Wonder Woman – Volume 5 – 26


Wonder Woman – Volume 5 – 26

General Info

Issue No:
26
On Sale Date:
July 2017
Cover Date:
September 2017
Era:
Rebirth
Story Title:
Heart of the Amazon - Part One

Creative Team

Cover Artist:
Jesus Merino
Jenny Frison (variant)
Writer:
Shea Fontana
Penciller:
Mirka Andolfo
Inker:
Mirka Andolfo
Letterer:
Saida Temofonte
Colourist:
Romulo Fajardo Jr.
Editor:
Chris Conroy
Dave Wielgosz, Brittany Holzherr (Assistant)

Characters

Main:
Wonder Woman (Princess Diana), Etta Candy, Steve Trevor
Heroes:
N/A
Villains:
N/A
Olympians:
N/A
Amazons:
Hippolyta, Philippus, Kyriaki
Other:
James, Doctor Crawford, Doctor Jensen, Marc, Destiny, General Thomas
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Comments

This issues sees the new creative team of Shea Fontana and Mirka Andolfo. After being spoiled by the rich art of Liam Sharp and Nicola Scott, Andolfo’s more cartoonish style of art felt a little bit of a step down in quality. While the style may have suited a character like Batgirl it seemed somehow inappropriate for a character of Wonder Woman’s stature.

Synopsis

Diana returns to the US after a mission on the government’s behest to help refugees in a war zone. While there though she sees much death and destruction which weighs heavily upon her. She wants to help them to escape their dire lives but cannot save them all.

After a terrorist bomb kills more innocents, including children, a charred doll reminds Diana of her own childhood and the doll she used to have. She loved that doll but one night she overhears a conversation between her mother and General Philippus. Hippolyta had accidentally overheard another conversation between some of her Amazon sisters, who felt the Queen was mistaken letting Diana play with things like dolls and instead should be learning how to use weaponry, like an Amazon should.

Diana vows that from that point forward she would look the doll away and focus all her young energies on being an Amazon warrior.

Back in the US Wonder Woman is debriefed by a General who says he too has seen much in his time that haunts him and that if she ever wants to talk he is always here. As they are about to leave a young intern rushes into the office with some invitations to a softball event, unaware that the office is a front for Covert Ops. Wonder Woman explains that she is here simply to assist a start up company based in the office and makes her excuses.

Just then Etta arrives and smirks that she has just seen an excited intern down in the lobby tweeting that he has just seen Wonder Woman. She jokes that of the Amazon Princess is in the building she surely would have come to see her first.

The women embrace and Etta convinces Diana to attend her brother’s wedding to relax instead of slinking back to her new beach house and be all on her own.

Diana then attends a routine medical examination following her mission and notices that Doctor Crawford is coughing a lot. The doctor says she is simply suffering from allergies. Another doctor enters the room and is surprised to see Wonder Woman is back from her mission so soon. He apologises for interrupting and murmurs to Doctor Crawford that the Pentagon is awaiting the results of that urgent blood work.  She says that she will get right on it and work through the night of necessary. But experiencing another coughing fit again she drops her clipboard. Diana picks it up for her and asks if she is sure she is well enough to work, but Crawford insists she is fine.

Later at the wedding Diana and Etta watch the joyful service and later are enjoying the party after. Etta gets up for a dance and says her friend should get up on the dance floor but Diana declines smiling.

Diana then notices a young girl appear from underneath one of the table cloths. She recognises the Amazon Princess and says that she has lost her shoe while playing hide and seek and would Diana help her find it?

As they crawl around under tables the girl, named Destiny, explains that there were no other children at the party and she had become bored. Then a lady had suggested they play hide and seek together. But then the lady said she was sick so went home.

As Diana finds the missing shoe she turns to hand it to the girl and sees a bomb attached to the underside of the table …and the countdown display on the device reads “3…2…1…”