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  1. 4 out of 5

    Christine

    Of the three Sensation Comics Collections I have read, this is my favorite. It is also the most feminist. I particularly loved the two stories where Wonder Woman is not a central character - one about a woman army office and another about two sisters. Both those stories feature girls of color. The story about a young musican coming into adulthood is also well done - in particular WW's line about the lasso and mansplaining. Many of the stories feature minority characters - including one that take Of the three Sensation Comics Collections I have read, this is my favorite. It is also the most feminist. I particularly loved the two stories where Wonder Woman is not a central character - one about a woman army office and another about two sisters. Both those stories feature girls of color. The story about a young musican coming into adulthood is also well done - in particular WW's line about the lasso and mansplaining. Many of the stories feature minority characters - including one that takes place on Venus which also is about STEM. I enjoyed the Lois Lane and WW story as well. I don't usually like Lois, but in that story she rocked. It was awesome seeing the two of them as friends.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Diana

    fisrt story - 2 stars. So amazons shouldn't fight for personal reasons and have to identify with their enemies. And then, to prove it, Diana is dighting Cheetah to get the egg as a gift to her mother... ironic much? not included - 1 star. Pass venus rising - 2'5 stars. I loved the chit chat about trying new customes because male super heroes don't get comments on cellullites or hairdos... also it reminded me of alien with the life forms... until the end and you see they chose it haha rescue angel fisrt story - 2 stars. So amazons shouldn't fight for personal reasons and have to identify with their enemies. And then, to prove it, Diana is dighting Cheetah to get the egg as a gift to her mother... ironic much? not included - 1 star. Pass venus rising - 2'5 stars. I loved the chit chat about trying new customes because male super heroes don't get comments on cellullites or hairdos... also it reminded me of alien with the life forms... until the end and you see they chose it haha rescue angel - 1 star sabotage is in the stars - 1 star. why all the stories seem similar to me? Or we have Diana remembering her infance and mixing it with current events, or wehave the ones were she brings notice to differences between male and females super heroes and woman empowerment, or we have this military ones... it seems all of them fall into one or another category. They aren't bad, but falling into similarities all the while. Maybe she would benefit of larger plotted issues that developed more aspects of her persona. wonder world - 1'5 the problem with cats - 3 stars. Because it's sth different :) girl's day out - 2 vip - 1 casualties of war - at this time the comic keeps failing to grab my attention... 1 star

  3. 4 out of 5

    John Yelverton

    This is, hands down, one of the best book series that DC Comics is doing right now. Sadly, they're not doing this type of story telling in any of their other books, and the lack of high quality artists on this book is a testimony to that sad fact. This is, hands down, one of the best book series that DC Comics is doing right now. Sadly, they're not doing this type of story telling in any of their other books, and the lack of high quality artists on this book is a testimony to that sad fact.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Sesana

    Probably more like a 2.5 star read overall, but I'm bumping it up a bit because the stories that were good were really good. But if you're not a big Wonder Woman fan, I'd say not to bother. Probably more like a 2.5 star read overall, but I'm bumping it up a bit because the stories that were good were really good. But if you're not a big Wonder Woman fan, I'd say not to bother.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Artemis

