Wonder Woman Vol. 1: The Just War

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 29 Oct 2019

Member Reviews

The artwork is basic and uninspiring. But nothing too terrible. The dialogue, however, is just silly. Beyond amateurish. I've read dialogue from indie published books that was better. For me, the story wasn't much better. It's basic. It's lazy. You have one lover going after another that is in danger. They switch it up by having it be the woman attempting to save the man, but this being a Wonder Woman comic, it isn't surprising. The inclusion of the mythical creatures was the breaking point. I mean, I get it is a comic about a superheros but this called for too much suspension of disbelief. 

This was a 16 page DNF.
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The art is great. I can’t wait to see this at my local  omicron shops. I hope the story line can add a new spin to the world.
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I was looking forward to this graphic novel because I loved Ms. Marvel and I wanted to see what Wilson would do with the Wonder Woman story. I didn't find it engaging, however, and it didn't keep my attention. It seemed more focused on moving the action along rather than creating an engrossing storyline or cast of characters.
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Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher I was able to read this book in exchange for an honest review.
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So, for some reason the copy I downloaded was missing a lot of writing in speech bubbles so I wasn’t really able to read as much I’d like but the gist of the story got through to me and I have to say I’m super excited and in love with G. Willow Wilson taking the lead on writing Wonder Woman. Will I miss her doing Ms. Marvel? Yes, but I’m so excited to see her take on such an old and established character and see what new she can bring in. 
Wonder Woman has always been among my favorites because there is so much opportunity to play with mythology and pull in different gods and play havoc. In here it’s Ares being Ares but there are also some other people stepping in and some new looking characters. I look forward to purchasing the title to see what I missed but I’m sold so far.
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Book Review
2 stars
I was sent an eArc of this comic by NetGalley in exchange for my honest thoughts. 
I didn't really like this comic. I didn't connect with the characters, there seemed to be too much going on at once & it didn't really keep me drawn in while I was reading it. I think the characters could have had more growth & some of the stuff didn't really need to be in the story at all.
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Art is fabulous and popping , fun stories through mythology with my favorite super hero . Also extremely relevant for the times we live with immigration plots .
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I appreciate having had an opportunity to read this book in ARC form. The appeal of this particular book was not evident to me, and if I cannot file a generally positive review I prefer to simply advise the publisher to that effect and file no review at all.
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I just love G. Willow WIlson and I am so excited that she is writing Wonder Woman. She does such a great job of incorporating real world issues into the stories of the comics she writes while still keeping it fun.
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I think reading these as single issues would have fared better for me. Reading them in a single volume highlighted the disparity between the good stories and the not so good. Overall, I liked the fast pacing of the stories, but felt that some of the writing felt jarring and the tonality was a bit off. Most of the artwork is great, while others felt unfinished or not cohesive. I enjoyed Ms. Marvel so I was excited to see what Willow Wilson would do with WW. But, I wasn't blown away as I expected to be. That said, lots of great potential for the story to find its groove and develop further as it evolves.
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This was a wonderful addition to the Wonder Woman comics! I flew through this graphic novel! I loved the art style. I loved the writing. I just adored this! This is a must have for any Wonder Woman fan. I can't wait to read the next installment! It's addicting and a perfect addition to any personal or public library collection!
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I enjoyed this book, it has an interesting premise, and the art is beautiful. As a first volume, it definitely makes me want to continue reading to see if Diana will be able to solve the mystery and resolve the conflicts that are happening. I will also say that this comic is packed full of issues that need to be handled. I wonder how much help Diana will need to get before things are put to rights, and if they are even able to be. We'll see....
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Loved this Wonder Woman! G. Willow Wilson is a wonderful choice as a writer for the Wonder Woman world, and she really captured Diana's voice. I hope to see more of this Diana in future renditions. 
The only disappointing parts were some of Cary Nord's illustrations of some of the women. At times he captured the characters respectfully, but other times it was cringish - just looked like he was focusing too much on their sex appeal and vulnerability, and less on their power and competence.
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