Comic Review: Wonder Woman Evolution #4 (DC Comics)

The tension continues, but we are given some critical cues and clues with DC Comics’ Wonder Woman Evolution #4. As we might recall (as in: “previously in Evolution….”) Wonder Woman […]

The tension continues, but we are given some critical cues and clues with DC Comics’ Wonder Woman Evolution #4.

As we might recall (as in: “previously in Evolution….”) Wonder Woman has been taken from earth, and forced to endure physical and psychological challenges, in order to prove to her alien abductors that earth is worth saving. As the aliens challenge and question her, WW can’t always trust her senses. And when members of the Justice League start involving themselves, the challenges just get more ambiguous. And physical!! Writer Stephanie Phillips keeps the tensions high. Wonder Woman is in trouble and between a rock and a hard place. Who to trust, who to ignore, and the stakes are enormous!

I love how artist Mike Hawthorne (inks by Adriano Di Benedetto, colour by Jordie Bellaire) portrays Wonder Woman. Lean, feminine, with a ‘classic Greek/Roman’ profile, and ice running through her veins. She’s the ancient warrior-type but in a compassionate and contemporary guise. Hawthorne’s characters have strong features, piercing eyes, and an intensity in their poses that works so well in comics.

If you are already a Wonder Woman reader, you’ll want this issue. And if you are looking for something new with plenty of drama and grit, you’re going to like Evolution!

DC Comics, Wonder Woman Evolution #4 of 8, $3.99 for 23 pages of content, Ages 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!!