Wonder Woman, Volume 7
The Gods separated Themyscira from the world for a good reason: it serves as the prison for the God of War, and the most powerful army ever created stands guard around him! So what happens when the greatest evil in the universe decides he wants that army for himself?The power of the ancient gods has returned Darkseid to his former self, but he wants more--he wants the throne of Apokolips back! But to put down the rebellions and civil war raging on his homeworld, he'll need an army more powerful than he's ever had before. That sounds suspiciously like the Amazons!Meanwhile, Wonder Woman's brother Jason has always longed to meet his mother, Hippolyta, but the machinations of the gods have made it impossible. But now, with the barrier between worlds at its thinnest, could they come face-to-face at last? Should Wonder Woman help him return home, if it could lead to the destruction of the Amazons?From superstar writer James Robinson and artist Carlo Pagulayan comes the next great Wonder Woman epic in Wonder Woman Vol. 7! Collects Wonder Woman #38-45.

Wonder Woman, Volume 7 Details

TitleWonder Woman, Volume 7
Author
ReleaseDec 24th, 2018
PublisherDC Comics
ISBN-139781401285340
Rating
GenreSequential Art, Comics, Graphic Novels, Dc Comics, Wonder Woman, Superheroes

Wonder Woman, Volume 7 Review

  • Wing Kee
    January 1, 1970
    Well that was a cliched janky choppy read that back tracks a lot of what happened last arc…World: The art is fine, it’s not the prettiest and I really miss Liam Sharp and Nicola Scott, they were so good. The world building here is okay, it’s a bit cliched with the STAR GATE (it is what it is) and the half baked idea of the relics and the plan, it’s a bit of a paper thin world. After the large and beautiful world that Rucka created I am now feeling that Robinson is zooming in and making the world Well that was a cliched janky choppy read that back tracks a lot of what happened last arc…World: The art is fine, it’s not the prettiest and I really miss Liam Sharp and Nicola Scott, they were so good. The world building here is okay, it’s a bit cliched with the STAR GATE (it is what it is) and the half baked idea of the relics and the plan, it’s a bit of a paper thin world. After the large and beautiful world that Rucka created I am now feeling that Robinson is zooming in and making the world smaller. I would not mind if it was more intimate and character driven but at this moment I can’t say it is. It’s aight, cliched and nothing special.Story: The two stories found here are both very cliched. Swan Song is about a villain who was someone that adored Diana before which has been done so many times in Superhero books that it’s not even a thing anymore. It was a bit choppy and iffy in terms of logic and how she was able to get those powers and how the “science” allowed them to her, but oh well. It was okay, the end was aight and the story was aight but forgettable. Then there’s the continuation of the Darkseid story which I thought was good last arc, it moved the DCU forward and brought back a huge part of it and I thought this would like to a New Forth World for the DCU and even lead to books in the future. But alas it was not to be as Robinson pretty much went back on everything he pushed forward and created and now we are back to something different (yes I know Darkseid is in Justice League Odyssey which puzzles me too). That entire storyline was cliched with boring making it a slog to get through. It really didn’t add anything to the characters. We’ve had two trades now with Robinson and I’m not seeing a quite issue and time for the book to breath, it’s an endless slugfest that is neither hopeful and loving like the Diana from Rucka’s and the movie’s run…it’s getting to stabby stabby (which I don’t mind but after what we had before it’s feels like a step back).Characters: As I said above I know Robinson is still using ‘Love’ as Wonder Woman’s thing but not enough, she’s a bit too stabby stabby because the story doesn’t stop and give her a chance to be loving and find the road that doesn’t lead to a fight. Those stories are good and they balance the punchy punchy out but after 12 issues we are getting very little of that and it is worrying me. I don’t want to revert back to the old Diana. The rest of the cast also has little depth as it’s become an endless slug fest. Trevor has had no growth or story and is only the soldier, Grail is just mwa haa haa evil, Jason comes off as whiney cause he has no time to develop. This book needs more quiet time to build these characters.This book is heading somewhere I don’t want it to go and the back track was annoying.Onward to the next book!*read individual issues*
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  • Malum
    January 1, 1970
    Wow, what a mess. Ok, here we go:This volume is flashback city. We get flashbacks to things we have already seen. We get flashbacks of enemies that Diana fought that would make a MUCH better story than what we are given. We get a whole issue that is mostly flashbacks. All of the stuff from the last volume or two leading up to this? Yeah, most of it is immediately retconned and pointless now. Two of my least favorite characters, Steve "Angel, Angel, Angel, Angel" Trevor and Jason "Personality of Wow, what a mess. Ok, here we go:This volume is flashback city. We get flashbacks to things we have already seen. We get flashbacks of enemies that Diana fought that would make a MUCH better story than what we are given. We get a whole issue that is mostly flashbacks. All of the stuff from the last volume or two leading up to this? Yeah, most of it is immediately retconned and pointless now. Two of my least favorite characters, Steve "Angel, Angel, Angel, Angel" Trevor and Jason "Personality of a Brick" get a TON of face-time in this volume. This book might as well have been called "Wonder Woman's Not-So Amazing Friends". They use the trope of "I have you where I want you, but I'm going to let you go and give you a weapon so we can go HAND TO HAND!". I HAAAAAAAAAATE this trope. What's worse is that it is Wonder Woman doing it, and her wasting time in doing this causes people to die. Terrible, out of character writing at its finest. We get a new Silver Swan who has the super special power of "Whatever the hell the writer needs". She can fly and has a sonic voice like most incarnations of Silver Swan, but now she can hack all of the computers in the world with her blood. Alrighty then. Speaking of which, she hacks all of the world's computers to erase the method of healing people with nanites. Ok, fine, but you are telling me that no one wrote any of that shit down on paper somewhere at all? Not even some notes?Darkseid's plan doesn't make a whole lot of sense. I won't go into details, but I will say that it just seemed pretty short-sighted and dumb to me.
