I do not think that there can ever be enough books about anything and I say that knowing that some of them are going to be about Pilates.The more knowledge the better seems like a solid rule of thumb, even though I have watched enough science fiction films to accept that humanity’s unchecked pursuit of learning will end with robots taking over the world.-Sarah Vowell

Friday, June 16, 2017

Wonder Woman: The New 52! Volume Two: Guts by Brian Azzarello (Writer), Cliff Chiang (Artist), Tony Akins (Pencil), Dan Green (Ink) Matthew Wilson (Colorist), and Jared K. Fletcher (Letterer)

Wonder Woman along with a wounded Hermes and the strong Lennox (his body is the consistency of rocks and he is the son of Zeus) are looking to find a way to get the pregnant Zola out of the Underworld where Hades has her.  But they will need weapons first and those can only come from Hephaestus, god of the forge.  So they go to Eros, his son and ask him to get them in to see his father.  While there Wonder Woman finds out that the men who work there are all Amazonian men that were traded away for weapons rather than be killed as they were seen as useless to the Amazonians.  She is shocked and tries to free them from what she perceives as their bondage, but really they are free to work there and they like to work there and Wonder Woman makes a fool of herself in her ignorance.

But Hephaestus does agree to loan them some weapons and even Eros lets them borrow his special guns.  But only Wonder Woman and Hermes will be going down to the Underworld. Hermes because he can take someone there and Wonder Woman to get Zola.  While there things go horribly wrong of course and while Zola is saved, Wonder Woman is stuck in the Underworld with Hades to be his bride.  A rescue mission is underway but as Hephaestus says Wonder Woman can take care of herself. Meanwhile, there is a rush for who will take Zeus's throne.

The moody blues and bright oranges and reds really set the tone for Hades and the river of blood is something to behold.  The drawings are incredible and Hades does not quite look like what I would imagine. The images of the dead are creepy as they ought to be and a person I won't name that they run into down there is unbelievably drawn and created here.  This book is a great follow-up to the first book and makes you wonder where the series is going to go next.

Link to Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Wonder-Woman-Vol-2-Guts-ebook/dp/B00B07LJWA/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1497616629&sr=8-3&keywords=wonder+woman+the+new+52


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