Writer: James Robinson
Artist: Carlo Pagulayan
Inks: Sean Parsons, Jason Paz, Scott Hanna
Colors: Romulo Fajardo Jr.
Letters: Saida Temofonte
Covers: Bryan Hitch & Alex Sinclair; Jenny Frison
Editor: Andrew Marino; Chris Conroy
Publisher: DC Comics
“Children of the Gods” starts at the end, and frankly, it’s not looking good for Diana and her various family members. However, before we get there, we get two extremely different ‘day in the life’ moments for Diana and one of her brothers. It’s a nice contrast as we see one living a peaceful, quiet life, while the other battles super villains and mysterious organizations. Both are actually happy in the life they’ve chosen, but that happiness is about to be cut out from under them as an old enemy returns. James Robinson lays the groundwork for the upcoming arc deftly, giving us some great character work, some unexpected cameos (I’m fairly certain Hephaestus is in the house) and a genuinely fun battle that is both well paced and dangerous.
Carlo Pagulayan, Sean Parsons, Jason Paz and Scott Hanna give us some dynamic artwork, the aforementioned battle is just glorious, that helps to tell the story. There’s great facial work and distinct backgrounds which are legitimately important in setting up the two threads we follow.
Overall Children of the Gods has started off strong and has me intrigued for what’s next.
5 battle axes out of 5.