Review: Wonder Woman #13

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

Writer: Greg Rucka
Artists: Renato Guedes & Romulo Fajardo Jr.

Steve Trevor must protect Wonder Woman after her mind is seemingly broken.

I like the cover by Liam and Brad Anderson a lot. Diana sitting on the ground broken is indicative of what happens in the issue itself which is nice. I also love the colors; it’s a beautiful cover.

The interior art is drawn by Renato Guedes with colors by Romulo Fajardo Jr. It’s pretty good; the characters are nicely detailed and expressive. The colors do a good job of creating a sense of intensity. It’s solid work.

I like the role reversal of Steve and Diana. She is so mentally broken — which makes complete sense given what has been happening — that she can barely move. Because of this, Steve has to be the protector and I liked that. He and Diana have different views of fighting and Steve doesn’t see that; that was really interesting to me.

The ending is fantastic and I never saw it coming. It’s an interesting idea and I cannot wait to see what Greg Rucka does with it.

While the art is mostly good, I’m not in love with Diana’s design. Her faces never looks right. The expressions are always awkward and sometimes unintentionally funny. Everyone else looks fairly natural so Diana looking weird really sticks out.

While I like some of the ideas, the issue is kind of boring. It’s mostly Steve fighting these evil soldiers. It’s fine but it’s not very interesting to me.

Overall, this is an okay issue. The art is good, for the most part, and I like a lot of the concepts. However, I don’t like how Diana is drawn and I find the plot of the issue to be fairly uninteresting most of the time.

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