"...........Thus far, Wonder Woman’s reinvention has been a success.
Azzarello’s handling of both the plot and the scripts leaves very little
to be desired, and the allusions to classic Vertigo in both art and
writing are entirely welcome. Still, if this really is meant to be the
“Vertigo-ization” of Wonder Woman–and DC certainly
seems to want readers to see it that way–then the series is going to
have to push the envelope further than it has so far. It’s not enough
for the book to be stylish, fantastical and occasionally creepy. It also
needs to be challenging. Vertigo’s best creators have always been those
who forced readers to confront uncomfortable subjects, and who actively
subverted audience expectations. Wonder Woman’s milieu offers ample
opportunities to broach relevant and controversial topics, but whether
that will be allowed in a such a visible superhero series is very much
an open question.
All speculation aside, Wonder Woman has
benefited more from DC’s New 52 initiative than almost any other title.
As fun as it is to watch Diana put her enemies to the sword over in
Justice League, seeing her own series get a sophisticated fantasy
makeover is even better. Wonder Woman’s future may not be clear, but it
is at least off to an exciting start."
What We Liked: Dark
fantasy makeover is a surprisingly good fit for the series and
character. Cliff Chiang's art is perfect for the new direction.
What We Disliked: Series could stand to push the envelope and tackle some more controversial subject matter.