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Wonder Woman: Down to Earth (Wonder Woman II #14)

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  854 Ratings  ·  67 Reviews
When Diana writes a book that shares her beliefs, it ignites a firestorm of controversy — and even gets the attention of the Olympian Gods! Now Wonder Woman faces her most personal battle yet as she confronts attacks on all levels, from Veronica Cale to Dr. Psycho to Silver Swan and even the War God Ares himself!

Collects WONDER WOMAN Vol. 2 #195–200
Paperback, 160 pages
Published 2004 by DC Comics
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Dec 08, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: superhumans, comics
The synopsis mentions plots by supervillains and gods, but that only barely gets started here. The main plot is about Wonder Woman's book, outlining her life and her philosophy. Remember: Diana is a feminist, polytheistic, and vegetarian. It's a no-brainer how some people would react to her, and that's precisely what happens here. Even more topical in 2012 than in 2003, believe it or not, when Protect Our Children probably wouldn't even wait for her to write a book before they start staging prot ...more
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As much as I appreciate Greg Rucka's writing, I wasn't too fond of this graphic novel. Not an auspicious start to my Wonder Woman graphic novel reading career. I thought it was way too mired in politics. I hate politics. I don't see Wonder Woman as a woman of rhetoric, but a woman of actions which show the principles she holds dearly. This book made me almost like Wonder Woman less. It seemed as though she was cast in the role of politician/representative, and my trust factor seems to diminish g ...more
Mar 31, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Some good material here, but too many of the female characters--not just the title one--are oversexed.
May 06, 2011 rated it really liked it
I really liked the story, even if it got a little preachy there towards the end. Didn't love the art.
Oh gosh, I wish more superhero books were like this one.

This isn't a book about a superhero going out and punching the daylights out of some maniacal bad guy. There isn't much in the way of grandstanding or many epic battles against superpowered villains. This is a book less about the superhero adventures of Wonder Woman and more about Diana of Themyscira: both as her role as an advocate for peace, truth, and respect, and as an examination of how others view that role.

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Jun 03, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition

Rucka's run is recommended as one of top ones by the internet, and of the top ones it is one whose art I can stand -- I know! Perez! I know! Jiminez! But god man, not everything ages well my dude.

So okay -- I'm a Greg Rucka fan, and the art here is lovely, especially for a book colored in 2003. But this is also the height of the "decompression" era in comics -- where longer storylines of not-much-happening were encouraged -- as the industry be
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Jan 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is more like it. Greg Rucka infuses Wonder Woman with political undertones as she writes a new book that teaches her values to the world. Alongside her is Garibaldi, Dominguez, Ferdinand the chef, and newly appointed assistant Jonah McCarthy as the studious staff for the Ambassador of Themyscira.

After Wonder Woman is a deceptive Ares, who has a creepy new form and a lot of hidden strife, a rich and powerful executive named Dr. Veronica Cale, and with her some recruited powerful villains suc
Nov 02, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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3.5 Not my favorite Wonder Woman story, but the politics weren't the problem. It was prescient with regard to women's issues, particularly those women who hate women who always seem to crawl out of the woodwork every election cycle. A little too West Wing maybe, but having a Minotaur as a chef in your ambassador's mansion is nothing short of awesome. What I enjoy about Rucka and Thompson is how they humanize the character, something very hard to do when it's someone so fundamentally decent, and ...more
Rucka's writing is definitely my favorite out of all the comics I read during my recent Wonder Woman spree. The character stays true to her altruistic, benevolent golden age origins, with some much needed and well done modernizations. I didn't find Azzarello's (new 52) writing to have much of a relation to the original WW character, but I did enjoy all the Greek pantheon shenanigans in those stories. I'll probably continue reading the Rucka run even though superheroes still aren't really my bag.
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Greg Rucka, is an American comic book writer and novelist, known for his work on such comics as Action Comics, Batwoman: Detective Comics, and the miniseries Superman: World of New Krypton for DC Comics, and for novels such as his Queen & Country series.
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