Wonder Woman #1 Comic Book Recap/Review

Wonder Woman #1 Recap/Review – The Lies, Chapter One

Wonder Woman #1 Comic Book Recap

In the jungle, Wonder Woman calls out to an unseen figure.  They need to talk.  The story keeps changing.  Nothing makes sense.  She is only an enemy if treated as such, but one way or another, she will have answers.

Steve Trevor and a squad of his men are under heavy fire, and are having trouble getting to their target.  They must not fail on this mission, and Trevor knows it.  He promises he will not let his commander down.

Wonder Woman #1 Recap/Review – The Lies, Chapter One

However, Steve’s commander is worried.  Their target, a deadly warlord named Cadulo, shouldn’t have known they were coming.  To make matters worse, Diana was recently spotted in the area.  The commander, a woman named Etta O. Candy, considers the possibility that Steve contacted Wonder Woman, but Etta is skeptical, as she understands the two haven’t spoken for some time.

When contacted about this, Steve firmly denies breaching security concerning the mission.  They bring up his past association with Diana, Steve points out that Etta also has a history with the superhero.  He assures the commander that if Wonder Woman is in the country, it has nothing to do with them.  Though Etta is satisfied with this, one of the men jokingly points out he still carries an old picture of Diana.  The men continue on, until Steve and his men find a village, pillaged and raped by Cadulo’s people.

In the jungle, Diana comes across a gruesome display.  Remarking that her friend has resorted to such displays of brutality, she is disheartened by just how badly her foe has fallen.  However, she will not be deterred.  Diana continues her pursuit, fighting off a band of viscous beasts that get in her way.  Frustrated, she demand her opponent face her.  <ROAR; SLASH; SLASH; ROAR; ETC>  A midst the onslaught, Diana begs her attacker to stop.  Themyscira is missing.  She can’t find her way home, and Barbara Ann, The Cheetah, is the only person who can help.

Wonder Woman #1 Comic Book Review

Hello and welcome to Comic Island!  My name is Arden, and this is my recap, and review, of Wonder Woman #1!

Hey-hey, it’s my first Rebirth review, and what a fun comic to start off with.  There was a lot of excitement over Greg Rucka taking on this series, and on the whole, that hype was paid off here.  This is a great comic on the whole and one I recommend.  The art and writing are top notch, but what I enjoyed the most was the pacing.

Wonder Woman’s slow, methodical walk through the jungle was just a great way to kick things off here.  It tells you exactly what you need to know about this character.  Strong and undeterred, yet not violent unless directly attacked.  Calm and measured, but not without love in her heart.  Rucka strikes a good balance with Diana’s character, and boy, does Liam Sharp do a good job at delivering on the art.  The way he does facial expressions is high quality and consistently adds to the character work in Rucka’s writing.

So yes, this is a pretty good comic.  That being said, I was a little iffy on my first read.  It does feel like the makings of a Wonder Woman story in its most basic form.  You have your Steve Trevor, you have your big quest in the form of a missing Amazon homeland, and you’ve got your iconic, perhaps the most iconic Wonder Woman villain, in the form of Cheetah.  That’s great for those of you not overly familiar with Wonder Woman comics.  In fact, if you haven’t read a lot with this character, this series seems perfect for you.  It’s setting up to be a great way to get into the world of Wonder Woman without having to know much beforehand.

If you are a bit more of a hardcore fan like me, well, the story does seem a little bit more simple  than I’d prefer, but the more I look at this comic, the less I’m worried about it.  We’re setting a lot of great groundwork here, and I’m looking forward to what will hopefully be a very uneasy team-up between Cheetah and Diana, and yeah, that’s pretty cool.  So thanks for watching this video.  Let me know what you think in the comments section below, and don’t forget to like, subscribe, and keep reading comics.

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