DC Comics reviews for week of 12/14/16 – Wonder Woman, Suicide Squad

Wonder Woman #12

Wonder Woman #12 coverWonder Woman’s twelfth issue closed out with another immensely enjoyable intimate look at Diana’s early years and the arrival of one of her biggest threats.

Writer Greg Rucka continues to thoughtfully explore all the facets of Diana’s personality,  specifically her grace and gentleness. In some instances it’s just small things like Diana’s continued efforts to master English.

Rucka has done an outstanding job of making an origin tale feel like it’s being told for the first time. It helps that both Diana and her guides to American culture treat her abilities like they’ve never seen anything like it before.

The reveal of the force behind the terrorist threat Wonder Woman encountered would have made for a killer payoff if it wasn’t spoiled by the cover.

Wonder Woman #12 interior art pages 4-5Artist Nicola Scott remains perfectly in sync with Rucka. With a title that doesn’t pack a ton of action, Scott’s skills at conveying a variety of emotions is invaluable.

Colorist Romulo Fajardo puts some beautiful picturesque touches on a number of pages while Jodi Wynne is also providing important work in distinguishing Diana’s Themyscarian accent.

Wonder Woman is one of DC’s best collaborative efforts. Issue 12 was another testament that the Year One saga is one of the best reads in comics today.

Rating: 9.5 out of 10

 

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