Be Nice and Clean
Written by: Renae De Liz
Art by: Renae De Liz and Ray Dillon
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: February 11, 2016
I'm back on my quest to catch up with Legend of Wonder Woman and it's been such a labor of love that I don't mind one bit. While the last couple of chapters have hinted at Diana heading off to War and that being a bit more of a mystical affair than usual, the last chapter's cliffhanger had Etta and Diana heading off...to the movies. You know what, that's okay to me. I'm actually happy about it because I really want to see more of Diana's reaction to the Outside War before moving on to such a major part of her origin story. So, did I get what I wanted? Let's find out...
I'll tell you right off the bat...I got what I wanted! Diana and Etta go into the movie house and right off the bat, Diana falls in love with popcorn and then is startled by the "sorcery" that is the movie...actually, it is the wartime news reel that initially throws her off.
Luckily, De Liz handles this nice and quick and it doesn't devolve into a "how are these people up on the screen" type of thing that they so often do. That doesn't mean it's all fun and games, though, as Diana watches the sights and sounds from the fighting in France and then a very ill themed movie..."A Midsummer's Night Dream". If you know the play, then you know why I call it "ill themed" and also why I was looking forward to it since last chapter's cliffhanger.
All this does is convince Diana that she must get to France, find the Duke of Deception, end World War II and save the Amazons. Easy Peasy, right?!?! I guess for Wonder Woman, but she isn't quite there yet, so we get another fish out of water scene where Diana heads to the local recruitment office and demands enlistment. Unfortunately, the times aren't a changin' yet and she is still at square one.
Up until this point, this was a nice issue that showed how out of her element Diana continues to be, but also shows the heroic and plain greatness of her character when she feels that injustice has to be dealt with. The issue then shifts gears into awesomeness.
We get a "super" cool Easter egg, finally see what Etta has been upset with this whole series (this was THE BEST part of the issue) and ends with a crazy cliffhanger that should kickstart the next arc. I'm guessing that Diana will be heading off to War real soon and she won't be going alone!
Renae De Liz and Ray Dillon have made this such a good series by never letting it get stale. Whether it's with cool cameos, Easter eggs or just kick ass character work, there is always something new to see and boy, it all looks so good! To think that when I first started reading this series I couldn't wait for Diana to become Wonder Woman and now I just want to enjoy the ride. It really shows just how much I'm enjoying this entire series.
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De Liz and Dillon continue making this book one of the best choices for Wonder Woman fans of every age. As we get closer to Diana heading to war, we get a hilarious reveal, some cool cameos and a cliffhanger that is mysterious and awesome all rolled up into one. Highly Recommended.