Review: Wonder Woman #5

[Editor’s note: This review may contain spoilers.]

Writer: Greg Rucka

Artists: Liam Sharp & Laura Martin

Summary

Steve Trevor and his men are captured so that they can be sacrificed to Urzkartaga, the God that created the Cheetah.

Positives

I like the cover by Liam Sharp and Laura Martin. This is a particularly creepy forest and the art sells that tone well both on the cover and in the interior art.

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The art is by Sharp with colors by Martin. The book uses a lot of green which is effectively creepy and creates a nice tone for the issue. There are also a couple of creative panel layouts that I love. One involves Diana’s memories in broken shards of glass. It’s a wonderful image.

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I still love how compassionate Diana is being with Cheetah. It’s nice to see that arch enemies can overcome their differences and act like adults. It’s a refreshing change of pace.

There is a mystery set up in the issue that I am actually interested by. I’m mildly curious to find out what’s going on.

Negatives

I don’t know why but this book still isn’t grabbing me. It’s well written and well drawn but I still feel unfulfilled when I read it. I am kind of bored when I read through the issue. There’s nothing technically wrong with it; I just find to be an unsatisfying story.

Verdict

Overall, this is a great book purely based on technical merit. I love the art and Rucka is a great writer. However, I don’t feel like this story is interesting and I have a hard time reading through the issue with much enthusiasm. I would recommend waiting for the trade on this one.

 

3outof5

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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.
  • rjhemedes

    The initial Rebirth ‘Lies’ storyline is dragging out too long. Its way too decompressed, which I felt was Rucka’s major weakness in his tenure on Wonder Woman many years ago. Again, he is repeating this decompression pattern. We are now 4 issues into the Lies (including the Rebirth Issue #1). Those 4 issues should have really been just 2 issues. Its like taking Rucka about 2 issues each time to move the storyline forward. At least the artwork is pretty and detailed.