Review: Wonder Woman/Conan #2

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

Writer: Gail Simone

Artists: Aaron Lopresti, Matt Ryan & Wendy Broome

 

Summary

Wonder Woman and Conan are forced to do battle in the arena.

 

Positives

I love the cover by Darick Roberston and Tony Avina. The image of sharks chasing Diana and Conan is just cool and hilarious. It sets a fun tone for the book.

The interior art features pencils by Aaron Lopresti, inks by Matt Ryan and colors by Wendy Broome. The art is gorgeous. Both characters look great; they’re distinct and expressive. Lopresti’s Diana is one of my favorite versions of her.

I like the mystery involved with the issue. Diana obviously has amnesia but it’s unclear how that happened. I also like the little touches of Wonder Woman mythology. Conan observes that Diana is noticeably weaker when she’s chained. I think it’s more psychological in this instance but I think that’s a nice touch.

The two characters have very distinct voices that makes the book really fun. Gail Simone writes engaging dialogue and interesting narration. The book is a lot of fun even when it’s just two people talking.

 

Negatives

There are no negatives worth mentioning in this issue.

 

Verdict

This is a great issue. The art is gorgeous with expressive characters and dynamic action. The title characters are a lot of fun and engaging whether they’re talking or kicking ass. It’s a fun book and I highly recommend reading it.

 

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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.