Wonder Woman, Volume 1



When An Ancient Ritual Requires Wonder Woman To Protect A Young Woman From Anyone Who Threatens Her, It Pits The Warrior Against Her Justice League Ally, Batman And While An Array Of Enemies, Including Silver Swan And The Dangerous Than Ever Dr Psycho, Attack Wonder Woman On All Fronts, It S The Publication Of Princess Diana S Book That Opens Her To An Assault By A New And Deadly Foe The Malevolent Veronica Cale And Places Wonder Woman S Island Homeland Of Themyscira In Grave Danger.Best Selling Writer Greg Rucka DETECTIVE COMICS Teams With Artists JG Jones FINAL CRISIS , Drew Johnson SUPERGIRL , Shane Davis SUPERMAN EARTH ONE And For The Start Of His Legendary Run On The Title As Wonder Woman Stands Against Mortal Foes And Faces The Machinations Of The Gods Themselves Collects The Highly Sought After WONDER WOMAN THE HIKETEIA And WONDER WOMAN 195 205.Wonder Woman, Volume 1

Greg Rucka, is an American comic book writer and novelist, known for his work on such comics as Action Comics, Batwoman Detective Comics, and the miniseries Superman World of New Krypton for DC Comics, and for novels such as his Queen Country series.

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  • Hardcover
  • 392 pages
  • Wonder Woman, Volume 1
  • Greg Rucka
  • English
  • 08 October 2017
  • 9780606387774

10 thoughts on “Wonder Woman, Volume 1

  1. says:

    I hovered on this one because The Hiketeia 5 starsThe rest of this volume 3 stars The Hiketeia This story follows a teenage runaway fleeing Batman because they re being accused of murder She runs to Diana s place to make Hiketeia Hiketeia is the sacred Themyscrian ritual in which a needy person makes a pledge to serve a kind patron in exchange for protection The patron takes on all of this person s problems, takes care of them and protects them no matter what The person is indebted to their patron, they re forbidden to lie to their patron and only they can break the tie with their patron It s a fascinating concept, to be honest.This girl, Danny, makes this pledge to Diana and Diana takes her in, despite not knowing anything about Danny or why she sought protection in the first place Diana is bound by her values to honor the s way of life and to protect those who need it This story is such a great way to get to know Diana as a character She s so strong, protective and kind to everyone she meets that, if you weren t already, you fall in love with her Of course, Batsy shows up looking for Danny and Diana pr...

  2. says:

    Greg Rucka s run on Wonder Woman is one of the most critically acclaimed and highly lauded as the definitive take on Diana Of course, I ve never read it because I wasn t into DC at the time But now, DC have kindly decided to reprint his run in two trade paperbacks, starting with this one.We open with the Hiketeia original graphic novel, which sees Diana defend a fugitive from any foe, including Batman This establishes Wonder Woman s morals and her loyalty, as well as letting her beat Batman up, which is always nice Rucka s knowledge of Greek mythology plays well into the story here, as well as in the ongoing series after this.I think we probably could have done with a Currently in Wonder Woman page after the Hitekeia and before the issues of the series themselves because getting up to speed on Diana s current status quo takes a little while, as well as some of the backstory about the villains she s going to be fighting, especially Silver Swan, who has an emotional connection to Diana that doesn t really get explained, but a quick Wikipedia helps out pretty quickly.The first arc starts a bit slowly, building up the political and social machinations of Veronica Cale and her anti Wonder Woman campaign, before everything explodes in issue 200 literally There s not actually that much fighting in this series except in issues 200 and 205, with most of the story devoted to Diana s attempts to balance all the facets of her life as well as sa...

  3. says:

    If you can t find The Hiketeia to read as a separate comic, this volume has the story, as well as other amazing works of Wonder Woman by Greg Rucka I am quite glad he is at the helm of the Rebirth series.

  4. says:

    A bit disappointed with the stories They just didn t hit home with me.

