By: Cynthia Ayala
Hey everyone! I know, I’m late on the futures end story lines but hey, better late than never right? I present to you Wonder Woman: Futures End #1 where Wonder Woman has finally embraced her role as the Goddess of War.
Wonder Woman: Futures End #1 (RELEASE DATE: SEPT 17, 2014 | COVER PRICE: $3.99)
Finally a futures end story that is actually interesting. Leave it to Charles Soule to actually make me interested in the whole Futures End series.
In this issue, Diana, the Goddess of War is facing off against the mysterious Goddess Nemesis. Anyone who knows Greek Mythology knows who Nemesis is, the goddess of divine retribution/justice. She is not a Goddess of peace but rather one that feeds off death, off war. At least, that’s how Soule is taking this story.
This puts Diana in a tough spot and forces her character to become the Goddess of war, alongside everything it entails as far as her character goes. A well-written issue also took advantage of the character change. Soule really didn’t pull any punches for the narrative. Instead, he goes deep into who Wonder Woman is at her core and explores it alongside her position as the Goddess of War. This isn’t a new Wonder Woman, instead this character is more reminiscent of who she was before the New 52.
Writing aside, the artwork also took advantage of her different personas and put it into her outfit that changes throughout the issue, from the past, to the present as a soldier and then to her position as a God. The outfit change gives readers a visual aspect as to who she is at that that given moment.
Charles Soule is amazing with his characterization and this was just a good Futures End issue….finally.
WRITER: CHARLES SOULE
ARTISTS: RAGS MORALES, JOSE MARZAN JR. & BATT
COLORISTS: ANDREW DALHOUSE & TONY AVIÑA
PUBLISHER: DC COMICS