Monday, November 1, 2021

Wonder Woman: Black & Gold #5

Wonder Woman: Black & Gold #5 offers black and white tales, with a flourish of gold, featuring Wonder Woman. My favorite of the tales, "Feet of Clay," is told from the point of view of the Amazons' greatest general, Antiope, who is reluctantly brought out of retirement to train Hippolyta's precocious young daughter molded from clay and given life by the gods (keeping with Wonder Woman's original origin). The story highlights the pair's unique relationship, and the similarities the two warrior women share.

In "Hellzapoppin'" Diana visits Hephaestus only to discover the forge of the gods in disarray leading to battle through Hell in a search for her missing friend.  Ships of Themyscira are attacked by a sea ghost in "Beyond the Horizon" and a confrontation with a spirit in torment deep in the ocean's depths.

Wonder Woman and Steve Trevor are captured by Dr. Cyber and Mouse Man while the villains are breaking the Human Firework out of a secret government laboratory  in "How Wonder Woman was Brought Low by a Mouse but Captured by the Stars" which is stuffed full of Silver Age-style goofiness. And "Memories of Hator" recounts Wonder Woman's first encounter with former enemy turned friend Badra.

[DC, $5.99]

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