Review: Wonder Woman #52

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

Writer: Steve Orlando

Artists: Aco & David Lorenzo

Colors: Romulo Fajardo Jr.

Letters: Saida Temofonte

 

Summary

At the behest of Aztek, Diana and Artemis join her for a trip to Mexico, but there’s no sightseeing on the agenda. Instead, they must rescue a long-lost Amazon who’s being held captive by rogue deity Tezcatlipoca, who’s trying to break into our world. Can our three heroes save the missing Amazon, stop a raging god and not kill one another in the process?

 

Positives

I like David Yardin’s cover. The three characters are well drawn and the background is cool. I love the use of shadows.

The interior art is cool. There’s a lot of cool panel layouts especially when the characters enter the maze. It’s a good looking book.

I am unfamiliar with Artemis and Aztek but Orlando brought me up to speed efficiently. It makes the issue a little dialogue heavy and expository in certain sections but it’s necessary and I think it’s well written.

I like the insanity of the maze. The issue gets really crazy towards the end and I like how over the top it gets.

Negatives

The issue is a little dry for me. I’m not sure what it is but I was kind bored reading. Maybe it’s because I don’t have any feelings about Artemis or Aztek but I’m not really invested in the story yet.

 

Verdict

This issue is fine. The art is good and there is some fun crazy action to go with it. A lot of the dialogue works and I do think Orlando writes Diana well. Ultimately, I had a hard time getting invested in what was going on and was slightly bored by the 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.