Wonder Woman #21

Wonder Woman #21

Writer: Brian Azzarello Artist: Cliff Chiang Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 19, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 7
8.9Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Wonder Womans already reeling from the battle of a lifetime. How can she possibly withstand an all-out attack from her eldest brother, the deadly First Born? Londons in ruins, Dianas family is shattered, and gods old and new will feel the First Borns wrath!

  • 10
    Heretical Jargon - Heretic Jun 20, 2013

    #21 is as successful as I could have hoped it to be. And just when I thought it was supposed to end, the arc keeps on trucking into excitement and adventure. See you guys in 30! Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Mark Povelaitis Jun 19, 2013

    Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang deliver another amazing issue ofWonder Woman. If you're not reading this title, you should be. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Jun 19, 2013

    With the First Born with his shirtless chest and spiked wrists finally caught up to Wonder Woman and the gang, we get not only a brawl to remember, but a few key reveals. They are all delivered with that signature Azzarello wit that makes his script read more like poetry than anything else. The way he sets up exchanges between characters is remarkable. There are so many plays on words, metaphors, and innuendo that it's a wonder the book flows as silky smooth as it does. Being a book called Wonder Woman, I imagine that's the point. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Analog Addiction - Jideobi Odunze Jun 22, 2013

    Overall this is Wonder Woman. You get the action, the banter which flows, and mythology that is appealing to follow. The art work by Cliff Chiang showed everything from the emotion, battle scars, just made the battles alone pop out more than they already did. You felt like there were a bunch of powerhouses throwing down. This issue shows why among the many DC titles out there, this is a must read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson Jun 20, 2013

    So I find myself wanting Diana to get back to Earth as quickly as possible to handle her brother. But also NEW GODS!!! Azzarello and Chiang are bringing back Jack Kirby's New Gods, which is phenomenal, and also means major changes for how deities are portrayed in the DC universe, and how the different pantheons correlate. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jun 22, 2013

    This was a very exciting issue of Wonder Woman. Her arrival on the scene to fight the First Born is badass. Her and Lennox teaming up to take him on is badass. Orion coming out of nowhere to make the save is badass. The banter between Orion and Wonder “Legs” Woman is badass. The escape through the Boom Tube is badass. I have always championed Azzarello's Wonder Woman comic, and this is as good as any issue he's put out so far, with promises of even more new and exciting things to come. With all of its focus on the Greek Gods, I think this is a great place to introduce the New Gods to the DC Reboot (Darkseid and Apokolips aside). And, like I said, I'm totally digging Orion in this series. Trust me, that's a huge accomplishment in and of itself. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Jun 25, 2013

    Wonder Woman #21 is where everything clicks for this series. In many ways this issue feels like a season finale and we are now ready to move on to the next part of the bigger story that Brian Azzarello is crafting. This issue was filled with tension, family drama, action, character development, a strong character sacrifice and a hook ending that makes you want to come back for more. Even though I still don't like Zola every other character in this series is adding to Wonder Woman's world, even Hera who has become one of the emotional centers of this story. Now that the story has moved to New Genesis I can't wait to see how Wonder Woman reacts to this new world and how it furthers what is going on with her family. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jun 24, 2013

    Still not appropriate for young readers, sadly - but darned entertaining for those mature enough to manage it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Rob McMonigal Jun 20, 2013

    Greece's Old Gods meet Kirby's New Gods and take Wonder Woman along for the ride as this series continues to be excellent, if mislabeled. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jun 24, 2013

    From an intellectual standpoint, it's hard to criticize Azzarello's intentions with his story, though the execution could stand to appeal to the heart more than the brain. Chiang's art manages to enliven the proceedings quite a bit, however. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Jason Motes Jun 22, 2013

    So this issue had its pluses and minuses. The art, overall was solid with some excellent moments. There are hints at something larger coming, which I'm all for. So it's pretty solid all around. Read Full Review

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