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Wonder Woman #30

by Hussein Wasiti on September 13, 2017

Writer: Shea Fontana

Artist: David Messina

Colourist: Romulo Fajardo Jr

Letterer: Saida Temofonte

 

And thus concludes Shea Fontana's brief run on Wonder Woman. I can't say I'm a fan of it, but I'm excited for what the future holds. What didn't work for me was that I found this whole story simply very boring. I totally understand what Fontana was going for, but I think the story was too jumbled. It tackled too many things and I found it hard to believe that this was one whole story.

 

As for this single issue, it isn't half bad. Hell, it's even the best issue of the arc yet. Mostly on the virtue of it wrapping up the story in a nice enough way. Fontana even did what I thought she would, which is to plant a seed for her eventual return, which I honestly think won't happen. I don't know how long James Robinson is slated to stay on the title, but I imagine DC will want to set up a very high profile writer and artist team to follow Robinson up. Maybe a more permanent, or even long-term, team.

 

David Messina's art is flawed but good. He nails the character's expressions and the whole load of action in this issue is handled quite nicely. Background characters can look undetailed though, and the art falls flat when a background character becomes the focus.

 

This was a fine issue, but this run was disappointing. I was excited to see what Fontana would do with it but it felt fairly generic to me. I'm sure a more younger audience would absolutely love this run though, so I'd recommend the upcoming trade to a younger friend or family member.

Our Score:

6/10

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