WONDER WOMAN #16
Written by: Greg Rucka
Art by: Bilquis Evely, Mark Morales, Andrew Hennessy, Raul Fernandez, and Romulo Fajardo Jr.
Published by: DC Comics
Just six months after Princess Diana’s arrival in the United States, Wonder Woman has become a worldwide phenomenon. Most of the attention has been positive, but now Diana has attracted the attention of some twin gods, and a brand new group of villains known as Godwatch.
Wonder Woman #16 begins the fourth arc for the current series written by Greg Rucka. The series is still alternating issues between present day (with art by Liam Sharp) and the first year of Wonder Woman’s career on man’s world.
Artist Bilquis Evely jumps on board for the new arc,, and holy cow! This lady draws one stunning Wonder Woman. The amount of detail in every panel was incredible. Her style has an old school feel, but in a very modern way.
One of my favorite things about Bilquis Evely’s art is how she portrayed emotion. From Veronica Cale’s anger, even the faceless face of a child (you got to see it), every character could have told the story without words.
Wonder Woman does is not even in the entire issue, although she does make a few appearances towards the end of the issue. But that didn’t take away anything from this book, because Greg Rucka has established an exceptional supporting cast for Wonder Woman. Heck, even the villains are fun.
When the current Wonder Woman series launched last year, I was surprised that the alternating arcs worked. But I had hoped that after those stories ended the series would go in a more traditional route of telling one story at a time.
The only reason I bring this up s because just as one story picks up steam, it stops to let the other one take over for an issue. At this point I wish DC would just publish two Wonder Woman titles so the arcs don’t lose steam.
All that said, Wonder Woman #16 sets the building blocks for the new story, and I like what I see. And at the end of the day, Bilquis Evely’s amazing artwork is worth the $2.99 price.
Wonder Woman #16 final score: A