Wonder Woman #61 Review

by Hussein Wasiti on January 02, 2019

Written by G. Willow Wilson
Art by Xermanico
Colouring by Romulo Fajardo Jr.
Lettering by Pat Brosseau
I was massively impressed with this issue. From a storytelling and plotting point of view, G. Willow Wilson ramped up all the various subplots she has been playing with since her debut issue, and it all comes together here.
Steve Trevor's encounter with Aphrodite and Diana's desperation to save every innocent life in the warzone created by Ares are the subplots I refer to, and they both converge. One of the major reasons this issue works so well for me… is because Cary Nord didn't draw it. I know, I shouldn't slander a creator whose work does not appear here in any shape and size. His style and Wilson's plot don't really mesh together well, and newcomer Xermanico handles this issue so beautifully. I don't know who Xermanico is, I haven't read anything they've done before, but I hope they stay on this series as long as humanely possible because it sure was pretty. Everything from the panelling to the character acting was fantastic, and it was complemented very well by Romulo Fajardo Jr's colouring work, whose work on this series continues to be stellar.
Wilson manages to ramp up the pace of the book without sacrificing the quality of her dialogue or plotting. This is a very well-written issue, and I have hope that this series is in good hands once again.

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