Tales from the Dark Multiverse Wonder Woman War of the Gods #1 Review

by Ryan.L on December 04, 2020

Writer: Vita Ayala
Artist: Ariel Olivetti
Colorist: Trish Mulvihill
Publisher: DC Comics
Deep from the Dark Multiverse we get a tale about Wonder Woman and Hecate in a classic tale of overcoming your inner demons. Though this one does not end like the classic story usually does.
This book was incredibly long and felt like reading a Saturday morning cartoon tale. The art is bright and cheery and the story itself exaggerated and a bit over the top like old Saturday morning cartoons were. I honestly felt that this story could have been cut down a lot and it would have helped with the delivery. At this length the story really drags on and I found it a struggle to get through.
There are a lot of cliché moments in this book as well. I’m not sure if that was intentional at all. It did seem like the creative team was trying to emulate the classic over exposition of silver age comic books. If this was intentional, then the book really failed to bring something new to the style. With nothing to enhance or modernize it slightly the book just feels like it misses the mark.
Though with that being said I could see this book being a hit with a younger audience. Young kids could really get into the story with its pushed messages, Saturday morning cartoon style and over the top exposition. Though the cover really sells it to an older audience which I fear it will be completely lost on.
Overall this book fails to deliver an engaging story. It’s far too long, cliché and it’s over exposition and forced messages makes this book silly and clearly for a younger audience. Unless you want to collect everything Wonder Woman, I would make a hard pass on this book.

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