New Comics Spotlight: Wonder Woman #38
Welcome comic fans to another new comics Wednesday and a special issue of the amazing Amazon’s monthly adventures as a classic and much loved character returns to the DC universe and the world of the Amazons … Donna Troy. Donna’s return was set up in issue #37 when in the final few panels she was seem emerging from an enchanted cauldron, invoked by a sorceress with the words “Rise Donna Troy, take your rightful place amongst the Amazons”
Donna Troy was originally created by Bob Haney in 1965, and added to Wonder Woman lore as Wonder Girl, though not an Amazon by birth, she was an orphan rescued by Diana from a fiery demise when the apartment she lived in burnt to the ground. Taken to Themyscira Island and adopted by Queen Hippolyta, she was given the powers of the Amazons and became Wonder Girl, later joining the Teen Titans as one of their most loved and longest running members. Though her origin story has changed a few times over the years since her introduction, she has stayed fundamentally the same character in each variant version.
This is another stand out issue from the new husband and wife creative team of Meredith and David Finch, again showing they really have what it takes to make the series their own after taking over from the extremely popular run by Cliff Chiang and Brian Azzarello, and the return of Donna Troy really is the proverbial icing on the cake a character I have missed greatly, though she is being set up as a rival to Diana as opposed to an ally. With the same powers and fighting skills, Wonder Woman may be in for a rough time at the hands of her former sibling.
Synopsis: With the Amazons turned against her, Wonder Woman has left Themyscira Island more uncertain of her intentions than ever, with the mantle of the God of War weighing her down, where does she go from here?
Fantastic art by the ever impressive David Finch with the cover itself being a stand out, he really seems to be settling in to the world of Greek myths and Amazonian warriors. A variant cover by Rachel Dodson is also available. Wonder Woman #38 is available right now at your local comic-book emporium and as always is highly recommended.