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O Círculo é um arco de história que tem consequência direta após o arco de Ataque das Amazonas, e aqui vemos uma história que é mais narrada por Hipólita sobre sua filha, e também fica o suspense do que seria o tal do Círculo e quais são os segredos mortais que ele esconde. Esse arco reúne as edições de Wonder Woman Vol 3 #14-17.


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O Círculo é um arco de história que tem consequência direta após o arco de Ataque das Amazonas, e aqui vemos uma história que é mais narrada por Hipólita sobre sua filha, e também fica o suspense do que seria o tal do Círculo e quais são os segredos mortais que ele esconde. Esse arco reúne as edições de Wonder Woman Vol 3 #14-17.

30 review for Mulher-Maravilha: O Círculo

  1. 5 out of 5

    Anne

    Gail Simone makes Wonder Woman look cool. Finally. Even the dorky much-lampooned Lasso Of Truth is a wicked weapon in her hands. Simone, you're my hero. Gail Simone makes Wonder Woman look cool. Finally. Even the dorky much-lampooned Lasso Of Truth is a wicked weapon in her hands. Simone, you're my hero.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Scott

    2.5 stars On paper, having writer Gail Simone (even this book's back-flap mini bio gushes "known for her much-beloved run on 'Birds of Prey'" - no argument there!) pen a Wonder Woman volume sounds like a guaranteed home run for DC. Unfortunately, The Circle was sort of detached and cold, and it often did not generate more than mild interest for me. The four-part title story had a few good moments - WW taking on modern-day Nazis invading her birthplace? Bring the popcorn! - but at times it felt un 2.5 stars On paper, having writer Gail Simone (even this book's back-flap mini bio gushes "known for her much-beloved run on 'Birds of Prey'" - no argument there!) pen a Wonder Woman volume sounds like a guaranteed home run for DC. Unfortunately, The Circle was sort of detached and cold, and it often did not generate more than mild interest for me. The four-part title story had a few good moments - WW taking on modern-day Nazis invading her birthplace? Bring the popcorn! - but at times it felt unnecessarily long-winded. A little better was the shorter closing tale 'Expatriate,' where WW is stuck between two not-quite warring alien factions. Her shrewd wisdom helps save the day, and the final development in the last two pages strikes the perfect tone of heartfelt and humorous.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Subham

    Umm yeah an okay read I guess. We get a story about how this group called the circle, Hippolytas protector were made and then when Diana was born what they did and why they did it and that led to their fall and when Nazis attack Themysciria, Diana must fight against them and also against the circle, led by Alykone. Its an alright story but does introduce some fun new elements into the myth and I also love the way they explore Diana and Nemesis new relationship and its the start of some new love s Umm yeah an okay read I guess. We get a story about how this group called the circle, Hippolytas protector were made and then when Diana was born what they did and why they did it and that led to their fall and when Nazis attack Themysciria, Diana must fight against them and also against the circle, led by Alykone. Its an alright story but does introduce some fun new elements into the myth and I also love the way they explore Diana and Nemesis new relationship and its the start of some new love story. And also Diana on some khund home planet with Etta which was weird but a good short story. SO overall okayish read with decent writing and art and does hint at great things to come.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Chelsea 🏳️‍🌈

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I really wanted to like this because I usually like Simone's writing and Diana is one of my faves. Unfortunately, the first plot line was so off putting to me. The idea that the vendetta against Diana's birth was based jealously in addition to the fear rubbed me the wrong way. These women have lived years without the ability to have children and the story only shows women who desired children. They even show women making wooden children to cope with their feelings. Why? Not all women want childr I really wanted to like this because I usually like Simone's writing and Diana is one of my faves. Unfortunately, the first plot line was so off putting to me. The idea that the vendetta against Diana's birth was based jealously in addition to the fear rubbed me the wrong way. These women have lived years without the ability to have children and the story only shows women who desired children. They even show women making wooden children to cope with their feelings. Why? Not all women want children. Even the Amazon leading the charge to kill Diana secretly wanted a child. Maybe I'm being petty but that just really turned me off this story. The rest of it was okay. It's always a joy see Diana solving conflict with diplomacy and being a great warrior. Queen Hippolyta is always great as well. I really wanted to like this more.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Sesana

