Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Wonder Woman #0 - Review

Young Princess Diana is on a quest to prove herself as a true Amazon warrior by training with an unlikely ally. When she faces off against one of mythology's most powerful monsters, it'll take everything that Diana's teacher and the Amazons have shown her in the art of war.

This comic was just plain fun.

The new Wonder Woman title by Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang has been dynamite, and this issue changed things up by returning to a more retro-styled comic book narrative. The whole thing reads like an adventure story from the 40's, which is a type of whimsical storytelling that sometimes gets overlooked in the modern world of gritty and dark comics.

The artwork by Chiang has a little bit of an older looking style this time around, but it really fits the story that Azzarello is telling. The characters are all very expressive and lively in every panel. The cartooning jumps off the page just as much on scenes where characters are just exchanging dialogue.

Diana has always been the heaviest hitting woman in the DC Universe. Her previous series have sometimes gotten shaky after a few issues, but the team on the New 52 version of the character knows how to treat the fairer member of the Trinity (Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman).

If you're looking to get girls into comics, or if you just love retro storytelling, this issue is perfect.

RATING: 9/10

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