Thursday, January 23, 2014

Wonder Woman #27 Review

Written by: Brian Azzarello
Art by: Cliff Chiang
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: January 22, 2014

Oh Baby, Baby...

Some comics have little condensed story arcs.  Some comics are easy to jump into at any point making it easy for new readers to jump onboard.  Brian Azzarello's Wonder Woman does not have easy to jump into story arcs. Nope, Brian Azzarello makes you work...if work is enjoying one of the best books in the New 52 with a great sprawling story with awesome art month in, month out.

Wonder Woman is the story of the gods fighting for the Throne of Olympus.  It's the story of a baby boy who must be protected and the First Born who must not be underestimated.  It's a tale of deceit, intrigue, and family fighting.  The family just happens to be the Olympian gods and one of them happens to be Wonder Woman.  Seriously, this book would be great without Wonder Woman, but with her it is stellar.

Wonder Woman #27 continues this trend.  Brian Azzarello continues the slow burn story with great characters and scenes.  Apollo is trying to make the first born kneel before him, while everyone including Wonder Woman search for Zola and Zeke.  Meanwile, Zola and Zeke might need rescuing, but from who? 

Seriously, when I say everyone is after them, I mean everyone.  Gods, shadow organizations, gods with shadow organizations...  The story is far from over and that is not a bad thing.  It is a pleasure just to sit back each month and see what Azzarello has in store.

What Cliff Chiang has in store this month is the best looking book I have read in quite some time.  Really, it's that good.  Just trust me and get it.  I also have to point out the awesome color work of Mathew Wilson.  He makes Chiang's work pop and even seem to glow in the dark.  Kudos to all involved.

The only downer of this issue, and every Wonder Woman issue, is it's hard to recommend to new readers.  I would advise everyone who hasn't read an issue to start at the very beginning.  It is worth the effort.

Bits and Pieces:

Wonder Woman #27 is so good.  Brian Azzarello continues the slow burn story that gives you just enough to keep you begging for more.  Cliff Chiang's art is second to none and complements the book so good.  Highly recommended.


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