Wonder Woman, Volume 6
Spinning out of the pages of DC Universe Rebirth and Justice League: Darkseid War, legendary writer James Robinson (JSA: The Golden Age, Starman) comes on board to answer one of the biggest questions of the year: Who is Wonder Woman's brother?Taken away from Themyscira in the dead of night, the mysterious Jason has been hidden somewhere far from the sight of gods and men...but his life and Wonder Woman's are about to intersect in a terrifying way, bringing them face to face with a cosmic threat they never imagined! From superstar writer James Robinson and artist Carlo Pagulayan comes the next great Wonder Woman epic in Wonder Woman Vol. 6: Children of the Gods! Collects Wonder Woman #31-37.

Wonder Woman, Volume 6 Details

TitleWonder Woman, Volume 6
Author
ReleaseSep 11th, 2018
PublisherDC Comics
ISBN-139781401284244
Rating
GenreSequential Art, Comics, Graphic Novels, Superheroes, Dc Comics, Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman, Volume 6 Review

  • Wing Kee
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 Woh and meh at the same time. World: The art was solid, it was emotive and kinetic when needed. The colors were a bit flat but oh well. The world building on the ortherhand was pretty solid. I thought Fontana would have a longer run but oh well James Robinson is a good choice and he starts building the world towards magic and also for the greater DCU. I love it when big huge things that matter happen in small books, it allows for better storytelling and savoring these big events without the 3.5 Woh and meh at the same time. World: The art was solid, it was emotive and kinetic when needed. The colors were a bit flat but oh well. The world building on the ortherhand was pretty solid. I thought Fontana would have a longer run but oh well James Robinson is a good choice and he starts building the world towards magic and also for the greater DCU. I love it when big huge things that matter happen in small books, it allows for better storytelling and savoring these big events without the clutter event books need to have. Leaning heavily on the Zeus is Dad angle which New52 introduced is still kinda meh for me but I see how it pays off for the world building. The world is pretty interesting after this arc. Story: I saw the turn a mile away and it's been done to death that it's expected so when Jason showed up it was dull and expected. His backstory is boring and paper thin, not a fan of the character. That being said, overall the writing was solid and pacing was good, Wonder Woman as a character is on point to current writing and her reaction at the end of the arc, the final panel is on point. The story was solid, it moved the universe ahead and I like that. I've never been a fan of baby Darkseid so that's good. I'm looking forward to see where the DCU goes from here. Characters: I like this new balance for Diana that Rucka has set up and so far the DCU is consistent with. I like how she acts, she's a bit more stabby stabby here but overall I really like it. I liked the interaction with Jason here but there were moments it felt kinda janky and the dialog forced, hoping that clears up in the next arc. Jason is a bad character, nothing else but that. He's clichéd, he's boring and expected, nothing about him is original. Grail is Grail and also expected. Darkseid is interesting but also expected, I've never really liked Baby Darkseid and I hated Boss Darkseid, just keep him what he is and write him well like others are doing with Sinestro and Zod. A clichéd but meaningful arc that has large consequences for the DCU moving forward. Onward to the next book! *read individual issues*
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  • Chris Lemmerman
    January 1, 1970
    [Read as single issues]In the wake of the Darkseid War, Wonder Woman learned that she was not an only child. Now, it’s time for her to finally meet her long lost brother, but Jason isn’t quite as happy to see her as she is to see him. And he’s not the only one returning to her life – Darkseid is back, reborn as a child in the wake of his battle with the Anti-Monitor. But what do he and his daughter Grail have to do with the rash of killings sweeping the country?James Robinson’s Wonder Woman run [Read as single issues]In the wake of the Darkseid War, Wonder Woman learned that she was not an only child. Now, it’s time for her to finally meet her long lost brother, but Jason isn’t quite as happy to see her as she is to see him. And he’s not the only one returning to her life – Darkseid is back, reborn as a child in the wake of his battle with the Anti-Monitor. But what do he and his daughter Grail have to do with the rash of killings sweeping the country?James Robinson’s Wonder Woman run has been pretty hard hit in the comics world; I’ve seen some scathing reviews, which I personally don’t agree with. This arc’s not perfect, of course, but as Wonder Woman stories go, I’ve read far worse. Collected here are his first seven issues, which are separated into the five part Children Of The Gods arc, and two Times Past flashback issues, which Robinson was famous for employing during his seminal run on The Sandman. The motivation behind Darkseid and Grail’s plot is a little haphazard, and it’s not their usual world-ending insanity, but given that he’s just come back from the dead as a baby, I think that’s worth