    I rarely read graphic novel sequels, but a friend of mine recommended this one to me, and given how much I love Wonder Woman, and my hearing good things about it, I quickly bought it. In conclusion, yes, 'Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman Vol. 2' is as good as the previous installment, if not better, with just as many diverse stories in its anthology collection. Without further ado, as with my review of 'Vol, 1', I shall briefly share my thoughts on each story: 1. 'Generations' - Never has a I rarely read graphic novel sequels, but a friend of mine recommended this one to me, and given how much I love Wonder Woman, and my hearing good things about it, I quickly bought it. In conclusion, yes, 'Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman Vol. 2' is as good as the previous installment, if not better, with just as many diverse stories in its anthology collection. Without further ado, as with my review of 'Vol, 1', I shall briefly share my thoughts on each story: 1. 'Generations' - Never has a quest to capture a phoenix egg been so bloody. Part Wonder Woman and Cheetah fight, part Diana and Hippolyta mother-and-daughter bond. It is violent and gruesome, containing subtle symbolism and surprising heart, and the artwork is glorious, magnificent! From the ashes, a dawn of a new layer of love between mother and daughter is birthed! 2. 'Not Included' - Finally, a Wonder Woman and Big Barda team-up special! Containing no men to help them out, as they come up against the Brotherhood of Evil. The ending is unconventional and peaceful, suiting Wondy as a character brilliantly. Her banter and opposing nature to Barda is nicely handled. 3. 'Venus Rising' - Ehhh, I don't know, I think this is one of my least favourites. The art is nice, and Wonder Woman's hijab superhero costume is great. She uses modern slang, but I don't mind, as she has been in the world-saving business for a long time - though you wouldn't know it by what high profile men say to detract her. She still cares for all life. And she's in space. The treatment of women in the public eye and in STEM fields is critiqued- it sets up a friendship between Diana and the only female astronaut (also a POC) on the station - but it doesn't relate to the story at all, and is mostly brushed aside once the action starts. The ending is very rushed. It's just a really weird science-fiction yarn. 4. 'Rescue Angel' - Without a doubt the best of this collection. Written by Amy Chu, it is about a female lieutenant of colour named Angel Santiago becoming a hero, rising above sexist expectations as a comforting feminine presence for Afghan natives to talk to; who is told to smile for the cameras. The older village women have set up all-girls' schools in defiance of the Taliban. Angel saves the men of her unit from a terrorist attack single-handedly, or does she? Is that Wonder Woman helping her out, giving her strength, inspiring her with her peaceful values? This story was made to highlight how Wonder Woman as an icon has inspired all different kinds of women the globe over, to be brave and strong. To be heroes. Wonder Woman is like a goddess figure here; briefly glimpsed, but her influence is undeniable. Fuck the patriarchy and its wars. 5. 'Sabotage is in the Stars' - Wonder Woman helps out a woman astronaut of colour and stops Lex Luthor's evil plans to ruin the space development competition in Lexcorp's favour. Wondy is more ruthless and quippy than is to my taste, but she's awesome and heroic all the same; assisting women in need whilst saving everybody's lives. Another achievement in the artwork department - many pretty crashes and explosions! 6. 'Wonder World' - And here it is, the one with Noelle Stevenson's art, about a fifteen-year-old Diana sneaking into man's world and stumbling across a carnival on a peer, where she makes fast friends with a girl with low-self esteem and her friends as they go up against a sexist boys' club. Plus two Amazon guards bicker and banter as they desperately try to find Diana and bring her home. It is pretty freaking adorable, even setting aside the suspension of disbelief as to how Diana could have left Themyscira and first came to man's world as a teenager. She's nevertheless badass as she navigates the world of the carnival; a microcosm of the misogyny she'll encounter in the rest of the world when she grows up. There's arcade games, dance-offs, realistic, repetitive teenage dialogue, ice cream, and above all, sisterhood. I love all the women and girls in this fun-tastic cartoon strip. 'Wonder World' - a roller coaster ride you never want to depart. Oh how I wish there was a Wonder World in real life! 7. 'The Problem with Cats' - Two little girls - sisters, dark-skinned - play with dolls as they imagine it is Wonder Woman fighting Cheetah, Circe and Medusa on the Isle of Cats to save Superman and Batman, the dudes in distress. The sisterhood dynamic is great, as is the little sister's love for Wondy; inspiring her to use her imagination and perform heroic feats, particularly in helping her big sister. Plus any context where Wonder Woman fights both Circe and Medusa is fun to me. Cute, Saturday morning-cartoony, and feminist. 8. 'Girls' Day Out' - A Wonder Woman and Lois Lane team-up. A critique on the sexist, degrading questions that interviewers ask famous female figures in pop culture. Both Wondy and Lois are great, and the superheroine reflects on how civilians will help her out in a jam, even when the patriarchy controls everyday life, and that there are different ways of handling threats. The two women make awesome friends. Not sure about the art, though; the women look too similar. Seriously, they could disguise themselves as each other if they swapped clothing and hairstyles. 9. 'VIP' - A fine reflection and critique on famous girls in the spotlight - be they actresses or pop superstars - as the patriarchy attempts to stunt their growth and creativity because "nice girls don't do those sorts of things". The executive meddling, the internet trolling, the death and rape threats - it all adds up to stopping female artists from becoming women, with agencies of their own, uncontrolled by men. A little power and freedom of choice, and misogynist men shit themselves in desperately trying to take back that power, through violent means. And lord help the women if they fail, even if the failure isn't strictly their fault. Anyway, Wonder Woman is hired as a bodyguard, fitness trainer, and general assistant to a Latinx starlet. Her new tour will make or break her career, and someone is planning to sabotage it; going so far as to apply deadly force. A favourite part is when Diana says, "The Lasso compels truth, but it can't stop mansplaining", and the starlet fixes the problem by punching the mansplainer right in the gob. Ms. Anthony, the girl's tutor and new head of security, is a badass, big dark-skinned woman. The diversity of the women in this anthology, who also support one another tirelessly, is outstanding: this truly is Wonder Woman's work as it should be! Like in 'Rescue Angel', 'VIP' mixes real life with superheroics, and it has never looked so natural. And hopeful. 10. 'Casualties of War' - Why do the last stories of these collections have to be such downers? Diana faces off against a dragon in a city, and innocent civilians die all around, and Diana is forced to kill - a known survivor of a species at that. Violent and grisly, and not a fun or hopeful way to end a Wonder Woman anthology. 'Casualties of War' (war, hrumphh!), about a giant, terrorizing, fire-breathing dragon, succeeded in leaving me cold. Well, that's it. So 'Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman Vol. 2' comes recommended by me. What groundbreaking, modern ways the superheroine - as an icon of feminism - is interpreted in these short stories! High standards are set, helped by the best artwork. Enjoy! Final Score: 4/5

