Adapted by Louise Simonson
Art by Kit Seaton
Based on the book by Leigh Bardugo
Published by DC Ink/DC Comics
This is a graphic novel adaptation from the novel that was written by Leigh Bardugo.
One of my favorite writers, Louise Simonson, handles the adaptation and does an incredible job.
This book focuses on a young Wonder Woman who is living on the island of Themyscira.
At the beginning of the book, Diana is desperately trying to prove herself to her legendary warrior sisters. We get to see a tournament of sorts that Wonder Woman participates in. It is a race and Diana tries to win it.
After all of this, we get to see Diana on the shores of Themyscira walking around.
Suddenly, there is an explosion. A ship by the coast has exploded! Diana races to see if there are any survivors. That is when we meet Alia, who was on that boat and has some demons of her own.
Alia Keralis is a girl who just wanted to escape her overprotective brother by having a semester at sea. Diana meets her after helping her get away from the boat. The two of them quickly find that they have more in common than they would have thought.
Alia has another problem however: She is being hunted.
We find out that Alia is being hunted down because she is a Warbringer. Alia is fated to wreck havoc onto the world. The scenes between the two girls are excellent as they fight outside forces and try to keep alive. The book also focuses on their relationship and it is handled very well and is poignant at times.
Will Diana eventually have to stop her friend?
Simonson does a great job of giving these characters personalities and making the whole story fluid. The art is beautiful too and is pretty perfect.
Overall, this is a great book to read and an awesome way to start off your 2020 right!