Review: New Talent Showcase 2018 – “Wonder Woman: The Secret of Greek Fire”

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

Writer: Magdalene Visaggio

Artist: Aneke

Colors: Beth Sotelo

Letters: Jay Castro

 

Summary

A powerless Wonder Woman must encourage a young woman to keep fighting as they make they’re way through treacherous terrain.

Positives

A fantastic story of heart and bravery if I ever saw one. At Wonder Woman’s core, she is a compassionate heroine with the heart the size of Themyscira, and that’s exactly what we got in this story. Visaggio didn’t do anything original by telling a story like this, but I did enjoy the way in which she told it. The dialogue was incredibly smart and heartfelt, with the main story and the flashback pages flowing beautifully together.

The flashback with Dr. Alma Clark was great, and was a prime example of Wonder Woman’s grit and resolve. Even standing up against the criminals without any powers was a prime example of her heroism.

The idea of Greek Fire burning inside all of us was a nice touch as well. Once again, not to original, but I appreciated the sentiment and the relevance it had in the story.

The art was really good, with gorgeous colors and lines. In a story that needed to depict emotion, we got that in many of the panels and pages throughout.

Negatives

Wonder Woman is an Amazonian warrior, and daughter of Zeus (depending which adaptation you reference). Her powers are her own, and I’m not sure she has metahuman abilities to lose, but I may be nitpicking.

Verdict

A well crafted, heart felt story with beautiful artwork that is a must read for any Wonder Woman fan.

 

 

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Danny Saab

Writer and producer of DC fan films Girl of Steel and Batgirl Rises. Started reading monthly comics 5 years ago and never looked back. Sheer and absolute allegiance to the greatest hero that ever lived, Supergirl.