DC Comics
Blackest Night Wonder Woman #2 of 3
By Hervé St-Louis
January 17, 2010 - 18:51

DC Comics
Writer(s): Greg Rucka
Penciller(s): Nicola Scott, Eduardo Pansica
Inker(s): Jonathan Glapion, Eber Ferreira
Colourist(s): Nei Ruffino
Letterer(s): Travis Lanham
Cover Artist(s): Greg Horn, Ryan Sook
$2.99 US


The princess of the Amazons battles the queen of Atlantis in a fight that pits two long time friends. Wonder Woman has become a Black Lantern because she has been resurrected many times and although she tries to resist it, she cannot help but attack her former allies. Although vastly under powered, Mera attempts to disable her opponent and bring her back to her sense, but time running out for one of the combatants.

Mera is all the craze at DC Comics. She was a rarely used support character, the wife of Aquaman who turned crazy a few times and divorced the hero. Mera hasn’t had an action figure from DC Direct yet (although an expensive collector’s doll has been made but cost over $100), so we know she is not the most popular character. Appearing in the early issues of Blackest Knight, the queen of Atlantis is becoming a new heroine for the ages. Of course pitting Mera against Wonder Woman is a non fight. Wonder Woman is in a class of her own. Yet, the story as it was set up, was quite interesting and made me look inside. Readers won’t learn much about Mera nor Wonder Woman, but they will witness a decent fight and some snappy dialogue and sufficient damage done to all participants. I don’t usually read Wonder Woman and unfortunately, like many readers, I expect to be bored by the character. Well this issue was quite compelling and if other issues of Wonder Woman are as riveting, I may have to join the ride.

Now, it helps when the artist working on the series are as good as the writer. Here Scott and the other artists, show a genuine understanding of female anatomy. Gone are the exaggerated features, replaced by sexy and beautiful realist bodies. I especially like how the goddess Aphrodite was drawn as being rounder than what is currently considered the standard of beauty. There was a time when a beautiful woman was expected to have a certain amount of body fat.

Rating: 9/10

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