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Review: Wonder Woman: Dead Earth #2

Wonder Woman: Dead Earth #2 is published by DC Comics under their Black Label imprint. It is written and illustrate by Daniel Warren Johnson with colors by Mike Spicer.

I am in love with this Wonder Woman outfit design – this amalgamation of Superman, Batman, Robin, and her own costumes speaks so much about the burden that has been left on Diana’s shoulders. She is without power, she is without her friends, and now, Diana has found she is without her home. She set out to bring the humans to Themyscira in hopes of providing them a safehaven, but instead she was met with a truth that even Wonder Woman cannot cope with. All of her sisters and her mother have been mutated into horrible beasts and it was the humans she has always held so dear that caused it.

Surprisingly, Cheetah, one of Wonder Woman’s greatest foes (though somehow a dear friend) is the one who saves her this time. Which is wonderful to see Cheetah show some compassion. She’s an amazing character that could be a great hero but was always so full of rage and revenge and perhaps an apocalypse is what she needed to let go. I mean, everyone you hated has been turned into monsters or obliterated, no use being mad at them anymore.


It’s hard because you can see both sides. Diana has always prioritized humanity over Amazons because she felt this need to guide and protect them. She had faith that they could be good, so learning that they destroyed everything she loved – how could she not become distrustful? Yes, the human side has clearly suffered as well which sucks, but isn’t it their own fault? Why should it be her responsibility? Especially if they’re just going to go and do it again, as human history has shown too often to happen.

Still, seeing as I’m a human, and seeing humans like Dee and Tal, of course I hope Diana returns to being Wonder Woman and saving the world. Especially a world that all of our other heroes gave their life to save. Even if she doesn’t owe humanity, she certainly owes her comrades that much.


Make sure you pick up Wonder Woman – Dead Earth #2 from your local comic shop!

Happy reading!

Rachel Freeman
Rachel Freeman
Rachel Freeman is a staff writer and comic review editor at Pop Break. She regularly contributes comic book reviews, such as The Power of the Dark Crystal, Savage Things, Mother Panic, Dark Nights: Metal, Rose, and more. She also contributes anime reviews, such as Berserk, Garo: Vanishing Line and Attack on Titan as well as TV reviews. She has been part of The BreakCast for the Definitive Defenders Podcast. Outside of her writing for Pop Break, Rachel is currently a pre-school teacher. She is a college graduate with her BA in History and MAED. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram: @Raychikinesis.

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