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The Facial Nerve eA s abysmal LazarusIt s still worth getting for Hiketeia alone though I m pretty sure it s currently unavailable separately and this volume is cheapnough to justify the purchase But if you want a good Wonder Woman run maybe because you are Surgery for Cochlear and Other Auditory Implants excited about her solo movie or if you re just interested in the character I think it s better to looklsewhere Where Hell if I know I am in the same boat as you I ve yet to read a really good WW run and I ve been trying for years First time reading any Wonder Woman stories by Greg Rucka and I can see why he s considered to be one of the successful writers in the great DC superheroine s runI ve recently been stuck in a rut when it comes to comic books Whether it s slogging through the convoluted and complicated Monstress or concluding that works like Rucka s other comic Black Magick range from okay to just barely above average I kept being met with disappointment And with all the disastrous DC based films cinematic and straight to DVD coming out this year my hopes for the comic company haven t been high lately However when returning to the classics with Wonder Woman I found I Uncommon Leadership: How to Build Competitive Advantage by Thinking Differently enjoyed this volume overall my lowxpectations soaring from the first page Wonder Woman by Greg Rucka Vol 1 is the least action packed of the Wonder Woman comics I ve read It s politically charged with lots of characters playing multiple parts throughout in the spiderweb of a plot structure But Greg Rucka definitely knows who Wonder Woman is and what her thics and the godlike pedestal the patriarch s world places her as a superhero are all about He xplores who she is as an icon an idol a princess a feminist a hero a person and an ally to the world of Multichannel Marketing Ecosystems everyday superheroics In this volume we see Diana of Themyscira as an ambassador living in New York started in 2004 We see her friendships her business schedules and meetings with hundreds of people including her Justice League friends andnemies and we see how her Greek pantheonian origins affect her life both at home and in the patriarch s society How they shape her as a superheroine a champion of Athena an Extending Symfony 2 Web Application Framework ex goddess and princess and as a businesswoman All this and of her beliefs Dianaxplains in her book Reflections which brews fiery controversy upon its release It s Angels Whiskey even gotten the attention of the Greek gods Diana deals withverything in a passionate level headed and reasonable demeanor She always strives to do what is right for Ritual Alliances of the Putian Plain: Volume Two: A Survey of Village Temples and Ritual Activities everyone for thearth She keeps her cool when confronted with so many problems from all aspects of her life Many mortal and immortal are out to discredit her To make her appear naive weak and ineffectual despite all the good she clearly does But Diana never buckles under the massive pressure as a superhero an ambassador an a symbol of truth and feminist teachingsThis is what makes her Wonder Woman She is able to balance all this the xternal and personal disasters plus face all the vile sexist criticism she receives from social and public circles and remain her loving calm and intelligent self Worthy of note Amid all of Diana s problems and difficulties not one of them is of a romantic nature No current heterosexual pairing is ver implied Yeah this is the Wonder Woman I love This Wonder Woman has a Minotaur chef named Ferdinand speaks for the trees and talks to birds tooThe characters are well rounded and developed Danielle Wellys who plays a major role in the first issue The Hiketeia is such and developed Danielle Wellys who plays a major role in the first issue The Hiketeia is such tragic figure Doctor Veronica Cale may be my favourite Wonder Woman villain because of how diabolical she is Her methods of destroying Wondy s name through her controversial book are painfully realistic representations of how any woman who dares to speak her mind is treated by the social media and public industries Yet Cale is tragically unable to see how much alike she is to the she DESPISES SO RUTHLESSLY CALE A SUCCESSFUL so ruthlessly Cale a successful herself should be a friend to Diana not a detractor I hope the
