Dec 31, 2019

ARC Review--Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo, Louise Simonson & Ill. by Kit Seaton

She will become one of the world's greatest heroes: WONDER WOMAN. But first she is Diana, Princess of the Amazons. And her fight is just beginning. Based on the New York Times bestselling novel by Leigh Bardugo, this graphic novel adaptation brings to life Diana's first adventure beyond the hidden shores of Themyscira.

Diana longs to prove herself to her legendary warrior sisters. But when the opportunity finally comes, she throws away her chance at glory and breaks Amazon law--risking exile--to save a mere mortal. Even worse, Alia Keralis is no ordinary girl and with this single brave act, Diana may have doomed the world.

Alia just wanted to escape her overprotective brother with a semester at sea. She doesn't know she is being hunted. When a bomb detonates aboard her ship, Alia is rescued by a mysterious girl of extraordinary strength and forced to confront a horrible truth: Alia is a Warbringer--a direct descendant of the infamous Helen of Troy, fated to bring about an age of bloodshed and misery.

Together, Diana and Alia will face an army of enemies--mortal and divine--determined to either destroy or possess the Warbringer. If they have any hope of saving both their worlds, they will have to stand side by side against the tide of war.

I received this ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest and voluntary review. I was in no way compensated for this review.

The DC Comics team has brought to life yet another DC Icons novel! This time it's Leigh Barudgo's Wonder Woman: Warbinger. Louise Simonson was the adapter and the gorgeous illustrations were created by Kit Seaton! I have to say that I really enjoyed this color scheme! It's very faint colors that make Wonder Woman who she eventually becomes! At least, that's how I saw it!

If you've read the novel adaptation then you will know this story well! I love how these graphic novels stay true to the novel themselves. It's truly remarkable and wonderful! The story follows a teenage Diana who is struggling to find her place among the Amazons she calls family, of sorts. She wants to prove to them, herself, and her mother that she is truly one of them when participates in the great race meant to test all the warriors. But Diana gets waylaid in the race when she sees a boat suddenly explode and though she longs to prove herself a warrior to everyone, she worries about the fates of anyone left on board...even if they are from the land of man.

As we know, Diana rescues Alia, who she believes is mortal at first, but turns out to be so much more. She is the warbringer and if Diana doesn't get her away from her people, not only will she be killed, but her people might not make it either, for the warbringer is exactly as it sounds.

I truly must applaud Kit Seaton for her illustrations in this graphic novel! I loved how the characters practically popped off the page. They were so lush and beautifully drawn that reading this one was a delight and gazing at the drawings was pure pleasure!

It's always so hard to review a graphic novel or comic due to the length of the story and I'm not entirely sure what I should be touching on or not. I know that all fans of Leigh Bardugo, Wonder Woman, and Wonder Woman: Warbringer will want to read this one because it's an amazing read and the story is just as enticing in comic form as it was in novel form. It really is something to see since usually the route to go is making a book into a movie. Comic book "books" are an enjoyable treat as well as this series is turning out to be! I love that the story shows through so well even in shortened comic book form! It's definitely a great way to revisit a beloved read in a shorter amount of time!

This is most definitely a read to recommend to the aforementioned peoples, fans of Leigh Bardugo and Wonder Woman alike will have a GREAT time with this read! I cannot wait to get a finalized copy of this in order to see the drawings up close and personal! This is truly a work of art!

Overall Rating 5/5 stars

Wonder Woman: Warbringer releases January 7, 2020

1 comment:

  1. Excellent review! I have been enjoying more graphic novels this year than ever before and will be picking this one up too.


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