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What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Wonder Woman: Warbringer: The Graphic Novel is an adaptation of a novel by Leigh Bardugo (King of Scars, Shadow and Bone). It tells the story of an Amazon princess who travels to the world of men to protect a castaway she's befriended. Comic book violence is the order of the day, with monster attacks, sword fights, and other scenes unlikely to disturb readers of the target age. There's a smattering of swearing -- "hell," "damn," "s--t." Sexual content is limited to a kiss.
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What's the story?
Wanting to prove herself to her warrior sisters, Diana sets off on a race in WONDER WOMAN: WARBRINGER, only to be waylaid by the sinking of a nearby ship. She chooses to rescue one of the drowning passengers, Alia Keralis, only to learn that she has put her home, Themyscira -- and the entire world -- in jeopardy by doing so. Alia is a Warbringer, a descendent of Helen of Troy, fated to herald an age of misery and bloodshed. The two young women somehow wind up in New York City, and they need to reach a magical spring in Greece before an unbreakable deadline, despite the dangers in their way. Diana's superpowers are tested all along the way, even as she heads toward a trrible betrayal.
Is it any good?
Female superheroes used to get short shrift, but this portrait of an iconic fighter demonstrates that young women can be courageous, resourceful, and undaunted. Original author Leigh Bardugo and adapter Louise Simonson devise a plot for Wonder Woman: Warbringer that's engrossing, unusual, and well choreographed. The supporting cast is interesting and suitably diverse. The narrative's level of suspense remains high throughout. It's fun to see Diana as a teen: a little insecure but ready to face off against all sorts of enemies, magical and mundane. Younger readers may see this volume as a stepping stone to other DC Comics graphic novels.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about how Wonder Woman: Warbringer: The Graphic Novel uses Greek myth to tell a modern story. Why are myth, religion, and folklore still so powerful today? Why do artists use them for inspiration?
What would it be like to live on an island without any male humans around? How would a single gender impact society?
How do you define a "hero"? What superpowers would you like to possess?
- Authors: Leigh Bardugo, Louise SImonson
- Illustrator: Kit Seaton
- Genre: Graphic Novel
- Topics: Magic and Fantasy, Princesses, Fairies, Mermaids, and More, Superheroes, Great Girl Role Models
- Book type: Fiction
- Publisher: DC Comics
- Publication date: January 7, 2020
- Publisher's recommended age(s): 13 - 17
- Number of pages: 208
- Available on: Paperback, Nook, iBooks, Kindle
- Last updated: January 23, 2020
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