Saturday, August 30, 2014

Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman #3 Review

Written by: Amanda Deibert
Art by: Cat Staggs
Cover Price: $0.99

A Very Special Episode

We are still getting our feet wet with Sensation Comics, so coming into this one-shot I wasn't sure what to expect.  The appeal for me with a weekly book like this is getting different creative teams take on a character.  Gail Simone started the series by showing that Wonder Woman doesn't need to change to be relevant and in this issue, Amanda Deibert says the same thing about her fans.  I'm glad we have a book that allows us to get nice little stories like this.

Wonder Woman is having more gargoyle problems, this time in Washington, DC.  Someone is up to no good and Diana quickly deduces it's her old nemesis, the sorceress Circe.  I'm not really sure what Circe's beef is with Wonder Woman here, but it hardly matters.  It's all a setup for Wonder Woman to kick ass and crack wise.  She does both with a great head butt being the icing on the cake.  Of course, Wonder Woman saves the day and sends Circe back to Olympus to get what's coming to her.

Then the issue takes a nice meta turn.  A boy has been watching the above on his "Q-Pad" and proclaims his love for Wonder Woman. Wait a second, A Boy likes Wonder Woman?!?!  What's next?  My Little Pony?  The other boys laugh it up until Wonder woman herself shows up for a little P.R.   It's funny because this sort of story usually makes me laugh in all the wrong ways, but Amanda Deibert does it in such a nice, unforced way that made me smile in all the right ways.  It doesn't hurt that I'm a boy who likes Wonder Woman, as well.

It also doesn't hurt that Cat Staggs is on art.  I have been a huge fan of her Smallville covers and now I get a whole issue to love.  It's not just the art I like in this issue, however, it's the clever paneling and motion between them.  Plus, her Wonder Woman reminds me so much of Linda Carter which fits the story so well.

Bits and Pieces:

Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman #3 is a nice one-shot not just about our favorite Amazon, but her fans.  Amanda Deibert and Cat Staggs give us a mash-up of the T.V. Show and  the Super Friends cartoon and I really liked it.  I hope this series keeps giving us issues like this every now and again.


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