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Wonder Woman #756
Let me start off by saying I appreciate the issues where Wonder Woman uses her grace and compassion to diffuse situations, but I love issues where she’s able to cut loose in and crash heads. There’s a lot of action this issue as writer Steve Orlando and artist Jesus Merino pit Wonder Woman and Troia in battle against the Four Horsewomen. I love that concept in general and feels most appropriate to have Wonder Woman battle the DC equivalent of the group.
Orlando didn’t make it just a brainless battle as Paula Von Gunther and Wonder Woman have a clash of ideals and the truth over the past history between the Amazons and Valkyries. It’s an interesting angle and the idea of another group of warrior women as longtime rivals to the Amazons that aren’t just splinter Amazons is something I haven’t seen before.
Merino’s art keeps getting better and better and this issue might have been the best he’s done on the title so far. The action sequences were crisp and he’s able to make enough visual distinctions to easily tell Diana and Donna apart. Inker Vicente Cifuentes and colorist Romulo Fajardo do a fantastic job on their respective ends as well.
Wonder Woman is in the midst of a very exciting storyline with a tremendous creative team capable of delivering on the promise and potential. Don’t miss out on this arc.
Rating: 9.5 out of 10
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