Wonder Woman: Love And Murder

December 10, 2007 | Trades


Wonder Woman: Love And Murder
Jodi Picoult, Terry Dodson, Drew Johnson, Paco Diaz
DC Comics
$23.99/$19.99 US (Hardcover)
*** 1/2 (out of five)

Everybody knows that Clark Kent is Superman and Bruce Wayne is Batman — remembering Wonder Woman’s alter ego might take you a while, though.
Not much attention has been spent developing the Amazon warrior’s human guise over the past several years and she had, perhaps, lost some of her humanity.
Enter Jodi Picoult, author of 14 novels, including the recent New York Times bestseller, Nineteen Minutes.
As the first female writer to take on the character’s regular monthly series, Picoult set to the task of breathing a little bit more of that human element into Wonder Woman, using her alias of Diana Prince to walk among the people she protects.
Just as she’s starting to make a little progress, Wonder Woman is forced to take on her old enemy, Circe, avoid the U.S. government who want to take her in for questioning in a murder case and to try to stop her mother from destroying Washington. D.C.
Love And Murder is a solid story with some clever observations on the oddness of Wonder Woman’s everyday life and it leads nicely into DC Comics’ Amazons Attack crossover series, which is now available in collected form.

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