two women do manage to speak to ach women do manage to speak to ach in future issues Cale s best friend who may potentially be in love with her Leslie Anderson is positive towards Wonder Woman and becomes her ally at the The Day Christ Was Born end The s in Themyscira such as Artemis and Io are also rich in personality and are dynamic key players in their friend Diana s story Even the other DC characters Batman Superman Cassandra Sandsmark and the Flash being only a handful I ve named who appear here act as they should and are as fleshed out as Wonder Woman herself Kudos to Batman for telling Alfred that a man and a woman can be friends without anything sexual going on between them by the wayThe artwork is consistently brilliant throughout and I barely noticed any changes of artists as I read the whole volume Though the last issue does have a tendency to ahem draw attention to women with very loose clothing on than in the previous issues At least Wonder Woman herself is powerful no matter how she s depicted in the art Her beauty lies in how strong she is and this is shown to an awesome degree in this volumeven when she isn t fighting crime but is just talking to people she cares aboutThere are flaws The high assortment of characters to keep track of and the fact that the volume has no real conclusion and we are left hanging with Wonder Woman dealing with lots and lots of baddies who are out to get her The later issues have the s practically betray Diana when she needs them the most after 5 Nights: Sinful Delights Boxed Set everything she s done for them for reasons that are understandable story wise but come across as narrow minded and petty I hate female friendship betrayals like this because it gives the impression that women are by nature petty and theyasily turn against The Seventh Witch each other Wondy has complicated relationships withvery woman in this comic and And the Miss Ran Away with the Rake even the negative ones are given great time to develop at leastIn conclusion Wonder Woman by Greg Rucka Vol 1 shows the heroine at her most peaceful and less action orientated But it s still interesting and shows her at her smartest where her strengths lie as one of DC s Holy Trinity of superheroes Beautiful artwork the covers are absolutely gorgeous and strong characters mixed up in complicated but clever plotting thearly ambassador days of Diana th. The publication of Princess Diana’s book that opens her to an assault by a new and deadly foe – the malevolent Veronica Cale – and places Wonder Woman’s island homeland of Themyscira in grave dangerBest selling writer Greg Rucka DETECTIVE COMICS teams with artists JG Jones FINAL. Wow I completely fell in love with this and ordered volume 2 3 right away So the first story is probably one of the most famous stories You know the famous image of Wonder Woman s boot on Batman s face WE KNOW YOU LIKED IT BATMAN Wellthis is hiketeia A woman who is being hunted by the Batman for killing people goes to Diana for sanctuary After doing a Hiketeia which is basically a vow to protect that person it puts Batman and Wonder Woman verses Trickle Down Tyranny: Crushing Obama's Dream of the Socialist States of America each other This story is great filled with uick pacing great art wonderful bitter moments between two fights who HAVE to fight with a legit reason and a sad but strongnding Overall I can see why so many people hold this as a classic for Wonder Woman It is THAT good The next few arcs in here focus on Diana as she releases a book This book is all about her view points and trying to preach love and such to The Pocket Wife everyone This is a great view into the world of Wonder Woman as we take multiple points of views of people around her down toven a new assistant This won t be for The Color of Our Sky everyone as it is very down toarth but I love the political nature of this arc and a very scary villain in the sense she s not some hulking god or something We also get multiple stories running here and that includes the gods fucking around becausewell that s what they do But when War has his ye on Diana once he begins to play his family to get back at Diana which cause a major vent to happen that not Obsession even HE could see coming Overall I wasngrossed the Cabaret: A Roman Riddle entire time Each issue made me want to read and Rucka was a master at giving us SO many plot lines but making it veryasy to follow I can t recommend this title nough Also 500th book read in 2020 WHOHOOOOOOOOOOOOO Okay 45 out of 5 This book collects the first two storylines of Greg Rucka s Wonder Woman It also has Wonder Woman The Hiketeia which I have already reviewed This volume did not surprise me with how good it was but I was surprised to see a certain antagonist from this run is being brought back for Wonder Woman Volume 1 The Lies This lady is pretty much the reverse Wonder Woman and seeing that she is as dangerous and cunning in both runs has me xcited for where both of these volumes will be heading I picked this up because I wanted to read The Hiketeia story Which was worth the priceThe Hiketeia deals with WW taking on supplicant who is wanted for murder and who Batman is chasing The story gets at the difference between WW and Batman One thing that has always bugged a little about Bats and I should not that I was not and never will be a regular Batman reader is that whenever I read him he always cared about the bigger crimes instead of the little crimes and injustices that lead to them In fact he wants people to follow the rules that he doesn t follow Bugs me The Hiketeia addresses this and is uite a stunning storyThe other stories are about WW s conflicting places and duties as savior warrior and ambassdor It s uite well done The volume starts off with Wonder Woman The Hiketeia which I ve separately rated 4 starsThe rest of this volume WW issues 195 205 was good but not great Mostly because you have a lot of people talking about why they love