    I've heard very good things about Gail Simone's run on Wonder Woman, so I went in with high expectations. Luckily, I wasn't disappointed. Yay! This particular volume feels very exposition-y, and it bears remembering that this is right after the highly ill-advised Amazons Attack! storyline (which I am boycotting). In other words, it's a lot of foundation. It felt like a solid foundation to me, and it opened up a storyline that I wasn't expecting, relating to Diana's birth. More will come of this, I've heard very good things about Gail Simone's run on Wonder Woman, so I went in with high expectations. Luckily, I wasn't disappointed. Yay! This particular volume feels very exposition-y, and it bears remembering that this is right after the highly ill-advised Amazons Attack! storyline (which I am boycotting). In other words, it's a lot of foundation. It felt like a solid foundation to me, and it opened up a storyline that I wasn't expecting, relating to Diana's birth. More will come of this, I'm sure, and I'm looking forward to it.

  6. 5 out of 5

    James DeSantis

    I just can't seem to really connect to a wonder woman comic. I enjoyed most of Gail's stuff, and this story isn't bad, and art is solid, but just...did almost nothing for me on personal level. I just can't seem to really connect to a wonder woman comic. I enjoyed most of Gail's stuff, and this story isn't bad, and art is solid, but just...did almost nothing for me on personal level.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Felicia

    Not being that familiar with other Wonder Woman stories, i really enjoyed the depth of character put into this book. I felt like it was really clear how heroic a character Wonder Woman is from the writing, i enjoyed the art as well. Just very honest and grounded, which is hard to do in the format.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Tim

    To quote from the Mercedes Lackey preface, "Here is the warrior who knows that the goal of fighting is to end conflict, who understands strategy and uses every advantage, who knows that negotiation and compromise are tools fit for a warrior, who never loses compassion even for her enemies. Here is Wonder Woman, coherent. Here at last is Wonder Woman as Goddess." To quote from the Mercedes Lackey preface, "Here is the warrior who knows that the goal of fighting is to end conflict, who understands strategy and uses every advantage, who knows that negotiation and compromise are tools fit for a warrior, who never loses compassion even for her enemies. Here is Wonder Woman, coherent. Here at last is Wonder Woman as Goddess."

