Wonder Woman #46 comes out this Wednesday, online and in comic shops, continuing what has been a rather underwhelming arc thus far. This demigod dude named Aegeus has been trying to kill Wonder Woman and take her god of war mantle, but now he’s realized that that’s a terrible idea and wants Wonder Woman to help him escape the wrath of his benefactor, Eirene, the god of peace. DC has released a preview for the issue, so let’s take a look:
First off, that’s a terrible cover. Just ugly and rough looking and not at all pleasant. Covers are what sell the book to casual readers, and a cover like that would turn off any interest I had in the comic.
But hold on to your hats, gang, because I’m going to say something shocking: I think there’s a really clever idea in this preview. I like the notion that Diana, by not fully exercising her powers as the god of war, is harming Eirene, the god of peace, like she’s upset a balance and Eirene is bearing the brunt of it. That’s a cool idea. I have no faith that the creative team will handle it well, but it’s an interesting angle and one that’s fitting for the book. Ever since Wonder Woman’s become the god of war, she’s really not done anything with the new title, and now it seems that this has had repercussions. It could also explain future solicits where it looks like Ares is coming back. So yeah, I’m mildly curious? What a bizarre situation to be in.
Wonder Woman #46 is on sale this Wednesday! Maybe look for the Looney Tunes variant cover on this one, though.