Wonder Woman gets a Fresh Start

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Wonder Woman 02 CoverTitle: Wonder Woman #2

Writer: Greg Rucka

Artist: Nicola Scott

Colorist: Romulo Fajardo jr.

Publisher: DC Comics

Release Date: July 13, 2016

After the debacle of the New 52 Wonder Woman, where the heroine that was created by William Moulton Marston was given a father, a mistake almost as big as Denny O’Neil taking her powers away in the 1970s, the Rebirth of Wonder Woman has set things right.

Wonder Woman #2 is going back to basics with year one. She is back on Paradise Island aka Themyscira, living and training among the Amazons. The only problem is while her warrior sisters look up to the heavens, Diana looks out onto the horizon, wondering what else is out there beyond the boarders of their island nation where the gods have made them immortal.

Steve Trevor has yet again crashed on the island, putting all the women in a panic as they have been rediscovered by the world of men and story updates what Marston had put into motion 75 years ago.

Greg Ruck has always been a great storyteller and this one is no exception, I just wish the story did not jump back-and-forth between between “The Lie” from issue one that will be continued in issue three and then “Year One” being continued into issue four. The concept makes better sense in a graphic novel format, but falls flat in a bi-weekly setting.

Nicola Scott’s art is perfect for Wonder Woman and hopefully, Scott, along with Rucka have a long run on the most beloved super heroine in all of comics.

  • 8.5/10
    Story - 8.5/10
  • 9/10
    Art - 9/10
8.8/10

The Verdict

I see what Rucka is doing with the story as the in between issues are flashbacks to the main arch is that of Wonder Woman trying to find out the truth, but that would work better in a graphic novel format rather than an individual issue set up.

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