Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Wonder Woman #35 Review and *SPOILERS*

Not So Secret Origins

Written By: James Robinson
Art By: Emanuela Lupacchino, Ray McCarthy, Romulo Fajardo Jr., Saida Temofonte
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: November 22, 2017

*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

It's time to jump back into the constantly stalling story of Diana meeting her twin brother Jason and the reason I say that it's stalling is because as soon as we get to an interesting part of the book, we jump back in time to see something that seemed pretty apparent from what we already got and sadly, this issue is staying consistent with that because it's time to jump back in time and see the origin of Jason, even though we spent just talked about that for most of last issue.  Hopefully, we'll get something interesting here, but if it's anything like the last prequel story that we got killing the momentum of this book........ then we're in trouble.  Let's jump into this issue and check it out.

Explain It!:

Our issue begins with Glaucus telling Jason about who he really is when his powers of strength and flight emerged one night, but if you've been following this arc so far, it's nothing new to the story.  So yeah, Jason has powers and Glaucus wants him to keep them a secret because for one, people wouldn't understand and as for the second........ it's just too damned dangerous to be flaunting the fact that you're a demi-god with how off the rails Hera gets over that shit.  

Really though, there isn't much to this issue at all that we didn't find out in the previous one, but here I guess you get to see what went down.  It just doesn't do much for me though because now it's just a re-run in my mind while I'm waiting for the new episode to drop.  We see Hercules train Jason and after Jason becomes old enough and strong enough, Glaucus leaves him and only asks him to keep their house because its their home and for him to live his life the best he can while also maintaining his anonymity.  

In the end, where it looks like we'll just catch up to the point where Grail and Jason first meet, having her turn Jason against his sister before they ever meet, instead we see Jason attacked by sea monster men calling themselves the Deep Six.

That's it for this issue of Wonder Woman and it kills me that we're getting all this rehash every other issue because I've been anticipating this story ever since the Darkseid War back in the New 52 and it's just not giving me what I want at all.  The entire issue besides for the cliffhanger is just showing what was talked about in the previous issue and nothing that I saw made me sit back and say "wow, I'm glad we got to see what was talked about before" because nothing all that exciting happens in this issue or in Jason's backstory that I think would warrant an entire issue dedicated to it and the idea that we'll have to halt our progression further from where we left off previously because Jason now has to fight some fish men is irritating as hell.  Hopefully something comes from it and this arc becomes interesting again because at this point, the art in this book is its only saving grace.

Bits and Pieces:

If you want to see what Diana and Jason spent all of last issue talking about in a origin style story for Jason then maybe this issue is for you.  Personally, I find it frustrating as hell because every time this arc picks up momentum, a flashback issue comes along and slams on the brakes.  The art in this issue is decent, but since I knew pretty much everything in this issue from what we read in the last up until the cliffhanger, I found this to be quite disappointing.


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