  9. 5 out of 5

    Artemis Crescent

    Been sighted as one of the best 'Wonder Woman' comic books in the last decade, as penned by Gail Simone. Sure I was hyped up - even the packaging was immaculate and handled with extreme care when it was posted to my door. But experience has taught me to always keep my expectations low on anything. In the end I couldn't help it - the book and its cover make it look like a Greek mythology treasure trove! Nonetheless, I enjoyed 'Wonder Woman, Vol. 3: The Circle'. The plotting is solid - nothing and no Been sighted as one of the best 'Wonder Woman' comic books in the last decade, as penned by Gail Simone. Sure I was hyped up - even the packaging was immaculate and handled with extreme care when it was posted to my door. But experience has taught me to always keep my expectations low on anything. In the end I couldn't help it - the book and its cover make it look like a Greek mythology treasure trove! Nonetheless, I enjoyed 'Wonder Woman, Vol. 3: The Circle'. The plotting is solid - nothing and no one, no matter how small the role, is left out at the end. The action is amazingly drawn and moves everything forward with ease. Athena praise the artwork! But of course the main talking point is Wonder Woman. She is tough, smart, savvy, and most of all she's compassionate and seeks redemption and forgiveness in everyone, even her worst enemies. Gail Simone was once quoted saying: 'When you need to stop an asteroid, you get Superman. When you need to solve a mystery, you call in Batman. But when you need to end a war, you get Wonder Woman.' Wonder Woman is a paragon for truth and justice in all places - not only in America or her once homeland of Themyscira, but on other planets as well, as seen in the last story of ‘The Circle’. Other 'Wonder Woman' comics I've read seem to portray her as being rather bloodthirsty and quick to stab her opponents even in public places in civilian form; implying that Amazons and thus all "strong independent women" are like that. However, Simone seems to understand the original purpose of the most famous superheroine of all time. I get the feeling that, even with the numerous bad decisions made by 'Wonder Woman' writers before her, Simone is able to find ways of making them work for her own stories. Or at least she can make up for them without retconning anything. Wonder Woman can be formidable, yet caring and reasonable; she is a negotiator first before she's a warrior. Though unafraid of knocking out those who stand in her way - nor will she back out of a challenge - she knows when the time is right to fight. She's a hero who will not give in to hatred and use violence to try to solve every problem, and that's admirable, not weak or an effeminate way of looking at the world. Wondy can navigate through any situation with a calm head on her shoulders - no matter what, she will put peace and family community first. Her lasso of truth is a fully effective instrument (not necessarily a weapon) – it’s frightening in how far it goes to uncover the truth in a person. Weapons in Wonder Woman’s arsenal include a sword and a bow, and in battle she can wield both just as well as her lasso. Aside from Wonder Woman herself there are other things to love about 'The Circle', such as the complex development of Hippolyta, queen of the Amazons. There is the backstory of four Amazon warriors who were chosen above others to guard the queen, but who then came to betray her when they saw her child - Diana, the future Wonder Woman - as an abomination and a threat to the Amazons. So “the Circle” conspired to kill Diana as a babe. The flashback scenes are bold and manage the trick of creating suspense when you already know how things are going to turn out. Diana's relationship with her mother is also very well handled. Despite a war going on, entertaining comic book antics are present. Neo-Nazis are the bad guys (so satisfying to see Wonder Woman rough them up!), and super intelligent gorillas hide out in Agent Diana Prince's apartment! Her friend, Lt. Colonel Etta Candy, is an awesome female ally for her - incredibly smart, witty (she's given brilliant dialogue), not skinny, and able to put anyone in their place, even men who outrank her. She even reasons with an alien planet destroyer! Too often I see Wonder Woman partnered with men, and while that is good for her given her sheltered upbringing on Paradise Island, girlfriends outside of there are sorely missed. Etta is an Amazon in her own right; Diana even refers to her as a sister. So, fabulous artwork, great writing, great history, great Wonder Woman. What didn't I like? Unsurprisingly, the dishonour goes to the romance. It lacks tension, is unnecessary, and does nothing to advance the plot. Thomas Tresser, aka Nemesis, barely does anything throughout the whole book, shifting between continuing DC storylines as it is. Granted, Wondy is shown to be wearing the pants in their relationship, and Tom is a good guy, who struggles to find in himself what someone like Wonder Woman would see in him. However I still feel it was only there for the main female to be with a man, in a story that has nothing to do with romantic love. Not helped by the fact that Diana's human role is downplayed in this comic in favour of the Nazis-vs-Amazons-and-the-Gorillas arse-kicking. And a few things were a bit confusing to me - especially in the last story - since I have not read many of the previous comic book issues. But I can live with that. Because I agree with the general opinion that 'Wonder Woman, Vol. 3: The Circle' is the 'Wonder Woman' story most dearly needed in recent years. Is this Wonder Woman done right – as a princess, a banished Amazon, a feminist icon, and a hero for peace? Yes. Beautiful, strong, smart and brave, she is really is a wonder, as she was originally meant to be. A goddess, as the intro by Mercedes Lackey proclaims. Final Score: 4/5

  10. 5 out of 5

    Claire

    I really enjoyed Wonder Woman: The Circle. It conveys all the best qualities of Wonder Woman. She sees all the details of a situation without losing sight of the big picture: a great strategic and diplomatic mind, strong, fierce and compassionate. Mercedes Lackey wrote a great introduction for this volume, but I would hold off reading it until after you've read the book so you can form your own opinions unbiased. However, if you need to be sold on reading it, then by all means, read the introduc I really enjoyed Wonder Woman: The Circle. It conveys all the best qualities of Wonder Woman. She sees all the details of a situation without losing sight of the big picture: a great strategic and diplomatic mind, strong, fierce and compassionate. Mercedes Lackey wrote a great introduction for this volume, but I would hold off reading it until after you've read the book so you can form your own opinions unbiased. However, if you need to be sold on reading it, then by all means, read the introduction first. The Circle is the collection of issues #14-19 which covers two main stories, the first including a version of her origin story in #14-17 and the second in #18-19. I love the art by Terry and Rachel Dodson in issues #14-17; I think they've really captured the essence of Wonder Woman. My Dad saw the cover, flipped through a few pages, and said, "Wonder Woman looks mean." "What, do you expect her to be all doe-eyed in the middle of battle?" "Well, no..." She does look fierce when she's fighting, but that's what makes her an Amazon. She looks like someone not to be trifled with. And yet she has humor, affection, and great wisdom. She is without question heroic. Also, bonus: no Steve Trevor. More please! There were a couple of references I didn't get, nothing crucial to these stories, but I'm trying to track down the earlier issues before reading ahead. Highly recommended.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Kerri

