Wonder Woman #5

Wonder Woman #5

Writer: Brian Azzarello Artist: Tony Akins Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 18, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 12
7.5Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

Wonder Woman has returned home to Londonbut leaving Paradise Island doesn't mean leaving the gods behind, as two of the most powerful deities of the pantheon have come to town and neither of them is leaving without being crowned King of the gods! Featuring guest art by Tony Akins (JACK OF FABLES)!

  • 8.5
    IGN - Erik Norris Jan 18, 2012

    Some might be upset that a series called "Wonder Woman" doesn't focus solely on the book's titular character. While that's a fair assessment, it also undermines what Azzarello is trying to accomplish with this book: make a Wonder Woman series that feels as epic and important as the books about Batman and Superman. Thus far, Azzarello has succeeded. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Jan 18, 2012

    This issue is all about set-up for what is to come. Why introduce Hades? Where is Eris? Why does Diana want to meet with Poseidon? These are only some of the questions that readers will be left with following the end of WONDER WOMAN #5. Artist Tony Atkins takes over for Clff Chiang in this issue and I felt he did a fine job. Although his style is more animated and it's very different from Chiang's hard lines, the change is not so jarring. Very pretty issue. I definitely can't wait to see where Azzarello has in store for Wonder Woman. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Jan 19, 2012

    "Wonder Woman" is the bright shining star of DC Comics' new 52. It's a book many had their eyes on thanks to such an innovative and bold choice of creative team; but it's also a book that had many fans skeptical given the troubled history of the book. It's nice to see such a fantastic payoff, with Diana again in a truly wonderful and well-considered book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Aaron Duran Jan 18, 2012

    While not perfect, Wonder Woman is still one of the best books DC has to offer and one you should be reading. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jan 20, 2012

    While you feel secure that the story's moving along in a good direction, its speed is getting a little too conservative, and you long for our heroine to finally get a chance to hit something. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson Jan 21, 2012

    Plus, Poseidon shows up at the end! Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Jan 19, 2012

    Overall, Wonder Woman continues to be what it's been for me - decent stuff I like well enough, but nothing I'm ever super excited to read. However, I've got a new perspective on it, and that might help it grab me a bit more in the long run. The symbol of truth, justice and love isn't really there anymore, and she is missed, but it can also be fun to see how a more down-to-earth and mistake-prone Diana deals with her extraordinary circumstances. And maybe this Poseidon thing will bring her into confict with Aquaman, and maybe Azzarello can handle it a hell of a lot better than Flashpoint. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Jan 23, 2012

    The most interesting moment in the book occurs when Wonder Woman confronts Poseidon. That scene is rife with intrigue. First, Diana stands on water. A new power unless it's covered under gliding on air-currents. Second, the differences in the participants' sizes creates a mythic image; numerous Greek heroes contested against giants such as the Cyclops or the Hydra. Third, Wonder Woman employs psychology to trick Poseidon into siding with her. Unfortunately, this occurs at the chapter's end, and it really should have been the focus. Azarello spends too much time with Lennox and too little with Diana. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    A Comic Book Blog - T. A. Ewart Jan 27, 2012

    Akins's artwork isn't for me, but that's because he can obviously do better linework is selective in his approach. Page 13, Panel 1 has an image of Wonder Woman that looks so fine, then on Page 15, Panel 3 she looks as doe-eyed as Sailor Moon. If he drew Wonder Woman with the same visual aplomb that he does the freaks of nature, the book would at least have art as a saving grace. Unfortunately, that just not the case. Read Full Review

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