conclusion of American Soil happens right here – finally. Wonder Woman has
sacrificed herself in the battle against Clayface, an Army commando intent on
the supremacy of America for Americans. But the so-called Wonder Girls will
have none of it, and like their idol, they are determined to stop a war with
…Or at least
their magic lassos, making the other Clayface commandos see the error of their
ways and bring their commander, Gen. Ulysses Hadrian Armstrong. With a name
like that, how could be anything but a rogue army officer?
The story is
filled with mysticism and a witches brew of new agey, feel good sentiment, but
it takes some good ol’ fashion brawling to take down the bad guys once and for
all. It’s not that I don’t like the story, I just don’t understand it. There
seems to be much more at work here than I am privy to. I don’t know if I missed
something from earlier, or if such matters are to be explained later. For
example, at the moment of battle, Donna Troy’s family appears out of nowhere.
It hadn’t been made clear to me she even had a family.
I like the
work of Siya Oum; it reminds me of raw John Byrne from back in the day. The
second half of the story – the epilogue – is drawn by Marcelo DiChiara, whose
style is entirely different, and that’s okay. My only complaint about that
portion of the book is how much Donna Troy weeps through it all.