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  • Mladen
    January 1, 1970
    3.5/5 Stars.
  • Chris Lemmerman
    January 1, 1970
    [Read as single issues]Wonder Woman’s compassion comes back to haunt her when a victim of a vicious attack has her love for Diana twisted into hate, and the Silver Swan flies again! Then, Grail and Darkseid make their move on Themyscira, and only Diana and Jason can stop them from turning all of the Amazons into Parademons!Having read it all now, I think Swan’s Song is probably the strongest of James Robinson’s Wonder Woman run; the Darkseid arcs and the Dark Gods that follow this volume are goo [Read as single issues]Wonder Woman’s compassion comes back to haunt her when a victim of a vicious attack has her love for Diana twisted into hate, and the Silver Swan flies again! Then, Grail and Darkseid make their move on Themyscira, and only Diana and Jason can stop them from turning all of the Amazons into Parademons!Having read it all now, I think Swan’s Song is probably the strongest of James Robinson’s Wonder Woman run; the Darkseid arcs and the Dark Gods that follow this volume are good, but I really think Swan’s Song nails why Diana is such a good character, and how her own unending love for literally everyone can be her undoing when it results in the creation of the Silver Swan. Their battle feels a lot more personal than anything else Diana has faced under Robinson’s direction, and that’s because he takes the time to explore their relationship and Vanessa’s downfall into darkness.Then we get the follow-up arc to the previous volume’s Children Of The Gods. The real shining light here is the relationship between Diana and her new brother Jason, who is doing his best at this whole hero thing, but maybe isn’t the most cut out for it. Jason’s been a bit of a blank slate character, so it’s nice for him to get some heroic moments even if he is a goof some of the time. Darkseid and Grail never really feel as threatening as they have previously, and their plan to transform the Amazons into a new Parademon army is a peculiar one that feels a bit beneath both of them after their ambitions in the Darkseid War, but I’ll roll with it because it gives us some bombastic action scenes.The Swan’s Song arc and some of the Darkseid story have the privilege of being drawn by Emanuela Lupacchino whose art I always sing the praises of because she just churns out beautiful characters on every page, and the battle/dance between Silver Swan and Diana is especially gorgeous. Jesus Merino and Matteo Santucci handle the other Darkseid issues – I feel like Merino has fallen from grace a little and keeps getting shifted around DC’s series without a home to call his own, while Santucci’s still working his way up the rungs by doing the same thing. They’ve similar styles and neither is a poor artist, but Lupacchino is easily the highlight of this volume.Wonder Woman’s second and third James Robinson arcs are pretty solid. The first is easily stronger than the second, but they’re definitely Wonder Woman stories that wouldn’t feel right with any other character at the helm. With some lovely artwork and great character moments for Diana, Jason, and Silver Swan, overall this volume is pretty darn good, I’d say.
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  • Kat
    January 1, 1970
    Basic plot: Firat, we got an origin story for the new version of Silver Swan. Then, Diana and her brother get to know each other better and continue their conflict with Darkseid and his plans.The art is this arc was good. I really enjoyed the visuals. The story itself had some interesting twists and turns that I also enjoyed. I don't quite know what is up.with her brother's disappearanxe/reappearance, but in a story with literal, actual gods, it seems a bit off to complain about deus ex machina. Basic plot: Firat, we got an origin story for the new version of Silver Swan. Then, Diana and her brother get to know each other better and continue their conflict with Darkseid and his plans.The art is this arc was good. I really enjoyed the visuals. The story itself had some interesting twists and turns that I also enjoyed. I don't quite know what is up.with her brother's disappearanxe/reappearance, but in a story with literal, actual gods, it seems a bit off to complain about deus ex machina. There were a lot of good moments between Diana and the other characters, particularly in non combat scenes. It really did showcase some of WW's best qualities.
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  • José
    January 1, 1970
    Este volumen se divide en dos líneas argumentales: la primera, Swan's song, de tres números. Me ha gustado bastante; el arte de Lupacchino es consistente y acompaña bastante bien a la historia. Sin embargo, la segunda no me ha gustado tanto, y quizás se deba a que cada número tiene dibujantes diferentes... y son 5: Stephen Segovia en el primero, Jesús Merino en el segundo (y mi favorito), Marco Santucci en el tercero, Emanuela Lupacchino en el cuarto (como en la línea argumental anterior) y Eman Este volumen se divide en dos líneas argumentales: la primera, Swan's song, de tres números. Me ha gustado bastante; el arte de Lupacchino es consistente y acompaña bastante bien a la historia. Sin embargo, la segunda no me ha gustado tanto, y quizás se deba a que cada número tiene dibujantes diferentes... y son 5: Stephen Segovia en el primero, Jesús Merino en el segundo (y mi favorito), Marco Santucci en el tercero, Emanuela Lupacchino en el cuarto (como en la línea argumental anterior) y Emanuela Lupacchino, Ray McCarthy y Marco Santucci en el último.
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  • Iris Nevers
    January 1, 1970
    Wonder Woman is now in mourning and Darkseid is still going on his shenanigans and overall being a jerk after he killed and absorbed the energies of the paternal side of her family (does that mean she's kind of sort of related to Darkseid now?) Hey at least her brother is on her side now, there's always a plus, right?
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