Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Wonder Woman #26

Whoa, where has this been? Wonder Woman #26 starts a new arc for Wonder Woman from writer Shea Fontana. Focused on the mental toll of being Wonder Woman, the latest issue offers us flashbacks to the first time Diana was forced to give something up to be the Amazon that Themyscira needed. We also get a day in the life of Wonder Woman and the strain she feels unable to share with her friends and co-workers while putting out fires around the world and shielding as many as possible from harm.

It's a compelling issue which leads into the final few pages and a rare night off for the herione attending a wedding with a friend. The meeting of a precious young girl, not all that different from the flashbacks we get of Diana herself at that age, will lead to the explosive final panel which ends the comic on a compelling cliffhanger. Who set the bomb? Who was the target? Does the girl's mention of a coughing woman tie back to the doctor who gave Diana her physical? And what will be the physical and mental effects of this latest trauma. For the first time in a good long while, I'm anxiously anticipating what's next for Wonder Woman. Best of the week.

[DC, $2.99]

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