And after a brief(and at times painful) trip to the Marvel Universe, it's back to DC as I get my first look at one-third of DC's Trinity, Wonder Woman. I'm expecting big things from this series, but let's face it, DC has let me down before...
Wonder Woman #1:
What Happened: Some weird guy turns three women into Oracles for him and has them describe what was going to happen. It seems the weird guy is a son of Zeus, and that Zeus hadn't been born yet... Or something. While that's going on, some woman creates Centaurs and sics them on another woman. The woman, Zola, is saved by Hermes, who tosses Zola a key that teleports her to Wonder Woman. WW gets dressed for action and the two women teleport back to Hermes' location. WW makes quick work of the Centaurs and begins to tend to the injured Hermes. Zola is obviously confused by all of this, but Hermes tells her that she had to be protected since she was pregnant by Zeus.
The Good: The action scenes were AWESOME! If I was wearing a hat right now I'd tip it to Cliff Chiang. This was Wonder Woman the way I love her, kicking ass and proving herself to be one of the DCU's top fighters. The villain of this piece, Zeus's son, seems like he could be interesting.
The Bad: While the art was great, the story was lacking... I just never really fell into this comic. Zola annoyed me, which is bad since it looks like she'll be sticking around for a while. There was A LOT of mystery going on here. There really wasn't a great cliffhanger to keep newbies to WW coming back for more next issue.
The Verdict: WW is one of those series I really can't ever see myself dropping, so it's still safe, even though I would have liked more here. It's rare when I laud the art in a comic more than the story, but here we are. So while this series didn't blow me away like Deathstroke or Nightwing, it was okay. I'll stick it out and hope that the mysterious stuff begins to make some semblance of sense soon.
Score: 6 1/2 out of 10.Finally, it's the real Wonder Woman... Kind of...