After years of languishing in development hell, the Wonder Woman movie is only a few days away from hitting theaters. Gal Gadot's iteration of the powerful Diana impressed a lot of moviegoers last year in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and now we'll learn how she became the hero we saw fighting Doomsday alongside the Man of Steel and Caped Crusader. But Wonder Woman doesn't have to just be enjoyed on the big screen. She has plenty of other stories to check out, ranging from her earliest Golden Age comic book appearances to the current Rebirth book (one of my favorites) to other media.

There's a lot of Wonder Woman material that's been released for more than 75 years, but we've narrowed down the five best stories to check out before you see her movie and even for afterwards if you found it as enjoyable as most reviews indicate it will be. Let's start with one of her printed page tales.

Wonder Woman: Blood

Like the rest of the DC universe, Wonder Woman's history was rebooted in 2011 with the New 52 initiative. Writer Brian Azzarello and illustrator Cliff Chiang kicked off Diana's adventures in this new continuity, placing extra emphasis on her connections to Greek mythology and changing her history so that instead of being sculpted from clay and being brought to life by the gods, she is the natural-born daughter of Hippolyta and Zeus. Much of Wonder Woman's characterization in the DCEU is inspired by the New 52, so these are the first to first check out if you are enamored with Diana's cinematic solo adventure. If you like Wonder Woman: Blood, Azzarello's run lasted for five more volumes, so you'll have plenty of action-packed stories to tide you over in the days/weeks after seeing the movie.

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