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Joy of Comics: Knowing when to walk away

As many know, I was less than enamored with the Nu52 era of DC Comics and so was hesitant and sceptical of the Rebirth initiative from the same company last year. However being a functional comic addict, I gave it a go. I’ll be honest there was some rubbish, but what has been good has been really good.

Two particular stand outs for me have been the Superman titles, Superman and Action Comics which as well as having a recognizable Superman have been both enjoyable and consistently so. The other pleasant surprise has been Greg Rucka’s Wonder Woman.

Starting in Wonder Woman Rebirth and continuing through issues 1-25 it has been an enjoyable, fun and at times touching. Art from Nicola Scott and Liam Sharp and the narrative trick of splitting the title into two storylines, one in the present and the over in the past it’s been a different beast than other comics of the past. It’s worth finding and reading for anyone who either likes Wonder Woman, or indeed would want to like Wonder Woman. But it did have something even fewer comics do, a satisfying end. There’ll be an issue 26 and I know that Rucka has more to say, but this last issue was a nice place to stop. It was a complete tail with a nice final story feel to it and that’s where I am going to leave the comic for a while. It’s nice to stop reading a comic, because there’s a nice place to stop rather than have to for cost, or lack of enjoyment. This is a story I’ll come back to.

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Liverpool based family man and unrepentant geek, trying to understand what's going on in my own head, which is not always being a good place to be. Remember always, we live in a world of wonders.

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