Written by: Tom King
Art by: Joelle Jones
Published by: DC Comics
What it’s all about…
“SUPERFRIENDS” finale! Since the beginning, the friendship between Batman and Wonder Woman has stood at the heart of the DC Universe. Now that friendship is coming apart, and as it does the universe itself begins to crumble. Don’t miss the conclusion of Batman’s epic team-up with Wonder Woman!
What I thought about it…
Can I just say how much I love what Tom King is doing in this book? It’s just plain fun to see these characters acting like friends instead of fighting each other. Issue #39 of Batman focuses on Bruce and Diana’s relationship while pitting them against impossible odds.
Wonder Woman and Batman’s mission is all well and good, and more interesting than you’d expect. But what I loved about this issue were the small moments between the character. Like when Wonder Woman uses the Bat Signal to contact Batman because she always wanted to try it, something that leaves commissioner Gordon speechless.
There’s also the scene in which Wonder Woman and Catwoman make fun of Batman’s knight armor he dons for the mission. It was such a simple moment, but effective in so many ways. Plus I can’t remember seeing Wonder Woman interact with Catwoman before, so that was fun as well.
Tom King’s version of Wonder Woman is more Gal Gadot than any other version currently in comics. The Diana in Batman #39 is likable, valiant, charming and funny. Meanwhile on the art front, Joelle Jones continues to be one of the best artists in the business.
Not only is her Batman great, but she gives Liam Sharpe a run for his money when it comes to drawing a regal Wonder Woman. I really liked this take on Wonder Woman, and it makes me wich Tom King would take over her regular book which has been awful since Greg Rucka left. Add Joelle Jones on art, and I think you have a best seller waiting to happen.
The ending of Batman #39 is somewhat predictable, but I didn’t mind it because everything else int he issue is so damn good.
Batman #39 final score: A-