Wonder Woman (2016) series, volumes 1-8
Many characters saw a rebooted storyline with the DC Universe Rebirth arc, and Wonder Woman was one of them. While some readers may feel fatigued by yet another origin story, this one takes into consideration the other stories that have come before them, and explains these other "truths" that Diana has in her head. So, while this is another explanation of Diana's origins, the story moves on fairly quickly to a new adventure of Diana in the Man's World. This time, she teams up with her old adversary, The Cheetah, to find her way back to Themyscira. In later issues, Diana fights against the growing threat of Ares and Godwatch, a mysterious organization, and many other classic and brand new foes.
Illustrated by Kunieda & Suzuhito Yasuda
Here's a cute and whimsical title for adventure-fiction lovers (once they get over the ridiculous and long title!). This story follows Bell, an up-and-coming adventurer in the service of his goddess, Hestia. Bell adventures in the dungeon below Orario, a city inhabited by gods from all sorts of pantheons who have descended into the mortal realm because their lives in paradise grew too boring. Unlike other gods with multiple adventurers, Hestia's Familia is just Bell. Bell falls in love with Ais Wallenstein, an adventurer in the powerful Familia of Loki, and he aspires to be strong enough to earn her affections. In order to do this, Bell has to "level up" by beating monsters in the dungeon.
Illustrated by Kilian Plunkett, Andrew C. Robinson, Walden Wong, Dave Johnson, colored by Paul Mounts, lettered by Ken Lopez
Red Son explores a very interesting what if: What if Superman wasn't Clark Kent? What if he didn't land in Kansas, but in Soviet Russia? What if Superman wasn't the American symbol of the good-ol-farmboy, but the Picture-perfect Communist Worker ready to do whatever he could for his comrades? Along the way, Superman meets a princess named Diana who becomes a partner to Superman in his quest to bring the Earth into a Communist Utopia. Lois Lane is actually Lois Luther, Daily Planet editor with a complicated relationship with Lex. There's even an alternate Batman, spurred on by his hatred for the Party that murdered his parents.
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