Oh, my, what to say about this issue? I have fallen behind in my reviews, which means that issue 17 is already out, and I am free to discuss this without worrying about spoilers. That’s good, because how I feel about this issue varies widely.
I really enjoyed issue 16 all the way until the end. The Titans wind up having to face off against Psimon, the Key and Mr Twister, while dealing with the fact that Wally West has just died.
But then Wally West shows up. Not the dead one, the one from Teen Titans. This Wally doesn’t actually do very much in this chapter, just getting onto the scene and discovering the death of his doppleganger, before finally noticing the huge battle raging around him.
I just love the art by Booth and Rapmund, even when the anatomy goes a bit wonky, which happens every few pages. But man that dynamism counts for a lot, and puts me into a forgiving mood.
But then, there is the ending.
The traitor in the team turns out to be Donna Troy. But not the Donna Troy who is a part of the team. A different Donna Troy. How could there be two Donna Troys? There is only one way to answer that. Have yet another “Who is Wonder Girl?” story.
I suppose by putting a bit of mental effort into it, or googling, I could count how many “Who is Wonder Girl?” stories DC has already released. But I don’t need to. I know the answer. Too many.
Seeing that we are in for yet another one just dropped my enjoyment of the issue into the trash can.
Please, DC, choose an origin for Wonder Girl and carve it in stone. Enough already.