Review: Wonder Woman #14

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

Writer: Greg Rucka
Artists: Nicola Scott & Romulo Fajardo Jr.

Summary
Wonder Woman must defeat Ares and the Sear terrorist group.

Positives
The cover by Nicola Scott and Romulo Fajardo Jr. is good. I like how the background is filled with clouds and/or smoke with a beacon of light shining through. That’s a nice touch. Diana and Steve look great as well.

The interior is great throughout the issue. Scott’s faces are nicely expressive as always with some great colors by Fajardo Jr. The action looks great especially with Ares. Scott and Fajardo Jr. do a great job of making Ares as threatening as possible.

I love a lot of the writing in this. Diana sacrificing herself for people that are practically strangers is a wonderful moment. Also, there’s a nice moment that sets up “The Lies.” I also love the end in which she ties herself up in the lasso of truth in order to break free of Sear’s weapon. It’s a great scene with beautiful art from Scott and Fajardo Jr. I adore the latter’s colors on that page.

Additionally, I love that Diana’s connection with animals and the Patrons helps her defeat Ares. I always like it when writers can find a different solution to a conflict besides one character beating the other into submission.

Negatives
I only have one minor quibble which is that Ares talks too much. He just goes on and on; the God of War apparently loves to hear himself talk. I got bored by his speeches eventually.

Verdict
Overall, this is a really strong issue. The art is gorgeous and it’s very well written. Wonder Woman comes across as a terrific character in several moments and the action is exciting. I highly recommend reading this issue.

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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.