Wonder Woman #2

Writer: Brian Azzarello Artist: Cliff Chiang Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 19, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 21
8.7Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

Hera, Queen of the Gods, does not take her vengeance lightly and if Wonder Woman is so foolish as to stand in the way of her whim, then Wonder Woman is her enemy. But it's Hera's daughter Diana should truly fear the goddess of discord is coming to Paradise Island, and murder always follows in her wake!

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Nick Boisson Oct 24, 2011

    You win, Diana! You have captured this young man's heart once again. I was skeptical, at first. I thought your first issue was one of the best of the "New 52" #1 lineup. But I still feared getting too close. I just needed to make sure that this was something real. We have had our ups (the recent Gail Simone run, that time in Superman/Batman where you kidnapped Supergirl and trained her as an Amazon on Themyscira) and our downs (when you started wearing pants and a leather jacket and let J. Michael Straczynski put his sullied hands all over you), but I cannot help but give you another chance. You are a quite the character! There have been many a time when a creator is unable to see you for what you really are, but I think your recent time spent with Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang has brought you back from that awful place where you last were. And this very well may be a new high for you. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Oct 19, 2011

    This series is quickly becoming my favorite book of the 'New 52;' silly me to think that Azzarello could top the first one. I haven't been this interested in a Wonder Woman story in a long time. Azzarello manages to eloquently capture both her warrior-like attitude and her compassionate nature, giving readers a Wonder Woman that they can't not appreciate. Coupled with Cliff Chiang's brilliant art, this book has left me ecstatic about the new direction of the character. The issue ends on a cliff hanger that will leave you wanting more. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    The Fandom Post - Chris Kirby Oct 20, 2011

    Azzarello is definitely following through on his promises with Wonder Woman. This series just feels like something completely different than the rest of DC's line up. With the utterly beautiful artwork by Cliff Chiang that is both alien and familiar, Wonder Woman starts off strong as one of the hands-down best of the New 52. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Oct 25, 2011

    Speaking as a grownup reader, it's interesting to see Wonder Woman traveling in some dark directions, and it's a refreshing change from the days when no one knew what to do with the character. At least now she has a mission. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Erik Norris Oct 19, 2011

    Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang's Wonder Woman easily remains one of DC's best books in the New 52. It's beautifully illustrated and brings a fresh, fascinating and fun take to the Amazon Princess and her world. In the past, I usually give up on Wonder Woman's solo series after only a few issues of testing out the water; but with this latest series, I'm in it for the long haul. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Oct 19, 2011

    "Wonder Woman," two issues in, is easily one of my favorite comics right now. Azzarello and Chiang have made "Wonder Woman" must-read material, and that's exactly how such an important character should be handled. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Oct 21, 2011

    Cliff Chiang’s art is also stronger in this issue. The lines are cleaner and the characters have a more solid appearance on the page. Outside of his obvious ability with action and movement, Chiang has a penchant for expression. Often in comics faces are just there, they don’t react unless it’s an extreme situation. Chiang uses the entire face to give his characters real reactions to every situation. It’s a nice change that adds some depth to the whole issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Grant McLaughlin Oct 22, 2011

    If you've been looking for a good Wonder Woman book to read heck, even if you haven't been looking for a good Wonder Woman book to read you should give this one a look. While the character is undoubtedly the heroine readers are familiar with, Azzarrello and Chiang have put enough of their own spin on Diana to breath new life into her and her adventures. This book deserves your time and money. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Outer Realm Comics - TTaylor Dec 24, 2011

    Where issue #1's cover left much to the imagination in terms of storyline, this cover gets right to the point. Diana stands in a pool of her sisters' blood, looking horrified, as Strife towers, almost casually, behind her, holding a dagger at her side. In further contrast to the first issue, Chiang's heavy linework is spread evenly over the cover and creates some interesting parallels: in the foreground, the hand of a fallen Amazon echoes the curve of one of Diana's legs, while her other leg matches the rigidity of the javelin and the arrows that rise from the pool of blood at her feet. Similarly, the clouds in the background mirror the lines of Strife's dress, going rigid when the rips in the cloth are straight and curving when they curve. Finally, the dark background makes the distress of the book's title visible, revealing words that are scratched like a shield. It's a cover that becomes more interesting the more the viewer looks at it. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Claire Smith Oct 26, 2011

    I'm still on-board for this title after the final page but I'm not on the edge of my seat, biting my nails to know more. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - SoldierHawk Oct 20, 2011

    All in all, this is a fresh and exciting direction, and the first time in a LONG time I feel like I have no idea what to expect from the next issue. That's a good thing, and a journey I look forward to taking with this fine creative team. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Oct 24, 2011

    Wonder Woman #2 was everything that the first issue was not. Though it lacked much action, Brian Azzarello made up for it with great character work. Azzarello did a good giving us a look into this new DC Universes Wonder Woman. We also finally get an idea of what the conflict for this story arc and maybe the whole series will be based on. Characters like Hera and Strife will be interesting characters to follow along with Wonder Woman. With a good hook ending that could lead to some big repercussions between Wonder Woman and her mother, Hippolyta, the next issue should be fun to read. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Oct 23, 2011

    I'm still on the fence when it comes to this series... I mean this issue was pretty good, but it wasn't great. And Brian Azzarello should really try to explain who these Greek Gods are, what their relationships to each other are and what motivates them. I don't want to have to do heavy-duty research just to enjoy a comic book... Will I be picking up Wonder Woman #3? Probably, but no promises. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    cxPulp - Terry Verticchio Oct 21, 2011

    While I haven't been blown away by what is happening, I find the dialogue to be strong and the story has my interest. If anything, I will admit that this newer-all-new Wonder Woman is great starting point for any new readers wanting to get into the character. Read Full Review

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