BEST SHOTS COMIC REVIEWS: THE BEST OF 2011
Best Shots Comic Reviews: The BEST of 2011!".....Gold — Wonder Woman (Published by DC Comics): The DC relaunch yielded several good-to-excellent comics this year. What makes this worthy of the top spot is that in just four issues, it rehabilitated an iconic character that had spent the previous year mired in a long, disappointing arc. Brian Azzarello understood Diana immediately, writing her as the imposing, take-charge warrior that she is. He also dared to tinker with her origin by doing away with the made-from-clay story and making her the product of a union between Hippolyta and Zeus. It was a controversial move, but also surprising and effective. Strong as the writing is, though, Wonder Woman fans should thank their lucky stars that Cliff Chiang is illustrating the book. His crisp, energetic art is exceptional and makes Wonder Woman a must-read. In the past, readers who were indifferent to Diana said the character was too ill defined, had too convoluted a history and lacked compelling storylines. Those arguments don’t hold water right now. Any fan of the superhero genre who isn’t reading Wonder Woman right now is doing their pull list a disservice.......".