Year One: Part Two
Not too long ago I wrote an article about growing up in the ’80s and ’90s as a comic book reader, and the lack of woman artists that were featured during those times. Back then I never gave the matter much thought, but looking back, all of the art I admired was drawn by men. Reading Wonder Woman has definitely made me realize that there are some damn good women artists out there – one of them being Nicola Scott.
In this issue, you can see that Nicola is able to deliver a wide range of emotion through her art. I’m not going to name any names, but there are some artists out there that express shock, fear, and amazement – three different emotions – as a single facial expression. That facial expression being that of a blow up doll.
Much love to Nicola for drawing an outstanding issue, one that I think exceeded what she did in Wonder Woman Issue 2. Also a big, big thumbs up to Romulo Fajardo, Jr. for the exceptional color choices.
The main things you need to know that occurred in this issue is that Steve Trever is nursed back to health, Diana’s mother decides that an Amazon should be sent to help mankind, and a contest is held to see who the Amazon representative should be to help mankind.
Something that I found intriguing was that the Amazons are quick to help mankind, and although once an Amazon leaves their homeland and can never return, Diana saw it as an honor to win the games and leave Themyscira to help mankind. From here on out the origin setup should be fading and we should be getting into some new stories. I’m interest to see if what follows will somehow tie into the odd number issues.
Another good issue by writer Greg Rucka and his team. CONSUME REVIEW REPEAT gives Wonder Woman #4…drum roll 4 out of 5 rotten brains.