Enough people have come to me asking me about doing this that I figure, what the heck, I’ll give the people what they want!
So to celebrate Wonder Woman’s awesome film debut, we’ll do a countdown of the 50 Greatest Wonder Woman comic book stories of all-time starting next month (the Fourth of July sounds like a good time to start a countdown about a superhero who wears the American flag as a costume, no?).
Wonder Woman has starred in a bunch of a great stories, from one-shot issues to multi-issue stories to, well, sagas. So here you will be casting your vote for who you feel are the greatest Wonder Woman stories!
You folks will all vote by e-mailing me your votes at email@example.com from now up until 11:59 Pacific time, June 30th. I’ll tabulate all the votes and I’ll begin a countdown of the top 50 beginning on the Fourth of July.
Okay, here are the guidelines!
1. E-Mail your votes to firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Vote for your TEN favorite Wonder Woman stories (from comic books only). They can be single issue stories. They can be longer storylines. It’s all about to you.
3. Rank your ten stories from #1 (what you think is the greatest story) to #10 (what you think is the 10th greatest). I’d prefer it if you actually numbered your entry, #1-10. It’s easier for me to count. Really, just use this template:
TEN GREATEST WONDER WOMAN STORIES
4. Your top choice will be given 10 points, your second choice 9, etc.
5. Only stories where Wonder Woman is a lead or a co-lead character count. In other words, don’t vote for Justice League of America stories where Wonder Woman is just a member of the team, like the “Hyperclan” story or “Rock of Ages,” but you CAN vote for Justice League stories which are basically Wonder Woman stories just in the pages of Justice League. Like that Joe Kelly issue where Batman and Wonder Woman get their flirt on. Just use your own common sense. I think I can trust that you can tell a story meant as a “Wonder Woman” story apart from a story where Wonder Woman is just a member of the Justice League or Justice Society. Brave and the Bold and DC Comics Presents stories featuring Wonder Woman count. Wonder Woman stories in anthologies count.
6. Runs are not stories. To wit, you can’t pick, say, Greg Rucka’s run and call it a story. It is not. It contains a number of different stories.
7. Miniseries count as one story. In the case of anthologies, each story inside the anthology is considered an independent story.
8. If you have questions and or requests for clarification, feel free to ask them in the comments section or via e-mail. I’ll make various decisions as necessary.
9. I’ll list various distinctions that I think are worth mentioning here, based on questions people have sent me:
Have fun! And, of course, you know, go VOTE!!