Wonder Woman #19 is out this week and we’ve got a five-page preview of the issue with art from regular fill-in artist Tony Akins and former Y: The Last Man fill-in artist Goran Sudzuka. Let’s take a look:
Starting a book with a three page conversation where absolutely nothing happens seems like an odd choice to me, but so it goes. Other than a very vague recap, that seemed to serve little to no purpose.
The baby naming was sort of amusing though. I like Lennox’s super British name choices, Ares’ very in character suggestion, and Hera warming up to the baby is cute. Not surprisingly, Wonder Woman gets to look like a complete doofus with her suggestion of “What about Steve?” Zola’s “Come on, girl… you’re better than that” glare in response is perfect though. I so don’t understand what Azzarello is doing with Wonder Woman, and I’m not entirely sure he does either. Everyone else is such an interesting, cool character, but Wonder Woman’s just sort of there, being lame and getting duped. Anyway, the banter from everyone else is enjoyable at least.
Look for Wonder Woman #19 at fine comic shops everywhere this Wednesday! It’s got a SHOCKING fold out cover and a MAD variant too, so keep an eye out for that.