Writer: Greg Rucka
Artist: Nicola Scott
Colorist: Romulo Fajardo Jr
Letterer: Jodi Wynne
Variant Cover: Frank Cho
Associate Editor: Rebecca Taylor
Editor: Mark Doyle
Creator: William Moulton Marston
Publisher: DC Comics
The “Rebirthed” Wonder Woman #2 parallels Princess Diana of Themyscira and Steve Trevor as they come of age, hone their skills, break hearts and try and figure out who they are as people. It’s a smart way to show that these two characters’ destinies are forever intertwined. We get two truly beautiful moments with their families and friends that really show you just how well they’re loved and how well they love in return.
Nicola Scott’s artwork is lovely and very smartly done: Themyscira is lush and sumptuous (I’d love to vacation there frankly) while all the scenes that focus on Steve and the USAF are sharp and clean. It also firmly backs up the storyline in new and interesting ways. Diana and Steve’s story is one we’ve read (or seen) in one form or another over the decades, but this one adds a few crucial layers to both of their backgrounds. One moment in particular stands out, which I won’t spoil for you, that’s told with no words at all but every single facial expression and body movement tells more story in five panels than some comics do in 20 pages.
Of course, all good things must come to an end and so it is with Diana and Steve as events are set into motion that lead to the discovery of Themyscira. How this happens and more importantly, why, remains to be seen but I’m surprisingly interested in finding out.
Rating: Four out of Five Lassos