    3.5 This wasn't my favorite but it was good and Wonder Woman is quickly becoming one of my favourite DC characters. I loved the artwork, and liked the story. 3.5 This wasn't my favorite but it was good and Wonder Woman is quickly becoming one of my favourite DC characters. I loved the artwork, and liked the story.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Michael Wilson

    I think that Mercedes Lackey said it best (by quoting Gail Simone) about Gail Simone's vision of Wonder Woman in the introduction: "When you need to stop an asteroid, you get Superman. When you need to solve a mystery, you call in Batman. But when you need to end a war, you get Wonder Woman." And the stories contained within illustrate why GS's vision is so powerful... and show why many times the knock-down-drag-out fights are not always necessary, and that you can be unafraid to fight, while li I think that Mercedes Lackey said it best (by quoting Gail Simone) about Gail Simone's vision of Wonder Woman in the introduction: "When you need to stop an asteroid, you get Superman. When you need to solve a mystery, you call in Batman. But when you need to end a war, you get Wonder Woman." And the stories contained within illustrate why GS's vision is so powerful... and show why many times the knock-down-drag-out fights are not always necessary, and that you can be unafraid to fight, while listening and negotiating with your adversary... sometimes the evil gorillas attacking you were just misled... and can be allies if only they understand the truth of the situation. I really don't get into the Paradise Island, Greek mythos stuff that surrounds WW... It is fun when you place it in the context of having a Minotaur as a cook at the embassy, but gets stale otherwise... but Simone ties up some loose ends with another look at WW's origin and tying it into a Nazi invasion of Paradise Island. And also shows why the Magic Lasso is not just a lame "girly" weapon... it is a thing to be FEARED. The other stories also have a theme of conflict not always being quite what it seems... and WW's novel approaches to resolve that conflict. This is GREAT STUFF. I'm looking forward to more of GS's work on this series.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Cassandra

    This was a great soft reboot of Wonder Woman. Gail Simone writes a powerful and compelling heroine and manages to create a coherent backstory that resolves some of the inconsistencies in Wonder Woman's history. I didn't dig the Nazi fighting and the forced romance at the end knocked off a full star from my rating, but overall I really enjoyed this volume. This was a great soft reboot of Wonder Woman. Gail Simone writes a powerful and compelling heroine and manages to create a coherent backstory that resolves some of the inconsistencies in Wonder Woman's history. I didn't dig the Nazi fighting and the forced romance at the end knocked off a full star from my rating, but overall I really enjoyed this volume.

  14. 5 out of 5

    ✨maciej✨

    3✨ It was okay, worth a read but nothing to write home about. Nothing like Azzarello and Chiang's 2011 run, which I think is far superior. 3✨ It was okay, worth a read but nothing to write home about. Nothing like Azzarello and Chiang's 2011 run, which I think is far superior.

