Review: Wonder Woman #16

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

Writer: Greg Rucka
Artists: Bilquis Evely, Mark Morales, Andrew Hennessy, Raul Fernandez & Romulo Fajardo Jr.

Summary
The company that will become Godwatch is forced into a conflict with Wonder Woman.

Positives
The cover by Bilquis Evely and Romulo Fajardo Jr. is great. Diana is really well drawn and looks fantastic. I also like the tree in the background that keeps popping up.

The interior art features pencils by Evely, inks by Evely, Mark Morales, Andrew Hennessy and Raul Fernandez and colors by Romulo Fajardo Jr. It’s quite good work. The faces are nicely expressive and there’s a solid level of detail throughout.

The great thing about the format of this series is that the two different stories inform each other. I was not all that invested in what Godwatch was doing in the present day story line but, after this issue, I am now. I really appreciate getting this history and backstory to these characters. It’s tragic and adds a lot more weight to the situation in the present.

Greg Rucka also does a good job of making you like these characters before the bad things happen to them. It’s a really enticing issue that makes me want to read more.

Verdict
I don’t really have any complaints; this is a great issue. The art is great to look at and engaging especially in scenes with Wonder Woman herself. I loved getting to know the current villains more and learn their backstory. It’s interesting and I cannot wait to read more. 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.