Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Wonder Woman #40 Review and *SPOILERS*

Swan Dive

Written By: James Robinson
Art By: Emanuela Lupacchino, Carmen Carnero, Ray McCarthy, Romulo Fajardo Jr., Hi-Fi, Saida Temofonte
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: February 14, 2018

*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

We've reached the end of our "Swan Song" arc with this issue and while I wasn't the biggest fan of the previous issue, I really thought that Silver Swan would have lasted a little while longer than just a three issue arc.  I guess that's my fault for not following solicits...... or hoping for more.  In our previous issue, we saw Silver Swan confront Wonder Woman after committing a bunch of murders and where it looked like our Amazon Princess had finally met her match, things got crazy when Jason showed up to back up his sister, where it looked like he got his throat sliced, causing Wonder Woman to lose her cool and slice through Silver Swan's wing.  After an explosion erupted, we ended last issue with all three characters falling from the sky.  Let's jump into this issue and see if Jason's alright and if Wonder Woman can calm Silver Swan back into sanity.  Let's check it out.

Explain It!:

Our issue begins with Wonder Woman and Jason coming to down on the ground with Silver Swan nowhere in sight and after making sure that Jason could heal from his wounds...... which he could, the duo flew off back to the hospital where Silver Swan was admitted before she went full out crazy.  

It's at the hospital where we discover that Silver Swan killed everyone inside before using the nanite in her blood to hack the computers to wipe every trace of her identity and all of the research consisting of her treatment around the world....... but really, we get nothing here and the story only picks back up when Jason returns home to get cleaned up, where he's immediately attacked by Silver Swan....... who knows where Wonder Woman lives for some reason and it's here where Wonder Woman immediately takes Silver Swan out, causing her to go into a coma.  

In the end, realizing that he's more of a hindrance than help, Jason decides to leave so that he can go find himself, but before he can, he's enveloped in some purple energy that takes him away.

That's it for this issue of Wonder Woman and damn did that Silver Swan story mean nothing in the long run, but fill some gaps to get us to our next arc.  It's really disappointing too because James Robinson really wrote the hell out of her character in the first issue to this arc, but as soon as she became a villain she was just there to yell about Wonder Woman before she was immediately defeated.  I love the art in this issue, but overall I'm pretty disappointed with what we got here because Silver Swan was still just yammering about the same old shit and we never found out why her wing exploded when Wonder Woman cut it in the previous issue.  I'm sure some of this will probably play into a arc further down the line a bit, but as for right now, it was just really underwhelming.  

Bits and Pieces:

Our Swan Song arc comes to a close with this issue and boy is it underwhelming.  While the art in this issue is fantastic, the conclusion was anticlimactic as hell and only seeded the title with possibilities for future arcs to come while giving us nothing here.


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