DC is sending fans into Wonder Woman‘s past, but is it a journey that’s truly worth taking? Read on to find out.
The official description from DC:
• A facet of the past is revealed – and a foe is introduced!
• How did Wonder Woman become a star pupil of Ares?
I’m going to be upfront and completely honest, last month’s issue of Wonder Woman (you can read the review here) was a triumph of comic book storytelling and this issue is an entertaining stop-gap. But don’t worry fans it’s still a really good read that’s more than worth your time as the creative team takes the idea of writing a prequel issue and goes a bit further with the concept.
Brian Azzarello delivers a script that is both making fun of the concept of the #0 month while perfectly emulating the 1950s style of comic book story-telling. Heavy narration, corny dialogue and some truthfully tongue-in-cheek moments are all here as the series writer works to deliver something more than a simple prequel. He truly seeks to establish a solid narrative, while maintaining a level of control that few writers have accomplished. Because of that fact, not only does the author cover the established tropes he tells a significantly interesting romp that will keep fans entertained as they read this latest issue.
Cliff Chiang once again delivers fantastic art. His rendition of the world of Wonder Woman is second to none, as his minimalist and sophisticated style offers refined panels that adjust just enough to fit the era he’s seeking to emulate. I honestly have no complaints about the line work done here, each figure and background simply looks top-notch.
Wonder Woman #0 is a fun read that emulates an old-fashioned style of storytelling while maintaining some minor connections to the ongoing narrative. But I can’t help but wish I was reading Wonder Woman #13 instead of this issue, with that said this release still more than earns a recommendation.