  6. 4 out of 5

    Connor

    4.5. I liked this collection more than the last. It's less of an introduction, which makes sense as it's the second volume. This allows more insight to her character, I think, and also DID I MENTION THERE'S A COMIC WHEREIN SHE BECOMES PALS WITH LOIS LANE DID I MENTION THAT? BECAUSE IT WAS BEAUTIFUL TO BEHOLD. 4.5. I liked this collection more than the last. It's less of an introduction, which makes sense as it's the second volume. This allows more insight to her character, I think, and also DID I MENTION THERE'S A COMIC WHEREIN SHE BECOMES PALS WITH LOIS LANE DID I MENTION THAT? BECAUSE IT WAS BEAUTIFUL TO BEHOLD.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Brandon

    This second volume of 'Sensation Comics' featuring Wonder Woman is better than the first. Volume 1 was find and a nice change of pace but this volume beats it in many ways. The artwork is more consistent and the reader is never left wondering who the characters are and the stories are more complete despite the flash fiction type structure that throws the reader straight into the action. The stories are also stronger if a little light weight due to their length but in them we see all the differen This second volume of 'Sensation Comics' featuring Wonder Woman is better than the first. Volume 1 was find and a nice change of pace but this volume beats it in many ways. The artwork is more consistent and the reader is never left wondering who the characters are and the stories are more complete despite the flash fiction type structure that throws the reader straight into the action. The stories are also stronger if a little light weight due to their length but in them we see all the different shades of the amazon princess with special emphasis on the bond of sisterhood - something I know nothing about - and empathy towards her enemies. The stories featuring her bonding with Lois Lane and the final story are two good examples of this and two of my favorites. They both belong in the Wonder Woman cannon. This book is probably aimed at young girls since they feature heavily in some of the stories and not a middle-aged man but that should not be a deter any one from buying this book. This 'sampler' stories from sensation comics are entertaining, fun, well crafted and suitable for adults and children and I must say would be an ideal introduction to any newbie who needs more Wonder Woman is his or her life.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Sharon

