Wonder Woman #602, #603, and #604 Comic Book Reviews

Comic book reviews for DC Comics’ Wonder Woman #602, Wonder Woman #603, and Wonder Woman #604 by J. Michael Straczynski

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Erica Gives This Comic Four StarsWonder Woman #602 by J. Michael Straczynski

This was the best issue of the new Wonder Woman reboot so far. I actually found myself liking it.

One thing that I really like is Wonder Woman with her people. I love that she finds the Amazons and takes her place as their leader. That she fights the men who are after them, and despite her superior power, she does use her brains in order to better save the day.

I wasn’t pleased with the whole “one must be sacrificed” thing. I can’t help but think about all the impossible odds that every other superhero has faced and won. Without sacrificing anyone. And I feel like Wonder Woman gets some special treatment because of her Greek god origin. Batman and Superman would be able to save everyone.

Besides that my only real ‘what the hell’ moment was when Wonder Woman took off her jacket to reveal her corset. Now, the corset is probably my favorite part of the design of her new costume. However, those straps don’t make a lick of sense. I studied all the panels, and there’s one strap that goes around the back of her neck like a halter top, and in other scenes, it looks like it doesn’t. And really, why are there so many straps? I feel like the artists watch some episode of Project Runaway and decided that a bunch of straps would be a good idea.

Erica gives this comic two starsWonder Woman #603 by J. Michael Straczynski

Blah. This whole new Wonder Woman world is really not drawing me in. Yes, I’m glad that Diana found the Amazons and is leading them to safety.

However, the underworld thing that included her dying and finding the regular underworld in chaos… *yawns* It’s like JMS read some Greek story and decided to throw it in for this issue. And then had Wonder Woman beat up some harpies. It was boring.

Maybe we’ll figure out what’s going on in the next issue with the guy carrying around Wonder Woman’s lasso.

Erica gives this comic three starsWonder Woman #604 by J. Michael Straczynski

First, let’s talk about the cover. The cover where I’m pretty sure that Wonder Woman’s boobs are running at you with the rest of her body following. I’m pretty sure the cover has its own Baywatch jiggle moment.

The on-fire Colonel guy’s story was completely ineffectual. It wasn’t a Bond villain talk where he told Wonder Woman all his evil plans. No, he didn’t do that. He gave her his evil resume, including being the one to kill her mother. While at the same time, his talk was a little too reminiscent of emo manpain. Which he gets no sympathy as he’s a genocidal monster, who made some kind of deal with the devil to keep on living.

I liked that Wonder Woman figured out that fire would effect him. What I don’t like is that Hippolyta is locked in an eternal battle with him. Stupid.

And who is this guy supposed to be anyway? At first, I was worried he was going to be this ‘verse Trevor or Darnell or someone else that would make me yell at JMS.

That said, I did like the moment when Wonder Woman finds her flying powers. I really adored that moment. It was perfect, and the best writing that JMS has done on his short-lived run on Wonder Woman. It felt very true to Diana and just how and why dark Wonder Woman stories about her being forced to accept her powers doesn’t work. Though it did seem a little rushed.

Also, I think I gave an out loud cheer when Wonder Woman’s stupid jacket burned up.

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