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Bombshells United #3

by Olivier Roth on October 11, 2017

Bombshells United #3

Writer: Marguerite Bennett
Artists: Siya Oum (Part 5) and Luciano Vecchio (Part 6)
Colorist: J. Nanjan (Part 5)
Published by: DC Comics

 

In the third issue of Bombshells United, we continue the adventures of our DC heroines as they continue to fight within the confines of World War II. The last issue left us with a soon to be battle between Clayface and Wonder Woman. The reason for their fight? Clayface no longer believes that Wonder Woman is fighting on the right side of the war due to her decision to free Japanese-Americans from having to be placed within internment camps.

 

This version of Wonder Woman is not so easily baited and once Clayface begins his attack, she gets her fellow heroines to split up to allow them to escape as she takes on Clayface. Not only that, but once she is alone with him, she begins to try and reason with him; she tries to understand his point of view of her and why he is acting out in this way. She is essentially giving him the benefit of the doubt all the while trying to convince him that his idea of her is incorrect and that she is more than an ideal to be placed on a pedestal, she is Wonder Woman and will continue to fight for the oppressed, regardless of who they are.

 

All the while, not one punch is thrown by Wonder Woman during this whole exchange, which I commend Bennett’s choice, and it is only once Clayface has had enough that Wonder Woman finally springs into action to somewhat disastrous results.  However, the other Bombshells are there to pick up her armour as they to become Wonder Women in their own right.

 

As a digital-first series, this comic has been highly enjoyable from beginning to end. It’s a fun exploration of what it means to be hero at its core weaved in with a redemption story. The one downside of this issue, however, in my view is the lack of Dawnstar. She is mentioned, but does not appear.

 

The art duties this time is split between parts. Usually I don’t really mind when there are two artists in an issue, especially since these were first published as two separate parts. However, the style change within the issue is a little jarring when going from the darker hued art of Oum to the bright and vibrant art of Vecchio. This is by no means the artist’s issue, this is more on the editorial. It would be nice if one artist had both parts that would go into one issue and they change every two parts.

 

Either way, I continue to be surprised by my enjoyment of this series. It definitely makes me want to go back and read more of Bennett’s take of the DC Bombshell universe.

Our Score:

7/10

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