Comic book reviews for Wonder Woman #48, Wonder Woman #49, and Wonder Woman #50 by Meredith Finch, David Finch, and Miguel Mendonca
Average rating: 1/5 stars
Wonder Woman #48 by Meredith Finch
Art: David Finch
There’s so much text in this book, and it doesn’t actually get any better. More words don’t actually fix this book. Though part of me is kind of relieved that there are no Greek gods or Amazons in this entire issue. I wanted it to be more fresh air. Instead, it’s just so stale. And the end with Zeke being sick or whatever was just everything again.
Dr. Maru aka Doctor Poison had no character here. We don’t know what she wants besides to rule the world in her Nazi ways. She’s an easy villain. We don’t need the setup because no one likes a Nazi. With motives no deeper than this. (The heroes don’t need any more motives to do the take down, but even Marvel’s Red Skull has more characterization and depth to his plan to make the world a Nazi image.)
The use of drones is equally sloppy. They make an easy target for Wonder Woman to be able to take down. There aren’t any of Dr. Maru’s henchmen to take care of.
And Wonder Woman saves the President. (Though I didn’t think Obama was the president in the DCU, but who knew.)
Wonder Woman #49 by Meredith Finch
Art: David Finch
How does Diana not know who Hecate is? Like she should be aware of every single Greek god (and possibly any other god in this universe who’s been on Earth for a long while) even if she hasn’t met them in person. I was okay when we were meeting various half siblings of Diana’s, but not when she’s ignorant of major gods.
Diana should really listen to her gut around whether or not to steal Hera’s orbs. I’m going to say that it’s a very bad idea. Or Hera wanted her to run into Hecate. Hera must’ve known that Gaia wouldn’t answer. Though that also could’ve been the entire point of her mission.
Clearly, this book will end with Zeke becoming Zeus fully again. It seems extra inevitable at this point. Especially with Rebirth upon us.
They also need to figure out exactly why Diana is still the god of war. It makes zero sense. Ares should’ve taken back his throne. And I worry even more that Diana is the bride Apollo wants. It’d be like the third man in this series who wants her as his bride. Why not reuse tired out plots again and again?
Wonder Woman #50
“Secrets Lies” by Meredith Finch
Art: David Finch
Today, I learned that my family is the worst. But they are my family. But hey, I’m betraying them too. All for Zeke. All for baby Zeke, who’s also Zeus.
Hecate seems to still be sketchy, and is acting like she isn’t part of my family. Turns out those were Cyclops eyes, not orbs.
Also the Cyclops are nice. Turns out you can’t judge someone by their beauty. Same with Typhoeus. Anyone can be a monster, even if they have shiny hair.
Ares remains the worst.
“You Can’t Change Fate” by Meredith Finch
Art: Miguel Mendonca
Finch really hates Donna Troy. This story seems to be a continued attempt to keep Donna at the bottom of the barrel. Let’s destroy her and keep her down. Let’s never let her have a good deed or feel good about any of her actions. She’s the worst for killing men. Let her suffer forever.
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