I Want Candy
Written by: Renae De Liz
Art by: Renae De Liz and Ray Dillon
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: January 21, 2016
I have been working hard to catch up with this Digital First comic and let me tell you, it's an instance of business being quite the pleasure. I actually forgot how good it was, but no more of that forgetting because I'm back in the saddle and ready to roll. That's a good thing because the book is about to expand it's horizons as Diana is taking her first steps in the Outside World and I can't wait to see what Renae De Liz and Ray Dillon have in store for us and our favorite Amazon. Enough talk, let's get to the review...
The issue opens up right where last issue left off except suddenly Diana seems more like a pepping tom than I remember. It's one of those wrong place at the wrong time situations that shows Diana just how different the Outside World is from Themyscira. I know how she feels since I went to an boys school growing up and let me tell you, someone had to play Juliet. Just tuck that memory back where it belongs, Jim and get on with the review.
Where was I? Oh yea, Diana gets over her initial embarrassment with the help of some doll dizzy boys, but when they take her to the party she is mesmerized by the female band playing and the quite appropriate song they are singing. You know those crazy people who think that a song was made just for them? Diana certainly knows how they feel now.
Of course, this chapter isn't all about the bobbysox brigade and when a showoff falls from a balcony, Diana is there to save the day. Unfortunately, that kind of makes her stick out a bit too much and the whispers it generates are not of praise and adulation. That's when Diana's "cousin" shows up to save the day! You know, her cousin, Etta Candy?!?!
I have mentioned a bunch of times that I have been late reviewing these chapters so going into this chapter, I remember hearing a little rumbling on the internet about De Liz and Dillon's portrayal of Etta. I think it is amazing and fell in love with her the minute I saw her. She only gets better as the issue moves along which is good because while she fights off jitterbuggers and mean girls, Diana is pretty mute.
The issue ends with Etta already being the best friend a stranded Amazon could ever hope for, but that's the big problem here...Diana is stranded and as the chapter comes to a close, we are reminded of the Themyscira law about such things.
This chapter puts Wonder Woman on hold for bit and I am so happy because we got Etta Candy and she is easily the second best character in this series already. She is forward, tough, smart, sassy...and just plain awesome.
The art is as great as always even if there isn't a standout panel this issue. That's no problem because everything looks so good and I LOVE De Liz and Dillon's Etta character model...which you probably have figured by now.
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If you are a Wonder Woman fan then you should be ready this series already, but if you've been staying away for some reason, I have two words for you...Etta Candy! Yep, Wonder Woman's best friend is in the house and she is as incredible as you could ever hope. This issue is all about her and I loved every second of it. Highly Recommended.