Writer: Joelle Jones
Art: Joelle Jones and Adriana Melo
Colors: Jordie Bellaire
Release Date: 7/6/2021
I had mixed feelings going into Joelle Jones’s Wonder Girl #2. Issue #1 provided us with a fresh take on an older comic book character. The art by Jones and Adriana Melo also lent itself well to this new adventure. Going into issue #2, my expectations were pretty high. When I read series with new characters taking the mantel of older characters, I normally expect a lot more. However, issue #2 of Wonder Girl changed from a run to a light jog.
For the most part, any Wonder Woman comic will have a certain level of activity throughout the issue. With being a member of a forgotten Amazon tribe, I can only imagine that Yara Flor will eventually be up to her ears with combat. This issue delivered some of that combat. No, it was not like early 90’s action where the entire issue is coated from one bloody fight scene to the next. However, it was a nice pace to the fight scene (singular) when it did happen. With various Amazons to include Artemis and Cassie Sandsmark hunting her down, Yara has her work cut out for her!
Where is this going?
A lot is going on in Wonder Girl #2. There is a mythical water nymph, a new Wonder Weapon (it reminds me of that gadget Batman throws at villain’s feet), and…a Greek God? Well, the Greek God is to be expected, but what is truly going on in this issue? I am beginning to like Yara as a character. She seems scrappy and is giving me Buffy the Vampire Slayer vibes, however much like Halle Berry in X-Men, she needs better lines. I know something big is going to take place due to subject matter alone, but what?
When you carry a title such as Wonder Girl, there is a certain level of excellence that you inherit. Jones’s Wonder Girl #2 delivered on the action and left just enough questions, to make you want to read the next issue. If you are a fan of the Amazonian side of DC, I would recommend you pick this issue up. If you are “meh” on Wonder Woman and her mythos, you are not missing anything too spectacular…Just yet. All and all, this series is just getting started and it can go either way!