Wonder Woman (2016) series, volumes 1-8
Many characters saw a rebooted storyline with the DC Universe Rebirth arc, and Wonder Woman was one of them. While some readers may feel fatigued by yet another origin story, this one takes into consideration the other stories that have come before them, and explains these other "truths" that Diana has in her head. So, while this is another explanation of Diana's origins, the story moves on fairly quickly to a new adventure of Diana in the Man's World. This time, she teams up with her old adversary, The Cheetah, to find her way back to Themyscira. In later issues, Diana fights against the growing threat of Ares and Godwatch, a mysterious organization, and many other classic and brand new foes.
This storyline is a modern take on the classic and well-loved heroine. Rucka and later writers pleasantly blend classic elements and characters with new creations (as well as bring back some of Rucka's inventions from previous imprints). The villains are well-crafted and given believable motivations and plenty of page-space, unlike some of the characters in previous Wonder Woman lines. Fans of Wonder Woman will enjoy the characterization of Diana as the reluctant hero, which is more in line with the character's origin. As far as age appropriateness, there is some superhero violence, relatively little bloodshed, and some suggested adult themes between Diana and Steve, but nothing too overt, and no actual parts are shown.
Sara's Rating: 8/10
Suitability: Grades 7-12
Vol 1, The Lies: written by Greg Rucka, illustrated by Liam Sharp
Vol 2, Year One: written by Greg Rucka, illustrated by Nicola Scott
Vol 3, The Truth: written by Greg Rucka, illustrated by Liam Sharp
Vol 4, Godwatch: written by Greg Rucka, illustrated by Bilquis Evely
Vol 5, Heart of the Amazons: written by Shea Fontana, illustrated by Mirka Andolfo
Vol 6, Children of the Gods: written by James Robinson, illustrated by Stephen Segovia
Vol 7, Amazons Attacked: written by James Robinson, illustrated by Stephen Segovia
Vol 8, Dark Gods: written by James Robinson, illustrated by Jesús Merino
Tags: Rating: 8/10, Suitability: Middle School, Suitability: High School, Comicbooks, Superheroes
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