If Greg Rucka's run on Wonder Woman illustrated anything, it revealed just how human a God can be. With his final issue on the series, did he deliver a worthwhile finale?
Spoilers incoming for Wonder Woman #25, so if you haven't read the issue yet you've been warned.
Fans have really watched Wonder Woman mature all throughout Rucka's run. From the idealistic awkwardness of her early years to the battle hardened warrior of the present. In fact, through The Lies and onward, Diana has even developed a bit of cynicism, and who wouldn't after the revelations that have come to light.
Wonder Woman #25 serves as an
Wonder Woman's interactions with the League, specifically Superman and Batman, is easily one of the book's highlights. She's treated with the reverence she deserves as a hero and the compassion she deserves as a friend, easily setting a high bar for years to come.
Art wise the team of Bilquis Evely and Liam Sharp do a magnificent job of depicting Diana's conflicted state and are responsible for some simply gorgeous layouts, including one forest sequence towards the end. The art didn't just serve to compliment the story, but rather was necessary in order to tell it effectively.
Wonder Woman #25 also gives the oncoming team somewhat of a fresh start without undoing all of the work that Rucka, Evely, and Sharp have already delivered.
The book has come full circle in many ways, bringing into focus a Wonder Woman that just about any fan can relate to, odd as that is to say about someone who can casually hit speeds of Mach 3 and lift tanks like you lift cups of tea. Not relatable in doing what she does necessarily, but in feeling the way she feels.0comments
In short, Wonder Woman #25 is a magnificent way to end one of the best runs on the character in years, and you should definitely not miss it.
Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars.
Wonder Woman #25 is written by Greg Rucka with art by Bilquis Evely and Liam Sharp, with a cover by Jenny Frison. The official description can be located below.
Writer Greg Rucka weaves together the threads of “The Lies,” “Year One,” “The Truth,” and “