Posted January 30, 2012 by Earl Maghirang in Comics

COMIC BOOK REVIEW: Wonder Woman #5

Reviewing DC Comics Wonder Woman # 5 by Brian Azzarello and Tony Akins.

Wonder Woman is fast becoming one of the better looking books falling under the New 52 era for DC Comics. This issue alone provides the various elements that makes a good mystery/ adventure movie really great. Azzarello knows his mythology and his drama and given this, he has crafted a story that will definitely reel in and engross readers.

From the ongoing mystery about the final fate of Wonder Woman’s “father” Zeus to the Amazon heroine’s friendship with the mother of her baby brother, everything just plays right.

Heck, even the look for the god Poseidon looks AMAZING!

So how can I really summarize Wonder Woman # 5 without having to provide too much spoilers? Here.

It’s like a mix of a bit of Percy Jackson (with all the drama involving the demigods and gods of the Greek pantheon) together with a few slices of darkness coming from the last few “Harry Potter” book with a couple of inches of grit ala “100 Bullets” together with the overall gloom and mystery that we’ve all felt and seen in the film “Sherlock Holmes”, heck the big encounter with lord Poseidon happens in London.

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Earl Maghirang