This first volume which collects together the first few issues written by writer Gail Simone. Gail Simone writes Wonder Woman really well. She helps Diana come across as a character beautifully. Gail Simone's take on Wonder Woman is brave, fearless, determined and, very heroic. As well as humble, down to earth and, kind and, understanding. Even in some villainous characters, Diana still manages to find a tiny shred of good in them.
These are qualities that makes Wonder Woman, the much loved superhero that fans, like myself have come to love. One of the fun things I've learned about Wonder Woman in this book, is that she also likes birthday cake. In one of the panels you can see Diana munching away on a piece of birthday cake.
The artwork is beautiful too. Terry & Rachel Dodson provide the artwork in most of the issues, collected together in volume 1. The artwork in the last 2 issue's, is illustrated by Bernard Chang. Who does a pretty decent job With the artwork, but, I do prefer Terry & Rachel Dodsons illustrations of Wonder Woman. They make Diana look not only stunningly beautiful, but, also make her look like truly powerful force of nature.
The Circle is the first Wonder Woman comic I've bought, not counting books where she's teamed up with the Justice League or any other heroes. I felt this was a good place to start reading her tales. The Circle features a new story that exposes some of the secrets of Diana's birth, and it is a very good read.
As with some other DC trades I've collected, this book features a secondary story that doesn't really have much to do with the main one (much like Batman: The Man Who Laughs) which isn't AS good, but was still an enjoyable read nonetheless and touched upon other corners of the DC Universe.
The Circle is an entertaining read. Not exactly life-changing, but has raised my interest in one of the best super heroes of all time.
Anyone who knows of Linkara will know that his word is great. Anyway, to you who don't know Linkara is one of those video critics online, but he does comics instead. He was going to review a terrible Wonder Woman book and suggested this by contrast because here Wonder Woman is written in a respectful way, which rarely happened.
After all, she was origonally made as a female super hero, however if you ever look on super dickery you will see that too many times she was put in comprimising poses that make her breasts look twice the size and make her seem like some sexy and ditzy woman at the same time.
You have to love this one since she takes on Nazis! Beating up Nazis with a bunch of super intelligent Gollilas like Gollila Grod.
Gail Simone has done it again. I continue to be amazed by the quality of Simone's work, she really writes female super heroines better then anyone else. If you don't believe me then check out her early work on Birds of Prey.