Author: James Robinson
Artist: Carlo Pagulayan
Publisher: DC Comics
Released: December 24th, 2018
Issues: Wonder Woman #38-45
And so the tale continues, in Wonder Woman, Volume 7: Amazons Attacked. Recently, Diana found that she had a sibling – one who is closer to her than she ever could have expected. Now, she’s once again facing off against Darkseid.
Darkseid is not a new threat, not to Wonder Woman, nor the rest of DC. Yet he still manages to bring plenty of surprises with him. This time, he’s targeting the throne of Apokolips (again), and he doesn’t care who gets caught in the crossfire.
Then there’s Jason, who never got to know his mother, not in the way that his sister did. Perhaps this war of gods and Amazonians will finally give him the chance that he’s always been wanting. Or perhaps not.
I went into Wonder Woman, Volume 7: Amazons Attacked with relatively high expectations. I knew that a major confrontation was on the horizon. Likewise, I knew just how much potential a plot such as this one can contain.
Overall, I found myself neither impressed, nor unimpressed. It was a solid volume, all things considered. Just not the most memorable piece out there. Not in comparison to some of the biggest highs in Wonder Woman’s career, at any rate.
Still, I’ll take it. Though I’ll admit that I’m already finding myself a bit tired of the back and forth of Jason’s character. Perhaps if he were more stable – a larger constant in Diana’s life, I wouldn’t be bothered so much by this fact.
Still, there are some things that I found to be fascinating about the plot. There’s a strong sense of poetic justice. Not to mention the undeniable threat that is Darkseid. Can’t deny that one, not ever.
Personally, the highlight for this volume is Silver Swan. I wish that the entire volume had been dedicated to her character. Now that is a plot with potential! It could have been something amazing, had it been allowed to spread it’s wings (pun not intended, but welcomed).
I adored Silver Swan’s character design, which I give full credit to the artistic team for. Actually, I enjoyed most, if not all, of the artwork within this volume. It was bold and dramatic, while still being evocative in the way that Wonder Woman’s character would demand. It’s that perfect balance of human and something more.
While I wasn’t head over heels for this volume, I am looking forward to seeing what Wonder Woman’s series will have in store for me next. And yes, I know just how painfully behind I am with this series. I’m working on it!