forgiving. It’s a bit shaky as to how exactly their ultimate goal actually comes to fruition aside from hand-wavey magic. But they work to propel the plot forward, and treat us to some great fight scenes that remind the reader exactly why Diana is to be feared. She may be full of love and compassion, but she can kick some ass if she needs to as well.The introduction and origins of Jason are the real stamp that James Robinson will leave on this series however. I’m surprised Geoff Johns wasn’t the one to write this story since he was the one that laid the seeds for it, but like most of Rebirth I’m guessing he had his hand in helping plot it out. There’s the cliché Wonder Woman fight, but once we get past that, Jason’s a bit of a tragic figure, and a good addition to Diana’s woefully thin supporting cast these days. He sticks around for the entirety of Robinson’s run too, so there’s plenty of room for him to grow.Due to the double-shipping nature of Rebirth, this arc gets contributes from Carlo Pagulayan, Sergio Davila, Stephen Segovia, and Emmanuela Luppachino (who gets the two Times Past issues, if memory serves). Luppachino is my favourite, as I think I mention whenever she draws anything, while Pagulayan and Segovia are the strongest pair overall. They’re not as distinct as, say, Liam Sharp and Nicola Scott were to launch the series, but they handle the Darkseid action pretty well.Children Of The Gods is a good introduction to Wonder Woman’s brother, and reintroduction to Darkseid and Grail. It’s a little shaky in the making sense department, but it’s great fun for the most part, with some clever revelations and Robinson’s patented Times Past issues serving as good interludes that flesh out the main storyline well. A solid first showing.
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  • Malum
    January 1, 1970
    An OK Wonder Woman story. What I liked:Darkseid is finally getting some love in the Rebirth era.The art-while kind of cartoony-was good.What didn't work for me as much:Steve Trevor (Diana's lost puppy for all intents and purposes) calling WW "Angel" literally every other panel. Has he always done this? What a tool.Jason's motivations made zero sense and he has the personality of a tree stump.After the New 52 run and the beginning of the Rebirth run, I am a little wore out on WW origin/family sto An OK Wonder Woman story. What I liked:Darkseid is finally getting some love in the Rebirth era.The art-while kind of cartoony-was good.What didn't work for me as much:Steve Trevor (Diana's lost puppy for all intents and purposes) calling WW "Angel" literally every other panel. Has he always done this? What a tool.Jason's motivations made zero sense and he has the personality of a tree stump.After the New 52 run and the beginning of the Rebirth run, I am a little wore out on WW origin/family stories.
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  • Jamie Connolly
    January 1, 1970
    Really good. I miss ruckas writing but this one was great anyway. Also maybe they could tone down wonder woman’s massive boobs a little. Don’t get me wrong, I love big boobs but they are literally blocking my view! I can’t see what’s going on in the frames! Haha. Anyway really cool story involving some of the Greek pantheon and darkseid! 4 stars.
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  • Max Van Dyke
    January 1, 1970
    3.5/5 –– at times it's great at others it's a bit dull. Overall this is a solid volume and I enjoyed it a lot. Wonder Woman has been one of my favourite rebirth titles thus far and this is a welcomed addition to the already fantastic series. When I heard the title 'Children of the Gods' I was immediately excited. I'm a sucker for greek myth and loved the Azzarello run from N52 and hoped this would be somewhat like that. Admittedly, in terms of N52, I'm a bit confused about some of the timeline t 3.5/5 –– at times it's great at others it's a bit dull. Overall this is a solid volume and I enjoyed it a lot. Wonder Woman has been one of my favourite rebirth titles thus far and this is a welcomed addition to the already fantastic series. When I heard the title 'Children of the Gods' I was immediately excited. I'm a sucker for greek myth and loved the Azzarello run from N52 and hoped this would be somewhat like that. Admittedly, in terms of N52, I'm a bit confused about some of the timeline that Robinson writes. It appears that this run is aware of N52 Diana and she's referenced one more than one occasion, so that's a bit interesting and we'll see where that goes (I'm back to trade-waiting whereas up until this run I read it all in singles). Still not sure how I feel about adding a brother. I agree with other reviews here that it'll be annoying if he starts to dominate the story plot. That said it's an interesting addition.The story is predictable in spots but overall very engaging. The writing is solid, though not quite Rucka level. There are parts where the plot leaves a lot of be desired, particularly the end, but that's likely for suspense effect. It lacks in some areas in terms of drawing the whole idea out. By that I mean some spots feel like there could be a bit more going on, and some spots feel a tad rushed to me but again, overall this is a solid volume. Definitely recommend and I'm excited for the next volume, so in terms of hooking in readers and making them want more, it succeeds.
