.
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DanielArayaProfessional Digital Artist
I recently did a series of concepts based on my own little faux JLA animated movie, and I feel no shame in saying that this image was a tremendous inspiration for me!
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AlonsoNunezProfessional General Artist
Beautiful pages (of course!) I especially like the last panel on the first page. There's so many other ways to compose this shot but none as dynamic or evocative.
Comicnoerd's avatar
And the ALL-STAR WONDER WOMAN will apear when exactly?
Anendiel's avatar
genial, realmente genial tu trabajo totally awesome =)
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jamsQHobbyist Traditional Artist
lol-Dude, what is it with the Ralph Dibny necks?
(first panel & the head-shot at the end)
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Diana looks so beautiful in your hands men, great work :love:
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