By TDK_1997 0 Comments
There was a long wait from us, Azzarello fans, to see what he has in mind for the end of his run. He has been building up the whole Wonder Woman mythology since the start of the New 52 and he delivered something fresh and new. A new Wonder WOman that was finally working and her stories weren't mediocre and non important. And all of that happened thanks to one man - Brian Azzarello.
I really love what he has been doing with Diana and her whole supporting cast. I was really sad when I heard that he will be ending his run with issue 35 but I was really curious what will happen in the last few issues. He didn;t disappoint me, the last few issues were full of action and great characterizations for certain characters. I loved everything that has happened and I was eager to read everything about this issue.
- I have to say I really expected something groundbreaking and interesting to happen in the end or at least in the middle of the issue but I most definitely did not expect Zeke to be the new representation of Zeus. That was something that I was surprised to see but I liked it. It was something that managed to surprise me and shock me and also it does seem logical of why every single god, almost, wanted that child and to murder Zola.
- Another interesting thing was that Athena had possesed Zola and was a key character for the future of Zola and Zeke as well.
- The best thing however was the way Azzarello handled Wonder WOman in this issue. Every single issue we were witnessess of why she was such a respected warrior and why she was loved by so many people but here, here, we really witnessed her true character. She rose up almost from the dead because she needed to protect those were close to her and she did it because the power of love and compassion is always victorious and she has lots of them. Azzarello really managed to make her the strong female character she is and deserves to be without sexualizing her too much.
As much as I loved the conclusion of Azz's run there was something that disappointed me way too much. I really wanted to see a bigger and way more impactful battle between the First Born and Wonder Woman. It's not that we weren't witnesses of something big but it just wasn't that what I was expecting. To say with a fewer words - it was a lackluster battle. For all of the hype and big talk of the First Born and everything that he did in the last few issues I thought the brawl between him and Dina would've been bigger and would've lasted longer but it just wasn't like that.
I need to summarise things and say that I enjoyed the issue but I just wanted more from this conclusion of such a big run. I think that Azzarello could;ve done better and he should have done it because now I am left with a bad taste in my mouth. I wanted to love the end but I just couldn't. I wanted more, I wanted something with a bigger impact but in the end it was just a cliche end in which the good guy always wins and "they live happily ever after".
Bad move Azzarello!