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• WONDER WOMAN has been shot through the heart! It’s up to LENNOX to pull his half-sister out of HELL!

• One of DIANA’S closest companions is not to be trusted!

Story by Brian Azzarello
Art by Kano, Tony Akins, & Dan Green
Colors by Matthew Wilson
Letters by Jared Fletcher
Cover by Cliff Chiang

Price: $2.99
iFanboy Community Pick of the Week Percentage: 1.8%


MattD06/21/12YesRead Review
Avg Rating: 4.1
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  1. what a stunning cover!

  2. Kano?! That’s interesting. I don’t think I’ve seen him on a book since the last couple arcs of Gotham Central.

    • he actually did an issue of Daredevil not to long ago during the Black Cat Spiderman story

    • @Neeks: Cool! I liked his work on Gotham Central a lot, and I decided to read Daredevil in trade (pre-ordered the first softcover today, in fact), so I look forward to checking it out.

  3. I want Cliff Chiang back please.

    • He hasn’t gone anywhere. He’s taking regularly scheduled breaks because he can’t do 12 issues a year.

    • akins is just as good. i love their rotation. i’m curious as to how he and kano are going to divide art detail.

    • No…last issue i didn’t know Akins was doing it at first, five pages in i thought “jeez, was Chaing drunk when he did this? Oh… Chiang’s panelwork & fight choreography are among the best in the biz, his Diana is also much bigger/less skinny than Akins’ .

    • @adrianrigter: Agreed.
      For me, this book suffers when Chiang is not doing the art. I’d almost rather delays to switching the art teams.

    • Normally I would agree with u guys about chiang and I strongly agree that he’s the better artist out of the two but akins stepped it up and his last issue was much better looking than the first 2 he did

    • I don’t think Akins is terrible or anything, but he had some panels last ish where WW just looked emaciated. Unpleasant.

    • For me,it’s like you have had gourmet meals for a long time and now have to settle for decent, but not special cuisine.

  4. Best of the New 52. Animal Man is a close second.

    • I won’t wholly agree with you, but I definitely can see an argument for it. There hasn’t been a bad issue, has there?

    • Yeah, I’d put it in my top 4 along w/ Batman, Animal Man, and Swamp Thing. I didn’t give two shits about Wonder Woman before this, and now I love it. Azzarello has fashioned a fascinating story, and Chiang’s character designs are perfect.

    • It’s the first time that I actually understand who Wonder Woman is. I could never get into her because I couldn’t wrap my head around her convoluted existence.

    • @TurdSandwich – Funny those are the last four books I was reading. I dropped Swamp Thing and Batman however – the former because I kept comparing it to both Animal Man and Alan Moore’s run on the titular character and (for me at least) it comes up well short of both despite some hauntingly beautiful art. For Batman despite the amazingness of issue #5 (where he’s trapped in the labyrinth) I just didn’t find it quite as groundbreaking as many others. I also like my Batman stories self-contained and with a minimal supporting cast. And before I pick on Scott Snyder anymore I want to emphasize he is fast becoming one of my favorite writers. American Vampire is easily one of the best series being published and Severed still sends chills up my spine. But Animal Man and Wonder Woman are the elite to Swamp Thing and Batman’s good because they both broke new ground while also maintaining the highest caliber of story, art and dialogue. Wonder Woman has a slight edge for being completely novel and creating an entirely new lineup of awesome characters (yes the pantheon has been around forever but the characterization is all Azzarello/Chiang) and while I have always liked Morrison’s run on Animal Man if anyone had suggested a year ago I’d be buying a Wonder Woman series I would’ve laughed for 5 minutes taken a 30 second breather, then laughed for 5 more.

    • @Turd: I think I agree. With Aquaman rounding out the top 5 for me. (anyone else ever feel odd saying @Turd? It feels
      kinda wrong…)

  5. Ooohh…I’m just remembering last issue’s cliffhanger with the lasso noose!

  6. Read the preview over at CBR, has got me excited to read the rest and this cover is so wicked!! I mean really a wicked, wicked cover; I got to say this should be a poster. If you are a horror fan, you may wanna pick this up as a poster if they ever made one.


  7. It was LOVEly. Especially the end frame.

  8. I think I might be the only one who feels this story line has been going on too long (and with no particular end in sight). I love all the use of myth in this series, but I’d love to see WW interacting with the human world and get a sense of what she’s doing in the US / what her role is on earth.

  9. This was ok but i felt i set the bar really high for this issue since its been built up really well and it failed to meet those expectations. This still continues to be my favorite series out of the new 52 including Batman and Animal Man.

  10. I’m really liking the series, but have to admit to getting a little antsy hoping Cheetah or someone shows up.

  11. i’m very happy with this storyline.

  12. Avatar photo consafo80 (@consafo80) says:

    Brilliant issue, liked Kano’s art and think Atkins has really upped his game since the first issue he took over. I struggled with my pick of the week between wonder woman, saga and daredevil but this just win out.

  13. Just read it. My mind kept wandering and couldn’t remember what happened page to page. And, the Azz puns are getting tiring. Yeah, they look clever on script pages but contrived dialogue isn’t that contrived.

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