Review: Wonder Woman #13

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

Writer: Greg Rucka
Artists: Renato Guedes & Romulo Fajardo Jr.

Summary
Steve Trevor must protect Wonder Woman after her mind is seemingly broken.

Positives
I like the cover by Liam and Brad Anderson a lot. Diana sitting on the ground broken is indicative of what happens in the issue itself which is nice. I also love the colors; it’s a beautiful cover.

The interior art is drawn by Renato Guedes with colors by Romulo Fajardo Jr. It’s pretty good; the characters are nicely detailed and expressive. The colors do a good job of creating a sense of intensity. It’s solid work.

I like the role reversal of Steve and Diana. She is so mentally broken — which makes complete sense given what has been happening — that she can barely move. Because of this, Steve has to be the protector and I liked that. He and Diana have different views of fighting and Steve doesn’t see that; that was really interesting to me.

The ending is fantastic and I never saw it coming. It’s an interesting idea and I cannot wait to see what Greg Rucka does with it.

Negatives
While the art is mostly good, I’m not in love with Diana’s design. Her faces never looks right. The expressions are always awkward and sometimes unintentionally funny. Everyone else looks fairly natural so Diana looking weird really sticks out.

While I like some of the ideas, the issue is kind of boring. It’s mostly Steve fighting these evil soldiers. It’s fine but it’s not very interesting to me.

Verdict
Overall, this is an okay issue. The art is good, for the most part, and I like a lot of the concepts. However, I don’t like how Diana is drawn and I find the plot of the issue to be fairly uninteresting most of the time.

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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.
  • WrongPassword

    Diana’s freak out was an eye roller for me. I would have preferred if she had gone berserk and tear apart the island or picked herself up after a pep talk from Steve. This reminded me too much of Metroid Other M.