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  • Kat
    January 1, 1970
    Basic plot: Darkseid is murdering the children of Zeus to regain power and Diana finds out that she has a twin brother in danger.I don't know how I feel about Diana having a hidden brother just yet. He doesn't have much character development, yet, so it's hard to say what he will be like as a character. I definitely do not want to see him starting to dominate rhe storyline. That would suck. The return of Darkseid makes things interesting. That is obviously going to bear fruit later. The art in t Basic plot: Darkseid is murdering the children of Zeus to regain power and Diana finds out that she has a twin brother in danger.I don't know how I feel about Diana having a hidden brother just yet. He doesn't have much character development, yet, so it's hard to say what he will be like as a character. I definitely do not want to see him starting to dominate rhe storyline. That would suck. The return of Darkseid makes things interesting. That is obviously going to bear fruit later. The art in this volume seemed a lot more consistent and of better quality than some of the other volumes.
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  • Iris Nevers
    January 1, 1970
    [Read in single issues]Wonder Woman was starting to drag to me but when her brother was added to the fold things started to get more and more interesting. Having a brother who is inexperienced and is just all around a screw up adds some extra drama to Diana's life and gives her something else to worry about other than constantly saving the world and always being a badass. And then now has to fight Darkseid [the farmer's nemisis] AGAIN and now his bratty daughter is here too? What a nightmare.All [Read in single issues]Wonder Woman was starting to drag to me but when her brother was added to the fold things started to get more and more interesting. Having a brother who is inexperienced and is just all around a screw up adds some extra drama to Diana's life and gives her something else to worry about other than constantly saving the world and always being a badass. And then now has to fight Darkseid [the farmer's nemisis] AGAIN and now his bratty daughter is here too? What a nightmare.All in all, a good read and leads to even more fun
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  • José
    January 1, 1970
    70/100.Este volumen solo tiene una línea argumental y aunque la premisa no es del todo original, entretiene bastante. El guión es sólido y construye unos personajes de una forma bastante correcta. Steve Trevor me parece un poco mal guionizado, pero es cuestión de percepción. Lo que más me ha distraído es que haya cuatro dibujantes (tres números están dibujados por Carlo Pagulayan, dos por Sergio Davila y otros dos por Emanuela Lupacchino), aunque el arte ha estado bien en todos los números.Volum 70/100.Este volumen solo tiene una línea argumental y aunque la premisa no es del todo original, entretiene bastante. El guión es sólido y construye unos personajes de una forma bastante correcta. Steve Trevor me parece un poco mal guionizado, pero es cuestión de percepción. Lo que más me ha distraído es que haya cuatro dibujantes (tres números están dibujados por Carlo Pagulayan, dos por Sergio Davila y otros dos por Emanuela Lupacchino), aunque el arte ha estado bien en todos los números.Volumen decente y recomendable.
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  • Jan-Erik
    January 1, 1970
    A superficial story amounting to a series of uninspired, predictable fight scenes, flat characters, inane dialogue: this book is easily one of the dullest, most uninspired Wonder Woman installments I have read in ages. A pity!
  • Emmanuel Nevers
    January 1, 1970
    Wonder Woman just keeps getting better and better!! Since Rebirth began Wonder Woman's run is the most Ive ever gotten to read about Diana of Themyscara and Im whole heartedly enjoying it!
  • Hillary
    January 1, 1970
    I didn't mind this story as much as I thought I would, but I was wishing for more depth. 3.5 stars.
  • Ido
    January 1, 1970
    One of the best Wonder Woman Stories ever!Sequel to JL Darkseid war from the new 52!With the Darkseid reborn!READ THAT!
  • Searska GreyRaven
    January 1, 1970
    Eh, not bad, but not as good as previous ones. If I wanted to read about a bunch of male superheros, I'd pick up the Superman comics. Wonder Woman was barely in this at all.
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