  15. 5 out of 5

    B. P. Rinehart

    This book is written by the third of the three great writers of Wonder Woman in my opinion. After George Pérez and Greg Rucka, Gail Simone may have been by 2008 the most natural choice to write Wonder Woman in comic book history. She represents for women comic book writers what Dwayne McDuffie represents for black comic book writers. And we now have her writing THE superheroine of comic books. The crazy thing is that Simone seems to have been brought on at the last minute because of how terrible This book is written by the third of the three great writers of Wonder Woman in my opinion. After George Pérez and Greg Rucka, Gail Simone may have been by 2008 the most natural choice to write Wonder Woman in comic book history. She represents for women comic book writers what Dwayne McDuffie represents for black comic book writers. And we now have her writing THE superheroine of comic books. The crazy thing is that Simone seems to have been brought on at the last minute because of how terrible the writing of Wonder Woman's story after Rucka's leaving the title. For me, this book shows why WW is such a hard character to write--because of how well her story works when she has a writer (male or female) who understands her. This book sees Diana, after the crazy events of previous bad writing, exiled from her homeland and having to embrace a secret identity for the first time in her post-Crisis on Infinite Earths timeline. Of course, her secret identity is as a spy so...yeah. This being Simone's introductory-story, the stakes are not as big as in then-recent previous stories, but it does establish how Simone plans to write the universe of Diana of Themyscira. It is a fun, confident, and level-headed Diana and it accentuates the best parts of Wonder Woman's character--tough when she needs to be, but always going for peace before war. She makes folks think before they really try to test her. I'm not so sold on the secret identity thing--I liked the fact of her being one of the few superheroes in the DC Universe to not have a secret identity and just be what she is (as it goes with her symbolism as being the embodiment of truth). I hope the rest of Simone's run on this title is as solid as this book.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Kristen Schrader (Wenke)

    I love Wonder Woman, but I just can't wrap my brain about what's happening in this one thematically. The artwork is great, and the dialogue and action were fine. But I don't even know if it was well-written because I found the odd themes so distracting. **SPOILERS AHEAD** I'm baffled trying to figure out what the author is trying to say here. You have a society of women who can't have children, so they all go baby-crazy? To the point that they anthropomorphize dolls, and at least one lady has to I love Wonder Woman, but I just can't wrap my brain about what's happening in this one thematically. The artwork is great, and the dialogue and action were fine. But I don't even know if it was well-written because I found the odd themes so distracting. **SPOILERS AHEAD** I'm baffled trying to figure out what the author is trying to say here. You have a society of women who can't have children, so they all go baby-crazy? To the point that they anthropomorphize dolls, and at least one lady has to be PUT DOWN because she's too far gone? And okay, these women are villains, so we're not condoning that behavior. But then we're demonizing women who can't (or just don't) have children. And the biggest issue is this idea that ALL women want children so DESPERATELY that they'll go crazy without them. And the trope that women are all jealous of each other and backstabbing is just icky. I miss the sisterhood of the Amazons that always has me cheering. I was shocked when I saw a woman wrote this. It just left me feeling gross.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Summer

    I love Wonder Woman and Terry and Rachel Dodson's art is always excellent. The Circle was one of the more easier comic books to sink into especially considering this is book three in the series. However I still felt a bit lost and and the new artist in the last 50 pages wasn't as impressive. I love Wonder Woman and Terry and Rachel Dodson's art is always excellent. The Circle was one of the more easier comic books to sink into especially considering this is book three in the series. However I still felt a bit lost and and the new artist in the last 50 pages wasn't as impressive.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Heather Fryling

    Just ok... Based on other reviews, I was expecting depth of character, original plot lines.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Shawna Hunter

    A great story about Diana's love for her mother...and then some stuff that happens in space. Oh, Diana is now the Champion of Maoi...because Moana parallels weren't strong enough already. A great story about Diana's love for her mother...and then some stuff that happens in space. Oh, Diana is now the Champion of Maoi...because Moana parallels weren't strong enough already.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Namratha

