“Godwatch” goes deep into Dr. Cale’s and Dr. Cyber’s quest to find Thymoscira, which has been the root of the conflict for the previous four volumes. Phobos and Deimos play an intergral role in this volume as well as a surprise minor goddess I didn’t know even had a part in this universe. Diana confronts all of them and begins wrapping up the conflicts that have been interwoven in volumes 1-4. There’s a lot of character development and backstory which, for someone new to the Wonder Woman-verse, is great. Cheetah is still at large but by this point we are familiar with her internal struggle. It was interesting to see the development of Dr. Cale from ambivalent to villain all in the name of family. It reminded me a lot of Lex Luthor.
One major issue I had with this volume was the distracting male-gaziness of the illustrations. I know there’s been a lot of controversy over Wonder Woman because of this and I would’ve thought a more modern volume would have done better; alas, dear reader, it wasn’t. There’s a weird meet-cute moment between Diana and Dr. Cale that just felt very unnecessary.