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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 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.


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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 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.

30 review for Wonder Woman: Warbringer (the Graphic Novel)

  1. 4 out of 5

    Khurram

    I enjoyed this version more that the novel, partly for the visuals and partly because as it was more condensed it did not seem as slow moving as the novel. Like the book I would have preferred more action, and the artwork is more suited to Batman then Wonder Woman, but it is still good. Personally I think the story would have been better without the people being taken over by the Greek deities. I did not understand the reason for it in the novel or here. The story is good more Wonder Girl then I enjoyed this version more that the novel, partly for the visuals and partly because as it was more condensed it did not seem as slow moving as the novel. Like the book I would have preferred more action, and the artwork is more suited to Batman then Wonder Woman, but it is still good. Personally I think the story would have been better without the people being taken over by the Greek deities. I did not understand the reason for it in the novel or here. The story is good more Wonder Girl then Wonder Woman, but as it is an origin and a younger (by immortal standards) Diana this make complete sense. I like how the characters inspire each other to be better. This is a good coming of age story. It definitely works better in a graphic novel format. Ok so it was not my favourite incarnation of Diana but it was the right character for the time of the story.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Chad

    I didn't like this as much as the original novel. Translating prose to comics is difficult and I think that's what happened here. Trying to include all the narration in the prose version made for some boring passages in the GN. The art was OK, but I didn't like the color palette at all. It was very dark and muted almost as if the whole story took place at dusk. I know this DC Ink line of books has made sparse use of colors in a good way but it just wasn't the same in this one. Received a review I didn't like this as much as the original novel. Translating prose to comics is difficult and I think that's what happened here. Trying to include all the narration in the prose version made for some boring passages in the GN. The art was OK, but I didn't like the color palette at all. It was very dark and muted almost as if the whole story took place at dusk. I know this DC Ink line of books has made sparse use of colors in a good way but it just wasn't the same in this one. Received a review copy from DC and Edelweiss. All thoughts are my own and in no way influenced by the aforementioned.

  3. 5 out of 5

    The Nerd Daily

    Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Tom Hitchen Diana. Daughter of immortals. Princess of Themyscira. Wonder Woman. The famed DC superhero has many names and she has been adapted and reincarnated many times. First appearing in 1941 before her first feature in 1942, there have been films, TV shows, and books. And now she is once again welcomed back to the comic book page in Louise Simonsons adaptation of Leigh Bardugos Wonder Woman: Warbringer. The story follows Diana Prince, long Originally published on The Nerd Daily | Review by Tom Hitchen Diana. Daughter of immortals. Princess of Themyscira. Wonder Woman. The famed DC superhero has many names and she has been adapted and reincarnated many times. First appearing in 1941 before her first feature in 1942, there have been films, TV shows, and books. And now she is once again welcomed back to the comic book page in Louise Simonson’s adaptation of Leigh Bardugo’s Wonder Woman: Warbringer. The story follows Diana Prince, long before her tenure as the legendary Wonder Woman, as she risks exile from her homeland to save a mortal and becomes ensnared in an international plot to stop a world war. This is where the plot gets interesting. The world isn’t being threatened by the usual trigger-happy white men in suits, but by the very girl Diana saves. Alia Keralis is a Warbringer: a direct descendant of Helen of Troy and destined to cause chaos. Together, the two women must overcome their own insecurities and unleash the potential within themselves in order to prevent the world from falling into violence. The novel in which this adaptation is based on manages to inject a fresh new voice into the overcrowded universe of superhero origin stories, and Bardugo establishes her own version of Wonder Woman’s early beginnings with her usual punchy flair. In Simonson’s adaptation, the characters are placed front and centre with Kit Seaton’s illustrations. Seaton, who has also lent her artist prowess to another YA adaptation, Alexandra Bracken’s Brightly Woven, manages to breathe life into the DC Universe with her playful graphic design. The only drawback to Seaton’s art is that at times it fails to deliver impact due to the similar colour choices utilised throughout. The book is a colour wheel of blue and grey, and only occasionally does the novel brighten up with oranges and reds. Wonder Woman has always been a symbol of vibrancy and power, and at times, Seaton’s art disappoints and doesn’t manage to capture that historic essence. Overall, it is enjoyable to look at. Aside from the premise, the plot isn’t anything particularly new, but the magic comes from the main cast. Diana and Alia are joined by the latter’s best friend Nim, a boisterous go-getter with a no-nonsense attitude, and Theo, her brother’s sidekick and crush. Bardugo does character so well and always creates a familiar and realistic portrayal of group friendships. The dynamic between the foursome is both hilarious and uplifting. Wonder Woman returns to her roots in the Warbringer graphic novel with witty dialogue, high stakes and great friendships. Bardugo’s YA novel is honestly depicted through art and speech, and while it doesn’t quite capture the grandeur of a traditional Wonder Woman story, it lands on two feet when it comes to hilarity and character and gives a nod to the future in its conclusion. A worthy entry in the Wonder Woman universe.

