Wonder Woman #16

Wonder Woman #16

Writer: Brian Azzarello Artist: Cliff Chiang Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 23, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 5
7.5Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

Wonder Woman and her half brother Milan must grapple with the dangerous New God known as Orion!

  • 9.1
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Jan 23, 2013

    I'm running out of ways to praise the work of Cliff Chiang. I would goes far as to say that when Chiang is drawing an issue of Wonder Woman, it's the best looking book DC is putting out. Seriously. His action is spectacular, but the smaller character moments are peerless. The scenes with characters casually talking in a bar look incredible. His style seems to be effortless and graceful, with simple line work that never buries the emotions of a scene. As long as Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang are handling Wonder Woman, consider it a must buy. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Galactica - Girish Kumar Jan 27, 2013

    The art was amazing! How much ever you praise Cliff Chiang, its not enough. He makes a scene as simple as two people talking in a bar and drinking, look spectacular. The mostimportantthing is that the emotions are never buried by his art. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jan 27, 2013

    Not for kids, but mature readers will enjoy it. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Jan 25, 2013

    The fact that DC hasn't, seemingly, interfered too much in this title is a pleasant shock. The book is selling decently, but is in no means a homerun sales wise, but DC must know that it has a winning team on "Wonder Woman," since it is one of the very few books without a creative shakeup through its first twenty issues. For the love of gods, DC, keep your hands off of this book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Jan 23, 2013

    Overall, there were plenty of moments that I definitely enjoyed in this issue. I liked the banter between the different characters and the way that Azzarello set up a lot of what we will see later on in the series. And although the majority of the interactions between these characters is lively, entertaining and interesting; the moments in Antarctica feel a little bit out of place. I don't think Azzarello explained the situation in Antarctica clearly enough in previous issues which may be why reading those scenes felt so jarring.The story ends on a definite cliff hanger, and this issue is definitely not accessible to new readers. It is a story that is traced to the series' very first issue. Still, I recommend it if it's a series you want to get into. It's well written with dialogue, gorgeous art and character interactions that are interesting and entertaining and will likely leave you looking forward to whatever happens next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jan 25, 2013

    A bit repetitious on the plot side, but tonally a wonder, making you rightfully anticipate the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Booked - Victor Correa Jan 25, 2013

    Wonder Woman is an underrated book that has storytelling that often surpasses some of the more popular DC titles likeJustice League andBatman.Even if this issue still doesn't deliver on the fight, it does give readers more of a reason to pick up the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Jan 25, 2013

    Brian Azzarello simply continues to tell a great tale featuring these characters, and it continues to be a series I can't want to read with each passing month. These characters — not just Diana — are so intriguing and exciting to follow, and I'm not someone who ever thought he'd say that about Wonder Woman. Each new character that Azz introduces to the series is just an incredible addition to the cast, and I simply can't wait to see where this book goes as we move forward in its second year. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Pop Cultist - Josh Elliott Jan 23, 2013

    Another great installment from a great partnership. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    PopMatters - Jay Mattson Jan 27, 2013

    Wonder Woman #16 continues to pave the way for the return of Jack Kirby's New Gods and a whole new era for DC's New 52. Obviously, the connections with Darkseid and Apokolips are present because of Orion's use of the boom tube technology, but as it stands, Orion's mission is purely Earth-based. Although, throughout the issue's events, Zola's baby is referred to as the "New God", which calls into question just exactly how Brian Azzarello plans on reintroducing the residents of New Genesis and how they fit into the greater universe. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Heretical Jargon - Heretic Jan 27, 2013

    Azzarello took the monsters from Greek folklore and put them into the DC Universe like no one else has, and it's been good for the book. There's nothing in this issue, however, that we haven't seen before, and the progressions are very much the same when compared to past issues, but the tone of this issue makes you excited for next month. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - BradBabendir Jan 25, 2013

    So, all of that is great (or it’s not great, depending on which paragraph), but how do I feel about this particular issue? Despite the brilliant panel work and the effective dive to depth, it’s ultimately bogged down by trying to do too much in too little time, and it falters. Maybe Wonder Woman needs two books (like Fantastic Four and FF in Marvel NOW!) or maybe it’s something else, but, though I enjoy it, it’s not where it should be. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jan 27, 2013

    The issue was fine. It was very well-crafted, with the usual great writing and art one can expect from Wonder Woman. The characters remain interesting and the Wonder Woman/Orion face-off/team up is a definite highlight. But like I said, this issue is just a chance to move the story along slowly. Wonder Woman is slightly closer to finding the baby. And Zola and Hera are slightly closer to getting into trouble. So pretty ho hum all around as a standalone issue. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Jason Motes Jan 26, 2013

    So while it looks good, it's not the more essential read. I'm not even sure if you hadn't been reading this series up until now, that this single issue would even make sense. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jan 28, 2013

    For those really invested in Brian Azzarello's story, well, I guess you'll want to continue with Wonder Woman, even though you won't miss much story here. If you like Cliff Chiang, then I guess that's another reason. But this comic feels like the worst kind of wasted potential, a comic that seeks to go nowhere as fast as it possibly can. Good looks can only take a book so far. Read Full Review

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