Comic Review: Wonder Woman #793 (DC Comics)

The Trinity have reunited again after a long hiatus. Wonder Woman, Superman, and Batman gather together to investigate a mysterious distress signal from the old JLA Satellite headquarters. Who is […]

The Trinity have reunited again after a long hiatus. Wonder Woman, Superman, and Batman gather together to investigate a mysterious distress signal from the old JLA Satellite headquarters. Who is lurking in the halls of the abandoned JLA satellite? What do they want with Earth? And can the Trinity work together seamlessly as they once did in order to succeed?

Wonder Woman is reunited with Superman and Batman as they gather together to investigate the source of the abandoned JLA watchtower distress signal, signifying the reunion of the DC Trinity. It’s been a while since readers have seen these three together for an issue that doesn’t involve world-ending threats, multiversal crises’ or other reality-warping catastrophes. In many cases, this is a nice breather issue that provides a good jumping-on point for anyone that wants to get into reading Wonder Woman. Conrad and Cloonan does an excellent job at keeping readers up to speed in regards to what Wonder Woman has been up to, along with the rest of the Trinity. Oftentimes writers forget that Wonder Woman is a compassionate hero that tries to reason before using force, which Conrad and Cloonan display beautifully in this issue.

The writers managed to channel Wonder Woman in a way that may remind them of Justice League Unlimited’s version of Wonder Woman, where she is powerful, but also compassionate and strategic, which is always nice to see. The highlight of this issue is the chemistry between the Trinity as actual friends trying to catch up with each other as friends, not as superheroes. Jordie Bellaire usually colors comics, but she gets the chance to write a little backup feature focusing on a young Diana’s journey to Olympus, which is bright and fun. It’s a good meditative yet fun issue.

Emanuela Luppachhio illustrates the main book, inked by Wade Von Grawbadger, which colored by Jordie Bellaire and lettered by Pat Brosseau makes for a good-looking issue that is both beautiful and isolating given that its set in space, which fits the tone of the main story. Paulina Ganucheau illustrates the backup feature, while Kendall Goode colors the book and Becca Carey embellishes the book with her stylistic lettering. The backup feature exudes a young adult manga aesthetic which works for the kind of story that Bellaire aims to tell. Overall, this was a fun issue to read and good jumping-on point for anyone that’s trying to get into reading Wonder Woman at this point in time. Add this to your pull list for new comic book day.

Anthony Andujar Jr.

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Anthony Andujar Jr. is an NYC cartoonist and lover of comics and music. So much so that it led him to writing comic book reviews in between it all.