  4. 5 out of 5

    JenLovesBooks

    This one had a special place in my heart, especially since it includes Wonder Woman, but mainly because I loved Leigh Bardugo's novel version of this story. I really couldn't get enough of that story and was saddened when it came to an end. So, of course, when I saw this go up, I knew I wanted a chance at reviewing it. Even though this wasn't exactly as the novel, or as detailed, it had much of what I was looking and hoping for. Especially, when it came to the graphics included in this version. This one had a special place in my heart, especially since it includes Wonder Woman, but mainly because I loved Leigh Bardugo's novel version of this story. I really couldn't get enough of that story and was saddened when it came to an end. So, of course, when I saw this go up, I knew I wanted a chance at reviewing it. Even though this wasn't exactly as the novel, or as detailed, it had much of what I was looking and hoping for. Especially, when it came to the graphics included in this version. Plus, come on, it's Wonder Woman and it's Diana all at once, in all her youth that we rarely get to see in other graphic novels, or arc stories of her. That's what made this an even more interesting novel to pick up. And if you loved the DC Icons version of it, definitely give this a go. Yes, like mentioned above, go in it knowing it's not exactly the same, with much cut as this is a shorter and more to the point story, but it doesn't take away from who Diana is in here and all those surrounding her. Let's not forget Alia, making this a double threat. They both work great together to make this an even more interesting read. Another reason why I loved everything about this world created. My only concern, like many others, is that I needed more. Can't wait to see where this world goes and hopefully it brings us more of Diana and her ventures. ***I received this copy from DC Comics, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.***

  5. 4 out of 5

    Noura Khalid (theperksofbeingnoura)

    Thank you DC Ink for the gifted review copy!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Alexandra

    I received an e-ARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Review can also be found on *Milky Way of Books* The adaptation of Leigh's book gave me an even more amazing Wonder Woman vibe. The story is fairly done and the art is quite well. Diana has always been an amazing character and seeing her in her teens as a warrior was also very exciting. If you have read the book you'll fairly enjoy the graphic novel adaptation too.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Darla

    This is a good graphic novel adaptation of the YA novel, but the story is not communicated as well in this medium. If you want to get the full story and also love the graphic novel medium, I would recommend reading the original novel first. Thank you to DC Comics and NetGalley for providing a digital ARC in exchange for an honest review.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Jen

    Not bad. Quick and engaging read. I didnt guess the bad guy at all. 3 stars. Not bad. Quick and engaging read. I didn’t guess the bad guy at all. 3 stars.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Becca

