He looks kind of like Walter from Breaking Bad but with a goatee.
NYCC 2012: Brian Azzarello
Azzarello's Wonder Woman is from month to month one of favorite books. He shredded everything we thought we knew about Diana and literally destroyed her world. How appropriate that Cliff Chiang is using his likeness in portraying the god of war.
Even though the world around Diana is different, I have to agree with Azzarello that she is still the same character as she was before. Her personality hasn't change. Her compassion is still there even though she a warrior. Sure, her origin is different, but it wasn't enough to change her in the present.
My favorite line from the series so far reads:
“Really? You strip yourself of your best defense against a god?”
“My defense? My cuffs were yours.”
My jaw dropped when I read those words. In the scene, Azzarello highlighted the strength that's always been a part of Wonder Woman's character but was often downplayed or ignored entirely in previous incarnations of the character. He's doing a fantastic job of representing her as a character worthy of memebership in the DCU's Trinity.
Not bad for a writer who didn't like the character before he started writing her.
I think this really highlights the difference between when James give you hard a time in a playful manner and when someone is really being difficult. Maybe he had read the Wonder Woman article previously or review of #0 and took offence? I thought his comment about not changing Wonder Woman was ridiculous. If she has a father now that's an obvious change. Still Wonder Woman remains one of my favourite books love getting each month and you guys constantly talking it up was actually what convinced me to give it a chance.
@RedheadedAtrocitus: Doubt you are alone with it, but according to the interview a Chicago newspaper did with him to mark his 50th birthday Brian is the sort of person who replies in very few words most of the time (which they note before the actual interview began).
I hate to say it Sara but I think Azz was justified in giving you a hard time about your "changes to Diana" question. The best parts in Wonder Woman come from the new interpretation of the Greek Pantheon and their divine politics. You should've asked more about his vision ultimate of Greek mythology in the new DC universe. Good job otherwise. Can't wait to check out more videos later in the week.
I love Brian Azzarello. Not only is he a fantastic writer, but also because in a NYCC video where a DC creator had to pick one New 52 title to recommend, Azzarello gave the best answer, hands friggin' down.
I mean you have Jim Lee, Cliff Chiang, Lee Bermejo, Andy Diggle, Grant Morrison, Gregg Hurwirtz, Geoff Johns and Adam Glass recommending excellent stuff like Action Comics, Batman, Flash, Wonder Woman, Animal Man, Batman and Robin, Earth 2! And what does Brian Azzarello recommend?
Hawk and Dove. Because when he read it he felt like he was 11 years old again.
Like I said, best damn response ever.
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