Wonder Woman #771
Written by Becky Cloonan, Michael W Conrad and Jordie Bellaire
Art by Travis Moore and Paulina Ganucheau
Colors by Tamra Bonvillain and Kendall Goode
Letters by Pat Brosseau and Becca Carey
The Rundown: Diana faces more challenges as she tries to save the fallen heroes of Asgard.
Diana’s investigation into the missing dead of Asgard brings her face to face with Thor. As she attempts to get him to take the matter seriously, she can tell that his priorities only lie in feasting, fighting and drinking. After leaving the hall, she and her companion are determined to find the dwarves that have been forging weapons for the battles. After being ambushed by elves, she finds herself in the presence of a familiar face who seems to know more about her than she remembers.
Young Diana finds herself in the library on Themyscira learning about the history of the Amazons. While she wants to be outside in the air and on an adventure, she becomes curious about some of the darker periods in the history of her people. As she faces opposition to learning about the dark side of the island, she senses that finding out the truth might be an adventure in and of itself.
The Story: Cloonan and Conrad continue to intrigue me with the mystery in this arc. The writing is fantastic and Diana’s struggles continue to be compelling. I enjoyed the adventure aspects of the story and its connection to Norse mythology. It will be interesting to see how those elements play out and how they will shape Diana’s return to her memories. The second story is equally compelling in its intrigue and mystery. Giving young Diana a broader view of the history of her home is a great story idea and I am interested in seeing where it goes.
The Art: Both artists deliver beautiful imagery throughout the issue. While the styles are different, they both perfectly capture the tone of the stories they are telling.