    Thank you to DC Comics for providing me with an e-ARC of Wonder Woman: Warbringer in exchange for an honest review. I have a confession to make Wonder Woman is a character that I dont care much about. Hear me out, I love who she is & what she does; I love the Amazons & the concept of an island where only women live. I love everything about Wonder Woman. However, I dont think Ive found the right Wonder Woman series to consume. What it boils down to is the writer & whos bringing her Thank you to DC Comics for providing me with an e-ARC of Wonder Woman: Warbringer in exchange for an honest review. I have a confession to make — Wonder Woman is a character that I don’t care much about. Hear me out, I love who she is & what she does; I love the Amazons & the concept of an island where only women live. I love everything about Wonder Woman. However, I don’t think I’ve found the right Wonder Woman series to consume. What it boils down to is the writer & who’s bringing her story to life. Therefore, I never found a true reason to consider myself a fan of the character. Which brings me to Wonder Woman: Warbringer. I have yet to read the actual novel that this graphic novel is based on (but! it’s on my soon-to-read TBR!), but I have to say that I truly did enjoy this tale. Perhaps it’s because it’s directed towards YA? & we all know I’m a sucker for YA reads. One of the things I loved about Wonder Woman: Warbringer is the friendships that are formed. Our Warbringer, Alia, gets shipwrecked on Themyscira & is rescued by Diana. This introduces us to a whole lot of fighting enemies & GIRL POWER. Alia is really the show-stealer in Wonder Woman: Warbringer, along with her best friend, Nim. I absolutely adored these two & even more so how they basically welcomed Diana with open arms. Honestly, by the end of it, I just wanted Diana to stay in New York & hang out with her new pals. Can I get a roommate AU or?????? Characters and relationships are absolutely phenomenal in Wonder Woman: Warbringer. As this is a graphic novel, there’s more to the story than just the words. Kit Seaton brings Diana and the gang alive with her artwork. A blue color scheme continues throughout the pages, which somehow just felt right. Everything just paired so extremely well together. In all, Wonder Woman: Warbringer is a pretty solid read, especially for fans of Wonder Woman. For fans of YA, I think this graphic novel is a perfect way to introduce yourself to the character and universe.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Elvina Zafril

    I liked this graphic novel better than the novel format that I haven't finished reading oops! I liked this version better because of the illustrations make the reading more enjoyable. Warbringer is an adaptation of the original story. It was an action-packed story. Loved the friendship between her and Alia. They both work great together and making this an even more interesting read. Diana wants to prove herself to the rest of Amazon. She witnesses a ship exploding and was rushing to save human I liked this graphic novel better than the novel format that I haven't finished reading oops! I liked this version better because of the illustrations make the reading more enjoyable. Warbringer is an adaptation of the original story. It was an action-packed story. Loved the friendship between her and Alia. They both work great together and making this an even more interesting read. Diana wants to prove herself to the rest of Amazon. She witnesses a ship exploding and was rushing to save human race onboard. In order to save Alia, she didn't realize that she has brought a Warbringer to the island. She had to leave Themyscira and brought Alia to a special spring to end Warbringer line. The art is beautiful. The color and everything are just nice. The pace was fast and I really enjoyed myself following Diana's journey to end the Warbringer line. I need more. I think fan of DC should check out this adaptation! Thank you Times Reads for sending me a copy of Wonder Woman: Warbringer in return for an honest review. This book is available at all good bookstores.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Christy

    Warbringer is a faithful adaptation of the original story. Having read the source material, I am confident this is one of the best adaptations Ive read. The plot follows the story, with the art adding to the battle scenes. Fans who find one medium or the other wont miss anything by choosing one over the other. I actually enjoyed the graphic novel even more than the book! Warbringer is a faithful adaptation of the original story. Having read the source material, I am confident this is one of the best adaptations I’ve read. The plot follows the story, with the art adding to the battle scenes. Fans who find one medium or the other won’t miss anything by choosing one over the other. I actually enjoyed the graphic novel even more than the book!

  12. 5 out of 5

    Jordan (The Heart of a Book Blogger)

