Maybe I should have gone with “All Hell Breaks Loose” for the title of this post, since the dead have all escaped Hades now that the First Born appears to have, somewhat ironically, killed the god of the underworld. If it’s a relevant plot point, perhaps I’ll use that for my review of the issue, which should be up tomorrow. Anyway, things are getting crazy! Let’s see what’s going on in Wonder Woman #31, in this preview from Buzzfeed:
First off, like the title I did use says, the boys are on the outs. Hermes and Dionysus are sitting in a restaurant in London, unwelcome on Paradise Island where Wonder Woman is assembling her Amazon army to take down the First Born. Hermes is particularly put out by the misandry of it all; maybe he should trade his blue hat for a fedora. If there’s a scene where Wonder Woman tells him men aren’t allowed on Paradise Island and he responds “Not all men,” this issue will go down as the dudebro comic of the year.
Also, souls are floating around everywhere, but only the gods seem to notice. That’s a bad sign for Hades, and it looks like the First Born killed him at the end of the last issue. Gods are dropping like flies now.
Back on Paradise Island, Wonder Woman is rallying the troops in a somewhat dictatorial fashion. Remember when the Amazons trusted their queen implicitly and followed her wherever she led them because they were a society based on mutual respect and love? Good times. Now, not so much with the trust and respect. It looks like Wonder Woman’s convinced at least one of the Amazons, though, so that’s a start. It wouldn’t surprise me if Aleka challenged Diana again before the attack on the First Born is launched, but perhaps she’ll fall in line. To find out, I guess we’ll have to read the issue.
This will be easy to do, because it’s out today, online and in comic shops everywhere. Check it out, and enjoy the build up to what should be an epic final battle.