Hey, this is the 100th post of the year! I feel I should say something here, but instead I'll just go straight to the review.
Wonder Woman #42: Writer: Gail Simone. Pencils: Nicola Scott & Fernando Dagnino.
Last Issue: 8 out of 10.
This issue begins on some far off world, where three members of the Green Lantern Corps are checking out a world that was once teeming with life, but is now suddenly barren. After a quick search, they find a little traumatized girl, who tells the Lanterns that serpents rained down from the sky and ate everybody on the planet. The Lanterns are somewhat dubious about this story, right up until a bunch of flying snakes attack them. One of the Lanterns sacrifices his life, while the other two(and the girl)escape the doomed world. From there we head to some bizarre alien spaceship and discover that some mystery woman was collecting the snakes after they had fed and using their blood for some sort of power. Since this IS a Wonder Woman comic, I should probably get to WW, shouldn't I? We find WW still trying to repair the damage done to Washington DC by her insane future self, Genocide. While WW is tossing rubble around, the alien spaceship from earlier appears overhead and begins bombarding the city with serpent eggs. WW immediately goes after the spaceship and as she does, a barrier seals Washington off from the rest of the world. While Washington is under siege, WW tries to fight off the enormous alien spaceship, but to no avail, ultimately getting blasted from the upper atmosphere all the way down to the earth below. This issue ends with WW pulling herself out of the dirt and coming face to face with one of the leaders of the alien ship, her aunt... Wha?!?
Not a bad start for this storyline I'd say. There's still A LOT of mystery going on here, but I'm sure everything will start to make a little bit more sense in an issue or two. The reveal at the end was pretty shocking, seeing as that I didn't realize WW had an evil, space fairing aunt, but as I said earlier, I'm guessing that will be further explored come next issue. Being a fan of both WW and the GLC, I've got to admit that this comic definitely left me wanting to read more.
Score: 7 1/2 out of 10.Huh, I didn't see that coming...