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Wonder Woman #25

by Hussein Wasiti on June 28, 2017

Writer: Greg Rucka

Artists: Liam Sharp and Bilquis Evely

Colourist: Romulo Fajardo Jr.

Publisher: DC Comics

 

And so ends Greg Rucka's run on Wonder Woman. I have to say, I was disappointed with this issue.

 

As is shown on the cover, Diana gets her lasso back. I like how Rucka portrayed Diana, in that she was a bit more mean-spirited and impatient when she didn't have the lasso on her. She didn't spend time with the Justice League after they took out a threat in the first few pages, which reminded me of the way Superman behaved in the first few issues of Bryan Hitch's Justice League.

 

My disappointment with this issue stems from the fact that this issue basically renders Rucka's entire run moot. These past 25 issues basically didn't need to happen. It's infuriating because I've liked the story Rucka has been telling, and yet it feels like nothing has changed. I'd say I don't want to spoil anything, but nothing really happens in this issue. It's over-sized at around 28 pages and yet it was one of the quickest reads I've ever had.

 

Despite my criticisms, I can use one word to describe the overall tone of the issue: honourable. Rucka is a good writer and many have berated him for leaving the book, but I like that he's left Diana in a good place in terms of having future writers come in and tell new stories with this as a spring board.

 

Liam Sharp's art is some of my favourite art coming out of DC, but his work is normally coloured by Laura Martin and thus it feels slightly off. I understand that having two artists on a book can be confusing at times and a single colourist can help bridge the gap between the two styles, but it unfortunately didn't end up working here. Bilquis Evely's art is something I'll miss as well, and I hope to see more of her work soon.

 

With Shea Fontana doing a short run on the title before James Robinson advancing the Jason storyline, I'm looking forward for the book to move past this storyline and try something new. As for this issue, it left a sour taste in my mouth and I'm bummed that Rucka's run had to end on a whimper.

Our Score:

6/10

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