By Cat Wyatt
Wonder Woman #47 continues the Dark Gods plot that was started in the last issue. Last we saw Super Girl had gone crazy and started attacking Diana. She isn’t the first supernatural person to go off the wall this plot, but hopefully, she’ll be the last.
It is pretty satisfying to see a full on fight between Wonder Woman and Super Girl. It isn’t exactly something that happens every day, after all. Granted it’s probably a given that Wonder Woman is holding back since she wouldn’t want to hurt her friend or anything like that, but still.
It’s clear that Diana is going to have to find a different solution to this fight, as brute force is not an option. At least, not if she doesn’t want to seriously injure Super Girl, who for all intents and purposes is a victim in this conflict.
Here’s where the lasso of truth comes into play, to the surprise of nobody. Super Girl can still fly, and thus still causes a bit of trouble for Wonder Woman, but it’s something. The goal is clearly to try and get Super Girl to confess what has happened to her, to reveal what is influencing her so heavily that it’d change her very nature. Also hopefully Diana can learn something about the Dark Gods, as currently, all she has is their name.
Meanwhile Jason is having a very interesting meeting. He’s all the way in the Aegean Islands, and he’s meeting with the famed Greek Fates. For those that need a quick refresher course: the Fates, aka the Moirai are the three goddesses of fate. Their names are/were Clotho, Lachesis, and Atropos. Considering he’s seeking answers, they’re actually the perfect people for him to have sought out at this exact moment.
It turns out that the armor Jason wears was forged by Zeus himself. He had intended to give it to the strongest of his children, Diana. Those that attempted to honor Zeus’ wishes were unaware that it was meant for her, and instead gave it to Jason, under a pretty obvious but slightly sexist assumption. Unfortunately Jason couldn’t give the armor to Diana now even if he wanted to, as the armor is fully bonded to him. It’s probably for the best, as Diana is more than capable as she is, and Jason could probably use the boost.
Jason probably would have happily stayed with the Fates all day, to learn everything he could, had they not delivered a dire warning; the Dark Gods are no longer on their way to earth, as they have already arrived. They gently suggest he hurry off to be with Diana, as she’s going to need the help. We’ll have to see what help he and his armor can give her.
The lasso did successfully take Super Girl out, but not in the way Diana expected. She didn’t get any information out of her, and instead the poor girl just passed out. Hopefully when she wakes she’ll be back to her normal self.
Jason arrives just in time to see the official arrival of the Dark Gods…and it is a sight to see. They’re hard to describe without diminishing their stature; they look like giant stone statues, but with glowing red eyes. Likely they’ll be more formidable than they look, but who knows.
There’s a chance Diana won’t get to see the full might of the Dark Gods, as she’s suddenly pulled away by another force. Leaving Jason alone against the Dark Gods. More interesting, however, is who exactly popped in and grabbed Wonder Woman; it’s none other than the Star Sapphires. Now that is a fascinating twist.
The buildup in this issue was a little bit slow, focusing more on the fight with Wonder Woman versus Super Girl, which we already knew would happen thanks to the last issue. Jason’s talk, while interesting, was a bit on the slower side. The reason show stealer for this issue is the introduction of the Star Sapphires. They don’t act anything like the Green Lanterns, so it’ll be interesting to see what they want with Diana, especially when you consider the fact that they technically pulled her away from her love, rather than the other way around.
The artwork for this issue was okay, it carried the story well, as one would expect for the style of Wonder Woman. Super Girl looked like she should have, and the interpretations of the Fates was pretty spot on. Again the most interesting part was how they chose to draw the Star Sapphires, their transitional appearance and sudden disappearance was very well done.
Wonder Woman #47