Wonder Woman stands firm but does her comic’s quality start to falter in this latest release? Read on to find out.
The official description from DC:
• WONDER WOMAN faces a choice: Defend ZEUS’S throne from APOLLO – or defend her closest friend!
• Plus: Zola gives birth to something completely unexpected!
12 issues in and Wonder Woman managed to keep me glued to my seat, from start to finish. The various plot threads from issues #1 to 11 have each led this comic toward a climactic battle and several narrative twists and turns that successfully propel this series into new creative territory. Through those previous issues Brian Azzarello, Cliff Chiang, Dan Green and Tony Akins have each lent their talent toward a climactic tale that took one full year to fully germinate and unfold.
Series writer Brian Azzarello successfully weaves so many plot threads in this latest romp that I’m honestly impressed. His script functions with enough narrative ease, that every line and every word of dialogue felt cosmetic, natural and completely logical. My favorite part however, is the plethora of symbolic meat that’s ripe for readers to chew on. From the idea of creation to the zealotry of mindless destruction, the comings and goings of old guards, this issue is just dripping with ancient strength worthy of a modern myth.
Cliff Chiang once again absolutely hits the art out of the park. His panel work during the fight scenes alone, is so dynamic that you honestly feel like you’re seeing the fluidity of motion captured in these still pictures. The lines are stiff, sure and stylized while the detail remains minimalist, but never to the point where fans are left wanting more.
If you’ve never been a fan of Wonder Woman before, then this is the time to check out the character and see why so many reviewers and fans are raving about what this creative team has done. Highly recommended.