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Wonder Woman #39

by Hussein Wasiti on January 24, 2018

Writer: James Robinson

Artist: Emanuela Lupacchino and Carmen Carnero

Inkers: Ray McCarthy and Carmen Carnero

Colourist: Romulo Fajardo Jr

Letterer: Saida Temofonte

 

James Robinson continues the momentum he started in the last issue, which was a pretty in-depth and convincing origin of the new Silver Swan. I mostly enjoyed this issue but it begun to get a bit repetitive after a while, and Robinson yet again decides to cutaway to a scene that isn't even remotely interesting, which is just there to set-up some future stories.

 

The emotional outcry from Silver Swan is understandable, and she almost never annoyed me. Robinson, however, really does play it up when Swan refers to her "past self", Vanessa. Vanessa's mom is dead and Swan would refer to her mother as… "her mother", which is always preceded by a "My…". It's not that big of a deal but it got goofy really quickly, which lends to my critique of this issue being quite repetitive near the end.

 

This issue is almost entirely action and is mostly drawn by Emanuela Lupacchino, who is simply a freaking treasure. Her art is stupendous and Romulo Fajardo Jr's colouring gives it a dimension and tone I haven't seen before in her work. I criticised it in the past but it's really working for me.

 

Not much happens in this issue, but it's got a pretty cool cliffhanger that has me excited for the next issue. While the story felt like it was on repeat for a while, in addition to the boring cutaway, the art almost made up for it.

Our Score:

7/10

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