Review: Future State: Wonder Woman #1
Future State: Wonder Woman #1 has a lot of eyes on it. It features the debut of Yara Flor a character who is already set to play a pretty big role going forward in the DC Universe. Not only is she getting an ongoing series but a television series is in the works too. Yeah, there’s some big plans for her. Now, does the comic do her justice and will it get readers excited? Most likely yes.
Jöelle Jones handles double duty with both writing and providing the art joined by Jordie Bellaire on color and Clayton Cowles on lettering. The story revolves around Yara Flor attempting to journey to the Underworld to rescue one of her Themysciran sisters from the grasp of Hades.
Future State: Wonder Woman #1 is an entertaining debut with beautiful artwork and an interesting narrative. Told from the perspective of a narrator, we follow Flor as she works through her plan. We eventually get to the journey to Hades which doesn’t go as planned all delivering an entertaining journey so far.
Jones does a fantastic job of mixing humor and action in the comic keeping the pace going. There’s just enough told to us about this new take on Wonder Woman but the story is straightforward and easy to follow. Surprisingly, it’s the humor that really stands out. While the action is solid, there’s a lot of joking and great banter back and forth that keeps the story fun and breezy in a good way. It’d be easy to turn this into a dour journey but Jones helps prevent that with the right amount of comedic moments and dialogue.
The art also helps. The design of Flor along with colors create a beautiful comic to look at. While I’m not too familiar with that part of the world, the colors and design feel like they evoke it from what I know but also honors the history of Wonder Woman. It’s a great design of a costume and character. The world itself is interesting to look at mixing the real world with the fantastical.
Future State: Wonder Woman #1 is just a solid comic. There’s good action. There’s great dialogue. It’s a debut that has me wanting to come back and check out more. It also has done Yara Flor justice and had the character put her best foot forward in a pretty anticipated debut. By the end, I not only wanted to read the second issue but also want to see where Flor’s journey through the DC Universe goes from here.
Story: Jöelle Jones Art: Jöelle Jones
Color: Jordie Bellaire Letterer: Clayton Cowles
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.75 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy
DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review