Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Blackest Night: Wonder Woman #3

This ended up being ok, but even Greg Rucka's writing can't save this from being more than an unnecessary tie-in. I really like Wonder Woman as she appears in this. I'm not talking about the costume either, although she does look a bit less like a stripper than she does in the core mini. No, I like that in the opening of the issue, as WW and Carol Ferris head back into battle against the Black Lanterns, WW smiles. She actually seems happy for a moment. It's a nice glimpse at how resilient WW really is.

The rest of the issue ties up some character arcs from the mini, but of course nothing can really get resolved in an ancillary tie-in like this. WW shatters Max Lord again, but he'll be back since he didn't get taken out permanently. WW and Mera face off and have some kind of moment, but I have absolutely no idea what the big revelation is. WW talks about how Mera needs to tell someone smoething, and unless Mera is really in love with Black Manta, I'm afraid I don't get it.

Nicola Scott handles all the art again, so of course it is top notch. I still laugh at the whole Red Lantern concept though, I have to chuckle when I see Mera lurching around vomiting blood and saying "Rrrf." So funny.



Mart said...

Psst, this isn't Simone, it's Rucka . . . Gail's over on the main Wonder Woman book.

Timbotron said...

That explains a lot, doesn't it? ;)