So Many Issues
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: December 30, 2015
While Wonder Woman hunts for Cheetah through all the perils that the jungles of Themyscia offer, she first encounters Anastasios, who appears to be the only survivor of Donna Troy's slaughter of the brothers of the Amazons............ and some how Anastasios guilts Diana enough that she starts that whole crying blood thing again, that just doesn't make any sense to me from how we've seen it presented. I mean, she gets shot with a god killer arrow...... she cries blood, she denies her God of War duties........ she cries blood and now when she feels guilty........ she cries blood.......... I just don't get it.
In the end, Diana catches up to her former friend, but before she could stop Cheetah, the ghost of Hippolyta showed up and pretty much said that Diana should have just stayed daydreaming on the shoreline because nothing she does really matters and everything will sort itself out........ kind of like nothing in this issue matters. That's right, Cheetah gets the Eye of Antiope, but with Gods being the petty, jealous types that they are, the Goddess of The Hunt isn't about to let Barbara Minerva double dip into the immortal power bestowed by Hera and let her eat her Cheetah cake too. So yeah, either Minerva chooses immortality or Cheetah and since our villain hated her former weak self, she simply drops the jewel and curses Wonder Woman's name as she exits stage left......... and even though Cheetah slaughtered a shit load of Amazons on her quest for immortality, Wonder Woman just lets her go........ for some reason.
That's it for this issue of Wonder Woman and after having a really lackluster ending to the last story arc and now having a one-shot that by the end of the book you find out means absolutely nothing...... well, that doesn't do much to inspire me to care about what's going to happen next in the wild world of our God of War. Hell, we have this whole aspect of Wonder Woman killing herself because she refuses to act in the way that a God of War should act, which is causing her pain and crying blood and all that.......... but I'm not really sure exactly what's going on with that because she just seems to cry blood at any given moment. So yeah, this issue does nothing to further our story or really add anything to past stories except the addition of Anastasios and his new one armed hatred for his sister that he believes betrayed him, but it's shown to us so fast and so non-consequential that it just felt weird being in this story at all. The art in this book though was really decent, even though it had a simpler look than what we're used to from David Finch rocking this title and the colors here were terrific. That's right, we got something out of this book........... just not a whole lot.
Bits and Pieces:
I like a story that has a twist, but when the twist is that nothing in the book matters at all and that it didn't even need to involve our hero........... well, that's a bit of a let down. This issue does nothing for either our hero our her most popular villain and while it might add something small to a previous story or quite possibly a story we'll deal with in the future, it's not enough to really get excited about when it will probably get recapped later on anyway. The only thing that this book has going for it is the art, which by normal means is really decent, but when your used to David Finch on this book, it's just not up to snuff to what we expect going in.