Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Wonder Woman: Steve Trevor #1 Review


Nice Place to Visit...

Written by: Tim Seeley
Art by: Christian Duce, Allan Passalaqua and Josh Reed
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: June 7, 2017


Everything is coming up Wonder Woman these days and after the end of Greg Rucka's Lies/Truth Story, the Wonder Woman Annual and the movie, it's easy to see why.  So, it's easy to see why DC is pushing even more out this week with this special one shot staring Steve Trevor.  I like it that Steve is getting a little bit of attention because I am actually a fan of the character and enjoy when he gets a bit of time to shine.  So, does he indeed shine bright or just come off as just "Wonder Woman's boyfriend"?  Let's find out...


The issue opens with Steve telling the reader what he's been throughout his life...ending with being a hostage in the here and now.  He is being held by a group of "Meninist" terrorists and I have to admit, I thought that this was going to be the beginning of an over-the-top, forced issue.  Thankfully, I was actually wrong.

After a big "red phallus" (not my words) attacks the men, Wonder Woman arrives to save the day...and of course, does.  We then get a scene right out of the Justice League War movie (with less cross dressing secrets)  and Steve having to go off for a few days on his own.  Before he leaves, Tim Seeley makes sure we know this Wonder Woman and Steve Trevor have something going on.



We head off to Turkey, where Steve has been contacted by his old Argus pals, the Oddfellows.  We are introduced to the group and while we are told how strange and wacky they are, they can't hold a candle to much of what comic fans see on a daily basis.  The problem is, they are being held captive.

The story continues with the big bad, Saturna, and her squad being attacked by Steve and after some basic action, him and the Oddfellows escape with a "girl" named Fatma.  I do like the Oddfellows enough, but all the characters (besides Steve, of course) are just thrown at us with little time or reason to become attached to them

The group's mission becomes to return Fatma to her home and when they do, it's a twist to Steve with how similar it is to his beginnings with Diana.  Of course, anytime there is paradise, there is someone there to try to grab it for themselves and Saturna makes a return appearance.  The issue ends with good triumphing over evil, but with the hint of a possible return and Steve Trevor telling the reader a secret about how he feels towards Diana.



This is a very non offensive story (though some of the language was a bit suspect) that gave me enough to have fun, but not enough to want more in the future.  I don't want an Oddfellows book (I can't be the only one reminded of Aquaman and the Others here) and if we never see Saturna again, I won't lose any sleep. Still, I like Steve Trevor and it's nice to see him get his own issue.

Christian Duce's art is really good.  In fact, it is pretty damn near great and one of the reasons I can recommend this book.  I want him on more books and I am wondering why I don't already consider myself a big fan.

Bits and Pieces:

This is a good issue that may not jive well with the regular run of Wonder Woman, but was a nice spotlight for Steve Trevor nonetheless. Christian Duce's art is great and while I don't care if we see Saturna or the Oddfellows again, I enjoyed my little visit with them this week.

7.0/10


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2 comments:

  1. Score's just about right and it was nice seeing other wonder woman stories not written by greg rucka for a change..

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  2. This is the perfect score for this book. I was actually expecting far worse and I'm pretty happy to be wrong. I actually wouldn't mind a Steve Trevor and the Oddfellows book, especially if it's like Grayson which was in my humble opinion the best book of the DCYOU.

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