Wonder Woman #38 is out tomorrow, and I could not be less enthused. When reflecting on the Finches’ first two issues, the words “hot garbage” come to mind. On the plus side, there’s nowhere to go but up at this point. USA Today has a preview of the book that appears to be less of a preview and more an assortment of pages jammed together. Let’s take a peek:
So let’s start by saying something nice about the preview, just to mix things up a bit. It’s got dragons! And they actually look pretty cool. Good work drawing dragons, David Finch! You’re quite decent at those.
Apart from that, the Amazons are still being jerks to Diana, their damn queen, so that’s really great. It’s so lovely to see so much strife and cattiness from the DC Comics universe’s only all-female society, he said sarcastically. I assume that Donna Troy is going to show up on Paradise Island at some point in this issue and integrate herself before ultimately challenging Diana for the throne, so we’ve got that to look forward to.
Here’s another thing I liked! Two positives; this is getting out of control. In the interview before the preview, Meredith Finch talks about how Donna Troy was made out of clay, specifically the clay that the Hippolyta statue melted into when they left her out in the rain. I think that’s sort of clever, pulling in the classic Wonder Woman origin and adding that twist with the clay statue that will imbue her with some queenliness. I’m sure that the execution of this idea will be fairly terrible, but I think it’s nonetheless the most interesting idea to come out of this run yet. Also, the ONLY interesting idea to come out of this run yet.
Wonder Woman #38 is available in comic stores and online tomorrow. I’m not saying don’t buy it, but I am saying that I’ll have a full review tomorrow if you don’t get around to purchasing it.