Wonder Woman #15
Writer: Greg Rucka
Artist: Liam Sharp
Colors: Laura Martin
Letters: Jodi Wynne
Covers: Liam Sharpe & Laura Martin; Jenny Frison
Editor: Chris Conroy & Mark Doyle
Publisher: DC Comics
While Diana – still catatonic – and Davy – as her nurse – continue undercover at the mental health facility, Steve, Etta and Barbara Anne try and figure out what the hell is going on and who’s on their tails. The answer to the former is still up in the air but the latter is Godwatch, a cult obsessed with Diana and Themyscira. Which is why, when the demon tree that’s been making itself apparent throughout the entire run of WW: Rebirth pops up on the real Themyscira, Hippolyta is not having it and calls the Amazons to arms.
This issues is extremely terrifying. Losing one’s mind, being unable to tell the difference between what is real, a memory or never happened at all is a terrible thing. Someone or something has violated Diana on a very fundamental level and it’s going to be an interesting road to see how she recovers and reacts to that. Rucka, again, does a phenomenal job tying the main Rebirth arc (and Wonder Woman 77) to what’s going on here in a way that not only makes Diana question reality but makes you, as the reader, question everything you think you know about just who Wonder Woman is.
Liam Sharpe and Laura Martin do an excellent job of portraying everyone’s increasing frustration and paranoia due to the situation, while at the same time throwing little visual easter eggs in that I had to read the book twice to catch (and I’m still not sure I caught everything). Everyone is at their wits end and it shows, but these people are family, come hell or high water, and that very clearly shows too.
5 out of 5 snakebites.