Thursday, August 14, 2014

Wonder Woman Vol. 5: Flesh

Writer:  Brian Azzarello

Artists:  Cliff Chiang, Goran Sudzuka

Publisher:  DC Comics

Publication Date:  October 7, 2014

Source:  Netgalley

Graphic Novel Challenge #22

Collects:  Wonder Woman #s 24-29, Wonder Woman 23.2 

Everything is starting to come together in the next to last arc for this creative team.  Due to events that happened in a previous arc, Wonder Woman is now the God of War.  Zeus' First Born is back from exile.  He is not happy.  The First Born leads an all-out assault on Olympus.  And when you have a violent god out for blood, the violence goes off the charts.

First Born was shafted by being imprisoned.  Azzarello shows what he has been made to endure.  His return for retribution appears to be the big event that the team has been building towards on this unique take on the Wonder Woman mythos.  At times Wonder Woman has been a good title but Azzarello has made it into a must read.  Each new issue is at the top of that week's reading stack.  The art is not my favorite but it does help to contribute to the overall look of the book.  And the various artists have kept a consistent look throughout this run.  I will miss this team and hope that the new creative team will incorporate part of what has been built here.  I cannot wait to see how Azzarello wraps up his big story and what happens to the characters he created.

Highly recommended.

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