Wonder Woman Vol. 4
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.

Wonder Woman Vol. 4 Details

TitleWonder Woman Vol. 4
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LanguageEnglish
ReleaseNov 21st, 2017
PublisherDC Comics
ISBN-139781401274603
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GenreSequential Art, Comics, Graphic Novels, Superheroes, Dc Comics, Graphic Novels Comics, Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman Vol. 4 Review

  • Artemy
    January 1, 1970
    The final two arcs in Rucka's Wonder Woman Rebirth run are much more interconnected than the first two, so the decision to split these arcs into separate trades seems even more jarring. Ideally, these 12 issues should be read in their numeric order and collected in one single book. Alas, we have what we have, and the actual finale to this story will be collected in Volume 3, which I will review as soon as that final issue will be released in a couple of weeks.But anyway, I really enjoyed both 'T The final two arcs in Rucka's Wonder Woman Rebirth run are much more interconnected than the first two, so the decision to split these arcs into separate trades seems even more jarring. Ideally, these 12 issues should be read in their numeric order and collected in one single book. Alas, we have what we have, and the actual finale to this story will be collected in Volume 3, which I will review as soon as that final issue will be released in a couple of weeks.But anyway, I really enjoyed both 'The Truth' and 'Godwatch'. Rucka brings everything full circle in these two arcs. Godwatch in particular is, again, more of a backstory, but now it's the story of Veronica Cale, the villain. And I really liked it. She's not your typical one-dimensional bad guy, there is some depth to her conflict with Diana, and the resolution of their rivalry was quite original and unexpected.The Cheetah sublot, though, was really one-note, and basically the same as in Wonder Woman, Volume 1: The Lies. I just don't understand why she had to go through all this again, and blame it all on Diana.Still, I am really impressed by Rucka's work here. This is some of his best writing in superhero genre, aside from Gotham Central — which, admittedly, wasn't too super-heroic. And this is by far the best Rebirth title, which isn't saying much, but is still quite an achievement. If only it wasn't so poorly structured...
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  • Wing Kee
    January 1, 1970
    A phenomenal run and a reorienting of Diana back to what she's suppose to be. World: The art is great and full of character, this series since Rebirth with Scott and Sharp has been fantastic. The world building is absolutely amazing. Not only do we get great world building for Diana in the Annual but we get Cale world building. Simply amazing. Story: What can I say? This is the culmination of Rucka's Rebirth run and it's simply amazing. Not only was he able to deal with her convoluted origin, te A phenomenal run and a reorienting of Diana back to what she's suppose to be. World: The art is great and full of character, this series since Rebirth with Scott and Sharp has been fantastic. The world building is absolutely amazing. Not only do we get great world building for Diana in the Annual but we get Cale world building. Simply amazing. Story: What can I say? This is the culmination of Rucka's Rebirth run and it's simply amazing. Not only was he able to deal with her convoluted origin, tell a fresh origin for all of Diana's main characters, he's also set very firmly what Diana is for his books and also the DCU. Batman said it best in the Annual "we have a lot of catching up". But I digress, I'll talk about Diana later. This arc was amazing because Rucka made sure we knew who Cale and Barbara Ann are. So much time is spent with them that they are fully formed and this arc is all about their origins. The entire Rucka run has been about characters and this is just an extension of it. The two parallel stories are melded together and the end is poetic and so very Wonder Woman I can't explain without spoiling it. This arc was just amazing. Characters: This Diana is a beacon of love for the DCU and with what Tomas and Jurgens is doing with Supes it's good to read DC again. It's so hopeful it's so positive I'm so happy. Diana is all we want and someone we strive to be and it's great. That does not make her flawless and a Mary Sue, she's real, she's flawed but her ideals are inspiring and that's what makes her so great. Rucka you did good. Cale, what can I say? We got a fully formed and deep character and it's not stupid and mwaa haa haa at all. She's complex and riveting to read. This arc was her story of breaking bad...well not so much breaking bad but it's about love also. Love has been the focus of the series no matter what form it takes. I love this arc and I love this run. I'm thinking which run is better, this or Rucka's previous DCU run.Just thinking about how hopeful and loving these titles are since Rebirth makes me tear up..DC this is what I needed. This is what the world needs more of. Onward to the next book!*read individual issues*
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  • Christy
    January 1, 1970
    You're reading this, right?
  • Ken Moten
    January 1, 1970
    This volume semi-wraps-up Greg Rucka's second run on Wonder Woman (it will conclude with volume 3, which ends next month. Comic books). It was a good way of course correcting this franchise and just in time for the movie which as of June the 6th, I have not seen. I have not read all of his original-run, but I have read Wonder Woman By Greg Rucka Vol. 1 and enjoyed it. Like in that run, this book's key player was its villain, Rucka's amazing anti-Wonder Woman: Veronica Cale. Despite not having an This volume semi-wraps-up Greg Rucka's second run on Wonder Woman (it will conclude with volume 3, which ends next month. Comic books). It was a good way of course correcting this franchise and just in time for the movie which as of June the 6th, I have not seen. I have not read all of his original-run, but I have read Wonder Woman By Greg Rucka Vol. 1 and enjoyed it. Like in that run, this book's key player was its villain, Rucka's amazing anti-Wonder Woman: Veronica Cale. Despite not having any powers to speak of, her will and (somewhat justified) anger at the Greek Pantheon and Wonder Woman motivates her to becoming an unstoppable force that is always just one step ahead of the heroes. This story is written in a way that perfectly took advantage of DC Comics' bi-monthly publishing schedule (which I believe is ending now) and the past/present storyline was handled in away that gives the next writer freedom in the story change things and add to Rucka's template.
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  • Emmanuel Nevers
    January 1, 1970
    Godwatch beautifully intertwines with the Truth story line and culminates by the end of this volume. Really liking the vibe, so far so good.
  • Erica McGillivray
    January 1, 1970
    The comics are Wonder Woman in top form.
  • Ramon
    January 1, 1970
    Evely's art's nice, but I was hoping for more from the resolution of this story.
  • Iris Nevers
    January 1, 1970
    Good story with a touching ending.Man, I love Wonder WomanEdit: I didn't realize that I hadn't read #24. But man, the creative team killed it with this story arc. I'm so loving this series and I hope it continues with the same feel and emotions that I've grown to love.
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