Parents' Guide to

Wonder Woman: Warbringer: DC Icons Series

By Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Modern, diverse characters + super action = huge win.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this book.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 11+

Fun

Very fun so far I like that it is when she is a teen.
age 13+

Loved It!

It's beautifully done, and I loved the way Diana was written. I was really, really scared that they would mess her up, since she's been one of my favorites since I started reading comics. I do think they messed up comic cannon a lot a bit, but she pulled the book of well enough that I was willing to accept it anyway, and she wrote it in a way that at the end, the cannon comic could, or course, still happen. When it comes to life views, I'm lined up more on the conservative side, so a lot of times when subjects like racism come up, I'm often the person who goes 'that's not realistic!'. I am a person of color, and I really, really don't think that most books handle racism well-- not unless they're a book revolved around an act that happened in a different county, in the past, or a rare incident of racism. This book handled it perfectly. It was believable, and relevant to her character, and it didn't feel forced. I loved the book beginning to end, got attached to all the characters, and felt their struggles. I enjoyed Batman: Nightwalker more, but I have a feeling that's only because I have a special place in my heart for Bruce. All in all, I say its worth every penny.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (3 ):

This pairing of author Leigh Bardugo and a Wonder Woman origin story is one of the rare perfect occurrences in the universe -- like a total solar eclipse out your window or comfy high heels. Bardugo's take is both modern and fresh and steeped in Greek myth. The modern-and-fresh part will come as a surprise after the 2017 World War II-set Wonder Woman movie. Wonder Woman: Warbringer includes a cast of diverse New York City teens and young adults: Alia is half-black and wears braids, her best friend Nim is Indian, Jason's friend Theo is Brazilian with dark-brown skin. They all have a fun chemistry. Bardugo writes some great dialogue for them during those rare moments they're not in immediate danger. If you're the sort to start to roll your eyes at the unending battles in superhero movies, you'll appreciate the careful character development layered in here.

If you're the sort to shout, "Get on with it," you'll be taken care of, as well. The action scenes really pop the way superhero action should; a plane ripped apart, a car thrown in the air, a hail of bullets here and there, and a nightmarish Greek monster thrown in for good measure. The whole package is an immense treat for teen and adult Wonder Woman fans.

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