Review: Wonder Woman: Come Back To Me #3

Review: WONDER WOMAN: COME BACK TO ME #3

 

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

Writer: Amanda Conner, and  Jimmy Palmiotti

Artist: Chad Hardin

Letters: Travis Lanham

Colors: Alex Sinclair

 

Reviewed by: Carl Bryan

Summary

Trapped on a mysterious island, Wonder Woman must overcome injury and her own waning powers if she’s going to keep her friends alive! And an attack by Cheetah leads the group to a mysterious landing site. Originally published in JUSTICE LEAGUE GIANT #7 and WONDER WOMAN GIANT #1!

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Positives

Amanda Connor and Jimmy Palmiotti’s adventure continues in the Bermuda Triangle as Diana, Etta Candy, Jonah Hex and Princess Sibella make their way to where the survivors of Steve Trevor’s crash are located.

Wonder Woman’s powers either are on the blink or she has a new one – a psychic link with Steve Trevor.  If this is part of their love, then I’ll buy it.  But Princess Diana can now hone in on anyone, then Connor and Palmiotti have expanded her power array once again.

Speaking of powers, Wonder Woman’s are on the blink and it is not a good time.  Cheetah is on the loose as well in this Bermuda Triangle adventure and she has acquired the Magic Lasso.  How is it that Cheetah is here?  And what role does Princess Sibella have in all of his?

What better tracker (detective) than Jonah Hex in aiding everyone in the party that goes after Wonder Woman and ultimately Steve Trevor.  Nothing like a good old fashioned cowboy to simplify things in a jungle.  They don’t make them like Jonah Hex anymore.

What if….. I like the exploration of Diana losing her powers?  And the dream she has over her role in the JLA if that happens on a permanent basis.  It delves into a bigger issue of “distrust” among the JLA members if this does come to pass.  And the relationship with an ultimately powerless Batman!

Negatives

Again, we’ve read this story!  If you collected the Walmart Giants, you know where it ends.  But I do like that DC is providing these stories for fans who want them exclusively as part of their hero collections without being tied to another series they may not have interest in.

Why is Cheetah here?  I know I mentioned this earlier and it is the Bermuda Triangle where rules are made to be broken…. but why?

Psychic powers or is it just love?  I’m not sure, but I am still mystified at the array of things being given to Wonder Woman lately, and if you check out the recent issue #32 of Justice League, Diana is leading the charge against Luthor in the Year of the Villain.  Not that this is a negative, but it is interesting how Diana may be tapping into a whole new set of powers with her affiliation with JLA Dark.

The Bermuda Triangle seems to be the “check mate” for any hero.  Not sure that this old 1970s comic book trick works that well here!

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Verdict

Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti are painting an interesting love story set in the Bermuda Triangle.  It’s not a Harlequin Romance novel, but it’s as close as we can come between these two… nice beach, huge bugs impaling people, a loose super villain, and an alien brigade who has orders to kill upon sight.  Ain’t love grand?

 

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Carl Bryan

Doc B is a college physical education instructor that has coached numerous sports on the rec, club, and collegiate level. He has a wonderful wife, two awesome kids, and remembers when Kryptonite came in a lot of different forms. He also has learned not to utter "Mxyzptlk" backwards!