    This review and more can be found at The Heart of a Book Blogger. Actual Rating: 4.5 stars The Wonder Woman: Warbringer graphic novel is the adaptation of Leigh Bardugos DC Icons novel. I havent read the novel yet, but this appears to be an excellent adaptation. In Wonder Woman: Warbringer, Diana wants to prove herself to the rest of the Amazons on Themyscira. Shes about to do that in an important race, but then Diana witnesses a ship exploding and rushes to save the human onboard. What she doesnt This review and more can be found at The Heart of a Book Blogger. Actual Rating: 4.5 stars The Wonder Woman: Warbringer graphic novel is the adaptation of Leigh Bardugo’s DC Icons novel. I haven’t read the novel yet, but this appears to be an excellent adaptation. In Wonder Woman: Warbringer, Diana wants to prove herself to the rest of the Amazons on Themyscira. She’s about to do that in an important race, but then Diana witnesses a ship exploding and rushes to save the human onboard. What she doesn’t know is that in saving Alia, she has brought a Warbringer to the island. To save both her home and Alia, Diana must leave Themyscira and bring Alia to a special spring to end the Warbringer line. Wonder Woman: Warbringer is an action-packed story. I loved seeing Diana’s first adventure away from Themyscira and the friendship she starts up with Alia. The art itself is beautiful. The darker color tones age up the story for the YA audience and the pop of bright, bold colors add to the action. There was a mix of different types of panels that kept the story moving quickly. Overall, fans of the DC Icon series will want to check out this adaptation! And if you’re like me and haven’t read the book, the graphic novel is a great way to experience the story. *This ARC was provided to me by the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for a honest review.*

  13. 5 out of 5

    Georgi

    A bit disappointed, review to come!

  14. 4 out of 5

    Sara (A Gingerly Review)

    Reading this reminded me why I enjoy graphic novels. ❤ Reading this reminded me why I enjoy graphic novels. ❤️

  15. 5 out of 5

    Blue

    You know when you read a graphic novel based on a book and leaves out all the relevant information from the book that is critical to the story but they decided it wasnt important enough to have it in the graphic novel? Yeah well, that was the case with Warbringer! What I love about how this story the most, is that it isnt for Hollywood, it isnt Diana meeting a guy and her world changes and she must do everything she can for him and blahhhh blahhh blah. It is based on two young girls and on You know when you read a graphic novel based on a book and leaves out all the relevant information from the book that is critical to the story but they decided it wasn’t important enough to have it in the graphic novel? Yeah well, that was the case with Warbringer! What I love about how this story the most, is that it isn’t for Hollywood, it isn’t Diana meeting a guy and her world changes and she must do everything she can for him and blahhhh blahhh blah. It is based on two young girls and on friendship. Friendship is more important than a small elephant trunk people! Think of it as short term satisfaction vs long term happiness. I love it when stories break away from the moulding of girl meets guy and then life changes. After all we are strong woman, we don’t need a man. Moving away from the girls saving the day situation, the storyline still held its intensity and was fast paced and overall exciting. And most importantly it doesn’t leave much out that is in the book version of Warbringer. The graphics? I loved it. It’s great to see the amazon woman actually wearing clothes and not scampering around in barely nothing (thanks again Hollywood) but the characters were drawn in a tough, yet beautiful fashion and it was wonderful!

  16. 4 out of 5

    Sasha

    Diana longs to fit in with the other Amazons, all of whom have earned their places in Themyscira, but no matter how hard she tries she will always be the girl of clay her mother shaped. Until a mysterious girl washes up on the shores of her home, and it is up to Diana to save her people and everything she holds dear. This has to be one of my favourite DC comics yet! With Leigh Bardugo's wit, stunning artwork and all the badassery of Wonderwoman, what's not to love? Diana is a determined and brave Diana longs to fit in with the other Amazons, all of whom have earned their places in Themyscira, but no matter how hard she tries she will always be the girl of clay her mother shaped. Until a mysterious girl washes up on the shores of her home, and it is up to Diana to save her people and everything she holds dear. This has to be one of my favourite DC comics yet! With Leigh Bardugo's wit, stunning artwork and all the badassery of Wonderwoman, what's not to love? Diana is a determined and brave young woman, and she has always been one of my favourite DC characters. Throughout this novel, she is determined on doing the right thing and saving her people, and her moral compass is always strong. But she also proves to be a sensitive and loving friend, ready to listen to and love her new companions. I loved her character arc in this comic, as she discovers life outside of Themyscira and struggles to find her place in the world. I loved the secondary characters! Alia is awesome and witty, and I loved her dialogue and openness with Diana. Such an iconic duo. One thing I do feel is that if a lot of things were pointing towards a romance between these two, and I think that would have made a lot of sense, but ah well. Nim was bubbly and enigmatic, of course, I loved her. I do really hope this novel gets a sequel because I'd love to see more of these girls! The art is, of course, stunning. It brings the world and characters to life amazingly, and I especially loved the attention to detail in the characters expressions. The cool tones of the book were beautiful and made the occasional reds stand out even more. The storyline was exciting and captivating, and I read the whole book in less than an hour, I just couldn't put it down! It was a great introduction to Diana and gave a good insight into the ways of Themyscira, which I enjoyed. As well as being full of action and adventure, this novel addresses feminism, inclusion and xenophobia and sends a strong message about the importance of friendship. Wonderwoman: Warbinger was a captivating and entertaining graphic novel which all Diana fans should pick up straight away and a perfect place to start for those wanting to know more about the goddess we call Wonderwoman.

