Yes. Fucking YES. That’s my reaction to the opening couple pages of Wonder Woman #1. DC have tried to maintained this trinity of Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman. The problem is Wonder Woman just hasn’t been up to scratch. The public perception of her is so stunningly camp I’m almost surprised Adam West wasn’t cast as her in the 70s TV Show. Come on! She’s fucking Wonder Woman. The most recognisable female superhero around. She deserves better. What Wonder Woman needs, just as Batman did, is her very own Year One. So, is this it?
We’re only a single issue in so obviously it’s hard to say but things look promising. Everything has been updated. The gods feel young and yet ancient, both heartless and down to Earth, terrifying and yet beautiful. Everything definitely errs on the side of horror; the gods treat the inhabitants of Earth as playthings, either burning out the bodies of three young ladies converted to oracles or beheading horses to form vicious centaurs. Cliff Chang has done an astounding job piecing together a world with bold and defining lines. The whole thing does seem to hint at Batman Year One whether that is intentional or not. The colours are both vibrant and muted. This is very much a dark world, filled with horrors and illuminated by magic and power.
In a nice nod to Flashpoint we first meet Diana in London (and as far as I’m concerned, from now on she’s a London gal). Almost instantly she is thrown into a battle between monsters and gods and Wonder Woman kick bloody ass. Almost literally, this book has buckets full of the red stuff. Brian Azzarello’s writing is great if not a little unclear sometimes. I eagerly look forward to the rest of his take on our favorite Amazon.
I don’t think anyone can accuse Wonder Woman of being camp anymore. This is definitely another book I’ll be sticking with.

Yes. Fucking YES. That’s my reaction to the opening couple pages of Wonder Woman #1. DC have tried to maintained this trinity of Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman. The problem is Wonder Woman just hasn’t been up to scratch. The public perception of her is so stunningly camp I’m almost surprised Adam West wasn’t cast as her in the 70s TV Show. Come on! She’s fucking Wonder Woman. The most¬†recognisable¬†female superhero around. She deserves better. What Wonder Woman needs, just as Batman did, is her very own Year One. So, is this it?

We’re only a single issue in so obviously it’s hard to say but things look promising. Everything has been updated. The gods feel young and yet ancient, both heartless and down to Earth, terrifying and yet beautiful. Everything definitely errs on the side of horror; the gods treat the inhabitants of Earth as playthings, either burning out the bodies of three young ladies converted to oracles or beheading horses to form vicious¬†centaurs. Cliff Chang has done an astounding job piecing together a world with bold and defining lines. The whole thing does seem to hint at Batman Year One whether that is intentional or not. The colours are both vibrant and muted. This is very much a dark world, filled with horrors and illuminated by magic and power.

In a nice nod to Flashpoint we first meet Diana in London (and as far as I’m concerned, from now on she’s a London gal). Almost instantly she is thrown into a battle between monsters and gods and Wonder Woman kick bloody ass. Almost literally, this book has buckets full of the red stuff. Brian Azzarello’s writing is great if not a little unclear sometimes. I eagerly look forward to the rest of his take on our favorite Amazon.

I don’t think anyone can accuse Wonder Woman of being camp anymore. This is definitely another book I’ll be sticking with.

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