Wonder Woman #6
Writer: Greg Rucka
Artist: Nicola Scott
Colors: Romulo Fajardo Jr.
Letters: Jodi Wynne
Assistant Editor: Rebecca Taylor
Editor: Mark Doyle
Covers: Nicola Scott & Romulo Fajardo Jr.; Frank Cho
Publisher: DC Comics
Steve and Diana head back to the States and Diana gets her first taste of the US military in this issue of Wonder Woman. It doesn’t go as pear-shaped as it could but it’s not the most auspicious beginning to be sure as they’re immediately separated and Diana, after being fingerprinted and photographed, gets thrown in the brig. The entire time I read this issue I kept thinking of the show FarScape, in particular the episodes in the later seasons when John Crichton (think Steve Trevor crossed with Tony Stark) finally makes his way back home to earth, with his entire alien crew in tow: everyone’s happy to have him back but are frankly (rightfully) suspicious of the circumstances in which he returned and who and what he returned with. Thankfully, the always level headed Etta Candy is here to make everyone take a step back and bring in some expert help: Doctor Barbara Ann Minerva.
My joy at seeing Barbara Ann formally introduced is tempered by knowing her history and waiting for that other shoe to drop but for now I’m going to sit back and bask in having these four together again for the very first time.
Nicola Scott’s artwork and Romulo Fajardo Jr’s colors are still lush and vibrant, a stark contrast to some of DC’s other books, but perfectly in character for Wonder Woman. It’s interesting to me that Diana’s sense of well, wonder, is so perfectly encapsulated. You feel what Diana is feeling in every frame, when she’s happy you’re happy and when she sad or disheartened you are too. My only quibble is that there’s a bit of sameness at times in the faces that is unusual for Scott and Fajardo as they’re usually on point with making everyone distinct.
Overall, I’m very much all the way in with this book. 4 out of 5 totems.