I was just checking out all of the art DC showed at their “From Concept to Page” panel at New York Comic Con, and in the midst of all the cool designs (more on that later on today) there was a pitch for Wonder Woman #0 that included BIG details about the next issue. Now, I wasn’t at the panel and I can’t find a recap of it online, so maybe they mentioned that these details have been discarded or changed. Take this with a grain of salt.
Hypothetical spoilers, I suppose, but nonetheless…
Okay, here is Brian Azzarello’s Wonder Woman #0 pitch that DC posted along with the art:
If you can’t read it well, the bottom says:
HOOK: Wonder Woman will, in the next issue, slay Ares in the present, proving him wrong about her and setting up the new status quo in which she refuses the mantle of God of War. The Minotaur, of course, will also recur as a villain down the line.
So more Minotaur is fun!! But the big reveal, of course, is that Ares is getting killed BY Wonder Woman AND that she’ll refuse to become the God of War. That’s sort of crazy!! And odd that she would kill Ares. I wonder what will prompt that?
Anyway, big potential spoilers there. Also, I don’t know if when Azzarello says “in the next issue” he means in Wonder Woman #13 or in the next issue that Cliff Chiang is going to draw, since Tony Akins is scheduled to do Wonder Woman #13. He probably means Wonder Woman #13 since the solicit reads “Ares, god of war, takes a sudden interest in the Amazing Amazon!” and then Ares isn’t mentioned in the solicits for the next two issues. Plus we’re onto Orion with Wonder Woman #15.
So we’ll have to wait until Wednesday to see how this all plays out. Off hand, I’m not super jazzed about the idea of Wonder Woman killing Ares, but of course I’ll withhold judgment until I read the actual issue.