Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Wonder Woman #1

In a comic dripping with toxic masculinity, which is of course the point, Amazons have become public enemy #1 and are being forced out of the United States. Our first issue opens with an unnamed Amazon's violent attack in a neighborhood bar which sets off events eventually leading to Amazons being voluntarily recalled and others being forcefully deported by an SS-looking goon squad breaking up families with extreme prejudice. 

We don't get to see much of Wonder Woman in the issue that kicks off her new arc, but we know she's not leaving without putting up a fight and getting to the truth of what's happened and what's behind America's disproportionate response to that single incident (which seems to tie back to some secret patriarchal cabal?). There are some interesting ideas at play, but it's not exactly a fun read for DC's "bright new era." That said, I'm curious how Diana's status as a criminal will affect her larger role across the DCU.

[DC, $4.99]

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