Writer: Brian Azzarello
Artist: Tony Akins & Dan Green
Cover: Cliff Chiang
Release: October 2012
Writing Score: 4 out of 5
Art Score: 4 out of 5
Cover Score: 4 out of 5
Recommendation: A Casual Perusal
Rating: 4 ice cream loving Heras out of 5
This review may contain spoilers…proceed with caution.
This particular issue was okay. It wasn’t the most exciting one (given that it’s one of the few new 52 comics that feels like it’s getting better) but it does further the story a bit. Wonder Woman goes in search of a fellow bastard child of Zeus (i.e. Demi-God) in order to help locate Zola’s kid but gets an unexpected surprise at the end (Yikes). Apollo collects the Olympic Gods who share Zeus as a father (excluding Athena…) to discuss the prophesy which basically says that a) a war is coming and b) a kid of Zeus will slay one of them to get the throne. My answer to that? Karma. No one said to steal the throne…just saying. Oh and by the way, Zeus is back and bites a dude’s head off. That was kind of cool. Despite lacking the usual oomph (no, I can’t explain what the oomph is), this was a strong start to a story arc. I did love the interaction between newly mortal Hera and Zola though.
Cliff Chiang did a good job with the cover. It’s not a stand out for me but it’s a contender for sure. The interior kept up with the general look of the comic since the New 52 launch so that’s good. I’m not an art expert as you know but I do like to point out that one of the last panels that features Wonder Woman deflecting the knives/swords looked amazing.
I’m intrigued for #14.
A. A. Omer
I’ve grown up with the comic book characters we all know and love but I finally got into comics with the launch of DC’s NEW 52 in 2011. These opinions are mine and mine alone…unless, you know, you agree which will then mean it’s OUR opinion but disagreeing is totally fine too.