Review: Wonder Woman #5

[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.

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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.


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.



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.