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Art and cover by CLIFF CHIANG

Size: 32 pages
Price: 2.99

There were a lot fo excelelnt comics this week… but ultimately, Wonder Woman became my Pick of the Week.

This is new territory for the Amazing Amazon. She has been rocked by the revelations of the last issue and now, we’re seeing the aftermath begin. How WW does – and doesn’t – deal with things tells us a lot about who she really is. She is powerful and vulnerable at the same time and she has never felt quite so human as she does here. It reminds the reader that while she is a wonder, she is also indeed a woman.

But it’s not just the Wonder Woman parts of this issue that make it a stand out. We witness the wrath of Hera which isn’t quite what you might expect. We see the heart of Hippolyta and where Wonder Woman gets that inner strength from. We see the loyalty of the Amazons. But most chilling of all, we get glimpses at the gods roaming behind the scenes, making their plans from dark corners or the world.

Azzarello hits all the notes perfectly in this issue, but it’s Chiang who helps sell it all. His art captures the strength and beauty of the characters, as well as their darkness. It’s atomspheric, certainly, but he is equally adept at delivering the emotional punches too. (Look at Hera’s face on the last panel of her interaction with Hippolyta; this is what they mean when they say, “This will hurt me more than it does you.”)

I know there are some Wonder Woman fans who have been upset, even outraged, by the changes tis book has brought to the character. But I’ve been reading Wonder Woman for a while now and all I can say is, this is a Wonder Woman I’d read for years to come.

Story: 5 - Excellent
Art: 5 - Excellent

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