Review – Wonder Woman: Come Back to Me #3: Invulnerable No More

Wonder Woman: Come Back to Me #3 cover, via DC Comics.

Wonder Woman: Come Back to Me #3 – Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Writers; Tom Derenick, Penciller; Trevor Scott, Inker; Alex Sinclair, Colorist

Ray – 8.5/10

Ray: The Harley Quinn writing team of Palmiotti and Conner continue their stand-alone Wonder Woman adventure with Wonder Woman Come Back to Me #3 ,although their regular artist Chad Hardin is replaced by Tom Derenick (who does a fine job as he always does). The story doesn’t lose a step, though, as the stakes on the mysterious island as Wonder Woman teams up with Jonah Hex and a mysterious green-skinned princess keep rising.

We know the island is full of monsters, and Diana’s powers keep fluctuating. Those two factors collide when she protects Steve and his surviving crew member from an attack from giant insects – and winds up falling to the ground with her flight powers on the fritz and breaking her ankle. Essentially hobbling Wonder Woman for a major story is a risky choice, but the title handles it well – not overemphasizing her weakness but showing how she can think around an injury. She’s used to be invulnerable, sure – but she’s also an Amazon and they know how to fight injured.

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Jonah Hex and the mysterious “Princess” don’t exactly get along and that causes tension, but Diana and Steve’s reunion packs some nice emotion. A fever dream Diana has where the League kicks her off for being without her powers is the only weak spot of the issue – it doesn’t seem like a fear she’d have.

The arrival of Cheetah, teased by the cover, delivers as she strikes a critical blow against Diana and sets up a tense showdown between an injured hero and a feral villain at her peak. The end of Wonder Woman: Come Back to Me #3 has a big reveal about our mysterious green-skinned girl, but the real strength in this issue isn’t in the guest stars. Much like the current Wilson run, Palmiotti and Conner have made the Diana/Steve relationship one of equals and given it the same potential as Superman and Lois Lane or other iconic DC couples. Halfway through this story, it’s one of the better Wonder Woman stories we’ve had in a while.

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This post was last modified on September 17, 2019 8:51 pm

Ray Goldfield

Ray Goldfield is a comics superfan going back almost thirty years. When he's not reading way too many comics a week, he is working on his own writing. The first installment in his young adult fantasy-adventure, "Alex Actonn, Son of Two Seas", is available in Amazon now.

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