Am I the only one that hates the new Wonder Woman?

#1 Posted by db8coach (68 posts) - - Show Bio

Wonder Woman has so far been my 2nd least favorite new 52 books (right behind Mr. Terrific) But, it seems like people all over are raving about this book. It seems to me like its slow, nonsensical, and a Vertigo idea using Wonder Woman. It really does seem like ANY female character could be the lead character.

#2 Posted by Twentyfive (2843 posts) - - Show Bio

It is a well written comic, in my opinion. That said, I wish she could be seen doing more superheroics, and less meddling with mythological characters. I want to see her in the real world, and real people responding to her actions. So, in that sense, I would have to agree.

#3 Posted by Mercy_ (92606 posts) - - Show Bio

Loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee it

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#4 Posted by RoboShark (1208 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes you are.

#5 Posted by UsagiTsukino (246 posts) - - Show Bio

I love it and hate at the same time. One is the amazon rape men.

#6 Posted by Dernman (14755 posts) - - Show Bio

Although I can see why people don't like it but I really do. There is another site that will remain nameless that is filled with  a venomous bile of hate for the new Wonder Woman. 

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#7 Posted by starrk_coyote (621 posts) - - Show Bio

@RoboShark said:

Yes you are.

amen !

#8 Posted by kapitein_zeppos (341 posts) - - Show Bio

It's a very mixed bag so far. It's a well-written comic full of good ideas, but I'm still not convinced it's the right choice for Wonder Woman. I do get the feeling that they did try to make changes for the sake of change and fix something that may not have been broken in the first place.

#9 Posted by Batcrow (232 posts) - - Show Bio

I like most things like the redesigned Gods, the introduction of a variety of new, vibrant personalities like Strife, most notably. I like that she is a beacon of light and hope in this dark, horror filled environment. BUT I do wish we'd get to see more of WONDER Woman's powers, like in issue 10 she spent the whole time running...it would've been nice to see a punch or two, I mean, she's Wonder Woman. I would've seen Catwoman kick more dead soul butt there in Hades. In the same issue when she was being swallowed by the huge meat Hades, she could've at least punched a hole through his mouth or broken his tooth instead of just letting him swallow her. Some more kickass Wonder and the book would instantly be better.

#10 Posted by Quintus_Knightfall (84550 posts) - - Show Bio

Hate the art but love the new story. Admittedly it took some getting use to though.

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#11 Posted by knighthood (1693 posts) - - Show Bio

Less super, more fantasy. I'm sold.

#12 Posted by azza04 (1503 posts) - - Show Bio

You are not alone... I read the first four issues and really tried hard to like it but just didn't. The art was a real let down for me.

#13 Posted by CarolStrick (8 posts) - - Show Bio

I have spoken — online and in person — to many who agree with me that the art may be nice, but the story is missing. I like my stories not just to have a plot — one that doesn't have large logic holes in it — but also firm, consistent, logical, sympathetic, and layers-deep characterization of the protagonist and/or title character. I just don't see those people giving many comments on the Web.

#14 Posted by x_29 (2274 posts) - - Show Bio

I freaking love this new Wonder Woman. I personally find her more interesting and is still the same wonder woman besides the changes ( as evident in the latest issue.) Wonder Woman is the only DC book i am reading and for good reason.

