Friday, June 19, 2020

Wonder Woman #757 Review

Imperfect Stranger

Writer: Steve Orlando
Artist: Jesus Merino, Vicente Cifuentes, Romulo Fajardo Jr., and Pat Brosseau
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: June 17, 2020

The Four Horsewomen story is coming to an end this week, and yet, it seems like it just started picking up steam.  Steve Orlando spent a lot of time in the recruitment phase of the story, but we don't have four going into the finale.  That math doesn't add up!  Hopefully, that's the only problem here because I can quickly get past that if everything else makes sense and is fun to read.  Does it, and is it?  Let's find out...

The issue opens with a flashback showing what went down between the Amazonians and the Valkyries back in the day.  Guess what?  It looks like #DianaWasRight.  Not only that, but the Von Gunthers are also cursed.

We go back to the present to see Paula Von Gunther fighting Hippolyta, while Wonder Woman, Donna Troy, and Maggie (remember Maggie?) battle Genocide.  It all leads to some quick introductions and the classic heroes walking together (it has to be in slow-mo, right?) and ready to kick ass.

Boy, our heroes are chatty while fighting.  It's funny watching them spell out their attacks while Genocide waits patiently for them to finish and get to the fighting.  

We get back to the fight, but after waiting for it for over six months, it just goes back to she said, she said bickering we keep getting.  Diana does put the lasso around Paula so she can figure out her truth, but why not use it on Hypollyta?  She was the one involved when the Valkyries showed up.  We saw it at the beginning of the issue!

That's not the worst of it, though!  This issue ends with the most bullshit ending I have read in years!  It's not even an ending, but the start of an out-of-nowhere beginning that has me humming Semisonic, which I now can blame Steve Orlando for as well!


I like the art in this issue a lot.  Jesus Merino does a fantastic job, and the whole art team gets kudos from me.  The story is complete crap and a slap in the face to anyone who has been reading.  We spent so long recruiting the Horsewomen and it didn't matter.  All that time going back and forth with Diana and Paula and that doesn't matter.  Nothing mattered!!!  Now we get to see Diana fight for Paula so she can see how great Diana really is.  Great!  I have told numerous people that I wish Steve Orlando was staying full-time on this book, and I want to apologize to them now.  I just hope Mariko Tamaki does better because Wonder Woman and her fans deserve way better.  I guess it's no surprise that this book's sales have gotten so bad.

Bits and Pieces:

Wonder Woman #757 ends the Four Horsewomen story with a non-ending that shows up out of nowhere.  There is no way in hell (or heaven) to predict this, let alone write it without laughing out loud.  As Mister Magoo might say, "Oh Orlando, you've done it again!"


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