Daily Archives: January 30, 2010

Crows’ Feat

Wonder Woman #40
“A Murder of Crows, Part One: Hit the Ground Running”
Writer: Gail Simone
Pencils/Cover artist: Aaron Lopresti
Inks: Matt Ryan
Colors: Brad Anderson
Letters: Travis Lanham
Editor: Brian Cunningham
Publisher: DC Comics
Price: $2.99 US

I lost touch with this series a few issues ago, as I grew a bit bored with the Genocide/”Rise of the Olympian” storylines last year. However, I’m generally a big fan of Gail Simone’s writing, and when I saw that this issue (a) featured the beginning of a new story arc and (b) featured the creepy visual on the cover of a quintet of evil kids, I decided to revisit the adventures of the best-known super-heroine. The introduction of new antagonist (and the absence of the previous ones) has renewed my interest in the book. I really enjoyed the darker elements that contribute to the conflicts in this issue, but the strength of those elements comes as no surprise, as Simone has proven she handles the dark stuff adeptly over in Secret Six. But the writer balance the ugly side of human emotion with a heart-warming scene between two friends that really gets to the heart of the title characters dichotomous nature as being representative of both war and love.

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