“Wonder Woman” #8 ended on a pretty huge cliffhanger. If you haven’t read it, go buy it now. It’s two bucks on Comixology. We’ll wait.
Somewhat caught up? Yes? Good.
Brian Azzarello has been knocking it out of the park with this book. This is a dark take on Wondy’s connection to Greek mythology. What really makes this book horrific, though, are the small moments. The horror here doesn’t come from a psycho in a mask or a demon trying to eat a hero’s soul. Nor does it come from moments of the grotesque, although this book definitely has those.
It comes from the callousness of the gods towards, well, everybody that isn’t themselves. The gods, in this book, are all crazy, bored, and selfish. Other people, even other gods, don’t matter. Hades, in this book, really manifests this.
That said, there’s the occasional funny moment. This issue introduces Aphrodite, and Tony Akins, taking over for Cliff Chiang, has a lot of fun with it in a way I won’t ruin.
How about you? What comic do you think everyone should be reading this week?
I want more like this!
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