    These are hands down some of the best Wonder Woman stories I have read in a long time. They all get down to the core of Values of Diana, peace, sisterhood, empathy, and strength in the service of others. James Tynion VI's story with art by Noelle Stevenson was a particular favorite. It's a real pity the series has been canceled. These are hands down some of the best Wonder Woman stories I have read in a long time. They all get down to the core of Values of Diana, peace, sisterhood, empathy, and strength in the service of others. James Tynion VI's story with art by Noelle Stevenson was a particular favorite. It's a real pity the series has been canceled.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Tim

    Noelle Stevenson's story is the real stand-out from this collection! A young Diana set loose on an amusement park, making friends, playing games, eating ice cream, and standing up to bullies. "I will play your Dance Dance Retribution!" Not to overlook great moments scattered throughout, of course -- like Diana saying "I'm having a bad hijab day," or chatting with another woman about how Superman probably doesn't have to put up with people instagramming his butt. Honorable mention also to the stor Noelle Stevenson's story is the real stand-out from this collection! A young Diana set loose on an amusement park, making friends, playing games, eating ice cream, and standing up to bullies. "I will play your Dance Dance Retribution!" Not to overlook great moments scattered throughout, of course -- like Diana saying "I'm having a bad hijab day," or chatting with another woman about how Superman probably doesn't have to put up with people instagramming his butt. Honorable mention also to the story of a servicewoman in Afghanistan who rescues her comrades under fire, believing at the time that WW is there, saving them all -- a better direct representation of Diana's inspiring spirit is hard to imagine.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Jim

    My first 6 star book in months. Some Wonder Woman stories w/out Wonder Woman. Some drawn in a cartoony style. Lois Lane forced to do a celebrity interview - then finding out who WW really is. Wonder Girl finds hope in Man's world long before she becomes WW. Only the final story was a slight let down and it was still better than almost everything that will be on the stands this month. i'd love to see this entire collection animated, true to the individual styles of each artist. My first 6 star book in months. Some Wonder Woman stories w/out Wonder Woman. Some drawn in a cartoony style. Lois Lane forced to do a celebrity interview - then finding out who WW really is. Wonder Girl finds hope in Man's world long before she becomes WW. Only the final story was a slight let down and it was still better than almost everything that will be on the stands this month. i'd love to see this entire collection animated, true to the individual styles of each artist.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Will

    What a stinker. I bought all three of these "Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman" books because Barnes and Noble was having a sale, three for the price of two, and I've been reading a lot of the back issues of WW in the past year so I thought, hey, these will probably be pretty good. Look at all the cool artwork! But boy, was I wrong. I didn't like the first one much but I gave it two stars. This one though. Jee-sus! They should have titled it "Politically Correct Nonsense Featuring Wonder Wo What a stinker. I bought all three of these "Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman" books because Barnes and Noble was having a sale, three for the price of two, and I've been reading a lot of the back issues of WW in the past year so I thought, hey, these will probably be pretty good. Look at all the cool artwork! But boy, was I wrong. I didn't like the first one much but I gave it two stars. This one though. Jee-sus! They should have titled it "Politically Correct Nonsense Featuring Wonder Woman." This book is thick with SJW posturing and virtue signaling. "Venus Rising" features Diana in a hijab. "VIP" has her accuse the villain of mansplaining. The men are all jerks, the women are all saints and just love each other so much because women in comics like this are sisters just love each other to death. I don't know who this is written for. They must be trying to widen their fan base, but SJWs don't read comics so they're not going to make any sales to the purple-hair crowd. Hey DC, if you really want to go this route, have Diana put some clothes on. Why does she have to wear what is essentially a bathing suit? Wouldn't she look better in a nice burqa? Because nothing blocks the male gaze and says "woke heroine" better than being wrapped in a tent with two eye slits. I've got one more of these books to read. Do I have to? Please! Don't make me!

