Does Wonder Woman really need a secret origin? If she does, she needs someone better than Azzarello writing it. His dialogue this issue, as Diana’s secret is revealed to her, is awful. I couldn’t read it fast enough and there was always more.
This issue also marks me giving up on Chiang. I love his art, but he’s clearly not right for this book. Wonder Woman’s big moment at the end is a complete flop and the way he draws both Amazons and gods is weak. I guess it’s something it’s weak for different reasons. The gods look like meth heads and the Amazons lack muscle definition; instead, Chiang just draws them big.
This issue sets up the rest of the series, making the fourth issue a jumping on point. It also makes this one a wonderful leaping off as fast as possible, damn the lifeboats point.
It’s really lame.
Clay; writer, Brian Azzarello; artist, Cliff Chiang; colorist, Matthew Wilson; letterer, Jared K. Fletcher; editors, Chris Conroy and Matt Idelson; publisher, DC Comics.