Synopsis: Wonder Woman proves herself not just the protector of Earth…but of the universe, in ‘Seeing Stars’.
Review: Set in the hight of the cold war between Russia and the West this issue of Wonder Woman 77 continues the story, which started in issue 26.
Diana Prince aka ‘Wonder Woman’ has been sent in to investigate suspicious activity which turns out to be an Alien plot to intensify the hostile relations between the USA and Russia.
The story, which is penned by Amanda Delbert is pretty true to what you would have likely seen in the average episode of the cult ‘Wonder Woman’ series of 1977. The only one thing being different is the aliens. The 70’s series tended to stay as earthbound as possible for most part due to their not being to much of a budget for aliens back in the day. At least not convincing ones.
This comic is a wonderful bit of nostalgia for fans of the 70’s series and you’ll definitely be seeing stars by the time you hit that final page.
Narratively the writer has captured both the stars and stripes feel of the classic wonder woman series as well as the very 70’s style of writing. In which we get the slightly preachy message at the end. But I never minded that on TV.
The pencils and inks by Christian Duce are fantastic. His likeness of the young Lynda Carter as ‘Wonder Woman’ is really good. I particularly enjoyed the dynamic action sequence in which Wonder Woman battles her Alien adversary in out of space. I also loved the Wonder Woman space suit. Another thing I don’t ever remember seeing in the TV series.
With a movie of ‘Wonder Woman’ due out next year. This is a great time to check this comic out for what I suspect is a lighter and more fun take on the iconic character.