Review by: keith7198

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Cover by ED BENES

Size: 32 pages
Price: 2.99

We’ve seen Aquaman’s first leap into the Flashpoint mini series pool. Now it’s Wonder Woman’s turn with “Flashpoint: Wonder Woman and the Furies”. The backdrop of the Flashpoint world centers around a war between Aquaman and Wonder Woman. This issue gives us the history behind what caused this war between ancient civilizations.

Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning co-write this series that reveals the first meeting between Diana and Arthur and their subsequent wedding. We get to see the events that pave the way for the war as well as get some insight into who is behind it all. The book is well written and has a solid pacing although it’s unfortunate there isn’t more time spent on Arthur and Diana’s relationship. It seems as if they meet in one panel and are announcing their marriage in the next. But that’s a casuality of time and space limitations rather than poor storytelling. In fact, Abnett and Lanning make good use of their limited space, providing us with a compact and well structured story.

For the most part Scott Clark’s art is gorgeous. I was particularly captured by his beautiful portrayal of Diana. I also loved Clark’s style of seperating his panels. The water panels were seperated by ocean waves or Kraken tentacles while on Themyscira panels were seperated by pillars or ancient architecture. Not only is it creative but very appealing. My only small qualm about the art is that sometimes the style seems to change. Most panels have a polished, more realistic look but there are random panels where the characters look strangely stylized. It isn’t totally distracting but it is noticable.

I enjoyed this book and it does well giving us some history behind the war that changed the landscape of Earth in the world according to Flashpoint. The writing is well done even if it feels like you’re reading Cliffsnotes instead of a full account. The art may stray on a couple of panels but overall it’s beautiful to look at. This is a good issue and it’s a story that’s going to carry a lot of weight in Flashpoint. I’m definitely onboard for the next issue.

Story: 4 - Very Good
Art: 4 - Very Good


  1. Great review.  I liked the art details too.  I think we may see more of the “courtship” in issues #2 and 3.  But I actually liked how they did the old school no love good for the people regal marriage.  Made them oddly (dangerously) out of touch with the real world, meshed well with the martial (also dangerous) aspects of their cultures.

  2. Thanks for the kind words. The more I think on this book the more impressed I am with the storytelling. Very good use of limited space and time. The whole different culture dynamic is interesting. Kinda got me wanting to read this book again.

  3. The scenes you point out where the art was good I agree, but for me personally, there were too many weaknesses overall to make the book particularly appealing visually.

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