Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Wonder Woman #80 Review

Crazy Little Thing Called Love

Writer: G. Willow Wilson
Artist: Jesus Merino, Tom Derenick, Vicente Cifuentes, Trevor Scott, Romulo Fajardo Jr., and Pat
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: October 9, 2019

Wonder Woman is one of my favorite characters and I also enjoy listening to a little Peter and Gordon every now and again.  So, why aren't I liking probably the only time that we will ever get a combination of the two?  Well, there are a lot of reasons we will get into now as Diana continues trying to make her way through "A World Without Love".  Cue the music...

The issue starts with a broken-hearted Diana giving us the same old- same old narration about love being gone and it really is starting to make my eyes roll.  It's bad enough that it is on constant repeat and just is taking up page space by now, but it reminds me of the awful dark poetry I wrote in middle school dressed up like Robert Smith in my room lit only with candles and blacklight light bulbs.  Yea, I thought I was deep too.  By the way, here is some Peter and Gordon to wipe that image out of your mind...

The issue continues with Veronica Cale getting hands-on with her scientist's formula and Maggie and Atlantiades down in the dumps in Summergrove.  After seeing a sad Steve Trevor waiting on a flight, and Wonder Woman getting a package from Veronica Cale, it's time to get things going which would be even better if we weren't halfway done the issue at this point!

The rest of the issue is just a fight between Cheetah and Diana in downtown Washington DC and it's full of trash talk, posturing and not much else.  It ends with Wonder Woman using the formula that Veronica gave her, but the results are a bit different than expected.  Oh no!  It's as if there is no love in the world at all!!!  Oh wait, there isn't!  Alrighty then!!!

I don't know what is going on at DC right now, but almost every book I reviewed this week had hardly any story going on in it.  I know the rumors are out there that DC is gearing up their shiny new timeline to usher in a new 5G universe, but that doesn't mean that fans don't want the good stuff now.  I want the good stuff and all I am getting treading water, recap and boredom.  Comics can be a lot of things, but boring shouldn't be one of them.  G. Willow Wilson is writing a boring Wonder Woman and that is a shame.

Bits and Pieces:

Wonder Woman #80 continues snail's paced world without love story that has about as much pep as the Peter and Gordon song and I am checking out.  Hopefully, Steve Orlando can inject some magic back into this book because this run has been as much of a chore to read as it seems it was for Wilson to write. 


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