Wonder Woman: Mission’s End

August 28, 2006 | Trades


Wonder Woman: Mission’s End
DC Comics
$26.99/$19.99 US (Paperback)
*** 1/2 (out of five)

The image of Wonder Woman killing a man was one of the most stirring in all of comics in 2005.
That moment, from Wonder Woman #219, had ramifications — not only in her own series, but also in a ton of others and eventually into the massive Infinite Crisis crossover series that reshaped the entire DC Universe.
So we’re talking about some pretty big stuff here.
What happened in the moment after Wonder Woman murdered the villainous Maxwell Lord, in order to save herself, Superman and countless others, is the bulk of this final collection of the 1986-2006 Wonder Woman series.
Was Diana acting in self-defence? Did she have no choice but to spin Lord’s head around like a twist-off beer cap? None of those things matter when the images of her act are made public and she faces both a real courtroom and the court of public opinion.
Writer Greg Rucka, the person who revitalized Wonder Woman and brought her back into the forefront of the DCU, goes out with a bang via a denouement that may even leave you a might misty.

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