Joëlle Jones writes and ‘co-draws’ issue 2 of Wonder Girl, from DC Comics.
It’s Homecoming Part Two, and once you get past the awesome cover, there is a LOT going on. And truthfully, I’m not sure I have it all figured out.
There is a legend around Iara, a woman abandoned by her family, a magic mermaid who supposedly lives in the waters off Brazil. Yara, also a warrior, ends up in the briny drink herself, suddenly clutching a glowing orb. Perhaps it’s a gift from Iara.
Meanwhile, in Egypt, Queen Faruka and her sister Artemis two powerful warrior women verbally spar. And then back in Brazil, in Foz do Iguasu, Yara is sitting in an ambulance. Next, we visit with Queen Hippolyta and Wonder Girl in Washington DC. And so on, in quick succession.
It’s a multi-location tale, to be sure. Warriors in different locales, battles when you least expect it, women in power fighting women WITH power, and so on.
Joëlle Jones and Adriana Melo have a good handle on the artwork, which gets high marks. The expressions, body poses, and battle scenes are well rendered. Colourist is Jordie Bellaire. Lettering by Clayton Cowles.
DC Comics, Wonder Girl #2, $3.99 for 23 pages of content.
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