Review: Wonder Woman #43

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

Writer: James Robinson

Artists: Marco Santucci & Romulo Fajardo Jr.

 

Summary

“Amazons Attacked” part three! All his life, Wonder Woman’s brother Jason has longed to meet his mother, Hippolyta, but the machinations of the gods have made it impossible. But now, with the barrier between worlds at its thinnest, could they come face to face at last? Should Wonder Woman help him return home, if it could lead to the destruction of the Amazons?

 

Positives

The cover by David Yardin is cool. The characters look good. I do love the omega beam hitting Diana’s bracelet.

The interior art is by Marco Santucci with colors by Romulo Fajardo Jr. It’s a great looking book. Santucci pencils Diana very well. The characters are expressive and the book is very colorful.

I like that Steve doesn’t trust, or even seem to like, Jason. Part of that is that I don’t like Jason but I also think it makes sense. Diana isn’t asking enough questions so I like that Steve is.

 

Negatives

Wonder Woman interrogates the Furies by starting a fight. She could easily use the lasso to force them to reveal the plan. Diana claims that she is giving the Furies a chance to do it the honorable way. I don’t buy that. It feels like an excuse to have an action scene to pad out this story. Action scenes need to advance either the plot or the characters. This fight with the Furies does neither; it’s filler.

 

Verdict

This issue isn’t that bad but it feels superfluous. Outside of the ending, nothing is really accomplished. A lot of time is wasted on the fight with the Furies which looks great but feels hollow. The issue feels like the story is being stretched out and it ends up being a fairly boring issue.

 

 

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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.