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Blood

Azzarello, Brian (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons, has kept a secret from her daughter all her life - and when Wonder Woman learns who her father is, her life will shatter like brittle clay. The only one more shocked than Diana by this revelation? Bloodthirsty Hera - so why is her sinister daughter, Strife, so eager for the truth to be told? Superstar writer Brian Azzarello creates a new direction for one of DC's best-known heroes, with spectacular art by Cliff Chiang and Tony Akins!
Authors: Azzarello, Brian
Title: Blood
Publisher: New York : DC Comics, c2012.
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,chiefly ill. (chiefly col.) ;,27 cm.
Notes: Also published in paperback by DC Comics in 2012 with ISBN 9781401235628.
"Originally published in single magazine form in WONDER WOMAN 1-6"--T.p. verso.
"Wonder Woman created by William Moulton Marston"
Additional Contributors: Akins, Tony
Chiang, Cliff
ISBN: 9781401235628
1401235638
9781401235635
9781451790726
Statement of Responsibility: Brian Azzarello, writer ; Cliff Chiang, Tony Akins, artists ; Dan Green, additional inks ; Matthew Wilson, colorist ; Jared K. Fletcher, letterer
Subject Headings: Superheroes Comic books, strips, etc. Amazons Comic books, strips, etc. Women heroes Comic books, strips, etc. Wonder Woman (Fictitious character) Comic books, strips, etc.
Genre/Form: Graphic novels.
Topical Term: Superheroes
Amazons
Women heroes
Wonder Woman (Fictitious character)
LCCN: 2011051798
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Feb 28, 2014
  • BrianLaBelle rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

In this New 52 Universe reboot of Princess Diana, not only is she an Amazon but the daughter of Zeus. Azzarello crafts a wonderful new world for Diana to live in with greater ties to Greek mythology given her familial ties. Many do not like this idea but I have found it to be refreshing and entertaining.

Jan 23, 2014
  • RheaDee rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I'm not sure how I feel about the change in Wonder Woman's origin story, but other than that, this book was pretty solid. I especially liked how all the gods look different--Hermes looked kind of like a bird, Poseidon was a gigantic fish, Apollo looked like a bronze statue--very cool.

Nov 04, 2013
  • blue_hummingbird_1 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

For the first 11 issues is a very weak storyline, but after that the storyline gets way better. Hold out hope. Am reading this in issues and am on issue 24 and by now the story line is awesome.

Sep 03, 2013
  • mcalnen rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Artwork is not good at all. How can you call this graphic? No detail work, barely more than a cartoon.

Jul 20, 2013
  • rjrw92 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Excellent art work, lame story. I think it started off strong, but I really wanted more from this character.

Apr 03, 2013
  • djx rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Finally, a killer Wonder Woman story! Every panel, every page rocks.

Feb 11, 2013
  • SkycycleX2 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I enjoyed this partial "reboot" of Wonder Woman. I like a lot of woman warriors (Valkyrie, Sif, Black Widow) but I've always been a little bored by Wonder Woman. Maybe it's because she's from DC, not Marvel. Azzarello makes Wonder Woman interesting with some good twists, some pathos for Wonder Woman and fun versions of the Greek gods.

Jan 28, 2013
  • theorbys rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Rather indifferent art that is perhaps self consciously trying to be rough and expressive, without too much success. The story is not so good either. A lot of talk and intrigue, some of it hard to follow. My second New 52 graphic novel is a big disappointment.

Jan 11, 2013
  • Kebabette rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Cool to see the brutal pantheon of Greek gods in the DC universe.

Aug 27, 2012
  • Keogh rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Azzarello takes the reins of the Amazon Princess with this first collection of the rebooted DC universe. I like his take on the character, attention to detail, and storytelling as he unveils a new status quo and background for the character, as well as the people around her. The art seemed a bit off to me- not quite to my tastes.

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