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Wonder Woman Vol. 1: Blood

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2013

    I Also Recommend:

    This is probably THE standout series of The New 52, alongside Sc

    This is probably THE standout series of The New 52, alongside Scott Snyder's Batman. This book is my favorite take on Diana in years. It really makes her exceptional origin story OUTSTANDING. More Greek mythology is incorporated than you'd expect, but that's not a bad thing. It also doesn't seem to take place alongside Justice League, More of an origin story without all the boring monologue and exposition. I know some readers will be turned off by the fact that it's not Batman or Superman, but Diana is an important character in the JL too. Just because she doesn't have a movie doesn't mean she sucks. If you've been on the fence about getting this book, take it from me, get it. I have it and Volume two. Only luckily for you, Volume two is already out so you won't have to wait a while like I did. Buy it. Now.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 18, 2012

    A dark and fun take on the classic heroine, this "new"

    A dark and fun take on the classic heroine, this "new" Wonder Woman keeps all the pure, caring personality of her "pre-reboot" incarnation while taking on a dark but entertaining backstory and a clever take on the ancient Greek gods. Finding out she is the illegitimate daughter of Zeus, Diana incurs the wrath of Hera who is also in pursuit of another young woman who is carrying her husband's child. Charged with protecting the woman and her unborn child, along with a wounded Hermes in tow, Diana loses her whole world in the blink of an eye. Both in terms of her identity and her home. To top it all off, it looks like Zeus may be dead! Sparking a "family feud" over control of his crown.

    The best part is, you don't need to have an intimate knowledge of her backstory or even the rest of the DC universe to enjoy this take on the classic character.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2013

    Superb!

    As a father of a daughter, I've always found most female role models rather lacking. I'm looking at you, Cinderella & Sleeping Beauty. However, reading Wonder Woman lets me know there are great role models for girls.

    The story in this first volume us great. I love the way the gods are presented. I love the action.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 16, 2014

    The origins of Wonder Woman/Diana are explored as well as curren

    The origins of Wonder Woman/Diana are explored as well as current family tensions.

    Richly detailed graphics add layers to plot, action, and character development. Dialogue and narrative allow insight into plot and character as well as help build tension and intersperse humor.

    Without giving away too much to the story, I will just say this, it was fun to see the Greek Gods interacting.

    Overall, a truly fun read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2014

    Loved it

    Cannot wait to read the next one

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2012

    Good

    This is a good collection of comics. I enjoyed the new take on Wonder Woman's origin. The darker stories involving the gods was interesting.

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  • Posted December 10, 2012

    Highly recommed

    A great book for aoften over hype character ill admit that I wasn't that found of wonder woman often seeing as somone who glory was long past if ever had one but now wiht this dynamic team of brian azzerolo and chang this book I could not put down from beginging to end from the portals of gods to wonder woman herself and Ifor one cnat wiate to see what happnes

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2012

    Innovative and fun series about heroism and mythology!

    Don't even need to be a superhero fan to enjoy this book. Fans of mythology, in general, will keep coming back for more.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2012

    Looks to be a great making for Wonder Woman

    More or less brand new to comics here. I've seen all of the DCAU, the DC films, etc, but only with the new 52 am I getting into reading them. I really like this interpretation of Wonder Woman, it definitely shows the more feral and gruesome nature of Greek-lore in the DC universe, rather than say, the perfect paradise/gods blessing everything in Justice League Unlimited. The art style is quite catchy. I got a bit lost with some of the characters towards the end, but that may just be me, and rereading it caught me right back up.

    Hopefully the next volume shows more of Wonder Woman kicking ass and being a warrior.

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  • Posted September 2, 2012

    I thought this revitalization of the Wonder Woman mythos was a g

    I thought this revitalization of the Wonder Woman mythos was a great return to classical sources. It's still Wonder Woman but blends superhero themes with mobster movies and Greek mythology, breathing new life into a perhaps cliched title and character. Cliched no more. There's a war on among the gods, Hera is out for revenge on all of Zeus's little flings, Diana is both victim and protector. The storytelling is mature and involved, the art and style crackles with excitement and gore, and the reimagining of the Greek gods is truly original. I had never been a follower of Wonder Woman but I think this new take on her is going to attract a large new audience for a very deserving book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2012

    A new direction

    With the "rebirth" of wonder woman and the strange design and style choices current writers and artists have made, it's nice to see a new take that still pays hommage to the original style. First off I HATED wonder woman's fully clothed costume. This new re colored classic look is more in line with what i grew up knowing and loving about her look. Second the emphasis on her greek heritage with the pantheon of gods is a nice touch. It's a darker grittier tale that carries her over well in both the modern world and her origin. This is a great start at a reboot that doesnt dismiss her classic feel and does a great job reintroducing her to a new audience.

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