Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Wonder Woman #1

The first issue of Wonder Woman's new series features two separate stories set in just miles apart in Africa. In the main tale, following the events of Wonder Woman: Rebirth #1, our heroine traipses through the jungles looking for an old acquaintance in hopes of discovering what has happened to Themyscira. Finding, and battling her way through a small army of creatures, the final panel of the comic reveals just whose help Diana needs.

The far less interesting back-up story centers around Diana's former boy-toy Steve Trevor who is coincidentally just a hop, skip, and a jump from Diana searching for a terrorist. This is, of course, is meant to tease the pair meeting in the next (or following) issue.

The Wonder Woman storyline actually works quite well as writer Greg Rucka and artist Liam Sharp manage to keep the subject of Diana's search hidden until the very last panel of the issue. I'm far less interested in Trevor, who I hope is just passing through as a regular guest-star and isn't going to be staying around for the long hall. Worth a look.

[DC, $2.99]

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