REVIEW: ‘Wonder Girl,’ Issue #7

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Wonder Girl #7

Wonder Girl #7 is written by Joëlle Jones, drawn by Leila Del Duca, colored by Jordie Bellaire, lettered by Pat Brosseau, and published by DC Comics. Wonder Girl #7 wraps up Yara Flor’s current solo run. 

In Wonder Girl #6, Yara was imprisoned by the gods for her refusal to become one of them and act as Hera’s champion, and in Wonder Girl #7, she continues to experience fallout from that. On Mount Olympus, Yara has a rude awakening when she finds out that Eros has been using her just like the other gods. Meanwhile, Diana Troy and Cassie Sandsmark, along with Yara’s tribe, the Esquecida, are attacking the gates, trying to get Yara back. Yara’s always been pulled in all directions, between her civilian life, her ties to the gods, and her family, and in Wonder Girl #7 this has all come to a head. 

It’s a shame that Yara’s solo series ended so abruptly. However, it doesn’t feel fair to blame the creative team for that, as Wonder Girl #8 had been solicited before being canceled. While Yara’s story is set to continue in Trial of the Amazons: Wonder Girl #1, because the Trial of the Amazons title will be shared with other Wonder Girl Cassie Sandsmark, it’s possible that she won’t get the page time she needs to truly wrap up this story arc in a satisfying way. 

Jones sets up an interesting story for Yara, and it’s exciting to see everything starting to pay off. Jones teases readers with a scene of Yara speaking to her deceased mother, asking advice for what she’s meant to do, who she’s meant to be. Yara is such an interesting character with so much potential, and Jones does a fantastic job of showing that.

The pacing of Wonder Girl #7 is some of the best in the series, with a good balance between what’s happening with Yara and what’s happening with the other characters. Yara has plenty of page time, as she is the titular character, and the Esquecida appear enough that their goals feel fleshed out enough to be of narrative importance. 

Another thing Jones does well is making Yara a likable character and someone readers will root for. She may be a demigoddess, but she’s not invulnerable. She loses sometimes, and she has to learn not to be so cocky and hotheaded. And throughout Jones’ Wonder Girl run, she has. While there are only seven issues, Yara has come a long way and could have gone even further. Hopefully, this character development and characterization will continue in Trial of the Amazons and any other titles she appears in. 

In Wonder Girl #7, readers finally get to see the epic battle between the Esquecida, aided by Diana and Cassie, and now Yara, and the gods of Mount Olympus. And Del Duca and Bellaire do not disappoint. Visually this story is stunning. Del Luca has strong linework, in combination with creating smooth motion that makes the action flow across the page. And Bellaire uses rich colors with a striking contrast between the background and the characters themselves. In addition, Brosseau’s sound effects serve to further enhance the action.

It would have been great if Yara’s solo series was continuing. But Wonder Girl #7 is a great story and a good sendoff for her next adventure.

Wonder Girl #7 is available now wherever comics are sold.


Wonder Girl #7
4.5

TL;DR

It would have been great if Yara’s solo series was continuing. But Wonder Girl #7 is a great story and a good sendoff for her next adventure.

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