I enjoyed the variety of takes and tones on Diana and her world offered in this issue. Nice to see a common thread linking all the stories together, which in my opinion is Diana’s compassion. It shows even when she’s fighting Ares, The God of War, reminding him what she fights for, despite him.
My favorite story of the bunch though has to be the first one, the finale for the current story arc, The Wild Hunt. Not only does the story emphasize Diana’s compassion, even towards her arch nemesis, Cheetah, but it also contrasts two themes that I believe are core to Wonder Woman stories: submission and freedom of choice. Cheetah submits to the power of the Lasso, to the Truth…and later Wonder Woman chooses to define her own mission, which is again dedicated to the Truth…in lieu of letting Hera define it for her. A powerful, action packed story, and a great new beginning for Wonder Woman.