Sometimes Sisters Fight (Wonder Woman #54 Comic Book Review)

Writer: Steve Orlando

Artists:  Raúl Allén & Patricia Martín

Cover Artist: David Yardin

Variant Cover: Jenny Frison

Colors: Borja Pindado

Letters: Saida Temofonte

 

Diana and Artemis return Atalanta to the Bana-Mighdall Amazons, but what will the outcome be?

 

WHAT HAPPENED:

Diana and Artemis have rescued the lost amazon Atalanta, Diana’s aunt and founder of the Bana-Mighdall tribe. When the 3 amazons reach Quraci Airspace there are greeted by the sight of a Bana-Mighdall war party. They land further into the city and find it almost completely abandoned. The older amazons of the tribe find the 3 women and immediately recognize Atalanta. They fawn over their lost founder and her return but are interrupted by The Queen’s Guard who summon them to the palace.

Queen Faruka is not pleased that Diana is there and Diana is not pleased to see that one of Faruka’s advisors is the former Suicide Squad member Rustam. In a conversation with Diana, he recounts everything that SS head Amanda Waller has done to him recently.

Faruka explains that, when she found a broken Rustam, she took him in and after Akila’s failed rebellion Quarc will no longer tolerate the Bana-Mighdall within their borders.

The rest of the issue plays out like an intense action thriller that needs to be experienced! WHAT MARY HAS TO SAY:

Damn, this issue was intense. The first half of the issue is emotionally charged and masterfully recreates the tension and hard feelings between the Amazons of Themyscira and the Amazons of Bana-Mighdall. The schism literally pits sister against sister and it was interesting to see this conflict brought back into the DCU in such an emotional way. It didn’t feel cheap at all. Orlando is killing it in this run, especially on the emotional front of it all.

The action scenes are carefully crafted and beautifully laid out on the page.  Raúl Allén & Patricia Martín do an absolutely fantastic job and Borja Pindado’s colors bring it all to life.

Plus, Temofonte continues to slay with these letters.

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A lesbian who spends too much time/money reading and overanalyzing comic books. Also the co-host of the LGBTQ comic podcast Rainbows to the Rescue and the Chief News Editor of Shoot The Breeze Comics.
Summary
Tension is high as Diana and Artemis successfully rescue Atalanta. Feelings are conflicted between the Amazons of Themyscira and the Amazons of Bana-Mighdall. A beautifully written issue. The emotional conflicts did not feel cheap.
9.5
Amazing
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A lesbian who spends too much time/money reading and overanalyzing comic books. Also the co-host of the LGBTQ comic podcast Rainbows to the Rescue and the Chief News Editor of Shoot The Breeze Comics.

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