All of the DC solicits came out on Friday except for the “Justice League” line of books, but it looks like the wait was worth it. Wonder Woman is going to New Genesis!!
WONDER WOMAN #22
Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO
Art and cover by CLIFF CHIANG
On sale JULY 17 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Welcome to New Genesis! Wonder Woman makes her first visit to Orion’s homeworld and comes face to face with the Highfather…and sees the strange hold he has over his uncontrollable son!
Well now I’m excited. I like the new Old Gods that Azzarello and Chiang have created, but seeing them tackle more of the New Gods should be really cool. Chiang did a great job redesigning Orion, and from this cover it seems that Highfather’s gotten a new look too.
Highfather’s got a very militaristic appearance, and the cover reminds me of some sort of Soviet propaganda poster. I’m no expert on the New Gods, but from what I’ve seen of Highfather he’s a kind of laid back, nicer counterpart to Darkseid’s iron fisted cruelty, and New Genesis is a sort of hippie utopia, the opposite of Apokalips’ hellscape. This cover really has a militaristic vibe for me, though. It’s not what I’d expect from Highfather or New Genesis. Colour me intrigued!
Wonder Woman #22 is out on July 17, and it looks like a big change for the series! I’m excited to see Wonder Woman in a new setting, plus how can you not by a comic with a great cover like that?