Note that this is still technically Rebirth, but they gave it a Volume 1, probably because the original Rebirth storyline was wrapped up in the last volume.
Steve Trevor goes MIA on a covert mission to the war-torn country of Durovnia. In rushing there to find him, Wonder Woman instead finds Ares! He has escaped from his imprisonment on Themyscira to… fight for truth and justice, as Wonder Woman does? But what does his escape mean for Diana’s homeland? Steve, meanwhile, is among a group of mythical beasts led by a boy to none other than Aphrodite. She explains that she has no memory of how she came to be on Earth and that she cannot find her way back to Olympus. Steve begs her to help him and Wonder Woman stop the war – but how do you stop a war with love?
There are no right or wrong answers in this graphic novel. There are only intentions, actions, and consequences. Some turn out good, others not so good. We see our heroes trying to wield love and forgiveness against hate and fear. Not only during the war-like conflict, but against prejudices and fear of refugees.
The art was very stylish. The figures are fluid and the action dynamic. Though there are some big fight scenes, it never feels cluttered. The facial expressions looked kind of weird at times: as if they were too stretched out or too squished, and it was distracting.
Overall I was pleased with G. Willow Wilson’s Wonder Woman debut, and I am eager to see what else she does with the character.
Wilson, G. Willow, Cary Nord, Xermanico, and Jesus Merino. Wonder Woman (Vol. 1): The Just War. 2019.
November 17, 2020 at 12:03 pm
Thanks for sharing. I wonder when Wonder Woman 1980 is rolling out. Great idea getting interest going.
Have a great week,
On Mon, Nov 16, 2020 at 10:32 AM Graphic Novelty² wrote:
> Kathleen posted: ” Note that this is still technically Rebirth, but they > gave it a Volume 1, probably because the original Rebirth storyline was > wrapped up in the last volume. Steve Trevor goes MIA on a covert mission to > the war-torn country of Durovnia. In rushing ther” >
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November 17, 2020 at 1:51 pm
At this time, it’s supposed to be out on Christmas day. But who knows with the continuing pandemic. You have a good week too, Gary!
December 16, 2020 at 11:45 am
This arc will always have a special place in my heart because, loving G. Willow Wilson’s work as much as I do, this was when I started reading ‘Wonder Woman’ monthly. And I haven’t looked back! My pull list is so much better with Diana on it :D.
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