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A young Wonder Woman on the cover of Diana, Princess of the Amazons, a YA graphic novel from DC Comics (2020). Victoria Ying/DC Comics

Read 10 pages of DC Comics’ newest, cutest Wonder Woman graphic novel

Diana, Princess of the Amazons is a coming-of-age comic with an Amazon twist

Diana, Princess of the Amazons is the latest in DC Comics line of graphic novels for the younger set, and it looks awfully cute.

The only child on an island of immortal adults, Diana feels like nobody really gets her — so she takes a page out of her mother’s book and makes herself a friend out of sand and clay. But is her new clay friend really such a good influence? And what’s the connection between her and Doom’s Doorway, the gate to the underworld of monsters?

The new book, hitting shelves on Jan. 7, is penned by the husband and wife team of Shannon and Dean Hale, with art from Victoria Ying. Shannon Hale is the award winning author of YA fantasy novels like Princess Academy and Book of a Thousand Days, and has co-authored a handful of graphic novels with Dean Hale, like The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World, and Rapunzel’s Revenge. Ying has a long pedigree of both children’s books and more serious work like at the Nib.

All in all, it’s a great team to be working on a coming-of-age story about Wonder Woman before she was Wonder Woman. You can see that for yourself in this exclusive 10-page preview, courtesy of DC Comics.

Diana and her new friend climb trees and play on the shore, Diana, Princess of the Amazons, DC Comics (2020). Image: Dean Hale, Shannon Hale, Victoria Ying/DC Comics
Diana and her new clay friend play in an amphitheatre and track down a leopard den in Diana, Princess of the Amazons, DC Comics (2020). Image: Dean Hale, Shannon Hale, Victoria Ying/DC Comics
Diana and her friend make fun of another Amazon behind her back, which thrills Diana, but makes her feel a little guilty, in Diana, Princess of the Amazons, DC Comics (2020). Image: Dean Hale, Shannon Hale, Victoria Ying/DC Comics
Diana’s friend steals rolls for them to eat, in Diana, Princess of the Amazons, DC Comics (2020). Image: Dean Hale, Shannon Hale, Victoria Ying/DC Comics
Diana’s friend nearly throws a roof tile at a Kanga(roo) keeper, but accidentally drops it instead, in Diana, Princess of the Amazons, DC Comics (2020). Image: Dean Hale, Shannon Hale, Victoria Ying/DC Comics
A dropped roof tile makes a kanga(roo) keeper slip and fall in mud, to Diana’s horror but also some amusement, in Diana, Princess of the Amazons, DC Comics (2020). Image: Dean Hale, Shannon Hale, Victoria Ying/DC Comics
Diana teaches her new friend about the Paradise Islands, of which Themyscira is only one, in Diana, Princess of the Amazons, DC Comics (2020). Image: Dean Hale, Shannon Hale, Victoria Ying/DC Comics
Diana explains to her new friend that the Amazons were set in the Paradise Islands to guard the gate to Tartarus, the underworld for the souls of monsters, in Diana, Princess of the Amazons, DC Comics (2020). Image: Dean Hale, Shannon Hale, Victoria Ying/DC Comics
Diana’s new clay friend is worried that she is a monster, and asks Diana if she’s ever felt different from everyone else, in Diana, Princess of the Amazons, DC Comics (2020). Image: Dean Hale, Shannon Hale, Victoria Ying/DC Comics
Diana tells her friend that it feels like nobody on Themyscira really gets her, except her new friend, in Diana, Princess of the Amazons, DC Comics (2020). Image: Dean Hale, Shannon Hale, Victoria Ying/DC Comics

Diana, Princess of the Amazons hits comic shop shelves on Jan. 7.