  12. 5 out of 5

    Cale

    I know I've read this before, but I didn't have it rated on here, so I skimmed through it again. There are some strong stories here - a military story where WW's presence is more inspirational than actual is the highlight for me, although the James Tynion/Noelle Stevenson collaboration with a young Wonder Woman playing DDR is probably the most fun story in the collection. There are some very weird stories, like Big Barda joining WW to beat up robot gorillas, and a Venusian expedition that goes a I know I've read this before, but I didn't have it rated on here, so I skimmed through it again. There are some strong stories here - a military story where WW's presence is more inspirational than actual is the highlight for me, although the James Tynion/Noelle Stevenson collaboration with a young Wonder Woman playing DDR is probably the most fun story in the collection. There are some very weird stories, like Big Barda joining WW to beat up robot gorillas, and a Venusian expedition that goes awry, but even when the story is off, the characterizations of Diana feel on point. Girl's Day Out was my least favorite, as Lois and Diana are unhappily writing a puff piece, only to get deeper into the heart of the Wonder Woman character, and even that one's not that bad. There's some gorgeous art here (the opening story succeeds on almost solely on its artwork), and some topical stories that are on point. I think overall it's a better collection than the first, actually. Definitely worth a read for Wonder Woman fans or anyone wanting to get a good sense of the character.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Ma'Belle

    This volume of Sensation Comics continues the "GIRL POWER!" series of single, stand-alone issues demonstrating Wonder Woman's character. The issue by Noelle Stevenson with assistance from James Tynion IV (recently known for his work on various Batman titles) is worthy of 4 stars. I would recommend seeking out and purchasing that one issue ("Wonder World") for a rare glimpse at Diana as a teenager, getting her first taste of Man's World, featuring Misogynistic Young Men and Ice Cream! A few of the This volume of Sensation Comics continues the "GIRL POWER!" series of single, stand-alone issues demonstrating Wonder Woman's character. The issue by Noelle Stevenson with assistance from James Tynion IV (recently known for his work on various Batman titles) is worthy of 4 stars. I would recommend seeking out and purchasing that one issue ("Wonder World") for a rare glimpse at Diana as a teenager, getting her first taste of Man's World, featuring Misogynistic Young Men and Ice Cream! A few of the other early issues were fun, but by the time I was reading the last three in this trade, I was pretty bored and sick of the obvious tropes, unlikely predicaments, and complete lack of nuance in a book that is obviously meant to be a series of feminist short stories.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Renata

    Ahh, so fun! Like with Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman Vol. 1 (and, like, basically any anthology ever) there were some comics I liked more than others... I looved the one illustrated by Noelle Stevenson where Diana kicks ass at DDR on the boardwalk. As usual, anything set around Paradise Island was a little whatever to me, just because for whatever reason I find it really hard to be interested in stories about the Amazons?? I'm way more into WW out in Earth doing awesome stuff (or in on Ahh, so fun! Like with Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman Vol. 1 (and, like, basically any anthology ever) there were some comics I liked more than others... I looved the one illustrated by Noelle Stevenson where Diana kicks ass at DDR on the boardwalk. As usual, anything set around Paradise Island was a little whatever to me, just because for whatever reason I find it really hard to be interested in stories about the Amazons?? I'm way more into WW out in Earth doing awesome stuff (or in one case, in space with her WW costume space suit). Ohh and I loved the one where Lois Lane interviews her! So fun! LADIES HELPING LADIESSSS <3

