Title: Wonder Woman (2016-) #59
Writer: G. Willow Wilson
Pencils: Cary Nord
Inks: Mick Gray
Colors: Romulo Fajardo, Jr.
Cover: Rachel Dodson, Terry Dodson
Publication Date: November 28, 2018
Publisher’s Summary: “THE JUST WAR” part two! It’s true, Ares has been reborn on Earth—but has he changed for the better? Of all the role models in the world, he seems to have chosen…Wonder Woman?! Diana and Steve Trevor better watch their backs, because Ares isn’t the only creature of myth to find his way to Man’s World…and he’s not the only resurrected Olympian either!”
Ares God of War is on the scene, but the world is a complicated place than Ares remembers it. Once again Ares and Wonder Woman are pitted against each other, foes once more. Meanwhile, things are happening on Mount Olympus, as a gathering of mythical creatures promises chaos to come. And what’s the eagle doing with Steve?
Wonder Woman (2016-) #59 is a fast paced issue, offering action, mystery, and philosophical questions. G. Willow Wilson crafts an issue packed with tension, between Wonder Woman and Ares, the mystical and mortal worlds, and two ethical ideologies. The story keeps readers on their toes as Ares turns friend than foe again, and the mythical creatures appear to have unionized. Ultimately, in this issues, Wilson forces Diana to ask herself if she is truly on the right side of justice.
Cary Nord does a fine job with the art in Wonder Woman (2016-) #59. Cord’s style is a little less detailed than previous issues; however, the story is more thought provoking than action packed. The more relaxed style eases some of the tension left over from the Witching Hour and Dark Gods story arcs.
The Bottom Line:
G. Willow Wilson writes a thoughtful issue in Wonder Woman (2016-) #59. Finally, Diana is faced with who she is as a hero and what she truly stands for, questions that have quietly lingered in the background of the series thus far.