It was not as dear as you have been told; sunny skies over deeply azure oceans of calm, and the smiles and tears of joy.
–Gail Simone - Wonder Woman : The circle - c. 2008
The problem I have with so many comic book characters is where exactly to start. There is so much back story to the established ones that it is hard to just pick up an issue/collection and think you’ll know what’s going on. Wonder Woman is no different, she’s been around for years, and this is vol 3 in her current series. So there are some ongoing story lines that get brought up. Story lines I had no clue about but they weren’t too off putting. The main story revolves around Wonder Woman’s origin, her birth or creation, or whatever it was, and the impact it had on the Amazons of Themyscira. Especially on the four members of the Queen’s personal guard. Lets just say they were not in favour of the child.
I think this is my favourite of the traditional superhero comic books that I’ve read recently. I enjoyed the story, and the characters. And the artwork was good, I had no trouble following the flow of the panels/story, which I sometimes have issues with.
And I really liked Wonder Woman’s character. She isn’t afraid of battle but she recognises that sometimes violence is not the answer. I’m glad that I read this one and will certainly give more comics by Gail Simone a go, and I think I’ll read more Wonder Woman too.