Wonder Woman Rebirth – 1


Wonder Woman Rebirth – 1

General Info

Issue No:
1
On Sale Date:
August 2016
Cover Date:
Early August 2016
Era:
Rebirth
Story Title:
Wonder Woman Rebirth

Creative Team

Cover Artist:
Liam Sharp, Laura Martin / Stanley Lau (variant)
Writer:
Greg Rucka
Penciller:
Matthew Clark, Liam Sharp
Inker:
Sean Parsons
Letterer:
Jodi Wynne
Colourist:
Jeremy Colwell, Laura Martin
Editor:
Dave Wielgosz (Associate), Chris Conroy, Mark Doyle

Characters

Main:
Wonder Woman (Princess Diana)
Heroes:
N/A
Villains:
N/A
Olympians:
N/A
Amazons:
N/A
Other:
N/A
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This one-shot acts a transition and bridge between the end of the Finch run and the first issue of Greg Rucka’s run in Wonder Woman (volume five) issue 1, which would be published every two weeks with an two alternating story arcs. The first, called “The Lies” would recount Diana’s continuing quest to discover why she has been lied too about what she had believed had been facts about her life and her past – and what the truth really is.  The second arc – “Year One” – would recount how she had first met Steve Trevor after he crashes on the Amazon home land and travelled from Themyscira to return him back to Man’s World to become the heroine known to the world as Wonder Woman.

This issue also sees the introduction of her new costume – which is based on the movie version worn by Gal Gadot. In fact costume changes were implemented for most of the characters in the DC comic book universe as part of Rebirth, to better align them with the movie properties that were either being released; or were in development by Warner Brothers/DC Entertainment at the time. Clearly, the company believed that marketing would be more focused, effective and above all more profitable if both the comics and movies were more closely tied together and that they would each hopefully drive cross-pollination of sales/tickets.

However, with the increasingly successful and growing stable of TV properties DC was also developing, with shows like Flash, Arrow, Supergirl and DC Legends – they decided to keep the TV universe separate from the movie-verse.

Synopsis

Diana begins to questions her life and the things that have supposedly happened to her. She feels that something is wrong and that she is perhaps being manipulated. She decides to use her own lasso on herself and asks the questions who she really is and is stunned to find out that she has been deceived. She decides to take matters into her own hands and find out the truth. She changes into a new costume and transports herself to Olympus where it all began to seek answers. But after being attacked she realises that in fact this place is not Olympus at all – and never was.She declares to her unseen tormentor that she will discover the truth no matter what!