Comic Review: Wonder Woman #61 (DC Comics)

Terry Dodson contributes a colourful cover to DC’s Wonder Woman issue 61. The Power of Aphrodite, or The Just War part 4, written by G. Willow Wilson, illustrated by Xermanico, […]

Terry Dodson contributes a colourful cover to DC’s Wonder Woman issue 61.

The Power of Aphrodite, or The Just War part 4, written by G. Willow Wilson, illustrated by Xermanico, and coloured by Romulo Fajardo Jr. is a standout.

Even for a casual ‘once-in-awhile’ reader of Wonder Woman like me, this story is a really good read.

Steve, Wonder Woman’s boyfriend, is lying shirtless (gasp) and injured. Tending to him is Very Attractive Goddess, Aphrodite. But sparks are not flying, and Steve is trying to explain the meaning of true love to Aphrodite. The mind reels at the implications… Meanwhile, Wonder Woman is ushering some youngsters through an urban war zone. How will Steve get back from his captivity??

The setups are awesome, the pacing and atmosphere almost tangible from the printed (or illuminated) page. This story has all the essential elements: believable characters that we are rooting for; a clear story, and a path of discovery.

The artwork is stellar. Visually atmospheric, with carefully rendered and ‘lit’ figures. It’s like a theatre production from The Gods.

You should have a look at this issue, verily.

DC Comics, Wonder Woman #61, $3.99 for 22 pages of content. Assume Teen rating

Alan Spinney

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After a career of graphic design, art direction and copywriting, I still have a passion for words and pictures. I love it when a comic book comes together; the story is tight, and the drawings lead me forward. Art with words... the toughest storytelling technique to get right. Was this comic book worth your money? Let's see!!