One Word or Less Comic Reviews for August 24th

Reviewed this week, in ascending order of awesome:

Deathstroke #1

Nighthawk #4

Wonder Woman #5

Star Wars #22

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #10

Captain America: Steve Rogers #4

Libby’s Dad

Snotgirl #2

Archie #11

New Avengers #15

Clean Room #11

Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #11

Our Mother

-BACK AND FORTH ON WONDER WOMAN

I don’t know if all the biweekly DC books are doing this, but Wonder Woman has two storylines with two different artists trading off from issue to issue, one in the past and one in the present, with the only unifying element so far being Diana’s relationship with Steve Trevor.

The past story is a straight origin retelling, which is a bit trying because it’s retrod territory, but in the wake of Rebirth clarification and cleanup appear to be necessary, and it’s well told. The story in the present is some kind of…mess. I try to describe it and all that comes out is a mess of details. Plane crash cult leader cheetah lady conspiracy theory? It’s not doing it for me nearly as much, but it’s the story that should be defining Wonder Woman’s place in this newest incarnation of the DCU, and the story that needs to feel more important.

I hate to be lukewarm on Greg Rucka writing Wonder Woman, particularly when Nicola Scott is on board for one of the stories as well, but by splitting the title down the middle it’s left me wanting.