Review: Wonder Woman #49

This review contains spoilers.

Wonder Woman #49 is written by Meredith Finch with pencils by David Finch, inks by Scott Hanna and David Finch and colors by Brad Anderson. In this issue, Wonder Woman makes a deal to save Zeke’s life.

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The cover by David Finch, Jonathan Glapion and Anderson is fantastic. It is bold and colorful as well as containing hints of the story. Also, it lets readers know that Diana is back in her New 52 costume. While I loved the post-Convergence look, I understand that people are happier will this costume.

The story begins with Wonder Woman discovering that Zeke, the son of Zeus, is sick and possibly dying. Hera suggests that Diana seek out Gaia to help Zeke. She is able to find Gaia’s temple but is greeted by Hecate who says that Gaia will not save an Olympian. The two Gods make a deal. Hecate needs certain items in order to cast a spell to save Zeke. The first of these are the orbs from Hera’s scrying pool.

Wonder Woman  manages to steal the orbs and attempts to sneak out of Olympus. However, she is attacked. The comic ends with Wonder Woman being dragged away by a cyclops.

Verdict

The art is the best part of the issue. It looks fantastic and fits the scale and scope of Olympus. Anderson’s colors are put to great use. If you like the Greek mythology aspect of Wonder Woman, you might like the plot more than I did. It’s not a bad story and I am intrigued to see what happens but I am a little tired of the Olympian politics. That may just be my sensibilities. I just don’t find the other characters interesting outside of their appearance. Despite that, I still recommend checking this out. It’s a decent jumping on point and was a fun read.

 

4outof5

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Sean Blumenshine

I am currently a senior at Wichita State University studying communications. I started reading comics in 2013 because of how much I loved Man of Steel and season one of Arrow. My favorite hero is the Green Arrow and my favorite villain is the Joker.