Wonder Woman: Warbringer Graphic Novel Review

Wonder Woman: Warbringer (the Graphic Novel) by Leigh Bardugo, Louise Simonson, Kit Seaton (Illustrator)
Rating: 4 Stars
Series: DC Icons, Graphic Novels.
Length: 192 Pages
Purchase: [Amazon]

ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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 Timesbestselling 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.

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.

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