Wonder Woman Volume 4: Godwatch
By Greg Rucka, Liam Sharp
I received a free copy of Wonder Woman Volume 4: Godwatch from DC Comics in exchange for my honest opinion.
NEW YORK TIMES best-selling writer Greg Rucka continues his celebrated return to the Amazon Warrior in WONDER WOMAN VOL. 4: GODWATCH!
Since the moment Wonder Woman arrived in our world, Godwatch has been waiting. But who are they, and what do they want? Diana’s journey to the truth that she’s been seeking since WONDER WOMAN VOL. 1 continues here, with the origin of what may prove to be her greatest enemies.
Teaming with up-and-coming artist Bilquis Evely, Greg Rucka’s critically acclaimed run on one of Rebirth’s most successful titles continues here in WONDER WOMAN VOL. 4: GODWATCH! Collects WONDER WOMAN #16, #18, #20, #22 and #24.
Summary from Goodreads.
If you have not read the pervious 3 volumes of Wonder Woman, then volume 4 will make absolutely no sense. As someone who has read the previous 3 volumes, I still found it confusing up until issue #24.
We jump back to before the events for the first 3 volumes occur, and focus on how Barbra Ann becomes Cheetah and why Veronica Cale went about everything the way that she did. Since I was unable to figure this out for the first 4 issues, I was constantly asking myself “hasn’t this already taken place?”. Maybe I just was not with it when I read Godwatch but I do feel like Rucka could have easily made it clearer that we had gone back in time to before issue #1 occurred. Once I had figured this out though, everything made sense, I just wish that I had been able to enjoy the story the first time around, as once I had re-read it with this knowledge I found it to be much more enjoyable.
The art style again seems very hit-and-miss. I find it very hard to understand why over 24 issues the art style has not changed for the better. Whenever I read other reviews of Wonder Woman Rebirth, the constant complaint is that the art work just does not work. So at least it is not just me being fussy. I have no idea what I am not liking about it but I do hope that the art work is brought up to the quality of the story telling.
Whilst enjoyable, I wish that a more coherent and understandable story that draws me into it was utilised the first time round.
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