  17. 4 out of 5

    karli

    3/5 stars! ARC provided by the publisher and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I have tried to read the original novel of this a few times and can just never get into, but I'm just so interested in Diana and wanted to get a new story by Leigh Bardugo. So, when I was approved for this I was really happy. The artwork in this graphic novel is amazing. I loved the characters and the plot was really cool with the gods and lore behind it all. However, I just dont think a graphic novel can get 3/5 stars! ARC provided by the publisher and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I have tried to read the original novel of this a few times and can just never get into, but I'm just so interested in Diana and wanted to get a new story by Leigh Bardugo. So, when I was approved for this I was really happy. The artwork in this graphic novel is amazing. I loved the characters and the plot was really cool with the gods and lore behind it all. However, I just dont think a graphic novel can get across all the plot points needed, so it just felt either really overwhelming at time or just lacking in any context at all. But, I did enjoy and I'm glad I got to know these characters and see this art.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Brittany

    I absolutely loved this one. It correlated closely to the DC Icons book that it was based from. Diana has always been a super strong female character, so adding her into this graphic novel will definitely be great for future generations. Diana can set a role model in many forms but being able to have the same story translate this story from words to visuals is revolutionary at spreading literacy to younger readers. The art was beautiful and the story was powerful. Loved every second of this. I absolutely loved this one. It correlated closely to the DC Icons book that it was based from. Diana has always been a super strong female character, so adding her into this graphic novel will definitely be great for future generations. Diana can set a role model in many forms but being able to have the same story translate this story from words to visuals is revolutionary at spreading literacy to younger readers. The art was beautiful and the story was powerful. Loved every second of this. Highly recommend.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Gigi H

    If you're familiar with any of Leigh Bardugo's work, you'll know that all her stories are character driven and full of world building. Even if you've never read any of her stuff, if you enjoy this sort of storytelling then you'll enjoy this. I'm a Wonder Woman fan and will always prefer the adult version & original graphic novels, but this was a nice take on the younger Diana Prince and perfect for those who like YA. It's a great introduction for younger readers getting into DC Comics.

  20. 5 out of 5

    & She Reads

    I was provided with an arc of this via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review Well its safe to say I loved this as much as I loved the book. I enjoyed the art and I felt like the pace of the graphic novel was well done and matched the pace of the book almost exactly. The graphic novel of Wonder Woman : Warbringer goes along perfectly with the graphic novel for Batman : Nightwaker and I look forward to owning them together.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Anthony ➳ KeepReadingForward ➳

    4/5 This Review was first posted on Keep Reading Forward. If you want to see more, check out our other locations as well as here. ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I really didnt expect to really enjoy reading the novel version of Wonder Woman: Warbringer. I really wanted to read it and when I did, I just got so into it, that I ended up enjoying it a lot more than I expected it to. When I saw that the graphic novel version was available to request and 4/5 This Review was first posted on Keep Reading Forward. If you want to see more, check out our other locations as well as here. ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I really didn’t expect to really enjoy reading the novel version of Wonder Woman: Warbringer. I really wanted to read it and when I did, I just got so into it, that I ended up enjoying it a lot more than I expected it to. When I saw that the graphic novel version was available to request and review, I jumped at the opportunity to read it. I really wanted to see the visualization of the novel that I enjoyed so much. Since it is the same story, it pretty much read the same and followed the story pretty well. I actually don’t think that was anything different added for this version to make it interesting in a graphic novel point of view. Of course it read differently, seeing illustrations and quotes instead of the detail in a book that sets the setting. The illustrator did a really good job portraying the details in the book as everything was pretty much what I imagined when I first read the novel. Either way, whatever version is read first, I am sure readers will enjoy both versions. However, I would definitely recommending reading the novel first as the details offers a better story in my opinion.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Becka

