Author: James Robinson
Artist: Stephen Segovia
Publisher: DC Comics
Released: September 11th, 2018
Issues: Wonder Woman #31-37
Wonder Woman’s tale continues in Wonder Woman, Volume 6: Children of the Gods. This is part of her latest series, which started back in 2016. It’s also not technically her current series, as DC has many standalone series coming out for this beloved heroine.
Wonder Woman is many things. A hero, an inspiration, a leader. Now, she’s a sister. Realistically, fans knew that she had plenty of siblings (well, half-siblings), out there. But that was before we were made aware of Jason.
Jason, her twin. Hidden away from everyone, even his sister, Jason has quite the story to tell. Now, it is time for Diana to learn the whole story. All while taking on the risks that come with adding another person to love into her life.
James Robinson piked up the writing for Wonder Woman Volume 6, and right away you really can see the change in writing style. The sudden shift of focus, including Jason into the mix. While still carrying many lingering elements (looking at you, Darkseid).
I’ll admit that this wasn’t my favorite volume out there. Yet it fascinated me all the same. The whole story of Jason was interesting, as was the way these two finally found each other. Okay, the follow-up on Darkseid was also interesting (and I imagine he appeared at other places in the comics at this time as well, and it’s simply something that I missed).
There were definitely good and bad parts to this plot, resulting in something that was solidly okay. Given the lows and highs that come with a series as long-running as Wonder Woman’s, I’ll take solidly okay, and I won’t even complain about it.
Counter to the okayness of the plot, the artwork is fantastic. It’s bold and vibrant in ways that only Wonder Woman can pull off, and I love it. I was particularly drawn by how human the characters looked and felt, as their emotions were clear and the impact of the battles unavoidable. It is exactly that this series needed.
Slowly but surely I’m getting caught up in Wonder Woman’s series. Up next: Wonder Woman, Volume 7: Amazons Attacked.