Wonder Woman #777 Review

by Carlos R. on August 11, 2021

Wonder Woman #777 Cover Image
Written by: Michael W. Conrad & Becky Cloonan
Pencils by: Emanuela Lupacchino
Inks by: Wade Von Grawbadger
Colors by: Jordie Bellaire
Lettered by: Pat Brosseau
Publisher: DC Comics

Truth Hurts
Written by: Jordie Bellaire
Art by: Paulina Ganucheau
Colors by: Kendall Goode
Lettered by: Becca Carey
Publisher: DC Comics

I find myself at a weird point in this series. While I love the characters that we’ve been introduced to and that we’re meeting along Diana’s journey the story’s begun to suffer from its length. I appreciate that Cloonan and Conrad are dedicating a good amount of time to develop these characters and their relationships, it’s what continues to make this series so enjoyable. The last few issues have just felt slightly repetitive where Diana visits a new world and rushes through to get to Janus. The same can be said about the backup story as well, I think if the adventures of Young Diana featured different events of her youth it’d help to reduce the drawn out feeling of the main story. By no means is this a bad issue, I’m just eager to see Diana on a different quest and exploring different avenues of her character.

We pick up after the events of the last chapter, finding Diana, Siegfried, and Ratatosk arriving on Wonder Woman’s Earth, though the art team adds in a few key details to hint otherwise. Though this is a different Earth, it’s no less welcoming to Diana and her friends, aside from a particular Amazon. I was happy to see this encounter between Diana and alternate heroes did not lead to an immediate brawl but rather assessing the situation and proceeding in a course of action that doesn’t result in violence. The Justice Guild all around are just such an amazing team, I appreciate their willingness to help Diana and their acknowledgement of when best to step in. I would have loved to further explore Diana on this Earth, but the issue charges through and she moves onto her next destination.

Lupacchino, Von Grawbadger, and Bellaire do some amazing work in this issue. The action is clear and even with such a large cast for this issue, no detail is spared and there’s lots of expression added to each character. I love the vibrancy of the colors used, it helps to show how similar this Earth is to Diana’s, especially after having visited Elfhame last issue. There’s more interaction here with Janus and the art team does an excellent job of capturing her viciousness. Her eyes radiate a red that draws in the reader’s attention, and her fighting techniques are cruel and framed as such, in particular one panel where she just dominates Deadman.

The backup issue here is great, and we get to uncover some of the truths behind this missing history. Ganucheau even designs an incredible splash page detailing Hippolyta’s recount. Ganucheau and Goode are a fantastic pair to have on this story, their art is innocent in appearance which helps to make the truth behind Themyscira that much more saddening.

Even though I feel this plot has gone a bit lengthy, I still had a great time reading this issue and it was fun to see Diana and Siegfried interact with the Justice Guild.

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