Wonder Woman: Warbringer – The Graphic Novel
Novel written by Leigh Bardugo – Adapted by Louise Simonson – Illustrated by Kit Seaton – Color by Sara Woolley – Letters by Deron Bennett
Publication: January 7th 2020 by DC Comics
Goodreads Summary: 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.
Review: This graphic novel is adapted from the novel written by Leigh Bardugo. I’ve been loving graphic novels more and more the last few years so I was really excited to get a chance to review this one. Wonder Woman is such a strong female character which is so great to see. The graphic novel begins with a little background on Diana aka Wonder Woman and the Amazons on Themyscira. Right away I could tell this was going to hook me right in. The illustrations and color palette are absolutely stunning. Everything flows so well between the illustrations and the text. I haven’t read the novel by Bardugo yet so I can’t say how well the story matches up but I didn’t feel that there was any disconnect in the story. A picture is worth a thousand words, right? 😉 I mean, check these out…
I really enjoyed all of the characters, especially Diana and Alia. They both showed that while they had different strengths, they each stood strong for the common good, regardless of any negative impact for them personally. Diana risks being banished forever from Themyscira, and Alia risks her mortal life. This story was incredibly thrilling and had some major twists that I did not see coming. In addition to the thrilling adventure, there was also some comedic relief which is always acceptable in my opinion. I also really loved all of the Greek mythology coming to life in the story. If you’re looking for an awesome female centered graphic novel, I suggest you look no further than Wonder Woman: Warbringer! Luckily I am able to share some of the first few pages with you so be sure to check those out below!
Thank you to DC Entertainment for providing me with an advance copy of this book and sneak peek for my readers in exchange for an honest review.
(All images included in this post provided by DC Entertainment)