Title: Wonder Woman (2016-) #64
Words: G. Willow Wilson
Art: Jesus Merino
Colors: Romulo Fajardo, Jr.
Published: February 13, 2019
Publisher’s Summary: There’s a god in Veronica Cale’s basement…and it’s not happy! As the Olympian pantheon begins to be reborn around the globe, each one could become a deadly weapon in the right hands. Unfortunately for Wonder Woman, the literal god of grudges, grievances and gripes is in the clutches of her most virulent foe!
After an intense battle with Ares, Wonder Woman rests at home tending to her wounded boyfriend and sorting through her thoughts and emotions. Well, that lasted all of a hot second. Chaos ensues in the city, calling Wonder Woman back to action. Shocking, I know.
G. Willow Wilson keeps the pressure on Wonder Woman, throwing her from one major crisis to another. Wonder Woman (2016-) #64 brings back old enemies, both mortal and immortal, for our battle-weary hero. While Nemesis brings her own problems to Wonder Woman, Veronica Cale is the real threat this issue. Any woman who can casually capture a god, hold said god in her basement, and hatch a thoroughly impromptu evil plan, is a woman you don’t want to cross. Wilson puts Wonder Woman back on the top of Cale’s hit list. Wilson continues to delve into Wonder Woman’s conscious this issue, as she is now faced with the possibility of being the last Amazon in existence. Between Nemesis, the threat of lawyers, and her internal struggle, I’d say Wonder Woman has her hands full. I’m looking forward to seeing how Wilson works Wonder Woman out of this mess.
Jesus Merino’s depiction of Nemesis is beyond praise worthy. The god of grudges is depicted as intensely fierce and fit, changing form throughout the issue. And if Merino’s final panel of a crying Wonder Woman does not elicit some kind of emotion in the reader, I’m not sure anything will.
The Bottom Line
Wonder Woman (2016-) #64 turns the pressure up on Wonder Woman, who continues to struggle with her place in the world. G. Willow Wilson continues to ask the big questions of Wonder Woman’s character and identity. How will our hero fair?