Comic Review: Wonder Woman #760 (DC Comics)

“Is That All You Got?” asks Wonder Woman in a rare word balloon cover, that of Wonder Woman #760. Well, is THAT ALL?? Let’s find out what’s what! It’s “bang […]

“Is That All You Got?” asks Wonder Woman in a rare word balloon cover, that of Wonder Woman #760. Well, is THAT ALL?? Let’s find out what’s what!

It’s “bang bang”, with Maxwell Lord’s vicious hammering. Writer Mariko Tamaki has brought Wonder Woman to the confrontation, on Stryker’s Island Penitentiary, Maximum Security Level 6.

Maxwell has the magic lasso at his hands, and yet is lying and manipulating. What a scum!!

There is a load of stuff going on here, and a new reader to this arc, such as I, is frantically glancing around the place for clues. What the heck?? Young Emma has appeared, couch surfing, with pink hair and a long story. And Etta Candy is on the job at the Disaster Relief Headquarters. You see, people seem to be arbitrarily going off the deep end around the US, attacking other people. What is causing this? It’s not COVID, it’s something else!!

The art by Mikel Janin is splendid and multi-nuanced, with Jordie Bellaire doing wonders on the colour. The figures, environment, and inevitable battles are carefully and colourfully executed, with a graceful line quality that flatters and enhances. There’s kind of a glowing filtered light that descends on everything, with loads of red and warmth. It’s hyper-extended super-realism, this one, with its lightning effects and thin diagonal panels….

But be aware that the second half of this book moves very very quickly, and your $4 runs out quicker than your phone battery. Buyer beware, as the double-page spreads end abruptly before you’re ready!

The Variant cover features a super-svelte Wonder Woman, shockingly thinner and perhaps younger than her usual Amazon self. But awesome, no less. Joshua Middleton is the artist.

DC, Wonder Woman #760, $3.99 for 21 pages of content. Teen +

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