Monday, December 1, 2014

Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman #16 Review

Written by: Corinna Bechko and Gabriel Hardman
Art by: Gabriel Hardman
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: November 27, 2014

Road to Apokolips

This week in Sensation Comics we of course get Wonder Woman, but we also get a surprise trip to Apokolips.  Maybe it's not such a surprise since it seems like so many books have gone to Apokolips recently, but I wasn't expecting it in this book.  The majority of stories we've gotten in Sensation Comics have been fun little nuggets, but this isn't one of them.  This first part of a three part story is serious...dead serious.

Like I said above, this issue deals with Wonder Woman on Apokolips.  She heads there on the request of her Mother to find some missing Amazons.  It seems that the Amazons have been keeping tabs on Apokolips and vice versa.  However, a "fact finding" party has gone missing, so it's up to Diana to find out why.  She doesn't find what she's looking for, but also gets a lot more than she bargained for.  The cliffhanger ending does not look good for out favorite Amazonian.

Corinna Bechko and Gabriel Hardman throw the reader right into the story with little explanation.  I always enjoy this sort of storytelling when done well and that is the case here.  The reader gets up to speed just in time to head off to Apokolips with Diana. I liked what Bechko and Hardman give us once we get to Apokolips, but because of the size of this weekly release, we don't get much.  I am very intrigued by the cliffhanger, though.

I really, really, really liked Gabriel Hardman's art.  The change between the classical look of Themyscira and the gritty, polluted look of Apokolips was done so well.  Plus, Wonder Woman's outfit was just great.  I am looking forward to the next two chapters mainly for the art.

Bits and Pieces:

Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman #16 was a good start to a three part story featuring Wonder Woman heading off to Apokolips.  While it was brief and we only get the start of the story, I liked it enough to want more.  Corinna Bechko and Gabriel Hardman have me intrigued, especially after the cliffhanger and Hardman's art is the biggest draw.  I am looking forward to seeing what happens next week.


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