    Thanks go to NetGalley and the publisher for the opportunity to read an advance copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. When I saw Wonder Woman AND Leigh Bardugo combined in one book, I knew it was going to be something special, and Wonder Woman: Warbringer did not disappoint. As much as I loved the story, perhaps my favorite aspect of the book is the way that the artist combined a mostly cool color palette of blues and grays with judicious use of warm tones at specific parts of the Thanks go to NetGalley and the publisher for the opportunity to read an advance copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. When I saw Wonder Woman AND Leigh Bardugo combined in one book, I knew it was going to be something special, and Wonder Woman: Warbringer did not disappoint. As much as I loved the story, perhaps my favorite aspect of the book is the way that the artist combined a mostly cool color palette of blues and grays with judicious use of warm tones at specific parts of the plot. It really enriched the experience of the book as a whole.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Meg Chia (bibliophilogy)

    3.5 Full review here on my blog Thank you so much to Times Reads for sending me a copy of this graphic novel in exchange for an honest review! This book is or will be available in all good bookstores! Three-word description : mythology, bond, hero My rating : 3.5 / 5 stars Hello everyone and I am back with a book review but this time it is a graphic novel review! How exciting is that! So I want to preface this by saying I have not read the novel by Leigh Bardugo that this graphic novel is adapted 3.5 Full review here on my blog Thank you so much to Times Reads for sending me a copy of this graphic novel in exchange for an honest review! This book is or will be available in all good bookstores! Three-word description : mythology, bond, hero My rating : 3.5 / 5 stars Hello everyone and I am back with a book review but this time it is a graphic novel review! How exciting is that! So I want to preface this by saying I have not read the novel by Leigh Bardugo that this graphic novel is adapted from so I really cannot tell the parallels, the changes to the overall plot of the story. However, this will be based off my experience solely on the graphic novel! Firstly I need to also mention that I rarely read any comics or graphic novel so getting into the format is unlike a full length novel but you have to pick things up quickly from the graphic novel where in the book you get full length description of it. Not gonna lie, it did took me quite some time to really get into the book but I was a tad bit confused here and there at times which made my read less enjoyable. But just a side note, if you have no problem diving into graphic novels, I think you will really enjoy this! Also, another thing that I dislike just in general is urban fantasy. I am fairly picky about the types of urban fantasy books that I read and this one again not sure if its because it is an urban fantasy or the format, I was slightly confused about the characters and how the gods and goddesses come in? That being said, this book is so empowering. I thought this was about Diana’s redemption but turns out it was so much more. It was about girls empowering girls, and that we do not need anyone to do great things. This story really shows feminism that I stand for in every right way! I also did not see the twist coming at all, it was all round a surprising climax for the story! Also, I need to say that the backgrounds and the characters are so well painted and drawn! Overall, this is a pretty short yet intense read with a lot of action going on, if you adore you know superheroes and changing the world, risking it all for a better world, then this read will be right up your alley!

  24. 4 out of 5

    Jessica (a GREAT read)

    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 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

