Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Wonder Woman #28 Review and *SPOILERS*



Assassin Blitz


Written By: Shea Fontana
Art By: David Messina, Romulo Fajardo Jr., Saida Temofonte
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: August 16, 2017

*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

In our last issue of Wonder Woman we saw Shea Fontana go the hokey route, where a character she briefly introduced in the issue before became the villain out of nowhere and stole Diana's DNA to make herself into a Amazon of sorts to beat her genetic disease.......... which didn't last long because apparently this wasn't Dr. Crawford's "Truth" and Wonder Woman's lasso was able to take the DNA strands she added to herself away, leaving the doctor to die.  Yeah, it was an odd issue, but Wonder Woman's conflicts aren't over because as we saw in last issue's cliffhanger, it looks like someone has put a hit out on our Amazon Princess so she'll have more going on with her than simply nursing Etta Candy back to health.  Let's check it out.

Explain It!:

Our issue starts with Wonder Woman being given time off so that she can nurse Commander Candy back to health now that she's being released from the hospital, after Dr. Crawford's bomb injured her last issue.  The underlining theme to all of this seems to be Diana's depression that no matter what she does or who she saves, everyone around her that she loves is eventually going to die, but we don't really have time for all of that though because Mayfly is outside on top of the neighboring building and is trying to snipe Wonder Woman.


Of course, Diana blocks the bullet and of course this leads into a big ass fight between Mayfly and our hero, which ends pretty quickly with Etta covering Diana from her apartment's window........... even if the angles don't match up at all or make any sense.  


In the end, a crow as flown into Etta's window, which makes Diana know that something is coming because this is Apollo's messenger and as our two leads try to exit the apartment building so that they can go get some armaments and find a safer place to hide, they're met by five more assassins who want to collect on Diana's bounty.


That's it for this issue of Wonder Woman and besides for the very brief look into Diana's mind, where we find out what she's truly afraid of, there wasn't a lot going on in this issue besides for a battle that didn't make a lot of sense in the end.  The art was very nice to look at, but that doesn't make this issue worth getting because like I said, there isn't a lot here at all.  Just one fight that leads to a cliffhanger, where it looks like there will be an even bigger fight............ which might give you more of what the best part of this issue was, with Wonder Woman worrying about her friends safety.  

Bits and Pieces:

If you're a fan of fighting then maybe this issue is for you because besides for a brief look at what's bothering Wonder Woman in this arc, that's all you really get and while the art to this issue is pretty decent, it won't help the climax of the fight make anymore sense......... the angles are just off.  So yeah, this issue doesn't really do anything to make this arc any better than its been, it just continues to be mediocre.  

5.1/10
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4 comments:

  1. I really was not a fan of the penciling this issue. Such a not that David Messina is a bad artist, but not really my taste. Especially because I have been loving the artist we had the previous two issues. The story was just quick and simple, and I ended up feeling like not enough happened. I still want Etta and Diana to kiss, but I probably won't get that. And I dislike Wonder Woman's skin being vulnerable to regular, non-magical bullets. I know that is a common thing, but it is a pet peeve of mine. I was actually wondering if the assassin was going to fire at close range and accidentally get hit with her own bullet after it bounced off Diana's body. I think it would be cool if Diana then explained that she usually just uses her bracelets out of a desire to control where the bullets land instead of endangering others by letting them bounce away at random.

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    1. that would be cool...and I'm with you, I know it isn't the case, but I like normal bullets not hurting Diana. The explanation of the Bracers would really work!

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  2. uhh, sorry for writing so much O_O

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  3. Jim's favorite review, it was Meh. It wasn't awful, it wasn't great. Like Jaye, I also feel that the art's not bad, just not really my taste. I also like Jaye's reasoning for the bracelets. Eric's 5.1 seems reasonable to me.

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