Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Wonder Woman #67 Review



Writer: G. Willow Wilson
Art team: Cary Nord, Mick Gray, Romulo Fajardo Jr, and Pat Brousseau
Release Date: 3/27/19
Cover Price: $3.99
Reviewed by: Jon Wayne

By now, all you readers know that the entirety of Weird Science DC Comics was very excited when it was announced G. Willow Wilson would be the new writer on Wonder Woman. She was well established over at the “house of ideas” and coming off a character-defining run with Ms. Marvel, so everything seemed to be trending upward for the most iconic female superhero in the industry… But by now you also know that regardless of the reviewer, WSDC is bored with Wilson’s run and very disappointed given how hyped we were. That said, can this be the issue where Wilson turns things around? Let’s check it out.


We pick up where we left off last time, as Diana and Giganta are out looking for the Titans who are on the loose. It still doesn’t make a ton of sense that they are so in awe of the size of these things – Diana fought the Omega Titans in the last few months continuity-wise, and Giganta is literally a giant – but that’s beside the point now. We get some boring exposition about what Titans are and why they would be angry, and it just makes me angry. We are reading comic books! We all have a general idea of what Titans are! It is revealed that the reason our dynamic duo has been struggling to track them is that they’re traveling through the earth.




The fight scene that follows is fine, but the dialogue still feels very generic. It is clear that Wilson is still struggling to get into the mind of our protagonist. I will give Cary Nord props here, while his art style doesn’t match up with how I envision a Wonder Woman book, this is the best it has been through all his issues on the book. That said, there are a few things like characters facing in different directions panel to panel when nothing has changed, but those feel like nitpicks. This was a marked improvement from his first few issues on the book.




Moving on, we find Diana and Giganta hanging out in a diner they saved rehashing the fight after realizing that since they actually won said fight, maybe they aren’t fighting real Titans. Then we randomly cut back to our magical creatures who have gone from Washington D.C. to the Rocky Mountains rather quickly, just to show them finding a sword in a lake, which was briefly mentioned by one of the “Titans.” Yup, that’s it folks, not much to see here.

Bits and Pieces:

I am so thoroughly disappointed with what G. Willow Wilson has given us over the course of 9 issues that I have run out of excuses. Early on I saw flashes of a truly great story that I was excited to see unfold, but now having seen it unfold into basically a nothing story I don’t know what I’m supposed to say. I am a Wonder Woman fan but this book is just not enjoyable. I don’t know what magic Greg Rucka took with him when he left at #25, but the 4 writers since then have been struggling to recreate it.


5/10

1 comment:

Mark Jager said...

Not only did you nail it with this review, the last point you make regarding this run after Rucka left is something I've also been wondering for 40 issues. I thought last issue was an improvement, but this issue seemed to double-down on the things I thought were weak in the last issue.