Wonder Woman Vol. 1: The Lies

DC

Mar 09, 2017 Issue # 59 - 15th Anniversary Bookmark and Share


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There is a lot to like in Greg Rucka's return to pop culture's most famous Amazon. Liam Sharp's pencils are beautiful. Appropriately epic, even. And the people seem like people, with motivations, personalities, interactions that cover the range of human complexity: awkwardness, emotion, love, respect, desperation. Even the bulk of the immediate plot is intriguing: Wonder Woman seeks help from the Cheetah to find her lost homeland and gets wrapped up, along with Steve Trevor, in a story of gods and jungle sacrifice worthy of Conan the Barbarian. The best version of once-comedy relief supporting character Etta Candy is also gratifying.

Butand it's a big butthe thing driving the overarching narrative is yet another retcon. "Everything she thinks she knows is wrong." A spectacular run on the book by predecessors is essentially rendered invalid or wiped out, as, to be fair, was done to Rucka's old run. A primary thing that makes comics fun is the incorporation, rather than invalidation, of a character's jumbled past. Using continuity as a playground, not a burden.

This is not to say the story isn't worth your money. It is very enjoyable, especially if you can get lost in the plot and overlook the near dismissal of some past continuity. (www.dccomics.com)

Author rating: 7/10

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