[Editor’s note: This review may contain spoilers.]
Writer: Greg Rucka
Artists: Liam Sharp & Laura Martin
Steve Trevor and his men are captured so that they can be sacrificed to Urzkartaga, the God that created the Cheetah.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.