cover image Wonder Woman: Odyssey, Vol. One

Wonder Woman: Odyssey, Vol. One

J. Michael Straczynski, Phil Hester, Don Kramer, and Eduardo Pansica. DC, $22.99 (168p) ISBN 978-1-4012-3077-7

Readers who've become bored with Wonder Woman's recent exploits should check out this dynamic reboot. After Aphrodite withdraws her protection from Paradise Island, the Amazons are slaughtered by waves of mysterious enemies, so that the Amazon princess is now on the run, pursued by powerful creatures from legend as she tries to save herself and her few surviving subjects. To live up to her responsibility, she must fight high-tech mercenary warriors somehow allied with supernatural monsters. Whether the action is set in Middle Eastern ruins or American skyscrapers, Straczynski understands how to use the power of manmade and inherited myth, and he succeeds in creating fitting arenas in which a (super) powerful woman can show what she's made of. DC's art team lives up to the superior script from Straczynski (and Hester), and this presents the beginning of a genuinely exciting and satisfying rebirth of a great but frequently