A RETROSPECTIVE WONDER WOMAN REVIEW
I can tell you straight up, Greg Rucka‘s 32 issue run on Wonder Woman is one of the finest runs of comic writing I’ve EVER read…
Wonder Woman – Down to Earth tpb (195-200) = 7 out of 10
Wonder Woman – Bitter Rivals tpb (201-205) = 8 out of 10.
Wonder Woman – Eyes of the Gorgon tpb (206-213) = 8 out of 10.
Wonder Woman – Land of the Dead tpb (214-217) = 7 out of 10.
Wonder Woman – Mission’s End tpb (218-226) = 9 out of 10.
You know, it’s hard to summarize 32 issues, especially as a LOT happens.
Diana Prince is the Embassador of New Themyscira, operating in her embassy in New York. I guess the whole crux of the story is “Diana Prince is a woman of high ideals, but does she practice what she preaches?”
A series of events leads to the distrust of Wonder Woman, and this comes to climax when she kills criminal mastermind Maxwell Lord, fracturing her friendship with Superman and Batman, leading into the “Infinite Crisis” and leaving her a fugitive without a country, as Themyscira is transported to a secret location, for its own safety.Rucka‘s run has many stunning moments, but it is the overall consistency that makes it excellent. His character writing is very good and his dialog always seems natural and powerful.
Overall, each storyline is smartly structured and the art by Drew Johnson is very easy on the eye. Highly recommended!
Overall score: 8 out of 10.