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Posted by FoxxFireArt

It seems a tad insulting to Wonder Woman to have one of her Blackest Night issues be nothing more then a filler.
 
I figured that part of the reason Wonder Woman came in so late to the game was going to be due to her strength. When you are introducing a new style of villain you want them to feel unstoppable. Having Wonder Woman show their weakness too early would of made them seem less threatening. I had a feeling that Wonder Woman's greatest strength in this fight wouldn't be the power in her arms, but her inner strength and power of the will. We see that in her ability to have some sense of consciousness while possessed by the Black Rings.
 
Almost makes you wonder that if she is able to overcome the Black Ring, would she then possibly become a White Lantern? You think it would be harder for Mera to fight against Wonder Woman knowing that she is still conscious in there.

Posted by sora_thekey

I am reading Blackest Night but not this mini... 
 
It is intresting to see there was an internal struggle, because of what happens to WW... I mean she is refered as the woman who can love! 
 
So I thought that concept was very cool! 
 
I was tempted to pick this issue up just because it was WW... but I won't anymore, if it's just a filler issue!

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Posted by geraldthesloth

This was not good.

Edited by Illyana Rasputin

Nicola Scott is a great artist, and the scene between Wonder Woman and Mera was very well-drawn. I could almost feel the bridge of Mera's nose crack when Diana punched her in the face. You are right about Rucka's writing. It was a little boring with Black Lantern Wonder Woman wrestling with her true self all of the time. I was a little put of by Aphrodite's illusion, but at the time, my jaw fell to the floor of the comic shop. I also found it a bit hokey when Aphrodite gave Wonder Woman a Star Sapphire ring. The costume is cool, though. This was a good review. I think 3 out of 5 pretty much sums it up for me, too.  

Posted by Zoom

Zero continuity with issue 1. 
 
Boring mismatch fight between Mera and Wonder Woman takes up 90% of the issue. 
 
Blatant lack of care in killing established characters only makes the fact that the deaths in Blackest Night won't be permanent even more obvious. 
 
1/5

Posted by AtPhantom
Posted by Hamz

It was an OK issue, the art was brilliant and like you said a majority of the story is told through the art rather than heavy dialogue. The inner struggle between Diana and the Black Ring was a nice touch. Not so sure I enjoyed the illusion scene so much as I was left wondering if they'll follow up on that at all. I'm not sure how I would feel if they did, confusion sets in now. Mind hurts, must go back to moderating the Giant Bomb!

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Posted by jCurwen

Good idea to show how WW was able to shake off the BL ring's hold, unfortunately very poor execution.  I think they knew that people would read BN #6 and say, "how'd she do that?"  but instead of giving us an 'a-ha' moment we get a 'wtf?' moment.  At least we know she's still in love with Bruce...  That's something, right...  right?

Posted by RedRyan

This is a tie in rather than a complete story in itself which is what it's meant to be,it's adding more details to the events in BN that aren't needed to understand the overall story but add more understanding of characters motivations and why certain things happen in the main BN book.The art is fantastic and it does a great job of helping to tell the story,why would Rucka clutter the page with inner dialogue that just isn't needed?I'm looking forward to the third part as I think this mini will prove to be more relevant to the big picture than either the Superman or Batman tie-ins.

Posted by couzinit99

so wait. . . . who she killed in this book didn't really die???? im so confused right now. . . .
Posted by DMC

I LOVED this issue. It gets a 4.5 from me! 
The lack of in depth monologue by Wonder Woman is definately a good thing.

Posted by Theodore

Yeah something like Aphrodite created a fake reality so she wouldn't hurt anyone

Posted by Son_of_Magnus

Am I the only one who liked it? Her fight with Mera was awesome and the scene with Donna and Cassie was AWESOME!!!!

Posted by No_Name_
@RedRyan said:
 I think this mini will prove to be more relevant to the big picture than either the Superman or Batman tie-ins. "
I agree with you there, but I still think Rucka could have done better with the dialogue.
Posted by Crymsun

It was an okay book.  The best thing about the book was the incredible art.  I thought the whole 'illusion' thing was lame..
Edited by NightFang

I always thought Mera was a pushover but after seeing her fight WW, i've change my mind.

Posted by Rothschild
@Son_of_Magnus said:
"Am I the only one who liked it? Her fight with Mera was awesome and the scene with Donna and Cassie was AWESOME!!!! "

No sir, I liked it as well... I liked it because it painted WW as a resilient and powerful character.. Love conquers all!
Posted by Grim

i kinda liked this one. i had to deal with allot of emotion when what happened happened/unhappened (im a big Superboy fan). 
 I thought the story was great, but yeah, i was irked that it ended up being a filler. if it had come out earlier, and ended differently, it would have been a down right awesome story. it still was, but its importance is greatly diminished by the fact that it comes to a conclusion that was already made in another comic.
 the upside to DC's tie-ins. you dont need them, but its becuase all in all their not that important.

Posted by timrothsays

I really digged into this comic. The new structure (there is no general story like in BN: Batman and BN: Superman) is really cool

Posted by boo1212

really???????
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Posted by drawme

Really great artwork!

Posted by RomaTotti10

I would give this issue 3 out of 5 because the story wasn't  what I like, but on the other hand the art was very good.

Posted by Blindside002

I honestly loved it, it was obviously about a 3 out of 5, but what I thought was weird was the whole her becoming a Star Sapphire thing, maybe it was just because I recently became a fan of DC and before this mostly just read Marvel, but I never really got that she was that in love with Batman. I mean if she loved him enough to become a Star Sapphire, where is Catwomans ring huh? I WANT MY STAR SAPPHIRE CATWOMAN!
Posted by Dr. Detfink

The art is amazing..the writing was very disappointing.

