Wonder Woman #8

DC Comics

Written by Tom King

Art by Daniel Sampere

Colors by Tomeu Morey

Letters by Clayton Cowles

The Rundown: Wonder Woman is beaten and captured, but can she be broken?

Diana has been captured by the forces of the sovereign of America and finds herself bound by the lasso of lies that brings her to a living nightmare; the life of a suburban housewife free from all agency and subjugated by a dark version of her husband Steve Trevor. At the same time, her allies find a high value prisoner who might have information about where she is being held.

While Diana continues to be humiliated both in the world of her nightmare and in the real one by the sovereign, she refuses to break and gets some much needed advice from someone she trusts. Someone who reminds her how powerful she truly is.

The Story: King delivers a great issue that is the embodiment of a nightmare for Diana. Having her without the agency that defines her is something that takes the story in some dark and dangerous places. Adding to it the personal humiliation at the hands of a man she could easily crush creates some great tension as you wait for the moment that she finally destroys him and his actions make that desire grow with every interaction.

The Art: Sampere delivers some beautiful art throughout the issue. The visuals are filled with gorgeous detail and I love the visual comparison between the suburban nightmare and the real nightmare Diana is facing.

Wonder Woman #8



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