Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Wonder Woman #43 Review and *SPOILERS*


Written By: James Robinson
Art By: Marco Santucci, Romulo Fajardo Jr., Saida Temofonte
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: March 28, 2018

*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

Wonder Woman nearly got the answers she was looking for last issue about what Darkseid's plans were, but somehow, Grail was able to break the lasso of truth's hold on her and escaped through a boom tube....... I miss when people used mother boxes.  Anyway, with that bit, where we learned that Darkseid needs the relics that ARGUS collected as a way to bridge time and space so that the Lord of Apokolips could make his way to Themyscira, we also had the return of Jason, who has some new armor and some boosted powers to boot.  Let's jump into this issue and see if Wonder Woman continues to learn about what Darkseid is up to or if as we saw at the end of last issue, Darkseid comes to her.  Let's check it out.

Explain It!:

Our issue begins with Jason flying around and attacking some ARGUS kill drones as a way to test his new and improved powers and what we get out of this section of the book is that Jason can't follow orders and that Steve Trevor trusts this demi-god about as far as he can throw him.  We do get a bit of a throwaway line though here about Jason having some new powers, but can only use them one at a time, which I'm sure will come into play later on, but here, nothing is really said about them.  

As for our hero........ Well, she's busy questioning the captured Furies about what Darkseid's plans are and instead of using the lasso.......... Wonder Woman decides that she's going to release Mad Harriet and Lashina so that they can fight over whether or not they'll spill the beans about what Darkseid's plans are, but this just seems to be a way for Wonder Woman to blow off some steam because nothing comes from this bit of the book and is rendered completely useless once Darkseid opens up his boom tube......... which is essentially a Star Gate and somehow pulls half of the ARGUS HQ through and into the Amazon Jungle, where he is awaiting. 

That's it for this issue of Wonder Woman and while this issue is written better than some of the previous ones, there's not a lot going on here until the cliffhanger.  Pretty much, you have Steve Trevor telling Jason that he doesn't trust him over and over again and Wonder Woman telling the Furies that she can easily use the lasso on them, but won't....... over and over.  The art in this issue is great, but like usual, there's nothing great about the story and things are just padded out to make this whole Darkseid arc go on as long as it can.  

Bits and Pieces:

Wonder Woman continues to be disappointing and while the character dialog in this issue comes off better than previous issues........ it's still a padded out issue, where the only bit that really matters is the last couple of pages.  I love the art in this issue, but like usual....... that's really the only thing I love about this book.


1 comment:

  1. Great, great, GREAT review, Eric! Much better than Jim could ever hope to accomplish.
    That art sure is pretty; but, yeah, that's about it for this issue. The story continues on at a glacial pace.