Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Wonder Woman #32 Review and *SPOILERS*



Reunion


Written By: James Robinson
Art By: Sergio Davila, Scott Hanna, Mark Morales, Romulo Fajardo Jr., Saida Temofonte
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: October 11, 2017

*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

Alright, let's get back to Wonder Woman discovering her twin brother Jason because we've been waiting too long to dilly dally anymore.  Previously, we saw Grail going around and killing the children of Zeus in order for her to drain them of their life force so that she could feed it to baby Darkseid.......... now, Tween Darkseid it seems and after taking the life force of Hercules, Diana was brought into the picture because she was the heir to his fortune.  Let's jump into this issue and see what Hercules knew of Jason and how that will lead Wonder Woman to her twin brother.  Let's check it out.

Explain It!:

Our issue begins with Wonder Woman, Steve Trevor and the Odd Fellows in the Paris catacombs in search of a hive of Parademons, which they find and while this section of the book goes on and on, with even a flashback about how it got started, none of it really matters besides for the fact that they were tracked because they gave off Apokolips energy signatures and it's these same energy signatures that we find on the body of Hercules and a room full of other people that Grail has killed, who you would assume were demi-gods as well.  So yeah, ARGUS can track Apokoliptean energy signatures, but this whole fight does nothing besides for give us some forced action and to take up page space.


The story really begins in my mind when Wonder Woman has her appointment with Hercules' lawyer Blake Hooper so that he can show Diana her new property and everything inside of it, but is also given a letter by the deceased demi-god about why he picked Diana as his heir.  Really, it's because she's awesome and because she's Wonder Woman, but the real piece of interest in this letter is when Hercules writes about his knowledge of her twin brother Jason, which take Blake and Diana to Greece to discover the family she never knew she had.


In the end, Blake and Diana discover that Jason is out fishing like he is every morning and will be back later, but Wonder Woman isn't about to wait for this reunion so she flies out and immediately feels that this man on the boat is her twin as does the man and we close this issue with seeing what Jason finally looks like knowing from both of these two that they are actually siblings.


That's it for this issue of Wonder Woman and while I love that we finally get to see Jason in this issue, the majority of the book just seemed like filler to give us a fight featuring Parademons that doesn't really do much for the story besides keep the Odd Fellows in the book and give us some action.  So yeah, we have a really slow paced story going on here because after two issues, we've really only dealt with the subject at hand for about half of each.  Hopefully, that changes now that Jason has been introduced and hopefully the art continues to be as strong as it's been because I really want to love this story, I just need it to be a little more to the point, especially because of how long we've been waiting for it.

Bits and Pieces:

While I'm still all about this story, this issue seemed like a lot of filler just to get us to our cliffhanger and for how excited I've been for this reveal, that's a little disappointing.  The art in this issue is great though and I can't wait to see what James Robinson will give us next.  I just hope it's a little more to the point. 

6.5/10
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2 comments:

  1. Oddly I wasn't with you and Eric on the whole "Jason is going to die/sacrifice himself" angle of this story until I saw the last page and the art of him. For some reason as soon as I saw him I instantly thought "That dude's dead". Something about the art and look of him just comes off as a goofy one off character that won't be sticking around.

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    1. It was they way he spoke the gave me his Death flag. Bright and innocent....well that guys dead. I didn't use to think that way, thanks Jim.

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