Wonder Woman Volume 2: Year One Review

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Wonder Woman Volume 2: Year One

By Greg Rucka (Writer), Nicola Scott (Artist), Romulo Fajardo, Jr. (Colourist), Jodi Wynn (Letterer), Bilquis Evely (Artist)

I received a free copy of Wonder Woman Volume 2: Year One from DC Comics in exchange for my honest opinion.

Click here for my review of Wonder Woman Volume 1: The Lies.

A part of DC Universe: Rebirth!
New York Times best-selling writer Greg Rucka continues his return to Wonder Woman! The team of Rucka and artist Nicola Scott weave the definitive and shocking tale of Diana’s first year as Earth’s protector.
Paradise has been breached, Ares stirs, and the Amazons must answer with a champion of their own…one who is willing to sacrifice her home amongst her sisters to save a world she has never seen. Wonder Woman’s journey begins in this epic origin story!

Collecting: Wonder Woman 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14

Summary from Goodreads.

The thing that I have noticed with comic book is that either the storyline is amazing, or the art work. Hardly ever do they manage to both be amazing. Unfortunately Wonder Woman Volume 2: Year One suffered this as well.

Lets start with the good, the storyline. I have never read of Wonder Woman’s origin, so I found it very interesting to see how she decided to come to the human world and first interacted wiht us. Their is an overlying storyline about Sear, a terrorist organisation who’s motivations have been left unclear. Whilst this Sear group are a driving factor in how events occur, I found them to be secondary to seeing how Wonder Woman becomes Wonder Woman.

I have said it before and I will say it again, if you are unable to tell what a character is trying to say by just their face then you are doing something wrong. This is my main gripe with Wonder Woman Volume 2: Year One. Majority of the art work was amazing, it showcased Themyscria beautifully; but once again the facial expression took me out of everything. Maybe I am just very fussy about this, but the facial expressions never seemed right. Not being an artist, I cannot say what it was that bothered me but this would have easily been a 5 star read if the facial expressions worked. I hope that they are fixed for the next volume.

A good storyline if you want to understand Wonder Woman’s origin story.

4/5

Have you read Wonder Woman Volume 2: Year One? Do you agree with my review? Let me know your opinion in the comments below!

Check it out on Goodreads here.

Get it on Comixilogy here.

Purchase it on Amazon here.

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