Wonder Girl #2 Review

by Carlos R. on July 06, 2021

Wonder Girl #2 Cover Image
Writer: Joëlle Jones
Artists: Joëlle Jones & Adriana Melo
Colorist: Jordie Bellaire
Letterer by: Clayton Cowles
Publisher: DC Comics

You know it’s a great week when there’s a book by Joëlle Jones on the stands, especially when that book stars Yara Flor.

This was a quick read and it felt like I hit the back cover in the blink of an eye, but that speaks as a testament to the seamlessness of the story’s flow. I think the only time I felt the need to pause was to admire Melo’s portions of the story, which blend in naturally and don’t hinder the story’s pacing. We’ve seen Yara at different points in time now, most from a future when she’s established as Wonder Woman and this issue serves as a great reminder that we’re exploring her origins. This is highlighted with her battle against the other Amazons on the plane; typically, the “you missed” line is followed by a witty retort or “did I?” from our protagonist, but this just ends in calamity, and I was taken aback. Jones also sprinkles in more subtle nods to Yara’s newfound abilities.

I love this book’s panel framing; the fights are styled nicely and both artists add an emphasis to the characters’ powers. Yara’s strike against one of the assassins is steaked in red and it is a harsh blow leaving the assassin drooling outside any panels. Melo’s panels are blocky and Cassie’s and Artemis’ struggle to dominate the page emphasizing how evenly matched and mighty these characters are.

Definitely add this series to your pull lists if you’ve enjoyed any of the previous Yara Flor-centric titles and if you have yet to indulge in these wonderful books, today’s a great day to dive in.

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