Wonder Woman #9

Wonder Woman #9

Writer: Brian Azzarello Artist: Tony Akins Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 16, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 9
7.8Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

WONDER WOMAN continues to battle through HADES in hopes of rescuing the only friend she has left. What is APOLLO trying to convince ARES of? Whatever it is, you can bet it's bad news for Wonder Woman!

  • 10
    Heretical Jargon - Heretic May 21, 2012

    This title however, as it is currently, isn't for everyone. Brian Azzarello has always been a writer who brings in a 50/50 percentage vote…you either like him, or you hate him. I've always enjoyed his stories, and his work on Wonder Woman right now is worth it's weight in blood! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey May 16, 2012

    Tony Akins once again steps in for Cliff Chiang in this issue and delivers some stellar pages. Some of these characters we saw for the first time during his last fill-in stint, so it's nice to see him handling them again. Even if you have never read a Wonder Woman book and plan to never read a Wonder Woman book, this issue is worth your time just to see Akin's depiction of Hades throne. It's brutal and awesome. Plus, he gets bonus point for his page featuring Aphrodite, which doesn't actually feature her at all. You just have to see it, trust me. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima May 16, 2012

    This is a great issue, and it has been a consistently great series. Yet; this is not the Wonder Woman we knew and grew up with. This one seems to have many levels to her character, and things are not as black and white as we are used to. So is this a good thing? At this point, it's hard to change. Is the essence of Wonder Woman's book even still the same? Is she still even the same character? Get rid of the costume, and can we really call this a Wonder Woman series? Then again, it's such a great story, so should that really matter? Should continuity really factor into the equation? That's the biggest conflict I had with this issue and with this series as it moves forward. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff May 19, 2012

    Anyway, fans of the series won't be disappointed at all with Azzarello's continuing story, and if you haven't been reading the series thus far then look out for the hardcover coming later this month! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen May 18, 2012

    Definitely not your typical Wonder Woman story, but a hugely fascinating one nonetheless. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson May 19, 2012

    There have been some startlingly dark and vicious moments in this incarnation of Wonder Woman, befitting a story based on the darkest corners of myth, and this issue's ending is well in keeping with that expectation. While I'm not entirely sure that hardcore WW fans will enjoy this story (if you love Linda Carter in spandex, for instance, you may have reservations) but the Vertigo fan in me is very entertained by this book. Regular artist Cliff Chiang is off this month, but the replacement team ably keeps the look of his work, and Azzarello keeps up his delightful use of wordplay and unreliable characters to keep things intriguing and nerve-wracking all at once. Wonder Woman #9 is a good'n, keeping up a run of good (albeit dark and mean-spirited) issues, and earning 4 out of 5 stars overall. In many ways, the biggest difficulty is trying to reconcile this Wonder Woman with the one appearing in Justice League every month... Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Multiversity Comics - Walt Richardson May 18, 2012

    While “Wonder Woman” may be a bit different from what readers were expecting, it is still one of the most interesting and engaging of the New 52. While previous issues have been a bit more action-packed, this one proves that Azzarello can also slow things down and become a bit more introspective before events explode into action yet again, and Akins does a solid enough job making sure nothing is lost from script to print. Maybe it isn't your Wonder Woman, but it is still one good read. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Outer Realm Comics - Kate Fatale May 19, 2012

    Hades looks kind of dumb (it's his mouth), but I quite like Diana. She looks more annoyed and angry at what's being done to her rather than fearful, and that's perfect. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose May 17, 2012

    The saving grace of this dark, weirdly inorganic story is Akins, who makes Diana a memorable figure with her "bride of the undead" outfit (complete with severed hands on the gown), as well as Hades' terrified, emaciated ex-wife. That all said, as memorable as this story is with its ideas, it only feels like a Wonder Woman story because she's there. The shifting tone isn't a bad thing, but Diana needs to be a more active character " and bigger focus from the writer " if she really wants to soar. Read Full Review

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