Welcome back! Today we will be reviewing Wonder Woman volume 3 written by Cary Bates, J.M. DeMatteis, Keith Giffen, and George Pérez. The art is by (Various), Tom Grummett, Will Blyberg, and Chris Marrinan.
So as of late, I have been making my way through George Perez’s run on Wonder Woman via the volumes because I am too broke to buy the omnibus. I chose to read his run because it was recommended to me and I thought why not at the time. I ended up really liking how George Perez reimagined Diana’s origin story and how he writes the Greek gods. This third volume collects Wonder Woman #25-35.
This volume was really interesting because it introduces a lot of new parts. It introduces the Cheetah properly and gives us Dr. Minerva’s origin story and why she craves blood. I thought that Dr. Minerva’s story was really cool and I really enjoyed Wonder Woman versus the Cheetah because it became quite the powerhouse fight because they are both fast and strong. The other interesting introduction was the sister world to Themiscyra, which is a tribe of Egyptian amazons that branched off long ago. This was really different and made for some interesting storytelling because it shows us what their world was like just by being in a different part of the world and having different morals. I thought that the art was great too.
Overall, the book was great and feels like the definitive stories of Wonder Woman to me.
(How good is the story? Does it stand up to others?)
(Does it tell the story? Does it work well with the character?)
(Does this story need to be told? Is it helping the Character?)
(Is the character represented well? Does the writer understand the character?)
Total: 16 / 20
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