WONDER WOMAN VOL. 3: THE TRUTH

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Wonder Woman Vol. 3: The Truth serves to bring closure to plot points that have been building in the series thus far. The book opens in the wake of Diana discovering that she has been duped into believing she has reached Themyscira. Recovering from this revelation, and the continued search for Wonder Woman's home are the main focus of the book.

 

Wonder Woman starts the book in a state of shock. The events of the comics before this volume have had a huge toll on her. It takes her more than a few pages to overcome this, and as a result it initially feels like a Wonder Woman book in which Wonder Woman is conspicuously absent.

 

However, this doesn't last long. Writer Greg Rucka uses the opportunity presented by Diana's temporary stay in a mental health hospital to delve into scenes in which she reflects on what she is going through.

 

Wonder Woman may be somewhat absent from this volume's opening chapters, but the space left by this absence is taken up by the supporting cast to great effect. A certain character makes a fateful decision, and the reader gets a greatly appreciated insight into the motivation behind Veronica Cale's actions.

 

All of this leads to a story resolution that ties together the themes that have been building through Wonder Woman Vol. 3. It brings some of the challenges that Diana has been grappling with to a close, while also providing the potential for future new challenges.

 

Readers will get more out of Wonder Woman Vol. 3: The Truth if they have already been reading the series up to this point. That isn't a mark against the book. It just exists at a nexus point which serves to bring previous plot points to a close before setting up new ones. It is only natural that readers who are already invested in these characters will get more out of seeing certain developments come to fruition. For Wonder Woman fans who have been reading her previous adventures, the story will provide a great look at who the characters are, with an ending that is very suitable for a Wonder Woman book.

 

WONDER WOMAN VOL. 3: THE TRUTH / WRITER: GREG RUCKA / ARTIST: LIAM SHARP, RENATO GUEDES, BILQUOUS EVELY / PUBLISHER: DC / 29TH AUGUST 2017




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