Wonder Woman #15 Review

Wonder Woman has faced some serious challenges in her career since the beginning of the New 52, but is she really ready to face the might of Orion?  Read on to find out.

The official description from DC:

• Who is Orion — and what are the New Gods?!

• Massive changes are coming for Wonder Woman and the entire DC Universe!

• Get ready for round 1 of Wonder Woman vs. Orion!

The dynamics of this somewhat complicated yet engaging comic book continue to evolve as we slowly but surely learn more about Diana‘s recently discovered family.  Her siblings certainly have trust issues but it’s becoming more and more apparent that they rightly should.  To further extrapolate from that point: don’t trust anyone born from Olympus because at the end of the day everyone has an agenda and chances are you won’t know what it is before it’s too late.

Brian Azzarello continues to pen his ongoing play involving the various gods and goddesses born from Greek myth.  He uses the honesty and integrity of our protagonist to explore and exploit the depths of the other character’s vanity while imbuing the entirety of this tale with enough wherewithal to yield some moments of levity.  I have to say that the turn around and unique pairing of an antagonist and the catalyst for the beginning of this romp was quite amusing, and I can’t wait to see where that goes in the future.

Cliff Chiang returns to art duties with this release and his pencil work has never been better.  Whether he’s drawing characters on a titanic scale or a focusing in on a simple dialogue scene he’s more than capable and surely ready to go.  The minimalist tendencies employed here may be, at first glance, different from what most readers would expect from this type of narrative but trust me the unique design sense combined with the script creates a perfect unison that to this day continues to impress.

Wonder Woman #15 is another outstanding tale that easily and quite excellently propels this stellar series toward its next phase.  Highly recommended.


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