Wonder Woman: Warbringer (The Graphic Novel)

By: Leigh Bardugo

Louise Simonson

Illustrator: Kit Seaton

Diana longs to prove herself to her legendary warrior sisters. But when the opportunity finally comes, she throws away her chance at glory and breaks Amazon law—risking exile—to save a mere mortal. Even worse, Alia Keralis is no ordinary girl and with this single brave act, Diana may have doomed the world.

Alia just wanted to escape her overprotective brother with a semester at sea. She doesn’t know she is being hunted. When a bomb detonates aboard her ship, Alia is rescued by a mysterious girl of extraordinary strength and forced to confront a horrible truth: Alia is a Warbringer—a direct descendant of the infamous Helen of Troy, fated to bring about an age of bloodshed and misery.

Together, Diana and Alia will face an army of enemies—mortal and divine—determined to either destroy or possess the Warbringer. If they have any hope of saving both their worlds, they will have to stand side by side against the tide of war.

Full-color illustrations.

ISBN: 9781401282554

JLG Release: Apr 2020


Sensitive Areas: Language: Mild Language, Violence: Mild Violence
Topics: Superheroes , Amazons , Warriors , Mythology , Magic , Friendship , Sisters , Adventure

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DC’s most dynamic heroine returns to the paneled page in this graphic adaptation of Bardugo’s 2017 novel. Molded from clay and animated by goddesses, Diana, Princess of Themyscira, is, unlike her battle-tested Amazon sisters, “hollow and breakable.” Desperate to prove herself, she enters a footrace but veers off a cliff to save an imperiled DC’s most dynamic heroine returns to the paneled page in this graphic adaptation of Bardugo’s 2017 novel. Molded from clay and animated by goddesses, Diana, Princess of Themyscira, is, unlike her battle-tested Amazon sisters, “hollow and breakable.” Desperate to prove herself, she enters a footrace but veers off a cliff to save an imperiled ship on the horizon. When she brings Alia, the wreck’s sole survivor, to shore, earthquakes rattle her idyllic homeland and Amazons fall inexplicably ill. Alia is a Warbringer, descended from Helen of Troy and shadowed by death and desolation. Facing exile and chaos, Diana and Alia must travel into the world of men and bring the Warbringer bloodline to an end. Simonson and Seaton’s joint effort combines key elements of superhero comics, movies, and texts. Although word and image aren’t always perfectly balanced, the script judiciously filets Bardugo’s dense original. The fast-paced, witty, action-packed narrative chugs along with cinematic verve, ably balancing lore, characterization, and distinctive sequences. Each character—especially Alia, of mixed black and Greek parentage, and Nim, her fat, fierce, funny, and fiendishly intelligent confidante—has ample space to express their individuality. While most illustrations are subsumed by blue-gray wash, the palette flares red and orange when things grow especially intense—an effective and clever device. Every exceptional aspect of Bardugo’s novel—especially her ethnically, emotionally, and experientially inclusive cast—shines here. Simonson and Seaton present many models of female strength for reluctant readers, comic geeks, and Wonder Woman fans.

Book Details

ISBN

9781401282554

First Release

April 2020

Genre

Fic

Dewey Classification

F

Trim Size

9" x 6"

Page Count

192

Accelerated Reader

N/A

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 4.6; Points: 26;

Lexile

Level 750L

Format

Print Book

Edition

Paperback

Publisher

DC Ink

Potentially Sensitive Areas

Language: Mild Language, Violence: Mild Violence

Topics

Superheroes, Amazons, Warriors, Mythology, Magic, Friendship, Sisters, Adventure,

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Book Genres

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