  15. 4 out of 5

    Baker St Shelves

    While this is enjoyable, it wasn't as good as the first volume. Some great gems to be sure, but book one is miles better. I still recommend this to new fans of Wonder Woman and new fans of comics. While this is enjoyable, it wasn't as good as the first volume. Some great gems to be sure, but book one is miles better. I still recommend this to new fans of Wonder Woman and new fans of comics.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Jaclyn Hogan

    This might be the best format for Wonder Woman stories. "Wonder World" by James Tynion with art by Noelle Stevenson is particularly great. This might be the best format for Wonder Woman stories. "Wonder World" by James Tynion with art by Noelle Stevenson is particularly great.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Tim (Beermovie.net)

    More cracking stories than duds, which is always a good start in an anthology. The stories get to the heart of the character, preference for peace over war. But with a mastery of the latter if required. The stories switch up the tone nicely, especially through some fun villains. A nice mix of genres too. Standard comic book stuff, intense slices of sci-fi action, awesomely written & rendered dragon fights, tales of war and a bunch more. The art is really great too. A focus on fun takes but some More cracking stories than duds, which is always a good start in an anthology. The stories get to the heart of the character, preference for peace over war. But with a mastery of the latter if required. The stories switch up the tone nicely, especially through some fun villains. A nice mix of genres too. Standard comic book stuff, intense slices of sci-fi action, awesomely written & rendered dragon fights, tales of war and a bunch more. The art is really great too. A focus on fun takes but some more serious classical superhero stylings too. My favourite stories: Venus Rising, Sabotage is in the Stars, Wonder World and Casualties of War.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Alex Sarll

    Another anthology of short Diana stories, with creators drawn from the great and the good of comics (Chris Sprouse, Alex de Campi) and beyond (Lauren Beukes, Teen Titans Go's Michael Jelenic). As is usually the way with these projects, there are far more stories which pass the time pleasantly than ones which will linger long, though James Tynion and Noelle Stevenson's story of the Amazon princess' earlier visit to man's world is an absolute delight, and I'd love to read a whole series or at leas Another anthology of short Diana stories, with creators drawn from the great and the good of comics (Chris Sprouse, Alex de Campi) and beyond (Lauren Beukes, Teen Titans Go's Michael Jelenic). As is usually the way with these projects, there are far more stories which pass the time pleasantly than ones which will linger long, though James Tynion and Noelle Stevenson's story of the Amazon princess' earlier visit to man's world is an absolute delight, and I'd love to read a whole series or at least miniseries from them in similar vein. Also, Sara Ryan merits special mention for the line "The lasso compels truth, but it can't stop mansplaining."

  19. 4 out of 5

    WyrmbergSabrina

    A neat collection of stories about Wonder Woman from Sensational Comics. Each one is different in tone and style, but they are all enjoyable and a must for fans of the Amazon heroine. My favourite is Girl's Day Out, where Lois Lane has to interview Wonder Woman, using Percy's questions. You can imagine how well that went. Enjoy! A neat collection of stories about Wonder Woman from Sensational Comics. Each one is different in tone and style, but they are all enjoyable and a must for fans of the Amazon heroine. My favourite is Girl's Day Out, where Lois Lane has to interview Wonder Woman, using Percy's questions. You can imagine how well that went. Enjoy!

  20. 5 out of 5

    Julia

    Again, a mixture of short stories is always a mixed bag. Some of these I really liked and some were just okay. Great to see different writers and artists interpret the character. I love this series because of that.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Nate

    Most anthologies are going to have hits and misses but this collection is more good than bad and the Noelle Stevenson illustrated story "Wonder World" was an honest delight and made the whole collection worth spending time with. Most anthologies are going to have hits and misses but this collection is more good than bad and the Noelle Stevenson illustrated story "Wonder World" was an honest delight and made the whole collection worth spending time with.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Jonathan

    Fun, online-first collection of short pieces starring Wonder Woman. I especially liked a cartoony story from writer James Tynion IV and artist Noelle Stevenson which unleashes a teenaged Wonder Woman on a boardwalk arcade. Recommended.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Rob

    There were some writers who tried whole heartedly to shove their biased, feminist views on me but I powered through.