Woman and she s important to them but you don t get to see why for yourself This story happens around Diana as opposed to happening to herOne person this story happens to is Jonah a new legal aid to Princess Diana Ambassador for Themyscira The story starts out weirdly by mentioning a 32000 yearly salary which is so laughable for New York and for a lawyer Anyway Jonah meeting Superman was cute but his flying session with Diana was NotThe Cover The Meeting cover the meeting thewonder woman and
Book Editors Scene Foreditors scene for s book was as horrible and as sexually xploitive as Rucka meant it to be I know he s making a point which is why he mentioned Jonah s salary above but it seems to be a little heavy handed and without finesse Because I m new to Wonder Woman I had no idea who Vanessa KapatelisSilver Swan was A little Googling helped but a line or two about their history wouldn t have hurtAlso the Invisible Jet was part of a creature called LansanarianThe Wonder DomeDome More Googling With the big reveal in the story re Dr Psyco I would have liked to have seen a timeline when the switch happened Was it from the very beginning issue 197 Also Dr Cale still has it in for WW so was the big reveal all that meaningful This is a long story story line including the gods and Ares the s with the Silver Swan a Batman cameo and the Gorgons and the witch CirceOverall 4 stars if we include The Hiketeia So this volume contains an original graphic novel Hiketeia as well as the first two trades of Rucka s serial run on Wonder Woman apparently highly praised and held as one of the ssential runs on the character Well I think it blowsWell I m not being totally fair because Hiketeia is actually great I ve read it before and now read it again and both times it was a blast It s fast paced has an interesting conflict between Diana and Batman and is overall a great read with nice artwork It is also a good stand alone story for new readers That one I highly recommendSadly though what comes after Hiketeia is an All Roads Lead Home excruciating snoozefest of a story that is alsoxtremely light on Wonder Woman What you do get is leven issues of dudes working in Diana s political team because she is apparently an ambassador of something or whatnot talking about politics and stuff You see Diana just wrote a book about how she is a feminist and a vegetarian so that s obviously a big scandal And guess what you get to see all the talk shows protests interviews ditorial meetings casual dialogues vil speeches all about Diana s controversial book And almost none of those feature Wonder Woman herself I am not kidding There are literally whole issues here without Diana at all Would you want to read something like that in a Wonder Woman comic Because I sure as hell don tThere are also some vaguely vil women plotting to do something The Mephisto Threat (Paul Tallis evil some greek gods talking about stuff and a chef minotaur constantly bitching about howveryone tells him how to cook and none of these things are ven remotely interesting to read Honestly this book is almost as bad as Ruck. When an ancient ritual reuires Wonder Woman to protect a young woman from anyone who threatens her it pits the Warrior against her Justice League ally BatmanAnd while an array of nemies including Silver Swan and the dangerous than ver Dr Psycho attack Wonder Woman on all fronts it’s.
Read & Download Wonder Woman Volume 1E ian princess and champion are worth a readI grow into a bigger fan of Wonder Woman with ach comic I read about her Please PLEASE PLEASE let her first blockbuster movie next year be good It s vital we get further positive female heroes in film at any rateFinal Score 45 A bit disappointed with the stories They just didn t hit home with me If you can t find The Hiketeia to read as a separate comic this volume has the story as well as other amazing works of Wonder Woman by Greg Rucka I am uite glad he is at the helm of the Rebirth series Greg Rucka s run on Wonder Woman is one of the most critically acclaimed and highly lauded as the definitive take on Diana Of course I ve never read it because I wasn t into DC at the time But now DC have kindly decided to reprint his run in two trade paperbacks starting with this oneWe open with the Hiketeia original graphic novel which sees Diana defend a fugitive from any foe including Batman This stablishes Wonder Woman s morals and her loyalty as well as letting her beat Batman up which is always nice Rucka s knowledge of Greek mythology plays well into the story here as well as in the ongoing series after thisI think we probably could have done with a Currently in Wonder Woman page after the Hitekeia and before the issues of the series themselves because getting up to speed on Diana s current status uo takes a little while as well as some of the backstory about the villains she s going to be fighting specially Silver Swan who has an motional connection to Diana that doesn t