Wonder Woman Vol. 1: Blood rocked my world, and I meant to write a review for it. I didn’t, but now Vol. 2: Guts is out. I had never read a Woman Woman comic before Vol. 1. Nothing against the character. It’s just that none of her adventures ever appealed to me. Writer Brian Azzarello and artist Cliff Chiang have reimagined the title as a dark fantasy tale instead of superhero comic, and it works really well.
The story revolves around Wonder Woman protecting a woman who is pregnant with the child of Zeus. Hera, Zeus’ wife, is pissed, and wants the mother and child dead. Meanwhile, Zeus has disappeared, and Apollo is scheming to fill the power vacuum. Princess Diana’s own backstory is explored as well. The supporting cast is fleshed out with smartly designed Greek gods by Chiang.
Out of DC’s New 52 relaunch, only Scott Snyder’s Batman is better. I highly recommend it to comic book fans, but I also think that it could hook non-comic readers too.