UPDATE: I didn’t think I would finish this book so soon. I forgot how quickly graphic novels are read. I loved the art in this book and the story was better than most of the Wonder Woman graphic novels I have read. I would recommend this for Wonder Woman fans. It is a strong 3 star read.
I started Wonder Woman: The Circle by Gail Simone last night. I originally got this after finding out that one of my local libraries has a very large collection of comic books, or graphic novels. Will someone tell me what the difference between a comic book and a graphic novel is please. I’ve always used comic book when talking about just one individual copy and graphic novel when referring to something like this book which is a collection of issues combined into one book. Someone please set me straight in the comments.
Anywho, the library, Yorba Linda Library, had this and I’ve always been into Wonder Woman, I mean she’s hot right? Last year I read The Secret History of Wonder Woman by by Jill Lepore, which was a little slow, but a great foundation to really understand the origins of Wonder Woman and those who created her. I was never into the early comics and I think I would have found them disappointing as Gail Simone points out in the introduction of this book.
It’s around $19 on Amazon so this goes into 2016 savings bucket! I saved $19 already this year on books because I got this from the library. Last year I saved over $800 on books because I borrowed them from the library. I really need to do a post on that as well.
I borrowed this in part because I’ve been slowly getting more interested in comic books in the last few years. I have been attending comic-con regularly with my dad (it’s kind of a tradition with us, and no we don’t dress up). Also, with the new Star Wars movie out, I know that a lot of what happens between episode 6 and 7 is being covered in the comic books and regular novels. I want to know everything so I’ve put somethings on hold and I also have plans to check out the local comic book stores soon.
There are a lot of Wonder Woman comics out there and I find it confusing to figure out where this one lies in the Wonder Woman timeline. I looked on wikipedia and I’m having trouble finding something that lays it all out on a timeline like the Star Wars novels are laid out on Wookiepedia.
I picked this up to read over the winter break, I took vacation from work, and I haven’t gotten to it until now because I was reading Shade Me.