Greetings, Folk! Thanks for coming! I’m so glad you could make it! Here we are with “Volume One, Number Four” of Four-Color Bullet! It’s Ladies Night at Four-Color Bullet, so let’s say hello to Wonder Woman and The Unstoppable Wasp! But first…
Comic Book Store Shout Out!
This issue’s books were brought to you by Earth 2 Comics, on the Boulevard in Sherman Oaks, California. This store is hopping whenever I go there, but Carr (just like Snapper) and his crew always make you feel like YOU are the most important customer in the store. Check them out whenever you get a chance.
Writer: Greg Rucka
Artist: Nicola Scott
Colorist: Romulo Fajardo, Jr.
Letters: Jodi Wynne
WONDER WOMAN 1 SPECIAL EDITION – FREE COMIC BOOK DAY
Do you really wonder why my eye goes to the horizon instead of the skies?
Just in time for the upcoming Wonder Woman movie, here comes a retelling of the Wonder Woman origin story, “Year One Part One,” and it is a job well done. It’s updated enough to get you interested if you’re new to following Princess Diana, and incorporates the spirit of the best parts of Wonder Woman’s 75 years of history. Greg Rucka (Gotham Central, Queen & Country) does a fine job making this familiar story fresh and interesting, bouncing back and forth introducing us to the Amazons, Diana, Steve Trevor, and providing backstory that’s moves forward and fast. The art of Nicola Scott (Spike Vs. Dracula, Earth 2) is something to behold. Go out and enjoy this series!
Writer: Jeremy Whitley
Artist: Elsa Charretier
Cover Artist: Charretier & Nicolsa Bannister
Colorist: Megan M. Wilson
Letterer: VC’s Joe Caramagna
Marvel Worldwide, Inc.
THE UNSTOPPABLE WASP #5
Nadia Pym is the daughter of the late Hank Pym with his first wife, Maria Trovaya, not to be confused with Hope Pym, Hank’s daughter with Janet Van Dyke, whom you met in the Ant-Man movie. Nadia’s friend from the Red Room, Ying, has been dispatched by Mother to capture Nadia and bring her back to the Red Room. A big incentive for doing the job is the explosive Mother had implanted in Ying’s neck. To figure out a way to remove the bomb, Nadia calls on her new friends: tremendously intelligent teen girls all making strides in all sorts of sciences. Jarvis from The Avengers is Nadia’s caretaker and guardian, taking her to go and meet her surviving family.
What a fun book this is! Nadia’s communication and understanding of the world is refreshing, as she has no feel for the nuances of social norms, and sees no reason to question who she is, what she wants, or what is right. What a cool role model. Jeremy Whitley (Princeless, My Little Pony: Frindship Is Magic) really has a great grasp of the characters, and his writing really shows his enjoyment of comics.
That’s all from me for now. Have a great one, and until next time: