Writer: Shea Fontana / Artist: David Messina / DC Comics
The current Wonder Woman arc concludes with Diana choosing to approach her would be captors. Diana’s decision to confront the people after her leads to the discovery that they are a part of a shadow branch of a government. That being said, you already know they want Diana’s abilities to make soldiers. This angle was an obvious approach from the audience’s perspective and knowing Diana, it’s easy to tell which side of the fence she will fall on this.
The entirety of this arc was an introspective look at what more could be done from Diana’s abilities if granted onto the people. This arc could have gone even deeper [if given more time perhaps] to truly dismantle the savior trope that’s never been addressed with Diana [or many other heroes]. In a sense, we go through it by scratching the surface of it and having Diana’s abilities be the metaphor for the savior aspect.
Messina’s work remains smooth and and vibrant, giving not only Diana but Steve and Etta a more youthful and spry look. It’s hard not to see this small arc as a bit of a vacation filler before the upcoming story line dealing with Diana having a brother. However, the deeper question of “doing more” that kept reoccurring for the arc is still a good notch for the Wonder Woman mythos.
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