    “When you need to stop an asteroid, you get Superman. When you need to solve a mystery, you get Batman. But when you need to end a war, you get Wonder Woman.” - Gail Simone. In her write-up to Wonder Woman: The Circle, acclaimed fantasy writer Mercedes Lackey pegs this quote by Gail (the writer of this book) and gives us such a sense of anticipation that we are completely stoked to delve into this promising read. Here we acquaint ourselves with the four Amazons of the Royal Guard who were imperfect “When you need to stop an asteroid, you get Superman. When you need to solve a mystery, you get Batman. But when you need to end a war, you get Wonder Woman.” - Gail Simone. In her write-up to Wonder Woman: The Circle, acclaimed fantasy writer Mercedes Lackey pegs this quote by Gail (the writer of this book) and gives us such a sense of anticipation that we are completely stoked to delve into this promising read. Here we acquaint ourselves with the four Amazons of the Royal Guard who were imperfect in their own ways but handpicked by Queen Hippolyta herself to shield her from all evils. They are fiercely loyal warriors and promise to ensure that not a hair on the head of the Amazon Queen would ever be armed. And then they do such a disastrous deed that the island of Themyscira is almost rend apart by their (un)righteous stand, anger and hate. Their actions will affect the one they love above all others and soon it will rest upon the only child of the Amazons, Wonder Woman to bring about some semblance of balance. The other smaller tale showcases Wonder Woman’s abilities as a person who lives up to the quote mentioned above. As she tries to protect a violent alien race from another hero of the DC Universe and possibly themselves, you meet a Wonder Woman who strategizes like a boss but manages to do so with her heart always staying good and true. The artwork is brilliant and Wonder Woman’s Amazonian beauty, rippling sinews and kick-ass stance leap from the pages. The story-telling left me a bit unsettled because it messed with the infallible sisterhood equation of the Amazons. Baby lust was taking to alarming levels here and downplayed the essential essence of a utopian society of women. Maybe it was just me but there was something demeaning (towards women) in the execution of their emotions towards not having children. Not the biggest fan of this tale but still a stoic fan of Wonder Woman’s portrayal.

  21. 4 out of 5

    RG

    Cant tell if its wonder woman or simones writing. I just havent fallen in love with either yet.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Jacki

    Summary: Wonder Woman makes friends with some sentient gorillas, fights to save her homeland from invading Nazi goons and her mother from the former members of the queen's personal guard, and faces off with a member of another DC franchise over the fate of the Khund. Verdict: Strangely bland. Yay!: Mercedes Lackey writes a great introduction to this volume. Wonder Woman's core values are shown as she tries to befriend enemies, kicks butt, and extends mercy. The fight scenes are decent, and the bri Summary: Wonder Woman makes friends with some sentient gorillas, fights to save her homeland from invading Nazi goons and her mother from the former members of the queen's personal guard, and faces off with a member of another DC franchise over the fate of the Khund. Verdict: Strangely bland. Yay!: Mercedes Lackey writes a great introduction to this volume. Wonder Woman's core values are shown as she tries to befriend enemies, kicks butt, and extends mercy. The fight scenes are decent, and the brief origin story was interesting. Nay!: The blurb and the introduction promise an earth-shattering secret about Diana's birth, but nothing earth-shattering is revealed. More dramatic information is hinted at, but not given yet. All in all, this story is nothing to write home about. Wonder Woman easily saves the day in what could have been several epic battles, all with emotion that's curiously difficult to connect with and no sense of humor. Somehow, portraying her as the goddess she is makes Wonder Woman hard for mere mortals to relate to. On the other hand, she's as serious and feminist as someone dressed as an absolute sex object can be, so props to her.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Brini

    I've never read a solo Wonder Woman story and this story was perfect to change that. You learn about her mother, Queen Hippolyta, and the Amazons. Right from the beginning you can tell why Diana has earned her status as the Amazon princess. She can see even the slightest spark of good in everyone while still remaining a fearless warrior who will stop at nothing to protect what is good. She can see the bigger picture. One of the best things was to see her Lasso Of Truth at work— how it enters the I've never read a solo Wonder Woman story and this story was perfect to change that. You learn about her mother, Queen Hippolyta, and the Amazons. Right from the beginning you can tell why Diana has earned her status as the Amazon princess. She can see even the slightest spark of good in everyone while still remaining a fearless warrior who will stop at nothing to protect what is good. She can see the bigger picture. One of the best things was to see her Lasso Of Truth at work— how it enters the psyche of her opponent and shows her what see needs to see. Awesome!

  24. 4 out of 5

    Eli Poteet

    It was entertaining enough. I liked how Wonder Woman knows all the gods and goddesses and deities of all the pantheons. Really I just want to see the amazon make out with other female lead roles, that would be fantastic, just do away with the blonde doe eyed heterosexual flirtation and I'd rate it a stars! It was entertaining enough. I liked how Wonder Woman knows all the gods and goddesses and deities of all the pantheons. Really I just want to see the amazon make out with other female lead roles, that would be fantastic, just do away with the blonde doe eyed heterosexual flirtation and I'd rate it a stars!

