Wonder Woman #6
In the last issue of Wonder Woman, she faced Poseidon and sought to entrap Hera. The scene continues as Wonder Woman continues with Poseidon and Mr Lennox keeps on with Hades. Then it all becomes a hodge-podge of action, wordplay, intrigue, and complete and utter bollocks. By the issue’s end, something is accomplished, but Azzarello has decided to keep that to himself.
This is the six month mark, and Wonder Woman is becoming more of what a comic should not be: a niche book for fans of the title’s creator. This is not an inviting book for new readers of Wonder Woman. It’s myopic view of Greek myth is both distressing and insulting, as Azzarello must truly believe that what he is writing has some relation to Greek myth, other than the fact he uses the same names. Poseidon is reimagined as Sigmund the Sea Monster, while Hera shows up naked for a cape of peacock feathers. The gods are a distraction from the main character, and that is a good thing, because when an eye is trained on Wonder Woman, it’s obvious that Azzarello knows not what to do with her, and so he’s made her into the very thing that has plagued Diana since Jimenez was on the book, a cipher. A zero. She’s whatever she’s placed next to, and she’s been placed around a group of Azzarello’s ill-formed brain children, and his incomplete storyline. The major sequence in the story, the blinding of Hera, makes no coherent sense at all. At all. Wonder Woman has becomes Azarello’s vanity piece, and he needs to be taken off of the book, immediately. Give him his pay and send him on his way.
A COMIC BOOK BLOG RATING
|Akins renders Azzarello’s muck-up pleasingly||Azzarello is writing for his own audience and no other|
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