Wonder Woman #57
Written by James Tynion IV
Art by Emanuela Lupacchino
Inks by Ryan McCarthy
Colors by Romulo Fajardo Jr
The Witching Hour continues as Justice League Dark has been split into pieces. Detective Chimp and Kirk Langstrom have transported Deadman and the monks hosting the power of Rama Kushna to the Oblivion Bar. Swamp Thing has returned to the Parliament of Trees to stop a rampaging Black Orchid and Constantine and Zatanna are left in the ruins of Nanda Parbat to deal with a possessed Wonder Woman. In another dimension, Diana awakens to the spirit of Witchfire watching over her and the other two hosts of Hecate’s power.
As the situation becomes more grim and Hecate becomes more powerful, Zatanna and Constantine come up with a daring plan to try and stop the goddess and her plans. Unfortunately, their plan might do more harm than good for the heroes under Hecate’s control, especially Wonder Woman.
The story continues to take some bold and interesting leaps. Tynion IV has really created an engaging story that continue to get my attention as I follow it from book to book. Keeping this story focused on Diana does a great job of evolving her character and her place in the world of magic. As more things are revealed in this story, more interesting mysteries continue to take shape and all of the characters are allowed some great character moments. I really enjoyed the dynamic between Constantine and Zatanna and would love to see that interpersonal dynamic explored going forward.
The art is exceptional in this issue. Lupacchino creates some amazing visual moments both in the depiction of magic, but also in the quiet character moments like Diana and Witchfire on the moon. I can’t wait to see where this story goes after the cliffhanger at the end of this issue.