Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Wonder Woman #44 Review and *SPOILERS*

Paradise Or Bust

Written By: James Robinson
Art By: Emanuela Lupacchino, Ray McCarthy, Romulo Fajardo Jr., Saida Temofonte
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: April 11, 2018

*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

Wow, I haven't been a fan of this series in a long time and I don't know how that's even possible.  We have Darkseid, the reveal of Diana's twin brother Jason, which took forever....... and somehow...... this series is still lacking.  Hopefully, this issue changes all of that now that we saw Darkseid tired of his servants failing him in acquiring the New God relics he needed to open an ancient portal to Themyscira and because of that, he simply opened a giant boom tube over the ARGUS headquarters and brought them to him.  Yeah, I don't get how a boom tube could do this, but it did and it brought all of our heroes to Darkseid as well.  Let's jump into this issue and see Diana vs. Darkseid.  Let's check it out.

Explain It!:

Our issue begins with a huge ass fight that sees Steve Trevor and the Odd Fellows taking on the Female Furies and Parademons, while Jason keeps Grail busy so that Wonder Woman can finally go toe to toe with Darkseid.  Really though, that's the majority of the issue and for the most part, it's kind of satisfying.  Too bad that we get some weak dialog that pretty much just goes over the same thing again and again.  

In the end, Darkseid's lowlies put the relics that they've acquired into their Stargate.......... yup....... Stargate and open a portal to Themyscira and through some convoluted nonsense about relics and reverse engineering, only Grail is able to enter the portal, where she meets the island's Amazons and immediately starts turning them into Parademons.  

That's it for this issue of Wonder Woman and while the fight through the majority of this issue is fun enough, it's not enough to really make this comic worthwhile, especially when we get to the end and we just get some mumbo jumbo about why only Grail can enter the portal.  The art in this issue is great and I'm interested to see where this story goes now that we've gotten back to Themyscira, but sadly, while this issue is better than most we've gotten from this series in awhile, it's not enough to really put it back on the right track at the moment.

Bits and Pieces:

While I love the art in this issue and find the fight that we get in it kind of satisfying, the overall issue was lacking, especially to where we needed to go by the end.  Hopefully things turn around for this series because it should be way more enjoyable than this, even though this is probably one of the more enjoyable issues that we've gotten in awhile...which isn't saying much.


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