Wonder Woman Vol. 2: Guts (The New 52)

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Wonder Woman goes to hell! After playing Poseidon, Hades, and Hera against each other, Hades strikes back by kidnapping Zola and trapping her in the Underworld. It's up to Wonder Woman—with a little help from the God of Love and the God of Smiths—to break Zola out. But what is Hades' real game, and once you get into the land of the dead, how exactly do you get out?

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Overview

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Wonder Woman goes to hell! After playing Poseidon, Hades, and Hera against each other, Hades strikes back by kidnapping Zola and trapping her in the Underworld. It's up to Wonder Woman—with a little help from the God of Love and the God of Smiths—to break Zola out. But what is Hades' real game, and once you get into the land of the dead, how exactly do you get out?

Collecting WONDER WOMAN #7-12.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Expect a lot more Wonder Woman fans after a few issues of this book."—USA Today

"This is clear storytelling at its best....It's an intriguing concept and easy to grasp. The reader doesn't need to know that much about Wonder Woman because she is, well, Wonder Woman."—The New York Times

"It's a different direction for Wonder Woman, but one still steeped in mythology, and I think this is the start of great things from Azzarello and Chiang."—The Onion AV Club

"There's actually a lovely balance between being just wordy enough and going mute to let the art do the heavy lifting. And let me tell you, Cliff Chiang's art does said heavy lifting with nary a grunt. He handles suspense, gore, and action all with aplomb. His line-work is loose enough to avoid being static, and yet maintains a confident line."—Ain't It Cool News

Library Journal
Azzarello’s (“100 BULLETS” series) best-selling second volume of DC’s reboot continues to strengthen the story of the new Wonder Woman. Zeus has vanished, and his latest conquest, Zola, bears his child. She has been taken by Hades, and now Diana seeks help from Hephaestus to rescue her. Hephaestus arms Wonder Woman with the pistols of his son Eros, and she descends to the underworld with Hermes as her guide and ally. Hades demands the pistols as ransom for Zola but then shoots Wonder Woman. Zola is rescued, but Diana must wed the king of the dead. Strife, sister of War, wends in and out of the story while other immortals such as Hera and Apollo make their own plans. Chiang’s bold art of interesting interpretations of the deities’ forms is a powerful asset to this book—the cover alone should be enough for any fan-boy to sit up and take notice.

Verdict The relaunched Wonder Woman is a heroine to watch. Readers will be eager for the next installment.—Eric Norton, McMillan Memorial Lib., Wisconsin Rapids

(c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401238100
  • Publisher: DC Comics
  • Publication date: 9/17/2013
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 75,455
  • Product dimensions: 10.12 (w) x 6.48 (h) x 0.21 (d)

Meet the Author

Brian Azzarello has been writing comics professionally since the mid-1990s. He is the author of JONNY DOUBLE, BATMAN: BROKEN CITY and the Harvey and Eisner Award-winning 100 BULLETS, all created in collaboration with artist Eduardo Risso. The New York Times best-selling author’s other work for DC includes the titles HELLBLAZER and LOVELESS (both with Marcelo Frusin), SUPERMAN: FOR TOMORROW (with Jim Lee), JOKER and LUTHOR (both with Lee Bermejo), SGT. ROCK: BETWEEN HELL AND A HARD PLACE (with Joe Kubert), FILTHY RICH (with Victor Santos), and most recently the all-new ongoing series WONDER WOMAN (with Cliff Chiang). He also wrote the Richard Corben-illustrated graphic novels Cage and Banner for Marvel Comics. Azzarello lives in Chicago with his wife, artist Jill Thompson, and twitters only when he has something to say.

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  • Posted March 9, 2014

    The Greco-Roman Gods continue to fight over Zeus' latest baby.

    The Greco-Roman Gods continue to fight over Zeus' latest baby.

    Beautifully detailed graphics add to the characters, plot, and actions.

    Characters continue to develop both as individuals,in their compassion, and with their abilities.

    Overall, an enjoyable read.

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    Posted April 26, 2013

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