Wonder Woman #37
Writer: James Robinson
Artist: Carlo Pagulayan & Stephen Segovia
Inks: Jason Paz, Art Thibert and Raul Fernandez
Colors: Romulo Fajardo Jr.
Letters: Saida Temofonte
Covers: Bryan Hitch & Alex Sinclair; Jenny Frison
Editor: Andrew Marino; Chris Conroy
Publisher: DC Comics
I wish I could say this was a satisfying conclusion to an extremely interesting arc but unfortunately, that’s not the case. In an ending that felt rushed, at best, Zeus and Darkseid get into it while Diana, Jason and Grail look, and fight, on. All the more interesting aspects of the book: Diana’s need for family that she can see and touch on a regular basis and her rage at being deprived of that due to Grail and Darkseid’s plans; Jason’s arrogance, anger, fear and loneliness that led to him to teaming up with Grail instead of actually seeking out his sister; Grail’s need to feel validated and make her father proud while having genuine (if twisted) feelings for Jason were all tossed to the wayside to make room for a typical let’s you and him fight ending that’s as trite as it is unsatisfying, for Diana and the reader.
Thankfully the artwork is phenomenal, with Diana still injured (and looking like it) from getting the brakes beat off of her by Darkseid, Jason and Grail. The battle between Zeus and Darkseid at least looks good, with the destruction being caused by it and the innocent lives caught in the middle beautifully articulated.
Overall this is a so-so wrap up to a previously wonderful run and one of the few missteps of Wonder Woman’s Rebirth.
2 Boom Tubes out of 5.