Week Opinions: Wonder Woman #11
Writer: Greg Rucka
Artist: Liam Sharp
Issue 11 gives us the end of “The Lies”, one of two simultaneous arcs telling Wonder Woman’s origin and how it ties into the present day. “The Lies” has been dealing with Wonder Woman’s quest to return to her home of Themyscira, the island of the Amazons, which she has visited numerous times in the past but has been unable to find as of late. With the help of her old friend Barbra Minerva and her on-again-off-again flame of the last 75 years, she has finally returned home, but something seems amiss. Steve, having once visited Themyscira, doesn’t recognize the people or architecture. Diana uses this information to further explore her surroundings and finds a shocking truth about her home that affects not only her future, but much of her past. The perfect ending to an incredible arc, this issue simultaneously wraps up the current adventure and steps the age for the next.
Rucka has been telling a wonderful, weaving tale, and issue 11 lives up to the standard he has set. This issue answers so many questions while raising so many more, and the pacing slowly turns the knob constantly keeping the pages turning and the tension building. Sharp’s work perfectly represents Diana. Her muscular frame shows the strength and grace of an Amazon, while her face shows the care and emotion readers have come to expect from this noble warrior. The deep colors further highlight the warm, mysterious, and dark moments that this story is known to deliver.
The creative team is telling a compelling and beautiful story. Anyone with an interest in Greek mythology, a strong female-led book, or a desire to see some of “New 52”retconned away in a thrilling manner should pick up the next issue without hesitation.