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Comic Review – Wonder Woman #38

  • Wonder Woman #38 pic 1Writer: Meredith Finch
  • Penciller: David Finch
  • Inkers: Batt, Danny Miki & Sonia Oback
  • Colourist: Sonia Oback
  • Publisher: DC Comics
  • Release Date: January 21st 2015

 

David Finch, Richard Friend and Sonia Oback have managed to create the best Wonder Woman cover I’ve ever seen.  Considering the fact I’ve read every Wonder Woman comic, that’s really saying something. Diana is drawn perfectly, the attention to detail is absolutely astounding, and the coloring and shading is simply sensational. It took my breath away when I first saw it, and I still can’t take my eyes off of it, even after having this particular comic for almost a day. Let me tell you, I’m still finding it incredibly hard to come up with the right words for this cover.

Last month we were left hanging in spectacular Wonder Woman fashion.  Donna Troy has been revived, and Diana must still chose between being a member of the Justice League or being Queen of the Amazons. This month picks up where we left off, with the Amazons facing the repercussions of their battle.  There are the injured, the dead, and those still fighting off ferocious monsters, all the while waiting for their fearless leader to return. Arriving to a scene of utter devastation, Diana quickly becomes painfully aware of the repercussions her position as God of War has on those around her.  The final events are shocking.

Meredith Finch, despite having only Wonder Woman #38 pic 2written a handful of comics, has managed to create a very interesting and exciting comic.  She’s taken the Diana we all know and love and thrown her into the deep end.  Diana has new responsibilities and titles, and she must learn to balance them or face the devastating consequences. The few comics she has written are fantastic, but this one is undoubtedly her best. Full of action, adventure, and confusion, Diana has to face the unknown.  I am positively excited to see what this means for our Greek Goddess.

 

David Finch is an incredibly well established artist, with over 500 issues under his belt.  It shows. His art feels natural, like he’s always been the one to draw Diana. His attention to detail is of the very best quality. Diana looks more lifelike in this issue than I’ve ever seen anywhere else.  Oback provided the right amount of coloring and shading to accompany the drawings.  It’s a dark-looking comic at times, but an incredibly well made one. Diana is stunning, and the inclusion of other members of the Justice League is always a pleasant surprise. This is, without a doubt, one of the most well put together comics I’ve ever seen.

 

Overall, this is a fantastic issue of Wonder Woman, and undoubtedly one that deserves to be read over and over again. The Finches are a sensational team, and this issue is definitely one of my favorites! Well worth a read if you haven’t already.


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Hollie Cumberland

Hollie is an avid writer from Nottingham, England. She is a recent Psychology graduate from The University of Derby, who loves writing fiction novels and short stories. She has somewhat of an unhealthy obsession with DC Superheroes, more specifically female heroes, and has built up a rather impressive collection of comics.

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