Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman #3 Review

Sensation Comics continues its latest run, but should it even exist? Read on to find out.

The official description from DC:

When Wonder Woman allows an other-dimensional science-villain to capture her, she expects to swiftly deal with his android minions and save the day. But he’s able to brainwash her and that’s when things go haywire! Then, back on Earth, we share a rare moment from Diana’s rock-star days.

Senssation Comics featuring Wonder Woman 3_Preview PageIf you woke up today and thought: man I need more WW adventures, no matter how zany, then you’re in luck! Because the creative teams involved with this compilation piece from the first page to the final panel display their understanding of the source they’re playing with. Which in the end results in quick little arcs full of spunk, personality and charisma. All these elements allowed Diana and her alter ego to survive reboots, differing interpretations and decades of somewhat accepted lore.

My favorite one comes from Sean E. Williams, who pens “Bullets and Bracelets” while Marguerite Sauvage illustrates it. In this tale we see Wonder Woman as a pop icon, that’s sharing herself with the world via her music. That might sound horrible to many fanboys and fangirls who long for the battle hardened Goddess of War that the New 52 currently sports, but I’d be lying if I said this rock-star didn’t impress.

Morning Coffee” by Ollie Masters and Amy Mebberson is a bit of another story. It follows a brief crossover with Catwoman that’s largely entertaining but ultimately irrelevant fun. There’s not my depth to this but it’s bound to get some laughs as we sit back and watch our heroine take on a dragon! And then there’s “No Chains Can Hold Her!” which acts largely as a reminder of yesteryear with sturdy pictures and text by Gilbert Hernandez.

Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman #3 offers easy to follow narratives that understand their boundaries, while holding visuals that are destined to please even the most discerning. There’s not much weight behind these proceedings, but this comic represents a fun streak in our Amazon. And for that reason it comes recommended.

  • + Engaging visuals.
  • + This comic is a sensation!
  • + WW core mechanics are still there.
  • - Truth be told there's not really any depth here...

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