Since I'm feeling a bit under the weather(whatever THAT means)it's just one review tonight. And don't expect it to be a very coherent review, since I'm expecting the effects of the Nyquil to start kicking in sometime during this post. So yeah, let's just get this over with...
Wonder Woman #43: Writer: Gail Simone. Pencils: Nicola Scott and Fernando Dagnino.
Last Issue: 7 1/2 out of 10.
Review: We get started with Wonder Woman facing down her angry aunt, Astarte(who just so happens to be leading a small army of would be world conquerers). Astarte wants to destroy the Earth(or some similarly evil plot device), and needless to say WW isn't about to allow that to happen. Astarte gives her soldiers the order to eliminate WW, so WW launches into an attack of her own, and takes down all of Astarte's women, which prompts Astarte to order her spacecraft to drop a giant mechanical snake on Washington DC. Before the snake can destroy too much of Washington, Achilles arrives on the scene and obliterates the serpent with surprising ease. While that scene is playing out, WW manages to catch Astarte in her lasso in an attempt to see why she is acting up. We then get a flashback of Astarte's life and learn that she is who she claims to be, and that she has been forced to work with these aliens for over 3,000 years. In time, Astarte managed to work her way up the ranks until she became the leader of the aliens, and has since lived a joyless, anger filled existence. After WW releases Astarte, Astarte reveals to WW that she intends on sending all 200,000 of her spacecrafts to Earth to completely annihilate the planet. This issue ends with WW agreeing to fight a duel against Astarte's daughter with the winner getting the Earth.
What I Thought: Meh. This story is OK, but pretty unspectacular. I just can't get into the whole, “Crazy space-snake-women trying to conquer/destroy the Earth” story. I guess Astarte being WW's aunt is kind of interesting, but that's probably the only real interesting thing about this comic.
Score: 6 1/2 out of 10.SOMEBODY needs to lay off the caffeine!