really get xplained but a uick Wikipedia helps out pretty uicklyThe first arc starts a bit slowly building up the political and social machinations of Veronica Cale and her anti Wonder Woman campaign before verything xplodes in issue 200 literally There s not actually that much fighting in this series xcept in issues 200 and 205 with most of the story devoted to Diana s attempts to balance all the facets of her life as well as save as many lives as she can and while that seems a bit counter productive for a superhero book it s really uite clever in mphasising that Diana is many things before she s a warrior The second half after issue 200 is a bit fast paced as some of the stones Rucka places at the top of the hill in the first 5 issues start rolling and there s a good little cliffhanger at the nd of the volume that plays nicely off of what seems like a throwaway back up story in 200 tooThe artwork in The Hitekeia is by J G Jones whilst the series pencils are handled by Drew Johnson with fill ins from Shane Davis and Stephen Sadowksi and you d be hard pressed to tell them all apart It s consistent art throughout but never particularly adventurous a victim of the house style approach that both Marvel and DC have been prey to over the years It s not a weakness so much as a disappointment Rucka s Wonder Woman is off to a good start It takes a while to get going but you can tell he has a well thought out plan in place and he really does understand Wonder Woman like no one lse I hovered on this one becauseThe Hiketeia 5 starsThe rest of this volume 3 stars The Hiketeia This story follows a teenage runaway fleeing Batman because they re being accused of murder She runs to Diana s place to make Hiketeia Hiketeia is the sacred Themyscrian ritual in which a needy person makes a pledge to
serve a kind patron in xchange for protection The patron takes on alla kind patron in xchange for protection The patron takes on all this person s problems takes care of them and protects them no matter what The person is indebted to their patron they re forbidden to lie to their patron and only they can break the tie with their patron It s a fascinating concept to be honestThis girl Danny makes this pledge to Diana and Diana takes her in despite not knowing anything about Danny or why she sought protection in the first place Diana is bound by her values to honor the s way of life and to protect those who need it This story is such a great way to get to know Diana as a character She s so strong protective and kind to Fiesta Moon everyone she meets that if you weren t already you fall in love with her Of course Batsy shows up looking for Danny and Diana protects her He vows to not stop trying and tries to get Diana to ask Danny why she fled Gotham in the first place When the truth finally comes out I ll admit I was a little disappointed but it leads to a big conclusion Batman s strategy here was really fascinating and I won t spoil it but this was an interesting fight This story as a whole is fantastic I adored it This was probably my favorite Wonder Woman storyver Then we get The rest of this book My problem with Rucka s Batwoman is that some of the plot was hard to follow Not just because it assumes the readers know what happened to Kate in the past but because the way the story was told specially the villain s goals was complicated to follow In this book we get a lot of Greek Mythology A lot of Greek mythology And I say this as someone who finds that kind of stuff interesting Whatever the complaints about the New 52 WW run it dipped it s toe in the mythology and didn t fully immerse itself I m sure I d appreciate some of this if I knew about Wonder Woman s history with the gods Here I wasn t turned off ntirely until the scenes with the circe witch It was such a side note that I wondered if I really needed to see itThe worst part of this is that it doesn t tell a Wonder Woman story with Wonder Woman The story is mostly the public and the gods reacting to
Sure it makes her seem The Taste of Night even than life but it makes it harder to get to know Diana as a well rounded character She can change the minds of her naysayers by just speaking with them People feel compelled to tell her the truthven without use of the Lasso because of who she is and the presence she gives off I get all of that but some pretty heavy stuff happens in this book particularly Zeus taking out anger but some pretty heavy stuff happens in this book particularly Zeus taking out anger the s and we don t get a lot of Diana s reactionsIn a way this was like watching WW centric pisodes of Veep or the West Wing I got a lot of how her staff handles things than DianaAnyway it s a recommend for the Hiketeia alone but I didn t feel the rest of this was particularly spectacular 4 stars. CRISIS Drew Johnson SUPERGIRL Shane Davis SUPERMAN EARTH ONE and for the start of his legendary run on the title as Wonder Woman stands against mortal foes and faces the machinations of the gods themselvesCollects the highly sought after WONDER WOMAN THE HIKETEIA and WONDER WOMAN #195 20. .Diana Sure It Makes Her Seem Even