Comic Review: Future State: Immortal Wonder Woman #1 (DC Comics)

Immortal Wonder Woman lives forever, of course. And she wonders what is the point? DC Comics’ Future State phase is an excellent opportunity to take a break from the regular […]

Immortal Wonder Woman lives forever, of course. And she wonders what is the point? DC Comics’ Future State phase is an excellent opportunity to take a break from the regular title arcs and see what could be: Immortal Wonder Woman #1.

In the distant future, few of Diana Prince’s friends survive. When a threat appears that even Darkseid can’t handle, it’s up to Wonder Woman to enter the foray. Becky Cloonan and Michael W. Conrad write this dark (caves, clouds, catastrophes, clashes) futurist tale.

Artist and colourist Jen Bartel portrays Wonder Woman with smooth skin but a furrowed brow. The fights, the fears, the tears, rolling us toward the next issue, gothically, as we try to protect the green, keep the skies blue, and vanquish the malcontents…

The backup story in this ‘more pages than usual’ format is that of Nubia, who has a battle to contend with. Writer LL McKinney launches many word balloons, all tied together, sometimes crisscrossing their panels in a confusing array. Becca Carey is the letterer. We attempt to follow along, buttressed by the artwork from Alitha Martinez on pencils, Mark Morales on inks, and Emilio Lopez on colours. It’s myth, magic, and the appearance of Aunt Nancy, who is always ready to make a deal in the midst of a sometimes visually convoluted storyline.

DC Comics: Future State Immortal Wonder Woman #1, $5.99 for 43 pages of content. Teen 13

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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!!