  5. says:

    The volume starts off with Wonder Woman The Hiketeia, which I ve separately rated 4 stars.The rest of this volume WW issues 195 205 was good, but not great Mostly because you have a lot of people talking about why they love Wonder Woman and why she s important to them , but you don t get to see why for yourself This story happens around Diana, as opposed to happening to her.One person this story happens to is Jonah, a new legal aid to Princess Diana, Ambassador for Themyscira The story starts out weirdly by mentioning a 32,000 yearly salary, which is so laughable, for New York, and for a lawyer Anyway, Jonah meeting Superman was cute, but his flying session with Diana was not.The cover the meeting with the book editors scene for Diana s book was as horrible and as sexually exploitive as Rucka meant it to be I know he s making a point which is why he mentioned Jonah s salary above , but it seems to be a little heavy handed and without finesse Because I m new to Wonder Woman I had no idea who Vanessa ...

  6. says:

    So, this volume contains an original graphic novel Hiketeia, as well as the first two trades of Rucka s serial run on Wonder Woman, apparently highly praised and held as one of the essential runs on the character Well, I think it blows.Well, I m not being totally fair, because Hiketeia is actually great I ve read it before, and now read it again, and both times it was a blast It s fast paced, has an interesting conflict between Diana and Batman, and is overall a great read with nice artwork It is also a good stand alone story for new readers That one, I highly recommend.Sadly, though, what comes after Hiketeia is an excruciating snoozefest of a story that is also extremely light on Wonder Woman What you do get is eleven issues of dudes working in Diana s political team because she is, apparently, an ambassador of something or whatnot , talking about politics and stuff You see, Diana just wrote a book about how she is a feminist and a vegetarian, so that s obviously a big scandal And guess what, you get to see all the talk shows, protests, interviews, editorial meetings, casual dialogues, evil speeches, all about Diana s controversial book And almost none of those feature Wonder Woman herself I am not kidding There are literally whole issues here without Diana at all Would you want to read something like that in a Wonder Woman comic Because I sure as hell don t.There are also some vaguely evil women plottin...

  7. says:

    First time reading any Wonder Woman stories by Greg Rucka, and I can see why he s considered to be one of the successful writers in the great DC superheroine s run.I ve recently been stuck in a rut when it comes to comic books Whether it s slogging through the convoluted and complicated Monstress , or concluding that works like Rucka s other comic, Black Magick , range from okay to just barely above average, I kept being met with disappointment And with all the disastrous DC based films cinematic and straight to DVD coming out this year, my hopes for the comic company haven t been high lately However, when returning to the classics with Wonder Woman , I found I enjoyed this volume overall, my low expectations soaring from the first page Wonder Woman by Greg Rucka Vol 1 is the least action packed of the Wonder Woman comics I ve read It s politically charged, with lots of characters playing multiple parts throughout in the spiderweb of a plot structure But Greg Rucka definitely knows who Wonder Woman is and what her ethics and the godlike pedestal the patriarch s world places her as a superhero are all about He explores who she is as an icon, an idol, a princess, a feminist, a hero, a person, and an ally to the world of everyday superheroics In t...

  8. says:

    I picked this up because I wanted to read The Hiketeia story Which was worth the price.The Hiketeia deals with WW taking on supplicant who is wanted for murder, and who Batman is chasing The story gets at the difference between WW and Batman One thing that has always bugged a little about Bats and I should not that I was not, and never will be, a regular Batman reader is that whenever I read him, he always cared about the bigger crimes in...

  9. says:

    This book collects the first two storylines of Greg Rucka s Wonder Woman It also has Wonder Woman The Hiketeia which I have already reviewed This volume did not surprise me with how good it was, but I was surprised to see a certain a...

  10. says:

    Whenever I read a Greg Rucka book, I remember why he s my favourite comic book writer He just knows how to get me invested in the characters.Diana is everything I admire and aspire to be I adore her She has presence and the other characters rightfully respond with respect even her opponents At the same time, her perfection makes her hard to relate to as a person She has all these wonderful ideals and virtues, but it s a little too easy I don t feel as much of an emotional journey within her as I would like It doesn t help that the book takes on the perspectives of normal people who witness Diana s actions rather than Diana s own perspective most of the time It adds to that unreachable feeling I d like to see personality in her More little intera...

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