Bombshells United #4

by Olivier Roth on October 18, 2017

Bombshells United #4

Writer: Marguerite Bennett
Artist: David Hahn (Chapter 1) & Pasquale Qualano (Chapter 2)
Colorist: J Nanjan
Published by: DC Comics


At the end of the last issue, we had Wonder Woman disappear inside the body of Clayface, we had the gathered women take up arms and become Wonder Girls, and we still had Clayface to deal with.


Well, this issue begins with the resounding defeat of Clayface at the hands of the Wonder Girls, but the question still remains: what happened to Wonder Woman? Also, do they have time to ponder this question when there is still a war on the home front happening against the Japanese-born Americans that are being rounded up?


The theme of redemption has been hinted at throughout this series, and now it comes to the forefront with bells on. The Wonder Girls managed to defeat Clayface, rending him back to his human form of Basil Karlo, but now they have to decide what to do with him. Some of the group would like nothing more than swift action against him, while others would like to give him a chance if he is willing to give himself a chance. Using one of Vixen’s amulets (combined with Dawnstar’s magic), they present Clayface with two different scenarios: the path he took, and the one he could’ve taken.


This opens Clayface’s eyes to the truth and he decides to join them (and become a silver-laced Clayface at the same time) to combat the ignorance that pervaded the United States at that time. I’m glad Bennett went with this angle since Clayface always felt like one of the most misunderstood Batman villains, and a redemption arc is always fun to read.


The second part of this issue confirms that redemption is now on the table full force, as the Wonder Girls, Dawnstar and Clayface start to spread the magic that helped Clayface see the light across a portion of the States to open the eyes of its citizenry to the hate that fills their hearts. However, like all good things, someone is revealed to be there to stop them, and he isn’t alone.


I continue to enjoy this run by Bennett as the story looks to be hitting its final strides before the end of this first arc and I can’t wait to see what comes next.

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