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Wonder Woman Origin by AdamHughes Wonder Woman Origin by AdamHughes
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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simi8un0 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Reminds me of NESTOR'S RIMA - Its just that CLASSICAL !
mbenga Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2016  Hobbyist 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.
tdpubs Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2016  Professional General Artist
Great job Adam, I'm always coming back to view your stuff when I need some inspiration.
Dracowhip Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Astounding!!!:D (Big Grin) La la la la 
jdavidlee1979 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
Medusa1893 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
I love this! The detail is spectacular! Gods how I miss this classic origin and your Wonder Woman covers!!!!
HarbingerHaven Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
I like the mix of hard lines and soft gradations. I also like seeing the different parts of her life.
Johnny-Retro65 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
wonderful double page spread.
Fawnish Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Student
I LOVE that first panel with her flying with unbridled joy, beautiful stuff
Rugely Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Professional 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!
yuuhikira Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Hobbyist
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 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011
fabulous! you brought out all her beauty!
Rosalind-WT Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have this book~ :D
masher43 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015
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!
TheShadowKitty Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Professional 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
srblovesu Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010
Magnuson24 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Professional 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 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010
Diana and Clark have a whole lot in common with their origins.
DanielAraya Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010  Professional 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!
AlonsoNunez Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Professional 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 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
And the ALL-STAR WONDER WOMAN will apear when exactly?
Anendiel Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010
genial, realmente genial tu trabajo totally awesome =)
jamsQ Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol-Dude, what is it with the Ralph Dibny necks?
(first panel & the head-shot at the end)
DarkerEve Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010
Diana looks so beautiful in your hands men, great work :love:
Miracle-overloading Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2009
I ADOOOOOOOOORE how you do Wonder Woman.
NamiUzumaki Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I see a beautiful nekkid babeh!
:D Beautiful work, as usual.
Linzar Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009
Me gustaria saber cuanto dura haciendo cada ilustracion, teso teso... llevo buscandolo desde hace rato...
MissCreative82 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009
I've seen this piece of yours so many times online and I actually love the baby Wonder Woman, she's so cute looking and from a lot of WW comics that I've seen and from ones i own, I think your the only illustrator so far who has designed a proper view of the character in a child-like way.
Have you made other child versions of her?.

You don't usually see WW as a young child, or any other hero generally.
leinilyu Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009
wow.... incredible pages.
Grafight Featured By Owner May 7, 2009
In so few panels you create a world we'd all love to visit. It's so real you want to touch it, then step into it. Some of it reminds me of the fantastic worlds of Maxfield Parrish. Awesome!
catster Featured By Owner May 4, 2009
Man, I *love* these two page origin stories. Talk about efficient storytelling-- even without the type you get a sense of what's happening.

I love how they start with a big attention grabber, like a Bond film's opening action scene, and end with a portrait. Nice little book-ends.
zabelbock Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009
you are a master !!! these pages are awesome !!!
black-rose-beauty06 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009  Student General Artist
Awesome! I would absolutely love to have the bottom right corner picture as a tattoo. It's a beautiful and noble portrayal of Diana.
AdamHughes Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009
Feel free to!

Make sure you post pics if you do!

Krillin Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
wow what a great montage, I love Wonder Woman, yet the guy at the comic book store said only gay men come in and pic up her stuff, and he was quite serious when he said it
agearyvoy Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2009
I can't wait for your All-Star Wonder Woman!
AnthonyTAN7775 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009
what can we say? It's fantastic!
surthur Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
that panel with the tree is jus' power :D impressing even me from the newer comic generation. Alas I should study the old way moaar.
Amory2D Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
i cant say any think
Ellington3 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009
I like the way that you portray Diana visually. You make her strong but feminine at the same time.
You are extremely talented and I enjoy how you render Diana as she is my favourite hero! : )
ACE3d2000 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2009
i love the art and the comic title.. and also the artist, love your works... soo stylized
Cervo86 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008
Great Work man!!! You are amazing!!
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seqartguy Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2008
I found this image and freaked because I thought it was interiors for All Star Wonder Woman. I have seen much on line about proposed release dates and such. Any chance you can give us some skinny on how the project is doing. Or how about just letting a few select fans (and their parents or grandparents) into your secret studio to see how the work is coming.. you could make it like a prize for a contest... or like maybe little "Golden Hughes Tickets" in a select few packages of printed Adam Hughes Chewing Gum Collectible Cards. The finders could tour your fabulous workshop and meet your fabled diminutive , but spunky, studio assistants the "Hughmpa Lughmpas".
I would buy tons of that gum:-)
calebcleveland Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Gorgeous, as always.
Mykemanila Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008  Professional General Artist
ohhh...sooo good!

Love the way you draw women! A bigie Fan here! :)
metalheadkomik Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008   General Artist
:worship: Master
BantaInc Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008
All of the panels are gorgeous, but for some reason the "flying" pose seems a bit awkward.

I onno, might just be me
darkpassioncomics Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2008
Wow, awesome!!
tyramenendez Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008
laura martin's a great colorist. i loved her work on astonishing x-men.
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