Wonder Woman #59
We’re two issues in to G. Willow Wilson’s run on Wonder Woman and it’s already shaping up to be something special. Wilson’s take on Ares is interesting and the stranded mythical beasts trying to find their way home shows her knack for writing likable characters.
I also like the questions Wilson is posing through Wonder Woman. Has she become so focused on her mission that she’s no longer a beacon of light and merely reflecting the world she’s in?
As much as I’ve enjoyed Wilson’s opening act, artist Cary Nord hasn’t been as great a fit on the title. Nord is a dramatic storyteller whose work looks great with characters focused in shadows like Daredevil or Batman. A number of pages features weird perspectives and awkward posing.
In most of these instances it’s Wonder Woman who Nord seems to have the most trouble drawing. That’s a problem. On some pages, Nord’s Wonder Woman looks more child-like with big, doe eyes, then in other panels she’s the warrior goddess we expect. I like Nord, but I think this run is going to need another artist to really soar.
Wilson wraps things on an ominous cliffhanger. I’m very curious to see where she will take this series and if this issue was a strong indicator, we’re in for a fun run.
Rating: 6.5 out of 10
Photo Credit: DC Comics