[Editor’s note: This review may contain spoilers.]
Writer: James Robinson
Artists: Carlo Pagulayan, Jason Paz, Sean Parsons & Romulo Fajardo Jr.
Wonder Woman must face off against Grail and her twin brother Jason.
I like the cover by Bryan Hitch and Alex Sinclair. I like the futuristic technology covered by trees; that’s an interesting aesthetic. The leaves also allow the cover to have a nice splash of bright color which is nice.
The interior art features pencils by Carlo Pagulayan, inks by Jason Paz and Sean Parsons and colors by Romulo Fajardo Jr. The issue is set in the Amazon Jungle among ruins which the art team takes advantage. The scenery and backgrounds are gorgeous. The characters are nicely detailed and expressive as well.
The action is a lot of fun. James Robinson and the artists have a lot of fun with characters that carry this much power. It’s tense and exciting throughout the issue.
The ending is pretty cool. There’s a fun reveal that sets up what could be a great issue.
Jason is a pretty obnoxious character. He’s not the worst but he is so dumb and selfish that it’s to sympathize with him. He blames Diana for his isolation even though she didn’t even know he existed until very recently and he knows that. He is completely oblivious to the fact that Darkseid is an evil psychopath who is killing people even though he should have seen the news of this guy trying to take over the world in the past. What makes it worse is that Diana points out how dumb he’s being in dialogue. His decisions don’t really make sense to me.
This is a good issue. The action is a lot of fun and the art is gorgeous. Jason is a tedious character but the issue is still enjoyable and I’m looking forward to what happens next.