Monday, February 13, 2017

Wonder Woman #16

While Wonder Woman appears in this issue, primarily while being shown in news footage or while discussed by other characters, the primary focus of the issue is on the secret organization known as Godwatch. The issue reintroduces us to powerful businesswoman Veronica Cale with a resentment towards Wonder Woman given the Amazon's ease at finding acceptance and acknowledgement in a patriarchal world.

Godwatch isn't the only people interested in Diana as twin gods Deimos and Phobos steal the soul of Veronica's daughter to force the CEO to use her untested technology to help the pair find the location of Themyscira, which they believe is buried somewhere in Wonder Woman's unconscious mind. When the attempt fails, Veronica is left with even more hate for all gods walking the Earth, including Wonder Woman.

While it may not be the stuff of epic super-villain origin, the issue sets up strong motivations for Veronica Cale with jealousy and misplaced hatred towards Diana for what has happened to her daughter. Without even realizing it, Diana has made a new enemy. Worth a look.

[DC, $2.99]

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