[Editor’s note: This review may contain spoilers]
Writer: James Robinson
Artists: Jack Herbert, Tyler Kirkham & Gabe Eltaeb
“Man Down” part one! As the Trinity deals with the fallout of the battle for Skartaris, each set out to search for the missing Steve Trevor. But looming on the horizon are the magical armies of Deimos and their plan to lay siege to the entire planet! Deimos’ true goal will bring Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman to their knees!
The cover by Guillem March and Tomeu Morey is cool. I love the massive army pouring out to face the Trinity. That’s an eye catching image. It’s drawn and colored well; the cover looks great.
The interior art is by Jack Herbert and Tyler Kirkham with colors by Gabe Eltaeb. The art is really good. The characters look great, there some nice color and the action is eye catching.
I don’t like how Diana is characterized. Robinson is going for more a more stoic Wonder Woman which a lot of writers do. I tend to find that a little generic. I prefer it when Diana has a sense of humor and a warmer personality. Having her be the straight man to Batman and Superman is strange to me.
While the action looks great, there is very little tension. The tree are fighting mindless drones and seem to be in very little actual danger. Most of the issue is taken up by this and it’s not very engaging.
This is a solid issue. The art is gorgeous; everything looks great. It is fun to see these three kick ass and interact with each other. The issue just doesn’t have a lot of tension and I find Robinson’s take on Diana to be a little dull here.