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• A facet of the past is revealed – and a foe is introduced!

• How did Wonder Woman become a star pupil of Ares?

Written by Brian Azzarello
Art by Cliff Chiang
Cover by Cliff Chiang
Variant Cover by Cliff Chiang

Price: $2.99
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  1. My God! Cliff Chiang’s WW is so hot.

  2. Ares trained her ? That’s gonna be interesting.

  3. This is always hovering at or near the top of my favorite DC titles. Very curious to see how Azzarello does her origin.

    And yes, Chiang’s Diana is a pillar of beauty.

  4. Do you wonder woman fans think this would be a good jumping on point for a WW newbie? Could I read this alone and understand it?

  5. Best DC book.

  6. This was great. If DC continues to add more titles then they should build around this book rather than the dark and edge books. New takes on Sandman (a human incarnation like Wesley Dodds), New Gods could easilly fall in to this world.

  7. This was awesome.

    That is all I have to say.

  8. Another fantastic issue of Wonder Woman. I thought her old-school costume was cool, and Chiang did a masterful job as always. I think this was a good way to approach the zero issue storywise, we learned a bit more about WW’s past, and it was an entertaining self-contained issue. I could hear the montage music in the background as Ares trained Diana, “Your the best, around!, nothing’s gonna ever keep ya down!”.

  9. This was my favorite of the zero issues (granted, most of them were crap).

    What Azzarello did here with the Lee/Kirby throwback style was brilliant. It was a great peice of origin that helped flesh out the New 52 Diana just enough to make us care. This is the only zero issue that accomplished the mission. And the beautiful Chiang art was icing on the cake. Good stuff.

    • Re: The style of the narration. I loved how Azzarello was able to ape that old school style, but kept it grounded enough that I didn’t have to read it with the mindset of “this is old school style, just go with it”. Dude knows what he’s doing. This would have been my POTW, but Peter Panzerfaust was in top form this month.

    • I agree. It was particularly surprising coming from Azzarello. If this had been someone like Geoff Johns, I wouldn’t have been nearly as impressed. But Azzarello typically has a style so distinctly modern, and that made this even more of a treat.

    • That’s interesting, because I wasn’t surprised. I agree that Azz typically has a very modern style, but I think the same skillful use of language, syntax and wordplay he uses in his modern books is present in this “old school” style. I probably couldn’t have identified it as Azzarello if I hadn’t known, but I can kind of see the connections.

      Now I’m curious to find out if his First Wave/Doc Savage stuff from a few years back did something similar.

    • That’s a good point. One look at Spaceman (which is all I gave it) proves that he definitely loves his wordplay. I guess I was surprised because, no matter how many years go by, I’ll always associate him with 100 Bullets (which I consider his masterpiece) and that’s very modern with a dash of noir. Of course, now that I think about it, even then he was very adept at switching up the language depending on the characters he was focusing on (ethnicity, location, background, etc.). So yeah, I’m pickin up what you’re puttin down. But he still wouldn’t have been my first guess if I had picked read this without knowing who was holding the pen. Which I think is fantastic.

  10. “Diana, it is I, Queen Hippolyta, your mother!”

    Loved the purposefully bad dialogue in this.

  11. Just picked up my comics for the last two weeks and going off the art this looks like it is going to be my favourite of them all.

  12. I’d buy the hell out of this title if it was like this every month. Wait a minute, I already buy this every month!

    Now that we’ve reached the zero point in the New 52, I’m gonna say that WW and Batman are the best, strongest, and most consistent books of the relaunch. Wonder Woman… who predicted that it’d be this great?

  13. I had a total flashback to the old Wonder Girl & Wonder Tot stories I read as a kid. Amazing.

  14. Wonder Woman #0 was a hoot! From Cliff Chiang’s super-cool and simplified artwork, to Azzarello’s amazing storytelling, this story was really enjoyable. War’s role in this issue was extremely surprising.

    Please check my mini-review here:

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