  25. 5 out of 5

    Kit

    Kind of beginning to see why Gail Simone is a thing, even if I felt kinda icky about the whole...babylust jealously thing, but it is a really interesting premise, given WW's background. The exploration of this idea with women has always kind of confused me, but at least the art and writing was solid. Kind of beginning to see why Gail Simone is a thing, even if I felt kinda icky about the whole...babylust jealously thing, but it is a really interesting premise, given WW's background. The exploration of this idea with women has always kind of confused me, but at least the art and writing was solid.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Hannah Givens

    I wish I'd been able to get more emotionally invested, but it's a good solid Wonder Woman book. I wish I'd been able to get more emotionally invested, but it's a good solid Wonder Woman book.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Tomas

    It is not the best Wonder Woman story. It might not even be memorable Wonder Woman story but I enjoyed it.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Bradley

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. To date this is actually the best Wonder Woman comic I've read. I haven't read many at this point - Intent to change. All in all this comic consists of two separate plot lines, both good. The title references the first plot. I will say this story prevails even when it comes across as...goofy? Like, how do you entertain a villain like Captain Nazi seriously? Well, at first it struck me as outrageous until I saw Wonder Woman's armor gleaming in the smoke and shadow. The next page of panels paints To date this is actually the best Wonder Woman comic I've read. I haven't read many at this point - Intent to change. All in all this comic consists of two separate plot lines, both good. The title references the first plot. I will say this story prevails even when it comes across as...goofy? Like, how do you entertain a villain like Captain Nazi seriously? Well, at first it struck me as outrageous until I saw Wonder Woman's armor gleaming in the smoke and shadow. The next page of panels paints a most punctilious picture of the human soul. Gunning for alliteration! In a few crumbling turns of comic paper we feel sympathy for Nazi. We are shown how beautiful and absolving the lasso is. We are shown the most defining qualities of Wonder Woman. This is important because throughout the comic this is a recurring theme. It is not so much a story about the Circle - Who I thought were badass - as it is about mercy, compassion and justice. Writing this review is about to make me push this to five stars. I can't do it, I have to have hope that there is a better Wonder Woman comic out there. Plus, it's good, but it is not Superman's equivalent of Birthright. I need to find the Wonder Woman comic that highlights her virtues, as is done here, but is also a win in all other categories. So even though I've nearly convinced myself this needs 5 stars, what else is good or bad about it? Well, for a superhero comic it feels like everything is extremely toned down. The people invading Themyscira just look like a rag tag team of well equipped G.I. Joes and the inclusion of Tolifhar are what make me think this seems goofy, as I said before. Then again, it is one of those scenes where Wonder Woman pursues diplomacy over senseless violence. Which by itself deserves a, "hell yeah" or "rock on, motherfucker" because we need that in life. Wonder Woman does not pull her punches, but she also takes them full on to pursue the path of peace - as she shames green lantern Procannon Kaa. By the way, shout out, this is probably one of the coolest green lanterns. He uses a ram construct! Enough said. Back to the point. Which really comes down to Wonder Woman as being THE paragon. The Circle plot has a somewhat unsatisfying ending. I enjoyed it for what it was, but there is no real closure with it. It fulfilled potential, yet still I thirst. The second plot line is much shorter, probably to fill some of the space to get your moneys worth. It's still good, as I mentioned it features a pretty swell green lantern AND it still manages to portray Wonder Woman at her best. Which I think this comic does a good job of. The art is great. I rummaged through the internet and I can't seem to find the image of Wonder Woman's crown and bracers gleaming after she sticks the plastic explosives to Nazi's face. One of the tightest panels I've seen. It drops off a bit at some point. The romance with Tresser was just kind of there. I'm always entertained with romance including Wonder Woman, but it always seems very formulaic. "You were raised on an island of women, huh? So..." Not much more for me to go off on. I felt pretty good about this, it's just some things are off even though so much is right. If certain aspects of the conflict were changed or perhaps if The Circle plot was extended a bit further it would make it to perfection, but it falls just shy. A fantastic volume nonetheless, definitely recommended.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Marsha

