Wonder Woman, Volume 5
From the writer Shea Fontana, who brought you the hit series DC SUPER HERO GIRLS, comes a new journey for the legendary Amazon Warrior, Wonder Woman, in WONDER WOMAN VOL. 5!Celebrated author Shea Fontana (DC SUPER HERO GIRLS) writes an exciting story arc for our favorite Amazon Warrior, Wonder Woman, in WONDER WOMAN VOL. 5! New danger and enemies are closer than she knows. Can the Lasso of Truth bring light to the dark for Wonder Woman?Coming off the highly anticipated WONDER WOMAN and JUSTICE LEAGUE movies and with the success of DC Super Hero Girls, the Amazon Warrior’s profile is higher than ever!Collects WONDER WOMAN #26-30, WONDER WOMAN ANNUAL #1, WONDER WOMAN: STEVE TREVOR #1.

Wonder Woman, Volume 5 Details

TitleWonder Woman, Volume 5
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseMay 15th, 2018
PublisherDC Comics
ISBN-139781401277345
Rating
GenreSequential Art, Comics, Graphic Novels, Superheroes, Dc Comics, Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman, Volume 5 Review

  • Wing Kee
    January 1, 1970
    3.5! Big big shoes to fill and kinda somewhat filled...World: The art is fine, the tone of this first arc is different from Rucka's and the style of art fits it more. The quiet moments of child Diana and with Etta's niece are perfect examples where this art excels. The world building here is also solid, following with what was built by Rucka this book expands on the family aspect and the unit of Diana's circle and that's a smart thing, a smaller more compact look at the world.Story: The story is 3.5! Big big shoes to fill and kinda somewhat filled...World: The art is fine, the tone of this first arc is different from Rucka's and the style of art fits it more. The quiet moments of child Diana and with Etta's niece are perfect examples where this art excels. The world building here is also solid, following with what was built by Rucka this book expands on the family aspect and the unit of Diana's circle and that's a smart thing, a smaller more compact look at the world.Story: The story is good, the premise is sound however the pacing, writing and execution is a bit janky. The idea conveyed in this story is good, it's interesting and the idea of Diana's blood and what it can do is a good idea for a story. I also liked that the story for the most part was small and focused on Diana instead of being a big huge explosion of a story following Rucka, that would have been so hard to follow. Here we have an intimate tale about Diana and her choice and how she sees the world and how she can help it, to do or not to do, it's good. The writing on the other hand is what let's this story down. The characters are a bit one dimensional (the new ones) making their motivations and their introductions sudden and jarring. The pacing of the story is also choppy as big pieces of the story just suddenly appear (like the 2nd villain and that entire section of the story) which makes for as I said a choppy read. It's still not a bad story and it could have been a lot worse but the slight issues of the writing hurt the impact this story was suppose to have. I also didn't see the payoff that was locking up the doll for little Diana cause the writing didn't swing back to that and give us a big emotional punch (more on that below in the character section).Characters: Diana is good, she's consistent with DC's current take on the character, making her more the loving peacekeeper over the amazon warrior (which is still part of her). The balancing act has been done well so far and it continues here. Her struggle with her blood and her choice is a good idea and one worth discussing but the choppy character nature of the story made her lose the impact of the story. Little Diana locking up the doll and giving up her love and childlike nature to become a warrior is a bit lost in the story and that part did not pay off, I think it could have worked wonderfully if Fontana fully explored that area and gave readers what the doll fully represented and the choices she made. Cause honestly in the end it is a struggle for her to be a warrior and also one who chooses to love, which she still does, but fighting and helping are sometimes the same side of the coin and things are not as black and white as it is and that little Diana story would have done wonderfully to give us a glimpse of a child torn with that. I love that Diana has a wonderful cast of friends in this book and it's her team Wonder Woman. I love the new take on Etta that was established by Rucka and I love love love that Batman's bodyguard and Black Queen Sasha Bordeaux is here. The villain this arc was an issue, not their mission but rather how they were written and presented, Crawford was tacked on and her arc felt too fast and choppy to mean anything, if we had more time with her and Diana and bonding then the arc would have more impact. Same with the villain reveal whose' arc was also stunted due to poor pacing and writing. Overall, I think this was an okay arc following Rucka, it was going to be hard and writers will need to find their way to put their take on Diana. Good in concept but needs a little bit of work and I see the seeds of good stuff for Diana's future.Onward to the next book!
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  • Malum
    January 1, 1970
    Pretty entertaining Wonder Woman book. I didn't care for the art on the main story, though--everyone looked so young and clean. The old general looked like a young woman with a wig and fake mustache. Also, some of the panels looked odd, like the people had dead eyes or were at odd angles. The real gem of this volume is the annual, which is a collection of short pieces from various artists and writers. All of the stories were really great, and they all did a great job showing off Wonder Woman's i Pretty entertaining Wonder Woman book. I didn't care for the art on the main story, though--everyone looked so young and clean. The old general looked like a young woman with a wig and fake mustache. Also, some of the panels looked odd, like the people had dead eyes or were at odd angles. The real gem of this volume is the annual, which is a collection of short pieces from various artists and writers. All of the stories were really great, and they all did a great job showing off Wonder Woman's inner peace and kindness.
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  • Jess
    January 1, 1970
    2.5 stars for the main story, which is well-intentioned but poorly written and not particularly coherent.4 stars for Wonder Woman Annual #1, which should more properly be collected in Volume 4 as it was published as a part of Greg Rucka's run. It features a lovely Rucka story about Diana's first encounter with Clark and Bruce, a delightful kaiju tale from Collin Kelly and Jackson Lanzing, and stunning artwork from Nicola Scott, Stephanie Hans and Claire Roe.
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  • Max Van Dyke
    January 1, 1970
    I actually really liked this. I know some people had mixed views, but I thought after Rucka's amazing run, this was just a really fun lighthearted Wonder Woman story. The art was noticeably different but I think we got kind of spoiled with Nicola Scott and Liam Sharp. But the art here was nice too. Fontana's writing of the dynamic between Diana and Etta was really good.
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  • Emmanuel Nevers
    January 1, 1970
    I really enjoyed this! After the somewhat heavy-handed Rucka story, this just felt like pure fun!!
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