WONDER WOMAN: COME BACK TO ME #6, out this Wednesday from DC Comics, concludes the epic and slightly crazy quest that Wonder Woman has found herself a part of. And it is every bit the explosive ending we’ve all been looking forward to.
Just a friendly reminder before we dive into this review: Wonder Woman Come Back to Me is a series that has already been in print once before. It originally ran as part of the Justice League/Wonder Woman Giant series but is now being compiled into one single series for the sake of the fans (and collectors).
Wonder Woman has been thrown from one adventure to the next during her time in Wonder Woman: Come Back to Me, but the journey is about to end. Wonder Woman: Come Back to Me #6 concludes the series, bringing fans the ending we’ve all been looking forward to. But does it live up to our expectations?
Wonder Woman: Come Back to Me #6 was in many ways exactly the sort of conclusion fans could expect from this series. After all, Wonder Woman is not unused to space, nor is she afraid to go to drastic measures to save her friends.
However, this issue does bring about it a few twists before it allows the series to conclude. You’d think that the authors, Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti, would be done upping the ante in this plot. And you’d think wrong. They have one more big bad they need to throw Diana’s way.
But Diana works best under pressure. If anything, she’s more likely to find more allies when facing a greater foe. So her following actions are not surprising to any of her fans, though that doesn’t diminish her willingness to sacrifice any.
All things considered, this was an amusing issue to read. Yes, it got a little sappy at times, especially towards the end. But that tends to happen when a character comes back from the dead (because of time travel shenanigans).
Wonder Woman: Come Back to Me #6 faced some art style changes, but given how the plot had originally occurred within a couple of different series, that’s not too surprising. Tom Derenick (pencils/inks), Hi-Fi (colors), and Travis Lanham (letters) were all brought on for this two-part issue, and they had a bit of fun here.
Diana’s fights are epic and dramatic – as all of her fights should be. Fans of the character might notice something off during the final fight – but that was done with intent, as Diana is up to something sneaky. It’s brilliant that the artwork was able to leave hints such as that.
The other highlight would have to be the way in which power was represented in this issue. There were some very strong beings presented here. But they had to be believable and something that Diana could potentially be both threatened by and capable of taking out. That’s a fine line to tread. But they did a decent job with these final two antagonists.
Wonder Woman: Come Back to Me was an interesting and fun series, on the whole. It doesn’t require any readers to know what’s going on in Diana’s current plot, and really just wants to tell a dynamic story about a beloved DC character. And who can blame them there? The series did end up pretty out there (literally) in the end, but it takes a lot to challenge a character as powerful as Wonder Woman.