Rescue Mission (Wonder Woman #52 Comic Book Review)

User Rating: 9.9

Writer: Steve Orlando

Pencils: ACO

Cover Artist: David Yardin

Variant Cover: Jenny Frison

Colors: Romulo Fajardo Jr.

Inks: David Lorenzo

Letters: Saida Temofonte

A new DC Trinity has emerged.


WHAT HAPPENED: Diana is sought out by Nayeli, the new Aztek, after a dream Nayeli had revealed that a long-lost Amazon is being imprisoned by the god Tezcatlipoca. However, before they can set off to rescue this Amazon they have to stop off and pick up Artemis, who refuses to join until Diana reveals that it is [REDACTED] who needs to be rescued. Nayeli takes them to where [REDACTED] is being imprisoned and the three end up locked in battle with The Nagual. While fighting The Nagual the three are stunned when someone else makes a surprise entrance.

WHAT MARY HAS TO SAY: In my opinion, Wonder Woman has to be one of the hardest characters to write. You have to balance her emotional personality against her ferocity in battle. Often times, she’s written as a bit of an Ice Queen. Fortunately, Orlando breaks this mold and really finds a balance that expresses the full range of Diana’s character. He also pairs her with Artemis well without either of those two overshadowing the All-New Aztek, Nayeli.

The art is phenomenal and the page layout is just some of the best I have ever freaking seen. Every inch of the page is used and not a bit of space is wasted. ACO’s pencils and Temofonte’s letters flow seamlessly. The whole issue is wrapped beautifully with  Lorenzo’s inks and Fajardo’s colors. I think this is one of those rare books where every aspect of this creative team meshes perfectly. 

This is a run you do not want to miss.

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A lesbian who spends too much time/money reading and overanalyzing comic books.
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Wonder Woman #52 lays the groundwork for an arc that is going to be absolutely amazing. Orlando's masterful script couples well with art and page layouts that help lift the plot.
  • Page layout was incredible.
  • Orlando continues to impress.
  • Lettering and Colors are beautiful.
  • ACO's pencils are just gorgeous.
Art - 9.9
Writing - 9.9
Plot - 9.9
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