Wonder Woman #753
Written by Steve Orlando
Art by Max Raynor
Colors by Romulo Fajardo Jr
Letters by Pat Brosseau
The Rundown: Diana and a time displaced warrior take on a metal menace determined to cause destruction.
Despite mounting pressure from Nora and the Boston Police department, Diana refuses to give up Valda and instead travels with the displaced warrior to Vermont to face the rampaging metal beast that traveled to the present with her. As a friend attempts to analyze the creature for weaknesses, Wonder Woman and Valda fight to remove civilians from the scene and keep the creature occupied, but a heroic sacrifice will have to be made in order to stop the creature once and for all.
At the same time, Warmaster goes on another recruiting mission to find another woman who’s life has been forever altered by another’s hatred of Wonder Woman.
The Story: While the Valda storyline was satisfying in its conclusion, the Warmaster storyline is more compelling and deserved more development. The issue is well balanced by Steve Orlando, but Paula’s recruiting efforts held more of my attention as a reader. Diana’s tense relationship with Nora and the Boston PD continues to be interesting as well and it is a story that I would like to see evolve more. The previous issue did a great job of showcasing the good Diana is trying to do, but the risks her presence holds would make a great issue from Nora’s perspective.
The Art: Max Raynor delivers some great art throughout this issue. Not only are the fights big, bold and brilliantly detailed, but the character details are fantastic along with the backgrounds. There is a scene between Nora and Diana on the rainy streets of Boston that looks amazing both in the framing of the panel and the details in the art.