Review: Wonder Woman #2

WW Cv2_dsRunning parallel to Greg Rucka and Liam Sharp’s “The Lies,” Rucka and artist Nicola Scott weave the definitive and shocking tale of Diana’s first year as Earth’s protector.

While I thought the first issue of the series was just ok, this second issue was a bit more of what I was hoping for. It’s an origin story, we’ve seen that a lot before, but it’s Rucka’s version and hopefully one that sets a definitive origin going forward.

What’s interesting though is the comic reminds me a lot of Renae De Liz’s The Legend of Wonder Woman in its look and its tone, and in many ways just wish that she had been selected to take over or at least do double duty with Rucka.

Wonder Woman #2 is good and an entertaining read, but it’s safe in many ways. The thing that Rucka does really well is how he presents it all. Instead of just focusing on Wonder Woman he juxtaposes it with Steve Trevor and their eventual meeting. It’s a new way to present something we’ve seen before, and doing it in a way that’s new to me. There’s not a whole lot new so far, but it’s good and a positive take on Wonder Woman. But, it’s a take we’ve seen recently in a different Wonder Woman comic that’s still being released.

Nicola Scott’s art is solid though. I really like the style and everything she does with it. The panel layout is pretty cool at times and her bouncing back and forth between the modern world and Wonder Woman’s home feels seamless and natural.

The comic is good but it feels like I’ve read this not long ago with The Legend of Wonder Woman. The big difference though that’ll be between the two is I fully expect the two storylines being presented will eventually converge and something we see in one plotline will also play out in some way in the other. That might be the most exciting thing about this and something I want to see play out.

Story: Greg Rucka Art: Nicola Scott
Story: 7.5 Art: 8.5 Overall: 7.5 Recommendation: Read

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review