Wonder Woman #13

Wonder Woman #13

Writer: Brian Azzarello Artist: Dan Green, Tony Akins Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 17, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 9
7.6Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

A terrible betrayal forces Wonder Woman to make a deal with the gods who want her dead! Ares, god of war, takes a sudden interest in the Amazing Amazon!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Oct 17, 2012

    Like I said above, this is an absolutely beautiful comic book. From the art to the story; everything feels as though it's well thought out. Every scene feels as though there is a greater significance; and that's what makes this book so interesting. The paing is great because Azzarello gives the reader just enough to clue us into his story and the direction he is taking the character, but still leaves us with a lot of unanswered questions. He keeps us coming back for more out of sheer curiosity. I loved this issue and I can't wait for the next one. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Oct 19, 2012

    Akins does a great job of maintaining the flow of this particular story in Cliff Chiangs absence. I must commend DCs editorial team on recognizing the need to maintain an artistic vision even while giving the main series artist a chance to get ahead and keep schedule. Akins may not live up to Chiangs crisp perfection across every single page, but there are some penciled moments in #13 that absolutely stunned me. The introductory three pages (somewhat still a bit of mystery although as with many of Azzarellos subplots, I have my own theories to their revelations) are beautiful beyond words, and set a foreboding tone for the months to come. Surely, nothing this past year has been easy for Diana, but I suspect the family drama is far from over. All the better for us. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Oct 17, 2012

    Once again, Tony Akins steps in on art duties and his stuff is as solid. As a whole, the issue looks great, but the first few pages (where the aforementioned head chewing occurs) is where the art really shines. It's dark and cold in a very, very good way. Akin's inspired line work is enhanced by some stellar coloring courtesy of Matthew Wilson, which only adds to the beauty of the book. If nothing else, Wonder Woman is one very nice looking series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Read Comic Books - Tommy Lutz Oct 17, 2012

    Wonder Woman is sort of like Batman in the DC universe–and no I don't mean their characters are alike. What I mean is DC has its big three, Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman. Anyone who reads DC comics are probably reading at least one of those if not all three, out of sheer necessity almost. Like you're expected to read Wonder Woman just because it's Wonder Woman. But it has the substance to back it up, making its popularity well deserved. Action packed adventure involving Greek mythology and a beloved lead character, and done by top talent in the business? Where it would be easy to just say “eh, people will read it just because it's Wonder Woman” they've said “We'd better make this great because people are going to be reading it, it's Wonder Woman.” Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Heretical Jargon - Heretic Oct 21, 2012

    All in all, this is a fun read. Azzarello knows how to keep me on the edge of my seat, waiting anxiously month after month. And now with the demon child putting the choke hold on Wonder Woman, I have to find out what happens next! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Oct 18, 2012

    This issue successfully introduces the plot for the next year of the series while continuing to show Azzarello's hold on these characters. Tony Akins covers the art on this issue, and I think he's outdone himself here. No longer entirely trying to emulate Cliff Chiangs work, but not venturing too far from it, Akins' art on this issue does well to show not only all the various characters in the issue, but he beautifully illustrates the locale as well- Olympus, Antarctica, and Libya included. I have no doubt that this series will continue to be one of DC's finest this next year, and I can't help to remain at the end of my seat in anticipation to see Azz bring Orion into this book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Oct 18, 2012

    "Wonder Woman" #13 is a great example of how well a reboot of a company's line of comics can work with the right creators. Azzarello, Akins, and Cliff Chiang have turned the title into one that's continually enthralling, and this is no exception. Bring on the rest of year two, please. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Oct 17, 2012

    Wonder Woman #13 is another excellent issue that maintains the quality of the title. If you're buying comics today there's absolutely no reason why you shouldn't be picking this one up. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Oct 19, 2012

    A solid introduction to a new arc, and a nice sample of art from Akins, but without much in the way of revelation or major movement in the plot. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Oct 18, 2012

    However, the issue does come off as a bit slight, especially after teasing Orion in #12, along with the incredible Silver Age tale in #0. The first chapter of any new arc needs to lay groundwork, but it also needs to entice the reader, and this issue does more of the former than the latter. If anything, the book has been so strong (even during its controversial moments) that a slight misstep is noticed more than it is for a lesser book. But perhaps part of that is the fan base anticipating the arrival of Orion, dying to get their New Gods on. Since Orion graces the cover of #15, it won't be long, folks. It won't be long. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Booked - Andrew Taylor Oct 30, 2012

    Probably the best analog is the series' seventh issue: both occur right after a game-changing abduction, both involve Wonder Woman going to a previously unknown third party for help, and both have wholly unecessary conflicts. The only difference between the two is that, where #7 was controversial, it's doubtful anyone will remember#13. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Jason Bowles Oct 19, 2012

    It's Wonder Woman, who for me is like pizza. Even bad pizza is still pizza, as they say. The writing is good, but I'm getting bored, which is bad. I can't really point to any flaws, but I'm just ready for something new and fresh and different. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Oct 22, 2012

    But that's ultimately too little, too late. This comic is spinning its wheels instead of focusing on Diana's character first, and that leads to a listless read. Perhaps Azzarello's insights are more based on her mythology rather than Diana specifically " and while the expansion of the mythos helped form Green Lantern's extended universe, it had to start with a rebuilding of Hal Jordan first. Perhaps a streamlining is what Wonder Woman truly needs. Cleanliness is, after all, next to godliness. Read Full Review

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