Posted by Graphicly

There has been some argument here and there that Wonder Woman should have gotten a different ring than she did.  That argument aside I thought this was an okay issue.  As Babs stated Nikola Scott is an awesome artist, but I get the feeling Rucka was only half writing this book, which may go back to the whole ring argument.  Also it's not often a book completely confuses me at some point and the "illusion" portion of the book made me have to reread part of it.

Posted by mattydeNero

I thought this issue was way better than issue #1.  I feel that this mini-series has been the only one that is going along perfectly with the Blackest Night timeline.  Mera vs. BL Wonder Woman was rockin'.  Despite my shaking head, Rucka did a good job with the Batman-Wonder Woman scenario.  I don't think that this mini-series is the best one thus far(IMO, you gotta go with BN: TITANS), but out of the next three BN minis DC has delivered BN Wonder Woman is getting the job done.
Posted by Zoom
Posted by Zoom
@NightFang said:
"I always thought Mera was a pushover but after seeing her fight WW, i've change my mind. "

Mera is a pushover compared to Wonder Woman.  You'll note that Wonder Woman kicked her butt in this issue without using any super speed.
Posted by Owen_Porter

I like the idea of Wonder Woman secretly harboring feelings for Bruce Wayne.

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Edited by No_Name_
@Zoom said:

" @NightFang said:

"I always thought Mera was a pushover but after seeing her fight WW, i've change my mind. "
Mera is a pushover compared to Wonder Woman.  You'll note that Wonder Woman kicked her butt in this issue without using any super speed. "
You can even argue that the fight was a good one for WW and a good showcase of her power. She fought Mera, kicked her butt WHILE she was enduring an inner struggle. Hypothetically, she was fighting two battles at once.
Posted by FoxxFireArt
@Gambler said:
" I like the idea of Wonder Woman secretly harboring feelings for Bruce Wayne. "
Wasn't that theme used in the animated Justice League series? I remember the episode where Grodd had sent missles attacking Gorilla City. Batman thought that Wonder Woman buried under the rubble of one of them. He rushed forward and was trying to dig her out. She was fine and Batman tried to hide his dirt covered gloves behind his cape, but Diana noticed them. She realized that he was concerned about her.
Posted by Owen_Porter
@FoxxFireArt said:
" @Gambler said:
" I like the idea of Wonder Woman secretly harboring feelings for Bruce Wayne. "
Wasn't that theme used in the animated Justice League series? I remember the episode where Grodd had sent missles attacking Gorilla City. Batman thought that Wonder Woman buried under the rubble of one of them. He rushed forward and was trying to dig her out. She was fine and Batman tried to hide his dirt covered gloves behind his cape, but Diana noticed them. She realized that he was concerned about her. "
Yeah, there were several episodes that hinted to them having feelings for one another. I remember one with aliens invading Earth and Batman's jet blow up and everyone thought he was dead. But when he showed up to free them or something Wonder Woman was all happy and ran up on him and hugged him to death lol. But as far as the comics go, I believe this is the first time something like that has been shown. I hope they develop something further on down the road.
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Posted by Blackestnight

I wasn't aware of the history between the two so for newer guys to DC like me at least ot Wonder Woman this was good for us.

Posted by Owen_Porter
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Posted by Icariscubed

Smooth review, babs

Posted by WW-Fan

i actully kinda liked it! and the Art is amazing! very good! i cant wait for issue 3!
Posted by WW-Fan
@Gambler said:
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i love them together :D
Posted by Owen_Porter
@WW-Fan said:

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i love them together :D "
Same here. I'm always hopeful that eventually the DCU will explore a real relationship between the two of them.
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Posted by WW-Fan
@Gambler said:
"@WW-Fan said:

" @Gambler said:

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i love them together :D "
Same here. I'm always hopeful that eventually the DCU will explore a real relationship between the two of them. "

i cant really see them in a relastionship thoe hehe that would be wierd!
Posted by DEGRAAF
@WW-Fan said:
"@Gambler said:
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" @Gambler said:

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i love them together :D "
Same here. I'm always hopeful that eventually the DCU will explore a real relationship between the two of them. "
i cant really see them in a relastionship thoe hehe that would be wierd! "

in the last half of BN:WW #3 she admits to Mera that she loves Bruce but has never said anything to him
Posted by CATMANEXE

wheres the BN: WW# 3 thread Babs?

Posted by RubyShadesp3

I actually enjoyed BNWW. I've been a huge Wondy and comic fan since I was a little kid, but comics haven't really been able to keep my interest these last couple of years. This mini has restored it. Nothing against Simone, she's done a better than decent job with Diana, but I find Rucka to be spot on with his interpretation. The fact that Diana has such a pure form of love for life really clicked for me. I think a lot of creators forget that Diana is one of those characters that is supposed to make you feel positive (whether that be a through a sense of optimism, peace, love, etc.). As far as a relationship with Bruce goes, I'm open to this being explored more only if it is taken seriously (not something that lasts two or three issues and is forgotten about once it's done).
Posted by comicguy9

she looks good as a star sapphire
Posted by mistrx75

I ended up liking the anthology-like setup we got with the WWBN issues, with each one taking place throughout the event and not really being all that connected.  It gave us a chance to see multiple aspects of how this situations affects her.  Kudos to that.