Question Lady: Black and Gold #2 – Mariko Tamaki, Che Grayson, Tillie Walden, Stephanie Williams, Rachel Smythe, Writers Jamie McKelvie, Corin Howell, Tillie Walden, Ashley A. Woods, Rachel Smythe, Artists Jordie Bellaire, Colorist
Ray – 9/10
Ray: 5 far more stories of Diana’s planet from prime inventive groups. Past month’s debut had a lot more of an indie edge than prior anthologies, and that carries on this thirty day period with quite a few of the creators currently being new to DC.
Initial up, although, it’s a megawatt resourceful staff with Mariko Tamaki and Jamie McKelvie on “Without Really like.” Fittingly for McKelvie, it’s a tale set in the planet of the gods. When adore dies in the human world—with humans turning out to be incapable of the emotion—Diana traces the supply of the contagion to a weird prepare by Eros and Eris. The visuals are totally breathtaking, and it is good to see the chaotic goddess all over again for the initially time in a even though. This could have easily been a extended story, but the creators regulate to pull off a gratifying read in below ten.
“A God With No Name,” by Che Grayson and Corin Howell, is a horror story. I’m not certain if this is the similar To start with Born, the villain from Azzarello’s run, but it offers with a mysterious son of Zeus and Hera who haunts Themyscira. Although Hippolyta lies dying from a mysterious ailment, Diana confronts a horrific spectre that represents an aged criminal offense as properly as her personal anxieties. It is rapid-paced and in excess of immediately, but it works as a white-knuckle campfire tale.
Indie sensation Tillie Walden tends to make her DC debut, the initial author/artist in this challenge. She’s generally been a creator identified for subtle, haunting visuals, and “Homecoming” is no exception. We observe a common-design Wonder Girl as she flies over Themyscira, only to come across some unforeseen threats. As she will come via each trial, she looks to be finding youthful, until she’s a child reuniting with her mother. The epilogue provides a poignant punch that illustrates just how very good Walden is at what she does.
Approaching Nubia writer Stephanie Williams and artist Ashley A. Woods collaborate on “A Frequent Motivator.” With Bana Mighdall returning to Themyscira for a helpful competition, Diana’s rivalry with Artemis is reignited—and so is her partnership with Nubia as they workforce up to gain the day with their solid personalities clashing. Diana and Nubia are in essence sisters, but this is the initial time in a lengthy time that they’ve felt like it—complete with the sibling bickering which is rather a great deal unavoidable. Amusing and clever with some great visuals.
Ultimately, it’s Rachel Smythe on “The Acquaintance,” a cartoony story with a design and style as opposed to anything else we’ve viewed so much. As Diana visits Circe’s manor to retrieve a pal who angered the sorceress, the two outdated enemies bond around their area as women of all ages making an attempt to adjust the entire world of the Gods. This variation of Circe as basically Diana’s chaotic wine aunt is anything hilarious, and I won’t spoil the ending. Believe in me. Just go through it and get pleasure from, due to the fact it is the funniest scene I have viewed in a comic in a pretty long time.
5 good stories, but it is the two cartoonists who truly gain the working day here.
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