The latest Sensation Comics is a pacey, great-looking done-in-one from writer Amy Chu and artist Bernard Chang that offers a tad more realism than your average DC yarn. It’s a different kind of Wonder Woman story, and definitely deserves your dollar – or rather, 99 cents. Chu’s military unit feels authentic, the situation of the everyday Afghanis reflects what’s going on and Diana plays an interesting role.
And it’s great to see former Wonder Woman regular Chang back; I liked his work when he teamed with Gail Simone and he’s only grown in skill. He balances the naturalistic and fantastic superbly, and gives us a bigger picture than the 20 pages would otherwise afford by including tiny inset panels providing extra information around scenes. I can’t imagine a better artist for this issue. Wendy Broome’s colours and Saida Temofonte’s letters only add to a thoroughly satisfying tale.
Once more, editors Jessica Chen and Kristy Quinn have overseen a splendid offering from DC’s digital department – I wonder if they’ll give us something equally good next issue as a Christmas treat?