Wonder Woman #17

Wonder Woman #17

Writer: Brian Azzarello Artist: Dan Green, Tony Akins Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 20, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 8
7.3Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

Wonder Woman, War and Orion must join forces to save Zolas baby from Hermes! Orions reasons for helping Wonder Woman lead to a disastrous betrayal! Plus: The truth about the dreaded First Born is revealed! Woe to the world...

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Feb 20, 2013

    Some issues of WONDER WOMAN are chock full of action and adventure. This one, however, focuses on intrigue and character development and pushes the story we have been seeing develop further than it's been pushed before. The result? Incredible character interaction and development and some great examples of how to write an interesting comic book story without beating everybody up. Beyond the fact that the creative team does a phenomenal job writing interesting and compelling character interactions, we also get to see them explored on a personal level. This issue will keep you at the edge of your seat wanting more, and will definitely leave you looking forward to Wonder Woman's next interaction with Orion. You know, because that dude is just the biggest jerk (and I kind of love it). Great art, amazing story, perfect pacing and a serious push forward in the direction of the story make this issue one you will not want to miss. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Feb 20, 2013

    Tony Akins comes back into rotation this month and he's joined by Dan Green and Amilcar Pinna. All the artwork gels nicely and it's hard to tell when one artist steps forward and another steps back. That's a good thing. The aforementioned giant shark battle doesn't look quite as smooth as it should, but most of the scenes have a nice flow to them and the characters look as fantastic as always. If DC would just publish more books like this, they'd be sittin' pretty. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Zach Wilkerson Feb 22, 2013

    Issue after issue, it's still hard to believe the incredible magic this team is working with "Wonder Woman." This issue was less engaging than the series has been, but it moves that story forward at a satisfying pace. Azzarello's "Wonder Woman" is a slow burn, yet the fuse is growing shorter and shorter. When it reaches it's end, you can expect the explosion to be magnificent. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Read Comic Books - Richard Dessler Feb 20, 2013

    Wonder Woman has been one of the most entertaining titles to emerge from the New 52 release and I can't imagine it'll take a dip in quality any time soon. Azzarello had an amazing idea to “fix” Wonder Woman and he is succeeding admirably with each passing month. With his words being supported by an outstanding artist and a solid back up, it's truly a perfect time to be a Wonder Woman fan. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Pop Cultist - Josh Elliott Feb 20, 2013

    Character design troubles aside, Wonder Woman #17 is still a well-executed comic that clips along with witty dialogue and good plot progression. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Feb 23, 2013

    A lot happened in this issue, but it was mostly to move the story along. There were a lot of great character interactions as Wonder Woman's entourage came up against a small group of gods in a bar. That's just a fantastic sentence. Wonder Woman definitely has one of the best casts at DC Comics. Though I was a little confused when Orion slapped Wonder Woman on the butt. Where did that came from? He's never been shown as someone who would act like that. And then it's almost immediately ignored. Weird moment. Still, the characters were great, the story is moving along nicely, and the art was good, though not nearly as good as the regular artist. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Feb 25, 2013

    While Wonder Woman #17 is not the strongest issue of the series it is still another good example of how this is one of the best DC comics on the stands right now. Azzarello has been able to breathe new life into Wonder Woman's world with how he is using the various Greek Gods in the modern day setting. The addition of Orion did lead to some fun dialogue, though the scene did get old quickly. Hopefully with the ending things pick up in the next issue and we see the Gods not just sitting around. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Booked - Victor Correa Feb 22, 2013

    The art here is split between Tony Akins and Dan Green. While I hate it when there are artistic breaks between issues I will say that I'm pleased that DC managed to use artists with a somewhat similar art style to Cliff Chiang. Akins and Green have similar art styles themselves and I couldn't even tell when they switched off. That being said, the art here suffers on the side of character expression. Quite often did we see a very over-exaggerated facial expression as well as far too many just plain awkward expressions from several characters. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Feb 22, 2013

    Though Azzarello remains true to the tone and spirit he started this title with, the time seems ripe for a major shake-up. It also seems like the right time to start considering someone other than Akins as a proper stand-in for Chiang. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Heretical Jargon - Heretic Feb 24, 2013

    All gripes aside, it's still enjoyable, there's just this one glaring annoyance in the form of an unagressive and dumb Wonder Woman. I certainly hope Orion tries something on Wonder Woman next month, giving him three strikes, and Wondy's foot clogging him in the groin as the strike out. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Jason Motes Feb 23, 2013

    I love Wonder Woman the character! But I will admit her series isn't always great. Brian Azzarello is a great comic writer, but I'm starting to suspect he took on this series with a handful of “Holy $#!@” moments and not much else. I don't know where this series is going, and at this point, I'm not sure I care. Sorry to get all jaded… this wasn't the worst issue I've ever read, but I really can't endorse it. Read Full Review

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