This Just Happened: A Family United
Fri, 03/22/2013 - 9:00am
SPOILER ALERT: If you have not read WONDER WOMAN #18 and do not wish to know what happens, stop reading this post now (major spoilers ahead!)
From the creative team of Eisner Award-winning writer Brian Azzarello (100 BULLETS) and artists Cliff Chiang, Goran Sudzuka, Tony Akins, and Dan Green, WONDER WOMAN #18 continues the Amazonian’s latest adventures with an unforgettable supporting cast chocked full of gods and goddesses from classic Greek mythology.
Following the events of the last couple of issues, Wonder Woman and her new ally War have come to Demeter’s Realm to retrieve Zola’s baby. But this is not your average infant. According to fan-favorite character Orion, this is the same baby that is prophesized to begin the end of time. And he’s been sent to kill him/her!
But before Orion can get his hands on the infant and save the universe, Wonder Woman must rescue it from her brother Hermes. And he won’t give up the child without a fight! And while Wonder Woman may have had one of the greatest combat teachers in the world, she is no match for Hermes’ speed.
Just when it seems like Wonder Woman has met her match and her premature demise, someone comes to her rescue: Orion! Together, these unlikely allies defeat Hermes and venture to find Harvest, who is hiding the child. Little do they know: War has already taken the child as his own!
Betrayed by War, Wonder Woman and Orion return to Zola’s apartment to admit their failure and devise a plan for revenge. But when they arrive, there is a surprise waiting for them … Zola’s baby! And it’s a boy!
Will the return of Zola’s son mean even more problems for Wonder Woman? And how will she repay her debt to War for rescuing the child? Place your bets in the comments section below!
Above, take a look at the last page from “The Queen of Roots” as the child is surrounded by his new unconventional family. And don’t forget to pick up your copy of WONDER WOMAN #18, in stores now!