Comic Vine Review


Wonder Woman: Rebirth #1


If you think you know who Wonder Woman is, check out this book.

There's quite a few different layers to Wonder Woman. On the surface, it seems obvious who she is. She's an Amazon from Themyscira who journeyed to "man's world" and became a hero. With the way comic continuity works and because the character debuted back in 1941, it's not surprising we've seen variations on her origin. During the New 52 reboot, we discovered the truth about her birth. Just recently, we discovered there was even more to the story that was unknown. This Rebirth issue lays out what has happened before and allows Wonder Woman to question what we thought we knew to be true.

It's easy for comic readers to roll their eyes and be a little jaded when a new "twist" is revealed. Greg Rucka does something a little different in this situation. Because of the differences and lies Wonder Woman has been subjected to, it gives an explanation for why we've had variations to her origin. With Diana trying to look back and break through the lies and truths, it justifies the changes that may have occurred over the years with different writers and editorial teams. There is a bit of set up here, but it's laying the groundwork for what this series will be about and where it's going. Even if you've been reading Wonder Woman comics for years, you just might find a tidbit or two you hadn't thought about before. The illusion of the life Wonder Woman has been living has been shattered and she's ready to get to the bottom of it all.

We have some really nice artwork here with Matthew Clark's pencils and Sean Parsons' inks in the main part and Liam Sharp at the end. Unfortunately there is a difference between the two that is noticeable. You can justify the change because of where it takes place in the story, but it's still something that momentarily pulls you out of the book. The color by Jeremy Colwell and Laura Martin is top notch.

If you've ever been curious about who Wonder Woman is and where you could start reading her stories, this is a great place to begin. Like the other Rebirth titles, this issues serves to accommodate new and returning readers. There is a little something for everyone. The way Rucka has Wonder Woman question everything she thought she knew lays down some great groundwork for where this book can go. We have some really nice artwork but the difference in styles is a little distracting. There's no need to wonder if you should be reading Wonder Woman. Jump on board and get ready to find out where her journey will take us all.