Friday, April 21, 2023

Wonder Woman #798 Review



Writer: Becky Cloonan, Michael Conrad, Josie Campbell
Artist: Amancay Nahuelpan, Caitlin Yarsky
Publisher: DC Comics
Release Date: April 19, 2023
Cover Price: $4.99

The Cloonrads run on wonder woman is coming to an end and while people seemed to lose their minds when it was announced Tom King would be taking over the book in September, most people have largely given the Cloonrads a pass - and I mean they have passed on this book because nobody is talking about Wonder Woman at all.  This book has been floundering since 2017 when Greg Rucka left, and if you look at the long list of creators since then, it’s not hard to figure out why. I am now dubbing those six years  "The Dark Times."  So, after the awful Trial of the Amazons, DC Comics thought it would be great to have another event - loosely tying into the pretty terrible Lazarus Planet event because, you know, that’s going to sell it to fans!  Now, the Trial of the Amazons failed because the Cloonrads were joined by equally bad writers Stephanie Williams and Vita Ayala, so DC learned their lesson and got G. Willow Wilson to help this time.  You know, G Willow Wilson, who had one of the shittier runs on WW during the Dark Times!  And so, to nobody’s surprise, the Revenge of the Gods has been bad and nobody is talking about it.  Oh well, let’s get into this video review…

Bits and Pieces:

Wonder Woman #798 is a great-looking mess of an issue.  The art can’t make up for the awful writing and lack of congruence with the main book this is tying into.  I don’t think the Cloonrads mean Diana any harm, but their lack of storytelling chops has harmed her more than anything, and fans can thank them for making DC Comics so desperate to get any buzz going that they resorted to putting Tom King on the book.


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