Review: Wonder Woman/Tasmanian Devil Special #1

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

Writer: Tony Bedard
Artists: Barry Kitson & Ben Caldwell

 

Summary

Circe has attacked Themyscira and turned all but Wonder Woman to stone. Wonder Woman escapes to find the one thing that can restore her people: the Minotaur’s amulet. But time is of the essence and rather than find her way through the Minotaur’s labyrinth, she seeks the aide of another legendary creature, the Tasmanian Devil. The Tasmanian Devil is said to have a connection with the Minotaur which would speed up her search tremendously.

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Positives

It’s a fun crossover that takes advantage of Wonder Woman’s connection to Greek mythology. Making the Tasmanian Devil a creature of legend that Wonder Woman knows of is clever.

The backup story is the best part of this issue. Tony Bedard writes this segment using songs to tell the story, which just seems more fun than the primary story. Ben Caldwell’s artwork really works for this kind of crossover. The style is much more in line with traditional Looney Tunes designs, but works really well with Wonder Woman as well.

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Negatives

As clever as making the Tasmanian Devil a creature of legend is, this crossover feels like they tried too hard to make it work and they took it too serious. After reading Legion of Superheroes/Bugs Bunny, the creators of that one knew to have fun with the ludicrous concept. If Bedard had approached the primary story more like he did with the backup story, I feel this issue would’ve worked better.

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Verdict

It’s a decent read, but falls short of some of the other Looney Tunes/DC Comics crossovers.

 

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Cameron Tevis

Hi, I'm Cameron Tevis and I've been a comic book, anime and film fan my entire life. While I like Marvel and anime my true love is DC Comics. My father, who was a fan himself, introduced me at a very young age to the amazing characters in DC (especially Hal Jordan Green Lantern). I think it's a fantastic time to be a comic book fan and I'm happy I get to write about the company that I love so much. Besides being a DC fan, I am a designer and I recently started a comic book series of my own called Event Cycle 6 published through Aporian Comics. I recently wrote and directed a short film "The Misadventures of Harley Quinn". And most importantly I am now a father to my beautiful daughter Arya Jade!