#15 Posted by JonesDeini (3620 posts) - - Show Bio

Have loved the book so far. And really dig Azz' more existential horror take and exploration of her ties to mythology. It's a deftly written (overall) excellently drawn book. Not a lot to dislike objectively. Now if you're a longtime Wondy fan you likely have a set definitive version of Diana and don't like the changes he's introduced to the character/her supporting cast then more power to you. Outside of critical circles it's a pretty polarizing book. If you want traditional super heroics you're not going to get that here. That's cool by me as I'm overall bored with that fare. A criticism I hear a lot about this run his lack of understanding of the character which I totally can't Jive with. My perfect Diana has always been the one featured in the JL/JLU show. There all the great aspects of her are combined, Azz' take on her is definitely resonating with that same energy for me. Her interaction with Hades this issue totally show's that he gets her and what makes her tick. Another major criticism levied against the book is that it feels like Diana's not the lead. And that's a fair one. One counter argument to that is that Azz' shaping the story in the same style as Greek myth where characters are more often than not guided by fate despite their best efforts and ultimately free of personal agency. Overall I'll just say everything isn't for everybody. I find Azz's approach to her more thoughtful and interesting, but I totally get how it's not for certain people. You can always get her doing traditional heroics in Justice League.

#16 Posted by Aiden Cross (15562 posts) - - Show Bio

I like Wonder Woman better now than i ever did before.

#17 Edited by 4_color_image (217 posts) - - Show Bio

CarolStrick! It is great to see a name I recognize here!!!

I loved it outta the gate but then a few months ago (When cliff was on break) I started missing the pre-52 =w= & her feats of wonder, but as of issue 10 I am loving it again! We got a Diana who loves everyone, who kicked ass & who was the main feature of the issue. It was AWESOME!!! I even liked the fill in art this go around! But I agree there needs to me more Wonder in the book & DC needs to resurrect Sensation Comics as a sister title featuring more super-heroic storyline & some of the support cast from the pre-52.

#18 Posted by JoseDRiveraTCR7 (1005 posts) - - Show Bio

I like the new WW and her book, but you are not alone. There seems to be a vocal minority(?) that doesn't like the changes made to her mythos and feel like her character isn't being written well. Still, I think this is one of the best WW in a long time.

#19 Posted by OutlawRenegade (1251 posts) - - Show Bio

@Aiden Cross said:

I like Wonder Woman better now than i ever did before.
#20 Posted by sethysquare (3843 posts) - - Show Bio

@OutlawRenegade said:

@Aiden Cross said:

I like Wonder Woman better now than i ever did before.
#21 Posted by Sovereign91001 (4000 posts) - - Show Bio

WW is easily a top ten pick in the new 52 imo. It's good to see Diana get her due, the character has floundered for years and Azz' run is just the shot in the arm she needed.

#22 Posted by oraclefyre (936 posts) - - Show Bio

Love it!

#23 Posted by x_29 (2274 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes you are

#24 Posted by wondergirl246 (27 posts) - - Show Bio

It's good but not amazing.

The thing is, there's been so much bad Wonder Woman that a halfway decent plot seems like this revolutionary amazing thing.

I think Azarello has an interesting thing going. The sort of horror aesthetic and the various interpretations of the Greek gods is very cool. I like writers that explore the mythology.

That said, I feel like the most recent comic was the first time we got a meaningful sense of the character.

A lot of it reads like an Else Worlds story. She's seemed to play second fiddle in her own comic, reacting to the machinations of others without establishing her own will and direction.

I also don't like the change in origin. I think making her the illegitimate daughter of Zeus is lame. Zeus' illegitimate children are a dime a dozen. It's been done. Why cling on Hercules' coattails?

The clay origin is much more original and much more comic-y and fun. It sets her up as a superhero, not a Kratos-clone.

On that final point, we've seen her do cool stuff, but we haven't really seen Wonder Woman, the Superheroine yet. That's what bugs. This take doesn't gel with the Justice League.

It's a good story, but not a good Wonder Woman story. I hope that DC doesn't elect to canonize this take.

#25 Posted by KingofMadCows (345 posts) - - Show Bio

It just seems like a (poor) imitation of Lucifer to me.

#26 Posted by a88378438 (3421 posts) - - Show Bio

i agree you bro

i also hate new wonder woman,i love pre-52 wonder woman

#27 Posted by greenteaforme (1826 posts) - - Show Bio

@Gambler said:

Hate the art but love the new story. Admittedly it took some getting use to though.

What? It has the best art of any New 52 title.

Also, this is one of the top rated New 52 books.

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