Monday, June 25, 2012

Wonder Woman #10

Humorist Will Rogers famously said, "I never met a man I didn't like."

(He obviously didn't meet a couple of jerks I've met over the years. Most people are fine, likable folks - but there are exceptions.)

This issue focuses on a similar statement by Wonder Woman - one that sheds some interesting light on her personality - something we haven't seen much of in the last, oh, 50 years or so.

Kudos to writer Brian Azzarello for making this character interesting and fun to read (if you don't mind some serious dollops of horror along the way).

She's in quite a predicament as she's being forced to marry the ruler of Hades (here he's called "Hell"), and she seems to be trapped without any hope of rescue.

Luckily, she has some high-powered help - and a plan.

The art chores are divided between Kato (the first nine pages) and Tony Akins and Dan Green (the last 11 pages). They're actually a good match, and it would take a discerning eye to note the change. The art is excellent (if a bit gruesome in places).

The creative teams have done a great job, building a unique mythology and odd cast of characters around the venerable Amazon - and have breathed new, fresh life into this series. Great work all around!

Grade: A-


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