Comic Review: Wonder Woman #68 (DC Comics)

From the Terry and Rachel Dodson word-balloon-festooned cover to the final page, the new issue of Wonder Woman delivers solid entertainment. It’s issue #68 of this DC title and a […]

From the Terry and Rachel Dodson word-balloon-festooned cover to the final page, the new issue of Wonder Woman delivers solid entertainment. It’s issue #68 of this DC title and a dramatic one.

Writer G. Willow Wilson continues the story of Diana (Wonder Woman) in the woods, fighting inhuman giants. She has an uneasy alliance with Giganta, the (obviously) gigantic female, and the two of them are wiping out the enemy. There are new alliances, characters, and discoveries, making for some really well handled moments of positive and conflicting emotions.

And that’s the strength of Wilson’s writing: she is capable of diving into the deep end of male and female interactions, and steering the inevitable tensions toward ‘good reading’.

The power and grace of the artwork in the issue really really impresses me. There is a solid slickness to it. The figures are lithe and strong, but not glossy and false. Do I detect a tongue in cheek approach to the rendering? Perhaps. Either way, straight or humourous, this is skilled draftsmanship: pencils: Cary Nord, Ronan Cliquet. Inks: Mick Gray, Ronan Cliquet. Colours by Romulo Fajardo, Jr: Powerful and shrewdly applied for max drama.

DC, Wonder Woman #68, $3.99 for 21 pages of content. Rated Teen

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!!