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Title:
Wonder Woman. Volume 5, Flesh
Author:
Azzarello, Brian, author.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : DC Comics, [2014]
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
Series:

Summary:
"Wonder Woman's life is changed forever when she is called on to take the place of War on Olympus! An epic new era of WONDER WOMAN begins here, as Diana must decide if the path set out for her is one she wants to take. But there's no time for Wonder Woman to fully comprehend the fallout as her family gathers to prepare for an assault on Olympus! The last time the First Born came for Olympus, it took the death of the God of War to stop him. With Wonder Woman as the new God of War and the First Born more determined than ever to claim his birthright, things are about to get violent indeed!"--
General Note:
Contains material originally published in 2013-2014 in single magazine form as Wonder Woman #24-29 and #23.2: First Born.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781401250973
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Book

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Wonder Woman's life is changed forever when she is called on to take the place of War on Olympus! An epic new era of WONDER WOMAN begins here, as Diana must decide if the path set out for her is one she wants to take. But there's no time for Wonder Woman to fully comprehend the fallout as her family gathers to prepare for an assault on Olympus!

The last time the First Born came for Olympus, it took the death of the God of War to stop him. With Wonder Woman as the new God of War and the First Born more determined than ever to claim his birthright, things are about to get violent indeed!

Collects WONDER WOMAN #24-29, and WONDER WOMAN #23.2 FIRST BORN.


Author Notes

Brian Azzarello is the writer and co-creator of the award-winning Vertigo series 100 BULLETS. Azzarellos's other writing credits for DC Comics include the graphic novel JOKER, as well as BATMAN- BROKEN CITY, LUTHOR, BEFORE WATCHMEN- RORSCHACH and COMEDIAN, and JOHN CONSTANTINE, HELLBLAZER. Brian has been featured in Entertainment Weekly, The Chicago Tribune and other publications.


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Pity the poor superhero writers, eternally obligated to balance comfortable familiarity with fresh reinvention. Azzarello leans toward the latter, counting on the fact that, for the world's most famous superheroine, relatively little of Wonder Woman's backstory is widely known. He also jettisons proper superheroing in favor of mythological intrigue, as Princess Diana protects a mortal woman pregnant with the child of Zeus, with the political future of Olympus in the balance. Diana also learns the truth of her own heritage: she was not born of clay but is herself a child of Zeus and a victim of a lifelong lie. Azzarello brings the harder-than-usual-hitting action and razor-sharp dialogue from his tough-as-nails 100 Bullets, establishing his heroine as a fierce protector and a woman in search of community. Chiang, meanwhile, merges modern streamlined figures and gritty combat with a classical sense of beauty for a look that's distinctive, but not dissonant, within contemporary superhero comics. Among DC's massive relaunch, the New 52, Wonder Woman stands slightly outside the pack to establish its own mythology and sense of fun.--Karp, Jesse Copyright 2010 Booklist


Publisher's Weekly Review

Yet another reboot of an iconic character who has eluded the grasp of most comics producers. Azzarello gives Diana (Wonder Woman) a new origin, not as a baby her mother, Hippolyta, molded out of clay but as the illegitimate daughter of Zeus. As such, she's a target for the jealous rage of Hera, Zeus' wife, but she finds a new role as protector of a waifish young woman who's currently carrying Zeus' baby. The king of the gods, meanwhile, has vanished, and the other deities of Greek mythology are weighing their chances of grabbing more power, while brutally stomping on anyone in their way. Azzarello's script moves briskly along, and Chiang and Akins's art is suitably vigorous and moody without pandering. Although much of this book consists of dismantling Wonder Woman's old framework and just hinting at what the new structure may be, the fresh look is promising. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.