Review: Wonder Woman #29

[Editor’s Note: This review may contain spoilers]

Writer: Shea Fontana

Artists: Inaki Miranda & Romulo Fajardo Jr.

 

Summary

Wonder Woman faces off against the bounty hunters sent to kill her.

 

Positives

I like the cover by Jesus Merino and Allen Passalaqua. The background looks great and creates a dynamic image with Diana and the bounty hunters in their action poses. The cover is colorful and attracts the eye; the bounty hunters all have interesting designs that stand out.

The interior art is by Inaki Miranda with colors by Romulo Fajardo Jr. Miranda is one of my favorite artists and I love Fajardo’s colors, so the art is great. The main action set piece is really cool and visually engaging thanks to the art.

I like that Diana has to deal with the idea that she can maybe do more than fight. She’s a warrior but her DNA could be useful. However, it is her DNA and it is her choice what she does with it. The story is very much about women’s rights concerning their own bodies. Men often try to control what women can and cannot do with their bodies; the abortion debate is the main example of this. I like how Shea Fontana handles this; it feels very real and relevant while developing Diana in a natural way.

I appreciate that Fontana references the conflict between Diana and Etta. It’s probably just to shut idiots like me up but I like that the loose end is mostly tied up. Although, it does make me curious what exactly happened with Etta.

 

Negatives

No negatives worth mentioning.

 

Verdict

This is Fontana’s best issue so far. She puts the story in a context that is relevant and interesting while balancing it with cool action. The two artists are a great team and compliment each other well which leads to wonderful work. I 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.