Review: Wonder Woman #34

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

Writer: James Robinson

Artists: Sergio Davila, Scott Hanna, Mick Gray, Eber Ferreira & Romulo Fajardo Jr.

 

Summary

Wonder Woman reunites with her twin brother, Jason.

 

Positives

I like the cover by Bryan Hitch and J. Skipper. The lightning makes a cool background with the dark clouds being solid, foreshadowing that something is wrong. Diana and Jason look good as well.

The interior art features pencils by Sergio Davila, inks by Scott Hanna, Mick Gray and Eber Ferreira and colors by Romulo Fajardo Jr. The art is fine. The colors look great and there are some cool looking moments. The faces are a little wonky in places but nothing terrible.

The fight between Diana, Grail and Jason is pretty cool. Diana gets several bad ass moments throughout the fight that I loved, such as tossing Jason around like a rag doll or pummeling Grail into the ground. That was fun.

 

Negatives

Jason isn’t particularly interesting. It is his first issue and the next one will reveal more of his backstory and motivations, so it is somewhat up in the air. But, in terms of this issue, he feels a little whiny. I buy him being resentful that his mother gave him up but it doesn’t feel like he had a terrible life. And whatever his deal is, it’s not an excuse to kill your sister. Honestly, he reminded me a little too much of Roman, the killer from Scream 3.

 

Verdict

This issue is fine. The art is solid throughout with some very pretty visuals. The action is a lot of fun and the art is at its best during those scenes. What hurts this issue is I don’t find Jason particularly compelling yet which kills a lot of the fun since he’s such a big part of this issue but we’ll see where Robinson takes it. I recommend waiting for the trade on this one.

 

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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.