Monday, August 7, 2017

Wonder Woman #27

Wonder Woman #27 picks up immediately following the events of the previous issue with Diana protecting an entire room full of people from a bomb. Racing to get medical attention for Etta at Mega Ultatech, Wonder Woman will discover not only the identity of the bomber but the reason behind the attack as the (foreshadowed) truth about Dr. Crawford is revealed.

Although her method of attack really only makes sense when you think about the last-ditch measures of a dying woman, Dr. Crawford's true reason for bringing Diana back to the lab is an intriguing mix of selfishness, desperation, and bat-shit insanity as the doctor attempts to steal some of Wonder Woman's strength to stop the degenerative illness slowly killing her. It works, for a time, also granting the mad scientist Amazon powers, and gives the second comic in this arc far more action that the first in the battle between the two women.

Wonder Woman #27 may lack the same emotional impact of the previous issue, but it does open an interesting door about how Diana's powers can be stolen by others. Worth a look.

[DC, $2.99]

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