Wonder Woman #15

Wonder Woman #15

Writer: Brian Azzarello Artist: Cliff Chiang Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 19, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 5
8.1Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Who is Orion - and what are the New Gods?!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Dec 19, 2012

    I loved this issue. I loved the art, the way the panels were laid out, the way that Azzarello brought the story to a steady climax, and the interactions between all of the different characters. I love seeing that Hera and Zola aren't that different after-all, and it's great seeing their characters unfold in the issue. While action fans may be a bit disappointed with this issue, the build-up of the story is worth it and is guaranteed to leave you wanting more. Although a lot has happened, and this has been one very long, continuous story, I do believe it's easy enough to follow and I highly recommend picking up this issue. I know that I for one absolutely cannot wait to see what happens next! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Dec 19, 2012

    Wonder Woman #15 is another outstanding tale that easily and quite excellently propels this stellar series toward its next phase. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Pop Cultist - Josh Elliott Dec 19, 2012

    This series just keeps getting better. If you haven't jumped on board, do it now. Azarello's work is some of the best DC Comics has to offer these days. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson Dec 20, 2012

    Wonder Woman #15 is a great issue because not only does it completely move the story forward, but it also provides some great character growth for Hera, Zola, and the newly introduced Milan. It's also a great issue for new readers, as you wouldn't need to know too much about what's happened before this to enjoy the events of the issue. DC has a gem with Wonder Woman, and they're Azzarello and Chiang go crazy with the series just to see how fantastical they can get, and the results are amazing. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Dec 20, 2012

    As always, a strong effort by writer Brian Azzarello and artist Cliff Chiang. If they can figure out a way to make Orion work in the DC Universe, they'll have managed something no writer has managed. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Entertainment Fuse - Elvis Dutan Dec 25, 2012

    Azzarellos writing in general is as on form as it has ever been. His characteristic penchant for witty dialogue and love for wordplay comes in with full force. Azzarello has several scenes within this issue both subtle and unsubtle, but always carrying a hint of humor within them. Some of his more famous works, such as Dr. 13: Architecture & Mortality are built upon his love of the stuff and the little things that he passes through with regards to Orion and Wonder Woman are a delight. Other than that we are also treated to some more myth-arc building as what exactly the importance of Wonder Woman is and the deeper mystery of her abilities. If one recalls she did exhibit the notable Kirby Crackle and that might play a big role later on. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    IGN - Joey Esposito Dec 19, 2012

    Cliff Chiang is back in full force, offering his classic cartooning skills that really excel in the quieter moments. The aforementioned scene with Zola, Hera, and Diana is the standout, due mostly to Chiang's fantastic storytelling; the facial expressions, reaction shots, and beats of humor are all spot on. He doesn't slouch on the action either, though the one page in which Diana confronts Orion lacks a certain kind of energy that we've come to expect from Chiang's work. That said, on the whole, this book looks as fantastic as expected. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Vince Ostrowski Dec 20, 2012

    Azzarello and Chiang have redefined Wonder Woman for the New 52, but they went about it the right way. Dialogue that is clever and meaningful, but economical. Visual design-work that is just as economical, but incredibly appealing. They were the right team for a character that needed a boost back into prominence and they were the right team for bringing the New Gods back, if this issue is any indication. Basically, Azzarello and Chiang would be the right team for pretty much any DC book right now, because they approached their New 52 work as intelligently and carefully as they could have. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Dec 19, 2012

    In terms of this chapter's primary objective " bring back Orion with style " I think Azzarello can consider this mission accomplished, with a foundation of characterization making up for a lack of flashiness... at least for now. Piggybacking off established characters is nothing new, but there is a part of me that wishes Diana was a bit more established, too. The new guest star makes this issue one to watch, but I still hold out hope that Diana will be able to stand on her own two feet someday. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Gavin Craig Dec 20, 2012

    With Darkseid's son and Ares' greatest pupil on hand, that's a situation that can't last. And that's without even mentioning Diana's apparently oldest half-sibling, who spent the last 7,000 years tunneling his way out from the center of the Earth and is currently chilling in the Antarctic. Azzarello clearly has the long game in mind, and some big pieces on the board. It looks like they're just about ready to come into play. I'm (still) looking forward to it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Dec 20, 2012

    Steadily intriguing is the best way to describe this book, for even when the action is hardly there, the plot offers plenty of material to keep you speculating and interested. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Den Of Geek! - Mike Cecchini Dec 24, 2012

    Wonder Woman #15 is a very good comic with some fun surprises for longtime fans. Azzarello has a good handle on Wonder Woman's voice and her world, and she gets a terrific line in the subway tunnels just as her confrontation with Orion begins. Unfortunately the issue ends just as these two are getting ready to throw down, but that's just all the more reason to come back next month! Azzarello and Chiang are taking chances with Wonder Woman, and it's refreshing to see her corner of the DCU get developed so thoroughly. It's quite a responsibility to reintroduce characters as important to the DCU as the New Gods, but so far, it looks like they're in good hands! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Booked - Victor Correa Jan 1, 2013

    This issue continues the success of the series and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the fight I've been waiting for actually pays off next month. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Dec 22, 2012

    While this story is starting to drag its feet, the chemistry between all of the characters is quite fun. Hera and Zora are marvelous together, as is Wonder Woman's reaction to having to babysit them. Wonder Woman and Lennox continue to have a real warm friendship, so much so that I'm disappointed that they're siblings. The gruff, street-wise Lennox would make for a great love interest for Wonder Woman. As would Orion, for that matter. I'm actually disappointed that DC is pushing this Superman/Wonder Woman pairing because I don't think it really fits at all in Wonder Woman's solo series. And this new version of Orion (who is probably quite similar to the old Orion) is just so cool. I'm definitely looking forward to this fight. But having Wonder Woman hook up with Superman over in Justice League robs this comic of any romantic plot, which is a sad shame, since I think Azzarello could have a lot of fun with one. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Dec 26, 2012

    Wonder Woman #15 is another solid issue for this overlooked series. Though the pacing of the main plotline could be sped up Orion's introduction is well handled. The idea of the New Gods facing off against Wonder Woman and the Olympic Gods is exciting. It is something different for both sets of characters which is a good thing. Hopefully, this series will be able to effectively use this addition of the New Gods because it could easily go off the rails. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Dec 20, 2012

    "Wonder Woman" #15 is an enjoyable story, but the issue itself is going to be more widely heralded for bringing Orion back into the mainstream of the DC Universe as opposed to delivering an amazingly memorable story. The issue is just a snippet of the grander narrative and reads as such. Taken on its own, it does provide a decent amount of entertainment, but it most certainly will be better enjoyed in the full context of the complete adventure. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Jason Motes Dec 22, 2012

    The art by Cliff Chiang is, as always, fantastic, though. And don't get me wrong, the writing wasn't awful by any means, but there wasn't anything fresh about it. There were some interesting developments and I've been hoping for something more traditionally super heroic, so adding Orion to the mix satisfies that. It's… better than average. Read Full Review

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