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Cover date: December 2012
"The Origin of Wonder"
Writer: Scott Lobdell & Fabian Nicieza
Penciller: Alé Garza
Inker: Alé Garza
Reviewed by: Shawn Morrissey
While in Cambodia, Helena discovers a dig site, abandons it for another, prompting Cassie to curiously return to the former site. Inexplicably, Cassie knows Diesel is at the first dig site. While there, she discovers a massive chamber just yards from where Helena had stopped the dig. Somehow, Diesel gets his face pasted with Silent Armor. Trying to help, Cassie snaps on a pair of gauntlets she finds nearby. Bada-bing Bada-boom... she's Wonder Girl.
The Silent Armor finds itself attracted to Cassie, so in an effort to relieve Diesel of the burden of the Armor, Cassie allows the devilish mail to attach itself to her. This doesn't sit well with Diesel, who threatens Cassie into giving the armor back. Just then, the chamber collapses, a boulder apparently squashes Diesel, while Cassie uses her lariat to swing out of danger.
Cassie, Red Robin, and Superboy return to the site of the chamber to investigate.
Meanwhile, deep beneath Belle Reve Prison, Amanda Waller is still turning the dials and charging up the electrodes on Kurt Lance. Hold on to your socks, Lance is on the job.
Story - 1: I'm just going to list chronologically the top six problems with this issue:
Art - 3: I mostly enjoyed the art. There are some very nice splash pages, especially in the opening. Garza does have a tendency to draw faces in a style I tend not to like, but it isn't over the top. He's also hit or miss with his panels, but he does present pleasant full page shots and multiple image layovers. Ultimately, I prefer Booth.
Dalhouse stays on here with the colors and he continues to do a bang up job.
Cover Art - 2: I'm torn... I think I like this cover, but then I look at it for a while and there's something about it that bugs me. I can't really pinpoint it. The art is decent, with Booth putting his pencils to work, though not at their best. I'm actually unsure what to say. Forgive me, dear reader.
Check out the Comic Index Lists for the complete list of Superman-related comics published in 2012.