Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Wonder Woman #50 Review

My Brother's Keeper

Written By: James Robinson
Art By: Stephen Segovia, Jesus Merino, Andy Owens, Emanuela Lupacchino, Ray McCarthy, Romulo Fajardo Jr., Chris Sotomayor, Saida Temofonte
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: July 11, 2018

It's time to finish up James Robinson's run of Wonder Woman and his Dark Gods arc....... and really, even though I used to really love James Robinson....... it's about time.  This book has suffered so bad under his helm and I don't know if it was because he was forced to write something like Jason, that he wasn't comfortable with or what.  I just know that Diana's twin for how long I waited to get his story feels so damn lackluster now that I hope we don't see him again for a long ass time.  Let's jump into this and see how the final issue of this arc fairs compared to the rest.  Let's check it out.

I'll tell ya, the art in this issue is as stunning as the story is mediocre.  I mean, James Robinson seemed to care so little about the end of this arc that he started this issue a month afterward and used Diana recounting the tale to Steve as a way to tell us what the fate of Jason was, which was kind of thrown out immediately, leaving no suspense by the end.  Yeah, there isn't much to this issue besides for a fight scene, that turns into a ridiculous show of Jason's one-at-a-time god powers, which leads into a bargaining session that left me yawning.

This is supposed to be a big issue for how it deals with the future of Jason, but like the rest of this arc, it feels small as hell and leaves me wishing that this story would have been told by someone else, who may have cared about the character in the first place because from day one, it seems like he was just a prop to be waved around and it never felt like he was a fully fleshed out character.

Overall, the art like I said is great in this issue, but everything else pretty much just leaves you wanting more, including the "Steve's shipping off" bookends that we get here to give us a way for Diana to tell Steve things he already knows.  It's just nonsense and while I'm not looking forward to Steve Orlando taking over this book, I sure as hell am glad that James Robinson is off it.

Bits and Pieces:

This arc ends pretty much like you've come to expect from this title under James Robinson's helm.  Pretty damn lackluster.  The art in this issue was great, but everything on the writing end felt really mediocre and like Robinson was only cashing a check because it sure as hell never felt like his heart was in this series.


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