Friday, May 6, 2016

The Legend of Wonder Woman Chapter #24 Review

Remember the Titan

Written by: Renae De Liz
Art by: Renae De Liz and Ray Dillon
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: May 5, 2016

I did it.  After this review I will be totally caught up with The Legend of Wonder Woman and can start bringing you reviews on the day the book is released!  What a novel concept.  It's been a fun ride getting to this point, culminating in the Invisible Jet showing up last issue.  Sure, it didn't really help much, but it's the Invisible f'ing Jet!!!  It just points out one of the main reasons I love this series.  Renae De Liz is giving fans the best of every world including stuff all her very own.  She is slowly unveiling her version of the Wonder Woman mythos and almost every bit of it is hitting and hitting hard.  Speaking of hitting hard, how about that wacky Duke of Deception?  Am I right?!?!  Last chapter ended with him pressing the ominous red button that started a big mountain explosion.  I am not totally sure how this is leading to the Titan, but I can't wait to find out.  I also really want to see the full blown introduction of Cheetah (I'm not considering that  spoiler anymore as we've seen Priscilla Rich a couple of times just begging for people to research who she is) and the return of Wonder Woman.  The last time I checked, this IS the Legend of Wonder Woman, not Diana Prince.  I know, Diana has been awesome, but i want more Wonder Woman and I will hold my breath until I get what I want.  So , with that in mind            i     wilsssssssl;..........

Okay, I passed out.  Did I miss Wonder Woman?  What?  I didn't even start my review?  Okay, I kind of hit my head on the coffee table when I passed out and I'm not feeling so great.  If you don't mind, I'm going to have my drill sergeant cousin take over for a bit while I go lay down.

Alright you maggots, this chapter starts off with all of the miners dead, being used to fill the Baetylus which will bring the Titan to life.  If you've been paying attention, you'll know that Diana ain't no Wonder Woman, but she's still a hero and acts like it.  What?  You haven't been paying attention?!?  Drop and give me twenty!

Unlike you pathetic cowards, Diana goes out on the wing of her plane and starts fighting off the undead when Steve Trevor's plane is hit and it causes all hell to rain down on everyone!  You got Diana, Steve Trevor and Etta Candy falling out of the sky like a god damn rainstorm.  Hey, that Etta Candy's from Texas?!?!?  That ain't right, the only things from Texas are...

Okay, I'm back.  You'll have to excuse my cousin, he's not really a drill sergeant.  He actually works downtown at care and share, but boy does he have spunk.  So, all of them are falling out of the sky when a voice (like Obi-Wan again) tells Diana to call for help and some pretty awesome help does arrive.  The best thing about it (besides everyone living I suppose) was that Steve Trevor knows Diana is Wonder Woman and remembers his time on Paradise Island.  The fun is short lived, however, as Diana sends him away so she can face the Duke alone.

She does face the Duke, but while she doesn't have the gifts of the gods, we find out that somethings are bigger and can't be easily taken away.  The Duke learns that lesson as well and then finds out the truth of what he's been doing and why.  It's another one of those moments that ties into things we saw earlier and I'm a sucker for those.  Unfortunately, that doesn't give the chapter a happy ending.  On the contrary, things are even worse and while we don't get Cheetah, we may have seen her origin.  The issue ends with the fate of the world hanging by a thread and seemingly nothing to stop it's destruction.

This was not a happy issue.  Sure, we saw Steve remember his time on Themyscira when he found out that Diana was Wonder Woman, but all the good that will do if every one's dead.  If you love the action scenes in this book, this should be one of your favorite issues.  It is non-stop action and mayhem and I can't wait to see how Diana somehow saves the day going forward.

The art does the action justice and I said it last chapter...when the Duke is around, great art is sure to follow and it does.  We also get a great looking friend from Diana's past which was the highlight, art wise, for me.  Overall, just another great looking chapter.

Bits and Pieces:

This may be the darkest chapter of the series so far.  Things do not end in a nice little bow, but at least Diana proves that faith in yourself and others can go a long way to winning the day.  A long way, but unfortunately, not the whole way as we see the worst possible thing starting as the issue ends.  I hope her faith can carry her through and can't wait to see if it can.


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