Wonder Woman #786
Written by Michael Conrad, Becky Cloonan, and Jordie Bellaire
Art by Rosi Kampe, Becky Cloonan and Paulina Ganucheau
Colors by Marissa Louise and Kendall Goode
Letters by Pat Brosseau and Becca Carey
The Rundown: As the Trial begins, something powerful is unleashed in Themyscira. Young Diana learns an important lesson.
Oracles from the three tribes host a ceremony to begin the trial and a tool is gifted to their champions while Diana selects her own. Afterwards, a deadly commotion occurs leaving the three tribes in conflict with one another.
Meanwhile, the four champions decide to work together to escape a precarious situation. Soon, they arrive at a temple and are confronted by Echinda. After a difficult battle, a lost champion sends a dire message for Nubia.
Diana and Hippolyta spend a day in working in the Gardens of Themyscira. Later, they converse with Georgina and Lena and Hippolyta encourages an interesting activity. The next day, Diana learns the true reason for their visit to the Gardens. Finally, the two are met by Antiope.
The Story: This dynamic chapter was filled with both world-building and heart stopping action. I really love how the Trial has become a catalyst for the unification of the three tribes. It is also interesting to see how the ideologies and experiences of the different groups affect their decision making. They have so much to learn from each other and I can’t wait to find out what happens next.
The tale of Young Diana is very interesting. The idea of guiding those around to accomplish their goals and fulfil their dreams is invaluable.
The Art: The artwork for each story matches the tone of their designated tale. The youthful style and bright color usage of the B story compliment young Diana’s energy and hopefulness. While the A story uses a darker and more intense styling as it visually compliments a narrative filled with danger and angst.