[Editor’s Note: This review may contain spoilers]
Writer: Marguerite Bennett
Artists: Siya Oum
It’s the climactic conclusion to “American Soil.” Donna Troy and Cassie Sandsmark are left to defend their hometown from persecution. In the shadow of their foes, and with their friends at their backs, we have the rise of the Wonder Girls!
In this issue we get a militarized version of Clayface. It only makes sense that the government would do experiments to create other versions of Clayface, and it was really interesting. The reader also gets a redeemed Clayface, one which is more sympathetic than has been portrayed in other books. Bennett also gives more dimensions to the supporting characters like Dawnstar. The end of this arc, which is in this issue, ends on an upbeat, one in which a hero who they thought was once lost, has returned to the fold.
The biggest negative is how melodramatic this issue in particular has been, which works mostly, but it had me as a reader feeling awkward.
Borrow, as the creative team behind this issue are usually at the top of their game, but here it feels a little convoluted.