I received an e-galley of this ARC from the publisher, DC Comics, via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
This one was enjoyable at times, but it just didn’t catch my interest as much as the other DC YA graphic novel I read, Mera: Tidebreaker.
- I had a little more knowledge of the MC, Wonder Woman in this comic because I had seen the movie so I kind of had an idea, although it’s been a while since I’ve seen it so my knowledge is a bit rusty.
- The color of this graphic novel just made the novel, especially the first probably 20%, feel a little unfinished. I don’t know if it’s because I’m so used to the color of the movies with Diana having her bright red, blue, and golden outfit, but it just also felt really muted. However, I acknowledge that with graphic novels, the lesser coloring probably helps simplify things. Regardless, this didn’t have a substantial effect on my enjoyment.
- The story follows Wonder Woman as she tries to help a human who washed up on her home of Themyscira get rid of her Warbringer legacy. In doing so, this would help lessen the repercussions and violence on both the mainland and the island. A few things and even a few gods and goddesses try to get in the way and end up complicating things in the process. It was an okay storyline, but it was really frustrating that Diana didn’t go to anyone for help and instead chose to sneak around and try to fix everything on her own. Idk iI just felt like even getting help at some point could have made the whole thing just a tad easier.
The Fat as an Insult Incident
- On page 127 of my ARC, fat seems to be used as an insult towards a character who is plus size. This seemed really unnecessary and like there could have been a better choice of words made here.
All in all, I’d say I could sum up my thoughts on this book with one word: meh. Nothing really grabbed me or made me lose interest and nothing felt particularly special to me as a Wonder Woman fan.