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George Perez’s Wonder Woman review by Raphael Borg

Most of DC’s headliners are all about duality. Many accuse them of being unrelatable – which I completely disagree with.

Wonder Woman is a massively underrated character; of all characters of DC’s pantheon, I identify with her chiefly because she originates from an island that has a largely suspicious relationship with the world beyond its borders; one that is torn between tradition and the influence of the world beyond and a complete hesitation to allow itself to be influenced. Diana, as is her birthname, exists within this boundary – a faith in the world beyond without betraying her roots; teaching the best her roots have to offer while struggling with the world beyond’s influence for the better or for worse, all the while struggling within her identity as both warrior and peacemaker.

George Perez’s run on the character plays on this duality, reinventing the character and the world around her from her Golden Age roots to relevance – a person torn between expectation and self, between anger and peace, between tradition and progress, mother, maiden and crone. The artwork, of course, is gorgeous – full of Perez’s typical flourishes and detailed crowd scenes. Nothing is lazy here. Worth the extensive read.