Saturday, August 1, 2015

DC Comics: Bombshells #2 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Marguerite Bennett
Art By: Marguerite Sauvage
Digital Price: $0.99
Release Date: August 1, 2015

If You Haven't Seen It, It's New To You

Let's get back to this statue inspired series, where we find the women of DC Comics taking care of business during America's fight with the Nazis.  In the previous issue we saw that Batwoman was taking care of Gotham on and off the baseball field and after wondering if her life really had meaning.....which was really felt like a slap in the face to her girlfriend Maggie if you ask me, Batwoman was recruited by Commander Amanda Waller to help end the war.  It looks like Waller is recruiting the best of the best, so let's get into the next issue and see if Wonder Woman joins the fight.  Let's check it out.

Explain It!:

Our story begins with Master Sergeant Steve Trevor flying with an entourage of fighters (that I don't recognize..... which might actually be the enemy, but I'm not sure because who Steve is flying with seems to change with each page) to deliver some sort of payload, but I'm not sure exactly what's going on because this is a full year before America entered the war.  I don't know if Trevor is part of some kind of secret war participation program or if he's simply Ben Affleck's character from Pearl Harbor.  Either way, Steve Trevor isn't going to make it to his destination.

Enemy fighters come in and the two factions begin fighting it out in the skies above a island that isn't supposed to be there.  The fight is finally finished when women riding giant birds destroy the fighters and the pilots that ejected, found themselves caught in their parachutes when they hit the water and eventually drowned.  The only person who seemed to survive this incursion is....... yeah, obviously it's Steve Trevor.

In the end, Steve Trevor tells the women of Themyscira about the worst dictator that the world has ever known and about the millions of people that have been slain by his war machine.  Even though Wonder Woman seems to want to know more about this monster of man's world, Steve Trevor is proclaimed her prisoner before he passes out from exposure to sun and sea water and it looks like our Master Sergeant is going to have to stand trial for his crimes against Themyscira......... In case you don't understand the crimes, understand that when bullets are fired during a dog fight in the sky, the bullets have to land somewhere.  As the issue closed I have to wonder what sort of payload Steve Trevor was trying to deliver because we see his plain begin sinking in the ocean, only to be brought back to the surface by some ominous cat's eye in the sky.

That's it for this issue of Bombshells and this chapter comes off a little disappointing.  I know that Wonder Woman originally saw her origin during this period of time, but I really wanted to see something different from the origin than we've already seen before.  Batwoman's war time origin was great, but here it was more of the same and because of it, this issue comes off really uninteresting and reads even faster than a digital title usually does.  the art like last issue was really good though and I hope that we continue this story next week instead of hopping to another hero in the story so we can hopefully see something different to the Wonder Woman mythos, making this something all it's own.

Bits and Pieces:

While I really love the art to this series, this chapter is underwhelming, especially after having such an original take on Batwoman in the previous issue.  Here it's more of the same with the origin of Wonder Woman that you've seen a dozen times.  Hopefully the story continues from this point and adds it's own spin to the Steve Trevor/Princess Diana dynamic so we can see something new from this Bombshells world, but as of right now; it's just not that interesting.

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  1. Yeah, it was pretty play by numbers for a Wonder Woman story. The speech was a nice touch, but it didn't do anything really interesting. I mean, it focuses on Steve Trevor instead of Wonder Woman, which is different, but Wonder Womans origin is pretty well known by now.
    It would have been more interesting if it opened with her on the front lines or in europe or something.

    1. That would be cool just to smashcut into wonder woman in action

      but these origins of drafting actually has me curious how super girl is gonna play out


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