Review: Wonder Woman #759

Review: Wonder Woman #759

 

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

Writer: Mariko Tamaki

Artist: Mikel Janin

Colorist: Jordie Bellaire

Letterer: Pat Brosseau

 

Reviewed by: Sean Blumenshine

 

Summary

It’s a brand-new day for Wonder Woman! As Diana starts to pick up the pieces of her life following her battle with the Four Horsewomen and her run-in with the Phantom Stranger, Man’s World has become more complicated to navigate than ever before. It seems everyone has a take on who Wonder Woman should be—some who look on her heroics with admiration, and some who lie in wait to seek revenge. A familiar threat is watching Diana’s every move, and now is the perfect time to strike.

Positives

I like David Marquez’s cover. It’s nice and colorful with a solid sense of fun. It’s simple but it works.

The interior art is gorgeous. I love Mikel Janin’s style; it’s very expressive and engaging. And while it weird that Romulo Fajardo Jr. didn’t color this, Jordie Bellaire’s work goes perfectly with Janin’s. The book looks spectacular.

Mariko Tamaki’s dialogue is wonderful in this. It’s genuinely hilarious in several places. My favorite bits are the jokes about the furniture store and the aside about the foul-mouthed bunny. Tamaki’s dialogue throughout is endlessly charming and effective.

The big action scene of the issue is Diana chasing a car barefoot across a highway. And it’s expertly done. The pacing, tension and visuals all come together in an excellent scene. Additionally, the action scene at the end is quite good with an appropriately morbid end.

The issue is clearly meant to be a jumping on point. With an entirely new team, there’s a decent amount of narration and an introductory section that feels like it’s meant to ease new readers in. And I think it’s really strong; this is a good point to start reading Wonder Woman. There’s no baggage from company wide event or anything. It’s the solid start of a new story that anyone can jump into.

 

Negatives

There are no negatives worth mentioning.

Verdict

This is an excellent issue. It’s a great starting point that anyone can read and understand quickly. The creative team are all excellent at their craft and their work gels together perfectly. The art is gorgeous and the script is full of fun dialogue and great action. It’s an immensely enjoyable read.

 

 

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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.