47 Comments
Posted by Psykhophear

The front cover looks great!

Posted by Blindside002

Only thing I didn't agree with was Babs saying how what Bruce was doing was in anyway similar to trying to justify killing anyone. Bruce hasn't even killed joker because he believes he doesn't have the right to kill someone, he believes no one does and to say that the line was similar to what he does sounds wrong to me.

Posted by NightFang
@Blindside002 said:
"Only thing I didn't agree with was Babs saying how what Bruce was doing was in anyway similar to trying to justify killing anyone. Bruce hasn't even killed joker because he believes he doesn't have the right to kill someone, he believes no one does and to say that the line was similar to what he does sounds wrong to me."
             I 2nd that.
Posted by longbowhunter

I think there should be a fourth option, buy it USED. There are a couple different places where I live that sell used trade paperbacks. I've managed to get alot of great stuff that I normally wouldnt pay full price for. I think this Wonder Woman story really sounds good, but my friend is the big WW fan. I'll either wait for him to pick it up or buy it used. Awesome review guys. With the price of comics ever on the rise I'm buying more and more trades. I'd like to see more of these type reviews.
Posted by MichaeltheFly

I missed the Trading Views, hmmm, I think I will give it a try since it is about mythology and Batman, thanks Babs, G-man.

Posted by ForbushBug
@Blindside002 said:
"

Only thing I didn't agree with was Babs saying how what Bruce was doing was in anyway similar to trying to justify killing anyone. Bruce hasn't even killed joker because he believes he doesn't have the right to kill someone, he believes no one does and to say that the line was similar to what he does sounds wrong to me.

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I agree as well. Plus Bruce doesn't even like anyone getting into the vigilante game in Gotham without his seal of approval so even if it was similar it wouldn't be out of character for him to be "Do as I say, don't do as I do."
Posted by WW-Fan

i have to get this book :/
Posted by FoxxFireArt

Am I the only one that think Batman may look just a little happy being stepped on in the cover?
 
I do like Greek mythology. I love the Odyssey.
 
I don't know about this. I am not a fan of this forced feeling of having heroes fighting each other. It's rarely done well why heroes who work together would fight rather then trying to come to an understanding.
It makes less sense when you show that scene where Batman is respectful enough not to cross the threshold.
 
When you are killing you are passing the ultimate justice. It can never be taken back. I think Batman is justified in that. He doesn't kill.
I certainly think I would borrow this. I may check this week to see if my library has it, or if I can request it.

Posted by Comiclove5

Greg Rucka is the definitive Wonder Woman writer.
Posted by NXH

Thanks for bringing back trading views, guys! 
Sorry about the last message, G-Man. 
I was a little confused with your answear in question time.

Posted by Blackestnight

I disagree babs.  Batman doesn't kill and that matters because everything else is still revisable death isn't. He doesn't say you can't judge. He says you can't judge their LIFE.  He risks his own life all the time by not killing those he does judge, which would be far easier than to apprehend them without killing them.

Posted by Dipic

Start watching review. Get interested in the book. Finish watching entire review. Convinced I might enjoy; decide to pick it up. Go to Amazon. Book out of print.
 
:(

Posted by Gylan Thomas

You should definately buy this one.
Greg Rucka and Wonder Woman? What else do you need to know?

Posted by johnny_spam

With Greg Rucka's writing and JG Jones beautiful art I strongly recommend this to anyone. If you are not a Wonder Woman fan then I suggest you pick this up for a sample of her character.  
 
It's interesting that Greg Rucka chose to make Batman uncompromising in this story since he does not really like that take on Batman.

Edited by CylonDorado

I think I'll buy it. Looks pretty cool.  
 
However, I don't buy anything without flipping through it a bit first. 

Posted by Roninidas

I owned it.  I dig it.  I think it is a buy, as opposed to a borrow.  Definitely a must read.
Posted by G-Man
@Dipic: Really? Wow. Sorry. I actually picked it up at my local comic shop a few weeks ago. Guess I got lucky.
Posted by ArtisticNeedham

I think Batman would normally have absolutely no problem breaking into any embassy and taking down whoever, I think he would beat up Dr. Doom in the latverian Embassy.  But I think he would hold back sincce its his friend's embassy.
I think, as far as the Bruce issue goes I think she was probably trying to appeal to him as a friend.  Not just the Batman who has to get the bad guys, but as Bruce her good friend who she knows his real name.
I will check it out, maybe buy it some time.  But I never borrow comics from friends.  But I do want to buy the George Perez stuff, and maybe this one too.

Posted by Lovingdamnation

Own it, Buy.

Edited by Aquamariner

I actually own this but have never read it (it was a gift...go figure!). I was never really a Wonder Woman guy until I started reading Gail Sinome's run on the monthly WW title. I loved what she had been doing up until the warkiller stuff... anyways, my question is (because I still can't get my head around reading this particular WW TPB) am I going to get the same level of quality I got from Simone's run, above that, or lower? Should I (finally) take it out and read it?  
 
And... as a Batman fan first and foremost, am I going to be upset that WW seems to be dismissive of Bruce and beating the living daylights out of the dark knight? 