  25. 4 out of 5

    Ciera

    "You were my first nothing. I am immortal, and you are a footnote. I will erase you from my history, and you will vanish, unremembered by this world." Considering I had no desire to read the actual book despite my love for Leigh Bardugo, this was the perfect medium to read the book in; it's Wonder Woman, after all. I will admit, however, that I went into this hoping that they were gonna let Diana be gay with the cute black girl, Alia, on the cover. That didn't happen of course, but basically the "You were my first nothing. I am immortal, and you are a footnote. I will erase you from my history, and you will vanish, unremembered by this world." Considering I had no desire to read the actual book despite my love for Leigh Bardugo, this was the perfect medium to read the book in; it's Wonder Woman, after all. I will admit, however, that I went into this hoping that they were gonna let Diana be gay with the cute black girl, Alia, on the cover. That didn't happen of course, but basically the entire inciting incident was just Diana wanting to prove herself's to her mom's girlfriend, so I guess that's acceptable. Plus, Nim was the great queer rep that I needed from at least one person in this graphic novel. This was fun! The art was great, both when it came to style but also the fighting scenes, and the predominately blue color scheme was pleasing to the eye. While there were some weird transitions and some character motives that seemed to come from nowhere, no doubt because this was an adaptation of a novel, the general idea of someone being a descendant of Helen of Troy, and thus a literal warbringer (and not just someone, a black girl at that, which made my heart happy as a black girl who has loved greek mythology) was just pretty cool. First fun slow shift read of 2020!

  26. 5 out of 5

    Namratha

    She is not yet Wonder Woman. She is still Diana of Themyscira, an immortal who has to prove her worth constantly to her sceptical Amazonian sisters. She is young, vulnerable, conflicted and bursting with the need to explore her powers and capabilities. And she might have done just that if her good, honest heart didn't compel her to rescue a mortal, Alia Keralis. For Alia is not a mere mortal. She is the direct descendant of the legendary Helen of Troy and just like her troubled ancestor, Alia has She is not yet Wonder Woman. She is still Diana of Themyscira, an immortal who has to prove her worth constantly to her sceptical Amazonian sisters. She is young, vulnerable, conflicted and bursting with the need to explore her powers and capabilities. And she might have done just that if her good, honest heart didn't compel her to rescue a mortal, Alia Keralis. For Alia is not a mere mortal. She is the direct descendant of the legendary Helen of Troy and just like her troubled ancestor, Alia has the unenviable power to bring about war and destruction. As the two ladies join hands in an adventure to fight destiny and villains both human and celestial, we witness Diana taking her first brave steps into becoming the superheroine that we admire. This book is a justified graphic novel adaptation of Leigh Bardugo’s original tale and is a fun, fast-paced and entertaining story. Brimming with the power of female friendship, feisty dialogues and beautiful panels in a slightly monochrome setting, it still manages to keep you invested as a reader. An enjoyable and heartfelt read.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Kelsey

    3.5 stars I really liked this! I liked the new origin story for the Amazons, and the specific way that positions Diana as an outsider in her own community. I liked the cast of characters and their dynamics, and I was glad that there was a little bit of romance thrown in. The art was really nice, and while I wasn't a fan of the limited color scheme at first, I grew to really like the sparse use of bright colors to highlight certain parts of a panel. My main complaint is that at times it felt 3.5 stars I really liked this! I liked the new origin story for the Amazons, and the specific way that positions Diana as an outsider in her own community. I liked the cast of characters and their dynamics, and I was glad that there was a little bit of romance thrown in. The art was really nice, and while I wasn't a fan of the limited color scheme at first, I grew to really like the sparse use of bright colors to highlight certain parts of a panel. My main complaint is that at times it felt really text heavy, which might be a result of being an adaptation of a novel. But in general I had a good time and it made me want to read the original novel. blog

  28. 5 out of 5

    Mah Marino | Happy Reading Co.

    I've always been curious of Leigh Bardugo writing Wonder Woman and when I saw the opportunity to check the Graphic Novel, I had to get it! And oh I'm so glad I did! This story was very good, from an insecure Diana with the Amazons to the great Diana we've all come to love after being battle-tested. Loved it!!

  29. 5 out of 5

    Mandy

    This was a good adaptation of the prose novel, but it wasn't quite as cohesive of a story due to the truncated plot. Check out my full review at Forever Young Adult.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Caro (sanjariti)

    I cheated and read this before finishing the book but WOW I am so excited for the rest of the book! The art was amazing and I absolutely loved everything about this ❤ I cheated and read this before finishing the book but WOW I am so excited for the rest of the book! The art was amazing and I absolutely loved everything about this ❤️

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