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Wonder Woman, Volume 1 by Greg Rucka
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This was a very good rebirth/reboot of Wonder Woman. It introduces a character who I would consider Wonder Woman's arch-nemesis, although their relationship is very complicated, Cheetah aka Barbara Minerva. Also, Steve Trevor plays a big role.

I loved the artwork. While nice, the cover art doesn't live up to the wonderful illustration inside the book.

Greg Rucka is an excellent writer, and his skills are beautifully displayed in this volume. His understanding of what makes the characters tick is evident. He gets Diana, Steve and Barbara. He also examines our society in which the lives of girls and women are disregarded as not valuable, especially if they don't serve some usefulness. Barbara's character arc shows the damage that a misogynistic culture can do to a person.

I also liked how this volume delves into the Greek mythology aspects of Diana's heritage. Her father is not who she thought he was. She also realizes that the Amazons have kept secrets from her. This leads to her sense of disillusionment. Also this book explores Diana's relationship with Steve. Although I not-so-secretly ship Diana and Bruce, WonderBat, I like her and Steve together. I think the problem is that Steve is a soldier and is entrenched in the human world, whereas Diana is immortal and pretty much a demigoddess, which puts a time limit on their relationship, and they're still trying to figure all out that out.

I'm pretty happy with this first book in the Rebirth series of Diana. This is the best Wonder Woman comic I've read so far. Looking forward to reading more.
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Reading Progress

July 19, 2017 – Started Reading
July 19, 2017 – Shelved
October 23, 2017 – Shelved as: 2017-action-adventure-reading-chall
October 23, 2017 – Shelved as: 2017-action-heroines-challenge
October 23, 2017 – Shelved as: 2017-dangerous-hero-challenge
October 23, 2017 – Shelved as: lethal-women
October 23, 2017 – Shelved as: library-checkout
October 23, 2017 – Shelved as: gods-and-goddesses
October 23, 2017 – Shelved as: greek-mythology
October 23, 2017 – Shelved as: superheroes
October 23, 2017 – Shelved as: superhuman
October 23, 2017 – Shelved as: favorites
October 23, 2017 – Finished Reading

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