Posted by Caligula
@Aquamariner said:
" I actually own this but have never read it (it was a gift...go figure!). I was never really a Wonder Woman guy until I started reading Gail Sinome's run on the monthly WW title. I loved what she had been doing up until the warkiller stuff... anyways, my question is (because I still can't get my head around reading this particular WW TPB) am I going to get the same level of quality I got from Simone's run, above that, or lower? Should I (finally) take it out and read it?   And... as a Batman fan first and foremost, am I going to be upset that WW seems to be dismissive of Bruce and beating the living daylights out of the dark knight?  "
from a fellow Batman fan, I wouldn't recommend reading this. Greg Rucka is a great Wonder Woman writer, but he doesn't know jack about Batman. And this whole book is irritating and stupid from begining to end. as a Batman fan, I absolutely hate this book. Sorry Babs and G-Man. but I disagree. this is a Bury.
Posted by davidkenneth

Wow that looks new
Posted by ComicCrazy

Hey guys can I just make a suggestion for your next trading views? Please consider doing Batman under the hood I have read volume 1(haven't gotten round to the second yet) but I thought it was great and I would like to see your guys thoughts on it.Thanks
Posted by No_Name_
@Aquamariner: I like this better than Gail's run, personally. Plus, it's under 50 pages. You can read it in a jiffy! Give it a shot!
Posted by ArtisticNeedham

I haven't read it, so I am not sure how Batman is depicted here.  But because Batman is a human, the most dangerous human alive as Superman put it once, he is still human and I think its realistic to think that Batman wouldn't be a match physically against Wonder Woman.
But does this comic get Batman's character wrong?  Is that it?  Is he all drive with no real reason behind it?

Edited by Mighty Spidey

Is Batman grinning on the cover? Rich people and their fetishes.
Posted by jayshaw

Keen!!!

Posted by Noctis

I have it. And it was pretty good!

Posted by goldenkey

you should do more reviews on trades. 
Posted by sora_thekey
@Roninidas said:
" I owned it.  I dig it.  I think it is a buy, as opposed to a borrow.  Definitely a must read. "
Really? can I borrow it? j/k
 
I think I will buy this one! Great Review guys!
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Posted by WW-Fan

where is that storie supost to be? after the Greg Rucka run or what?
Posted by aouric

Love Wonder Woman and I'm a fan of greek mythology, I wouldn't hesitate to pull this off the shelves to buy at all. 
 
Thanks for the review guys.
Posted by divingfalcon713

I own it, and love it.  Buying it is a good idea.

Posted by charlieboy

i own it. buy. great story.
Posted by Shadowdoggy

I already bought this a while back and I'm glad I did 
I think it's a really great story 
good review guys, but I think I understand why Batman seemed so driven  
that's his job: to get the job done 
 and knowing that Wonder Woman is the one who might be standing in his way of completing his task makes the stakes all that much higher 
hell, I'd be driven too 
just from the sheer amount of fear-induced adrenaline spawning from the idea of having to fight Diana!
Posted by Hunter114

I'm glad that someone finally agrees that superheroes calling each other by their real names in public or in front of other people is not a good idea.
Posted by mistrx75

That cover intrigued me.  I checked it from the library out a few years back and enjoyed it.  Certainly worth the read.

Posted by CylonDorado

So is this newly released? Will I be able to go to the store and find it?
Posted by WW-Fan
@CylonDorado said:
"So is this newly released? Will I be able to go to the store and find it? "

they said it was out 2002 or somthing but im sure you will find it :D
Posted by CylonDorado
@WW-Fan:
Ah, ok. I just thaught it was wierd that they'd be talking about an old one like that.
Posted by Wilderness Academy

I'm glad that reviews are made of older comics issues.  I am a Batman and Wonder Woman reader.  I got the vibe that it wasn't the most believable story line.
Posted by cbishop
@longbowhunter said:
"I think there should be a fourth option, buy it USED. There are a couple different places where I live that sell used trade paperbacks. I've managed to get alot of great stuff that I normally wouldnt pay full price for. ...With the price of comics ever on the rise I'm buying more and more trades."

I also buy a lot of used trades, so I completely get what you're saying, but I don't think it should be a rating here.  "Borrow it" is essentially the same thing - someone else bought it new, and now you're getting to read it.  "Borrow it" implies something nicer - an exchange with a friend, having a good time over comics.  "Buy it used" says "don't buy it new," and sort of implies you shouldn't give your business to the comic companies - probably not a message you want to convey, when reporting on the comic industry.  (um, it's 1:34am for me, so I hope that came off conversational, as intended, and not super sarcastic.)
Posted by cbishop

G-Man and Babs, I *think* I finally got around to reading this a few years ago, but if I did, I had completely forgotten it - I wasn't recalling any of it from the review (it might still be on my shelf, waiting to be read).  Looking back on this review, now that it's a month old, do you think you maybe told too much of the story?  Seems like a lot was told here, but I don't know for sure, because I don't know how much was left out.  The book's from 2002, so I'm not sure it matters, but I kind of ended the video thinking that I don't need to read it now, because I pretty much know the story.  Thoughts?  Guess I'm just wondering if you ever review your reviews later, to see how you can change things, what worked, etc.  Thanks for your time.

Edited by CylonDorado

I just baught it a few hours ago, and it is definitly one of the more distinguished pieces of my collection. Not much action, but it was very emotional, and I like that sometimes. I just don't get why Batman would think he could get through Wonder Woman :P. But I ignore that.
Posted by pablojay

crazy
Posted by Grimoire

I don't really think the writer knew Batman very well. If he was going to fight Superman he'd bring Kryptonite, The Flash he'd use ice or anything to trip him up, but to fight Wonder Woman he brings his normal gear? Yeah that sounds about right.....lol

Posted by CylonDorado
@Grimoire:
Yeah, that was stupid. My only explanation is that he figured Diana was bluffing.