Review: Wonder Woman #50

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

Writer: James Robinson

Artists: Stephen Segovia, Jesus Merino, Andy Owens, Emanuela Lupacchino, Ray McCarthy, Romulo Fajardo Jr., Chris Sotomayor

 

Summary

A new pantheon of gods has been born! But who are they? Where did they come from? What do they want? All questions for Wonder Woman, because she played more of a role in their arrival than you’d think! Will it fall to Diana to end their existence as well? Meanwhile, Wonder Woman’s brother Jason learns his true purpose. It’s all here in this extra-sized anniversary issue!

 

Positives

The cover by Jesus Merino and Romulo Fajardo Jr. is great. Wonder Woman riding a pegasus is really cool. It’s a great looking piece.

The interior art features a lot of great talent and they provide wonderful art throughout. The impressive thing is that the art is very consistent despite the various different people working on it. It’s bright and engaging throughout.

Ultimately, I like how this story resolves. Diana can’t defeat the Dark Gods with pure force so a different way has to be found. That’s a fun way to take the story that I appreciate.

Negatives

There’s a strange framing device that takes place a month after the defeat of the Dark Gods. It doesn’t really add much to it. I can’t imagine it’s the first time Diana has told Steve what happened so the dialogue feels strange and unnatural. The framing doesn’t add to the story in any way. I like some of the interaction between Diana and Steve but it hurts the overall narrative.

 

Verdict

This is a decent issue. Robinson resolves the conflict in an interesting and unique manner. The art is gorgeous and features some of my favorite people in the industry which is a great treat. The structure and pace of the issue are a little dull for me but it doesn’t kill my enjoyment of the piece.

 

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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.