Synopsis of the story:
Wonder Woman, Diana Princess of the Amazons is fabled for her Pure birth, “wonder woman is a perfict amazon — no male seed created her”. But as the gods, lie, cheat and Plot Diana’s life is turned upside down. Now she lives to Protect a mortal woman – Impregnated but the all mighty zeus – from the wrath of a woman scorned.
Why I loved it:
The imagery in the opening with the eary Appolo tells the readers exactly what to expect with this series; you watch as he assumable “murders” three bimbos, and then manipulate their carcasses so that he may gaze into the future. There is nothing ordinary about this series, i have not read in my short time as a collector read a comic that is more horror in story than superhero. and it is a cocktail of flavors that i really love.
In this day and age the lack of good female charters are no longer a issue. Wonder Woman was the first female superhero, and therefore has earned the right to a good run. I found the story deferentially dose her justice. Its exiting and emotional – from Diana’s Relationship with her mother, to the heartbreaking story with Zola and her unborn child there are plenty of characters to rout for. What is so Fascinating about this story is that you find yourself (it might just be a girl thing) Relating to the scornful unclad Hippolyta too!
one thing that made me smile was the integration of Greek mythology into the Language, look and story of the book without rubbing it in our faces as a reader (most of the time). the play on words during conversations between the gods just made me smile!
the only real criticism i have for This Volume is not the fault of the volume but a fault of mine. I found the story very fast paced and at times too quick moving. because I read this story as a book rather than issue by issue, the dramatic cliffhangers lost there drama slightly. you would be shocked by information and rather than savoring and stewing in that knowledge until the next issue, you find yourself hurriedly turning the page desperate to find out what happens next. I am under no illusions that if I had been collecting this title over monthly release this process would have been dragged more.
The art for wonder woman at first glance seems average, and common. however the “dirty” bold lines really reflect Wonder Womans Powerful presence in her story, as well as the horror-esque style plot line.
The colours are well chosen to represent the mood of Wonder Woman, and the themes of the story.
I have to comment on the character designs in the book; just as mentioned before there is a clear (and obvious) connection to greek Mythology, however it presented to the reader in a fresh and quite frankly beautiful way.
Do I recommend it?:
For all readers, this is a fantastically written, moderate horror genre. with a solid story. But as a girl I would recommend this to any girl looking to breaking into comic books, but want a strong female protagonist to follow.
(HINT) – note the subtle placing on Trinity war hints?! Yes i know its a little late, but see if you can spot her?