Title: Wonder Woman (2016-) #52
Writer: Steve Orlando
Ink: ACO, David Lorenzo Riveiro
Colors: Romulo Fajardo, Jr.
Cover: David Yardin
Publication Date: August 8, 2018
“At the behest of Aztek, Diana and Artemis join her for a trip to Mexico, but there’s no sightseeing on the agenda. Instead, they must rescue a long-lost Amazon who’s being held captive by rogue deity Tezcatlipoca, who’s trying to break into our world. Can our three heroes save the missing Amazon, stop a raging god and not kill one another in the process?”
In Wonder Woman (2016-) #52, Diana receives sudden information about her aunt, thought to be long dead. The Amazonian Warrior, immediately sets off with the help of a few friends, to save Atalanta from the hellish battle she has been living through. Of course, nothing is simple for our warrior.
Wonder Woman (2016-)#52 is a fun issue. This was accomplished through a combination between the script and art. Steve Orlando’s script is full of action and relies heavily on the power of each woman in the story. As the women in this issue come together, they find themselves in an unbelievable setting, faced with an intense adversary. Orlando creates these conditions through clever twists in the plot and amazing fight scenes. However, it is the setting itself that is the most impressive in this issue. Wonder Woman and team are in Mexico, but they are completely off the tourist path and in a place that is mind boggling.
None of this would work without ACO’s amazing artwork. ACO crafts whole page panels of intricate art, kaleidoscopes of action sequences, and a unique design for a devil hound that all bring this issue home.
The Bottom Line:
The story is interesting, the artwork is out of this world, and it’s an all-around good read. Don’t skip Wonder Woman #52.