  24. 4 out of 5

    ellis

    volume 2 was alright. i enjoyed not included, the problem with cats, & girls day out. i wanted to like 'wonder world' because of noelle stevenson, but the story was not really my thing. volume 2 was alright. i enjoyed not included, the problem with cats, & girls day out. i wanted to like 'wonder world' because of noelle stevenson, but the story was not really my thing.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Alana

    Just what I needed today. Plenty of bada** women, and feminism, and Wonder Woman stories

  26. 5 out of 5

    Duncan

    Love the stories, GORGEOUS artwork throughout (if a bit stylized in places), uplifting to the human (and especially feminine) spirit. Great work!

  27. 4 out of 5

    Skjam!

    I reviewed Volumes 1 & 2 together at my blog, SKJAM! Reviews: http://www.skjam.com/2019/07/13/comic... I reviewed Volumes 1 & 2 together at my blog, SKJAM! Reviews: http://www.skjam.com/2019/07/13/comic...

  28. 5 out of 5

    Nicolas

    Not a particularly strong collection, though I did enjoy the Lois Lane issue.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Megan

    This book has ten Wonder Woman stories each by different creative teams that put their spin on the character. What I loved about this book was that, while I may have enjoyed some more than others, each story captured the essence of who Wonder Woman is—someone who fights for others; who likes to resolve a fight without having to fight if possible, but will fight if necessary; who sees the strength and beauty of humans and the human world even with all the negative; and who believes in equality fo This book has ten Wonder Woman stories each by different creative teams that put their spin on the character. What I loved about this book was that, while I may have enjoyed some more than others, each story captured the essence of who Wonder Woman is—someone who fights for others; who likes to resolve a fight without having to fight if possible, but will fight if necessary; who sees the strength and beauty of humans and the human world even with all the negative; and who believes in equality for all. As in the first volume, this book is decidedly feminist and often features non-powered women being heroes right alongside Wonder Woman. There's a wide range of stories here ranging from heartwarming to adorable to funny to bittersweet. Two of the stories don't actually have Wonder Woman herself, but have her appear as an inspiration to the main character in one story and and the hero of a child's game in another. My favorite stories were Generations which was about Wonder Woman's relationship with her mother and the lessons she learned from her, Not Included which was a team-up between Wonder Woman and Big Barda against Monsieur Mallah and the Brain, and Girls' Day Out which was had an interview between Wonder Woman and Lois Lane turn into the two of them saving the day together and bonding. But really, there isn't a story in there that I'd really say was awful, which does not often happen with anthologies of any kind. If you want a series that really showcases the kind of character Wonder Woman is, this anthology series has many wonderful takes on her that really show her at her best.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer

    This collection was just as hit-or-miss as Volume 1, but this time the "hits" were really, REALLY good. There are couple of duds, and the overall "Girl Power" message was maybe a little heavy-handed. But for the most part, I really enjoyed this one. The art styles are all very different, again illustrating how such an iconic character can be adapted so many ways. There's dark and gritty WW; cutesy WW; and a few that should maybe be renamed "Wonder Boobs." I especially liked the story where WW tea This collection was just as hit-or-miss as Volume 1, but this time the "hits" were really, REALLY good. There are couple of duds, and the overall "Girl Power" message was maybe a little heavy-handed. But for the most part, I really enjoyed this one. The art styles are all very different, again illustrating how such an iconic character can be adapted so many ways. There's dark and gritty WW; cutesy WW; and a few that should maybe be renamed "Wonder Boobs." I especially liked the story where WW teamed up with Lois Lane, and the installment in which she served as a teen singing star's security - both of these could really be fleshed out more as longer stories. I also really enjoyed the Noelle Stevenson entry about a young Diana escaping to an amusement park.

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