    This collection of Wonder Woman tales begins with an introduction by Mercedes Lackey. I’m one of those people who read exordiums, especially when written by writers I like and admire, such as Ms. Lackey herself. Ms. Lackey confesses that she wasn’t always a fan of the Amazonian princess. This woman has been reading WW comics a lot longer than I have and has cringed at the awful years when Wonder Woman submitted to being a secretary, allowed herself to be kicked out of the Justice League after sh This collection of Wonder Woman tales begins with an introduction by Mercedes Lackey. I’m one of those people who read exordiums, especially when written by writers I like and admire, such as Ms. Lackey herself. Ms. Lackey confesses that she wasn’t always a fan of the Amazonian princess. This woman has been reading WW comics a lot longer than I have and has cringed at the awful years when Wonder Woman submitted to being a secretary, allowed herself to be kicked out of the Justice League after she gave up her powers (hey, Batman, what exactly are your superpowers again?), got dreamy and dizzy over the idea of being a model and was often reduced to being nothing more than a girltoy for Steve Rogers. I understood her reservations about Wonder Woman. I didn’t read those comics myself but I learned enough about them to be glad I missed them. My reading experiences with Wonder Woman are much more positive these days and this volume helps cement my fondness for her. This is a Wonder Woman who’s a warrior, a supreme fighter who isn’t afraid to beat down her enemies. But she is also quick to accept surrender, eager to create allies and uses diplomacy on her foes. Mercedes Lackey quotes Gail Simone when she states, “When you need to stop an asteroid, you get Superman. When you need to solve a mystery, you call in Batman. But when you need to end a war, you get Wonder Woman.” In this novel, Diana battles violently delusional super apes engineered by Grodd, a neo-Nazi (wow, those comic illustrators never get tired of Nazis, do they?) and is willing to beseech others for help and not necessarily members of the JLA, either. She will throw herself into battle against insurmountable odds because Wonder Woman goes into every fight believing she will win. Hard not to be impressed with that kind of can-do attitude. She also gets involved with the Khund, a warrior race I’ve encountered only a short while ago in another WW collection. If you don’t know about the Khund, think of them as Klingons mixed with Vikings. They’re hard-core warriors and badass to the bone. They also prove to be unexpectedly devious, making them the worst kind of foes. How Wonder Woman handles them and the alien threat they recruit her for is as admirable as it is. All this revolves around the joy of Diana’s miraculous creation and a bunch of Amazons who aren’t certain this is a good idea. It’s a radical notion that’s played out along familiar lines and raises questions in the reader’s mind. Are these women deluded, brutal fanatics like Grodd’s enhanced apes or are they genuinely concerned warriors wishing to protect their queen from a mortal error? This is a fantastic book that manages to mix in romance, diplomacy, giddy fandom and a bit of humor. Let’s hope it wins over WW detractors the way it did Ms. Lackey.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Maythavee

    This was a fantastic start to Gail Simone's run! I really enjoyed this arc! My favourite thing about this arc was Simone's exploration of the Amazon mythology. In the previous runs, we were told that every Amazon on Themyscira rejoiced the day Diana was born. What if there were some Amazons weren't happy that the Queen asked the Gods for a child? In this arc, we're introduced to Alkyone, Charis, Myrto and Philomela. They were Hippolyta's chosen royal guards until the day they conspired to murder This was a fantastic start to Gail Simone's run! I really enjoyed this arc! My favourite thing about this arc was Simone's exploration of the Amazon mythology. In the previous runs, we were told that every Amazon on Themyscira rejoiced the day Diana was born. What if there were some Amazons weren't happy that the Queen asked the Gods for a child? In this arc, we're introduced to Alkyone, Charis, Myrto and Philomela. They were Hippolyta's chosen royal guards until the day they conspired to murder Diana. They believed that Diana would rend Themyscira apart because the Amazons never had a living child on the island before. Diana's presence would cause envy and hatred to fester because of some Amazon want children but can't have any because they live on island of women. Interestingly, Alkyone was one of the Amazons who were envious of Hippolyta but she loved her too much to hurt her so Alkyone decided to kill Diana instead. Alkyone and her sisters failed and was imprisoned until now... I loved the entwining storylines between the past (Alkyone's backstory) and the present (Captain Nazi's men attacking Themyscira) and how these two storylines came together in the end. The only thing that I didn't like was Diana's courtship of Nemesis. I felt that it was way too rushed and Nemesis was such a jerk in the last arc so I don't understand what Diana sees in him.

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