Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Wonder Woman # 28

Story: Shay Fontana
Art: David Messina

Heart of the Amazon: Part Three

Previously, in Wonder Woman – Diana is caring of her friend Etta Candy after she was injured when a villain bombed her brother’s wedding.


Nurse Prince

Wonder Woman revisits a role she took way back in All Star Comics #8 (1941). After bringing Steve Trevor back to Man’s World, Wonder Woman went undercover as his nurse to keep an eye on him. Likewise, Diana is very concerned with Etta Candy because she feels partially responsible for what happened. The attack on the wedding only happened because someone was trying to kill Diana. Does proximity to Wonder Woman equal danger?

Assassins Attack

No sooner is Etta Candy safely recovering in her apartment when another assassin attacks to kill Wonder Woman. The assassin is known as Mayfly. She’s a hemophiliac who needs treatment for her blood. She was a test subject who gained enhanced speed and strength because of experimental treatment. Wonder Woman could take Mayfly down quickly, but her problems are only beginning.

Danger on All Sides

Diana and Etta might be in a little trouble. Five additional assassins have surrounded the building and they want the bounty on Wonder Woman’s head. The five assassins were ambiguous, but one character was obvious: Cheshire. Cheshire is one of the DC Universe’s deadliest assassins with poison-tipped finger nails. One of the assassins appears to be purple in color, so I suspect he could be Constantine Drakon. Drakon is an assassin from Greece who is primarily known for being a Green Lantern villain. The others I’m unclear who they are, but we will surely find out next month when we continue the story.

Next: War on the Home Front

Sum it up!

There were some great Wonder Woman moments in this issue, especially the “bullets and bracelets” parts. There was one painful panel that miss-colored Etta Candy (a black woman) to look like a Caucasian man. There is still a lot of room for improvement.

Score 6/10

Noah O'Toole | NCR

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