- Paperback: 160 pages
- Publisher: DC Comics (September 29, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1401220118
- ISBN-13: 978-1401220112
- Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 0.2 x 10.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #655,351 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Wonder Woman: The Circle Paperback – September 29, 2009
About the Author
Gail Simone is the fan-favourite writer of Secret Six, Superman: Action Comics, Rose & Thorn, Deadpool, The Simpsons, Gen 13 and Welcome to Tranquility. Terry and Rachel Dodson are a fan-favourite penciller and inker team (respectively) whose work includes Generation X, Pryde and Wisdom, Spider-Man, Storm, Teen Titans, Trouble and Star Wars. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top Customer Reviews
This trade contains two stories. The first, Simone's opening arc, is 'The Circle' (which lends its name to the hardcover as a whole), which, to a certain extent, addresses the fallout of "Amazons Attack", mainly concerning the fate of Diana's mother Hippolyta. As well, Simone introduces a new wrinkle into Wonder Woman's origin, the idea that her birth on Themyscira was not as universally welcomed as previous stories have had it. The challenge of writing imperfection into paradise is a difficult line to walk, but Simone pulls it off quite well. Alkyone's imperial guard are well-realized characters. The art is mainly by Terry Dodson, with some fill-in pages from Ron Randall after Dodson hurt his hand. The book looks quite good, although their action sequences are not that dynamic. Less enjoyable is Simone's attempt to make Heinberg's idiotic new "Diana Prince" status quo work; it still doesn't. I read "Wonder Woman" for Diana of Themyscira, not her pretending to be someone she isn't to hide from the world.Read more ›
I won't give the story away. I'll just say that most of it takes place on Themiscira and Queen Hypolyta has a large part and guess what? She is actually written in character this time (will wonders never cease?)! Princess Diana also seems to have returned to her roots, finding ways to be compassionate and loving and also a kick ass warrior when the need arises. This story marks the return of a familiar and much missed vulnerability to the character but also never-dying courage and strength, which is the way it ought to be. Thanks to Gail Simone for knowing the characters and keeping them true!
There is one part of the story that surprised me- again, I do not want to give too much away but at one point Diana decides to forgo her allegiance to Athena and dedicate herself to a god from a different pantheon. At first, I was a bit shocked by this but considering everything that has happened to the Greek gods of late I eventually decided that, yes, it made absolute sense for her to do it. Once again, I give a lot of credit to Simone for understanding the character and her motivations.
This is Wonder Woman at her best and I recommend it.
The first arc in the book is about 4 renegade Amazons who take the shadowside of Athena to a chilling conclusion. These 4 will do anything to defend the Amazon civilization from what they see as its greatest fear, a child. But strangely, because human they be, they yearn for a baby girl themselves.
This is a story that tells of a daughter and how far she will go to help her mother and her land. This is a story that shows the power of Mercy and Diana at her finest as warrior and diplomatic. A top notch story and very worth picking up for your shelves.
this is a wonder woman stories.
there is a second story in there is very good. A great fun for any green lantern fans.
Dodson and Chang do great job on the art.
Gail Simone like always does a great job.
the four guards are sad to read about and great to watch them fight. they both love and hate Wonder woman.
My knowledge of Wonder Woman is very limited. I know she's an icon and much beloved but I never read anything about her.
Now that she's back in the public eye my curiosity lead me into picking up The Circle from the library. I really had high hopes but this graphic novel fell flat. I spent quite a bit confused and really not engaged.
The graphics were amazingly done and I did like Wonder Woman's sense of humor. I did learn more about her that were all new to me. I wish the delivery was better. I won't give up on Wonder Woman and hopefully get to read more about her.
Overall, this novel was okay but I feel it could have been better.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have been dying to read this! Such a great read!! I'm so happy to have this in my collection!Published on April 10, 2014 by Myra N.
I bought it for my son and he was excited to get it. It was just what he wanted, and very good quality. He loved the art work.Published on September 11, 2013 by Gloria Morgan
One of the weaknesses is releasing story arcs as graphic novels is that there are sections of them that make no sense if you haven't read the priori continuity. Read morePublished on August 30, 2013 by George Hagenauer
The first part (which is the majority of the book) is about Themyscira and Diana's Mother being in danger.Really great story, beaterfull art. Read morePublished on July 29, 2013 by Friot Clara
There's something about Simone's writing that is so great. It's easy to read, yet complex at the same time. Read morePublished on February 8, 2012 by Mark McLaughlin
I am so excited by Gail Simone's ideas for Wonder Woman. She opens up some intriguing doors on Themyscira that have been begging to be opened, and gives Wonder Woman a chance to... Read morePublished on January 2, 2010 by E L-G
Honestly, this is one of the best WW stories in years. Gail Simone writes a great story that adds an element to Diana's origin as well as introduce a brand new (frightening)... Read morePublished on December 14, 2009 by Xyz726
It is hard to imagine a much more wretched year for Wonder Woman than 2007; the year began with Allan Heinberg's perenially delayed and sadly misguided opening arc still struggling... Read morePublished on October 26, 2009 by Sean Curley