Review: Wonder Woman #30

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

Writer: Shea Fontana

Artists: David Messina & Romulo Fajardo Jr.

 

Summary

A government agent attempts to kidnap Diana so that he can steal her DNA.

 

Positives

I like the cover by Jesus Merino and Alex Sinclair. The color is the main appealing aspect to me; I love the metallic red and gold on Wonder Woman’s costume. The action pose looks really cool with some great pencils.

The interior art is drawn by David Messina with colors by Romulo Fajardo Jr. The two continue to make a solid team. The characters are expressive and distinct and the action flows well. There are some creative panel layouts which is always nice. Fajardo’s colors are great as well.

I really like the story that Shea Fontana is telling. She makes the comparison of what Diana is going through to organ donors. Hypothetically, any healthy person’s organs could save lives but there is a potential risk for that person and it is their body. Is it selfish for a person to not donate? That’s an interesting moral dilemma. The issue does not condemn donating organs at all. It’s more about being responsible with how you choose to donate.

On top of that are ideas of gender. The story is about a man trying to control and own Diana’s body. Someone even tells her to submit at one point. It’s a story showcasing a woman being in control of herself both physically and mentally; I like that.

 

Negatives

There are no negatives in this issue worth mentioning.

 

Verdict

This is a great issue. The art is great and engaging with a lot of fun moments of Diana kicking ass. Fontana’s story is good with interesting thematic ideas and a solid character study of Diana. It’s an enjoyable issue and I highly recommend reading it.

 

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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.