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Review: Wonder Woman #30
By Philip Schweier
November 6, 2017 - 12:11

DC Comics
Writer(s): Shea Fontana
Artist(s): David Messina
Colourist(s): Romulo Fajardo. Jr
Letterer(s): Saida Temofonte
Cover Artist(s): Jesus Merino, Alex Sinclair; Jenny Frison

I haven’t read Wonder Woman in years, and while the character rings true for me, the writing does not. It’s difficult to judge from a single chapter in a larger story, but I feel as if I gleaned everything I need to know from this one portion. Makes me question how good any previous chapters may have been.

It’s not what I consider an original story idea. There is a person – in this case, Wonder Woman – with enhanced abilities that the government wishes to duplicate. And their reasoning is nothing new either. It’s all in the name of the greater good, to create an army of super-human warriors so powerful no one would dare challenge the United States. Superiority through intimidation.

Of course, that’s not what Wonder Woman is about. Her powers were gifts from the gods, and it is not for her to share them with others, even if she were so inclined. Sure, Wonder Woman has an agenda, but providing the American government with a weapon hardly fits in with her ideals.

I do appreciate David Messina’s artwork. It’s light and lyrical, yet at the same time he conveys action and drama very effectively. Saida Temofonte’s lettering seems a bit girly for me, but that’s just my personal observation. In a story with quasi-military groups, I just expect something a but more utilitarian.

Rating: 4/10

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