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review 2017-08-07 08:02
And to round out the day
Wonder Woman, Vol. 4: War - Brian Azzarello,Cliff Chiang,Tony Akins,Goran Sudžuka,Dan Green

Is one graphic novel. Wonder Woman is my absolute favorite superhero (and yes, the movie rocked). I've read some of the novels in this series, but it would probably be better if I read them all, and in order. I haven't managed that accomplishment yet. Still, it's nice to finally know HOW she became the God of War. 

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review 2017-07-27 17:22
Wonder Woman: Earth One Vol. 1 - Grant Morrison,Yanick Paquette

I had a hard time following the story line in this book. I hope volume 2 is better.

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text 2017-07-20 18:36
Some Graphic Novels
Wonder Woman Vol. 2: Year One (Rebirth) - Greg Rucka
The Unworthy Thor Vol. 1 - Olivier Coipe... The Unworthy Thor Vol. 1 - Olivier Coipel (illustrator) Jason Aaron (author)
Moonshine Volume 1 - Brian Azzarello Moonshine Volume 1 - Brian Azzarello

Which won't scan dammit.


Wonder Woman Year one which I really enjoyed. A great origin story with only occasional weird angles that look like the artist is trying to upskirt or stare down the boobs


Then I read Unworthy Thor, he's just being an angsty teen. Seriously, he needs to adult up.


Then I read Moonshine Vol 1, not my kind of art style and I have no urge to read more.


Entertaining few reads, they go so quickly. I read the Wonder Woman twice.  I do want to read more in this series

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review 2017-07-05 22:05
The Legend of Wonder Woman Vol. 1: Origins by Renae De Liz and Ray Dillon
The Legend of Wonder Woman - Renae De Liz

With the new Wonder Woman coming to theaters, I wanted to learn more about the woman in question. So when my partner and I saw this at the library, I brought it home to learn more about Diana of Themyscira before we went to see the new movie. And I am so glad I did! It brought a whole new perspective to who Diana is as a person.


First, I want to start off by saying the artwork is stunning! The colors are bright and beautiful and the character designs are flawless. I love how the women are drawn in this comic. All are diverse in skin tone and body type. I adore how the scenery is drawn. The action scenes are exciting to stare at. I just love seeing the story unfold with the beautiful art.


This is also an amazing starting point for anyone who is curious about Wonder Woman. It starts off with her childhood on Themyscira and slowly progresses to how she arrived on Earth. I love seeing how Diana grows from being a naive child to a morally just adult. I love seeing her fight through all her struggles and defending those she holds dear but never jeopardizing who she is as a person. I love seeing how complex and fun and downright scary she can be if push comes to shove. Basically, I love everything about her as a character and I cannot wait to learn more about her.


I also love the relationships she forms on Earth. Her friend, Etta Candy, is a real treat. She is smart, sassy, beautiful, talented, and has her own sense of badassery that's right on the level of Diana. I loved her so much that I couldn't wait to see her in the Wonder Woman film! (In the film, she is woefully underused which is a crime but a story for another time.) Aside from Diana, she is one of my favorite characters! And we also have Steve Trevor who is a soldier and someone Diana becomes quite fond of. I love their relationship because it's not one that undermines who they are. Diana never becomes a mushy love-sick puppy when she is not with him. She cares about him and wants him to be safe, but she focuses on what needs to be done before she engages in any romantic relationship she might want to have with him. And Steve respects her and supports her. Ah, it's just a great portrayal of what could be a great relationship.


With that being said, this is a great place to start your adventure in learning more about the superhero who has been getting a lot of buzz lately, If you can, read this first before you watch the movie. It will provide a lot more details about the characters and this world that the movie didn't have time to go into. I love both this comic and the movie so much, and highly recommend both if you love superhero movies!

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review 2017-06-21 00:00
Wonder Woman: Warbringer
Wonder Woman: Warbringer (DC Icons Series) - Leigh Bardugo Coming in on the heels of a successful movie, Leigh Bardugo's Wonder Woman: Warbringer is another good relaunch of the character. Diana witnesses the destruction of a ship just offshore of Themyscira and manages to save a young girl. Bringing a mortal to the island is bad enough, unfortunately Alia Keralis is no ordinary girl. She springs from a cursed bloodline reaching back to Helen of Troy and is destined to bring about a destructive war simply by existing. Her presence on the island almost immediately causes sickness and earthquakes. Diana must bring Alia back to New York and break the ancient curse before it is too late.

Bardugo strikes a good balance between humor and action and succeeds in making memorable characters in a short span of time. This book is never just about Diana and her quest, or even about Diana and Alia. We have a post-millenium cast of the Breakfast Club to care about! The book scores a lot of points for the idea of shifting the focus of the story to character relationships instead of boss fights and keeping only the very best of the fish-out-of-water jokes of Diana's introduction to modern culture. Themyscira apparently has an updated library so Diana's able to understand and even make some pop culture references of her own, even if they feature the impressionists.

Where Warbringer goes wrong is that the Breakfast Club teen melodrama approach of the book makes it feel...small. Diana and Alia's quest is to end a millenia-old curse that has contributed to the deaths of millions but the book never quite lets that sink in. When the time comes for an action sequence, or when secrets are revealed the narrative threatens to fall flat. The small conversations, the quiet bonding moments - with the exception of the romance which felt too convenient - those were the most effective.

There's also the minor concern that that the DC Icons universe is clearly very different from the DC Film universe which is different from the current Wonder Woman comic book. Wonder Woman is fantastic no matter what universe she's in, but there's going to be some confusion down the line. Keeping all that in mind, I liked the book, but can't go higher than that.
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