Monday, February 28, 2011

Book Review: Wonder Woman: Love and Murder

Wonder Woman: Love and MurderWonder Woman: Love and Murder by Jodi Picoult
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I felt this was a good introduction to Wonder Woman, at least I wasn't overly confused. I didn't care for the overwhelming theme of self-doubt throughout the book. It got a little old after the third person asked Wonder Woman if she knew who she was. I also have a hard time with the JLA. It's almost as if having all these super heroes together makes each individual one less significant. For instance I love the Batman comics that I've read that only focus on Batman, when you start introducing Superman it's not too bad, but the entire JLA just makes him seem like a person with a whole lot less depth, just another fighting machine. Maybe I just need to be exposed to some decent stories with the JLA involved. I'm assuming it also be similar with the Avengers.

Though, when I think of it, the Watchmen had a lot of heroes involved in the story, and I really enjoyed it. I guess Moore just spent a little more time developing each of the characters in the story. Wonder Woman was fairly well developed here, but like I mentioned, Picoult spent a little too much effort on trying to make her seem more human.

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