Gail Simone's Wonder Woman, Are You Reading It?
I didn't realize Gail Simone had been writing Wonder Woman. Mistake on my part. I really enjoy her stuff on DC, so I think I will pick this up. Sounds great.
Naturally, your WW costume looks great, love the tiara. Speaking of tiaras.......did you know that G-Man has a Wonder Woman tiara? I kid you not.
I believe the "G" in G-Man stands for "Gender Confusion". I Keed, I Keed. Bwaa Haa Haaa.!
I've been reading it, not buying it (sorry)
The last issue really sucked me in once I read that Genocide is Wonder Woman (oh snap!)
When I read that I was reminded of this pic of WW I saw in her gallery. Is it related, probably not but you never know.
It definitely makes sense that Genocide is Wonder Woman, who elese can use the Lasso so effectively?
Another great part of Gail Simones run on WW is her focus on the Lasso and how it does more than force people to tell the truth, it looks into your very soul. This is first shown (I think) during the Ends of The Earth arc (which I bought).
Genocide is a good start but Diana needs bigger and badder villians. And I hope Gail brings back Diana's Gorilla Troops (that's what I call em) in future issues.
wonder woman always seems so serious in her book, almost personality-less. Shes all work and no play and that is dull. This arc has seemed really irrelevant to everything in the DCU. Look at the battle for the cowl and the mass cancellations. The absence of Batman shows up in other books like Supergirl as well. New Krypton has 3 and maybe 4 with adventure comics it really effects and so it seems to have big consequences. Then there is Blackest Night coming up and Flash Rebirth which effected FInal Crisis considerably. This Olympian story and the whole genocide thing is so limited.
Second bone I have to pick with you ;)
You compared Supergirl to Wonder Woman. Really? Wonder Woman is on a whole other level in my opinion. There are sooo many intricacies to her character. There are so many ongoing things in this book. There is the issue of Genocide having the power of her lasso, there is the rivalry between Zeus and Ares, the creation of the new God Achilles and how that will factor in...and sooo much more. Wonder Woman, here, is dealing with a tremendous amount of pressure. In her heart we see a scene where she falters and comes so close to giving up, citing that it's over. She won't succeed so what's the point. Athena comes to her in this moving scene to raise her spirits and Wonder Woman realizes that it doesn't matter: when you are a warrior born, you have no choice but to strive forward and look death in the eye. Continue the battle even in the darkest hour; even when you can foresee your demise. It's extremely empowering, in my opinion. So I really have to say I hand it to Gail for knowing this character and really doing great things with her. I'm loving it.
@Thanks everyone for the nice comments, by the way. :D
I got sold a bunch of comics from this guy last year and the first two issues of the "Rise" arc were included. I threw them in a bag and put them in a box, unread. Looks like I'll have to find them.
This looks case and point why there have been 52 issues of TRINITY. Superman, Batman, and Wonder Babe have ALL been dealing with their own, serious issues(no pun intendo) over the past year. So they gave us all three in 52 issues of madcap tales. Some of it has been good, some of it, eeeeh. I really feel like an idiot though, for not putting 2 and 2 together.
I've never gone out of my way to get my hands on Wonder Woman comics. When I was young and first getting into comic books, I thought that girls bought WW, and SPIDER-WOMAN, etc. I looked at it in the same vein as boys had HE-MAN, and the little ladies then had SHE-RA or BARBIE even. I was 7. I obviously don't think like a 7 year old about comics anymore. That can be debated about other things but that's another adventure. Once I started "collecting" then I got a hold of Perez's WW. Bangin'. Since then, I have had much respect for the character because she can whip Batman or Superman's ass if the scales are just slightly tipped in her favor. Ok, maybe not Superman. = ) Unless Diana's rocking a magic sword/dagger of whatever. But I said the scales needed to be tipped. I'll stop now.
Anyway, I'll pick up this trade for knowledge. It looks action packed. Thanks for the video review. A future WW named GENOCIDE. It's gotta be craziness. SOLD, I say!
"wonder woman always seems so serious in her book, almost personality-less. Shes all work and no play and that is dull. "
I have to agree with this statement. It's the only reason I'm not loving the Wonder Woman series right now. The story is good but Wonder Woman herself isn't very interesting. I was expecting more emotional weight from her when Genocide beat her and stole her lasso. Like the part where Athena is telling her she has already given up, I just didn't feel that. There wasn't a moment I remember that made me feel how she feels or sees how she sees things. It was all about, geneocide has my lasso and I have to get it back. Actually most of the characters in this story seem lifeless. I wasn't really feeling anything for Candy either. It sort of seem set up. It's good writing but with out the soulful depth. This should mean more but it doesn't. I think gail Simone is a good writer but at times her plots get in the way of good charaterization, as in Birds of Prey. Or like in Secret Six, the characters are good but the plots are really strong. She needs to find a better balance. And with Wonder Woman, I think it's a lot harder to do because you're dealing with more larger than life characters. It's more what they symbolize than what they say and do. It's all about meaning and motivation. It needs to be done more like a greek play, anice mix of comedy and tragedy however the main focus should be on the characters and the reason they are going through what they are going. It can't jsut happen without consequence or merit.
I'll just say this. Not only am I reading Gails "Wonder Woman", it's the ONLY DC COMIC I'm buying these days. The whole Umpty-Flippin'-Crisis nonsense finally chased me away from most of the poor, patchwork DC Universe for good. I can't keep up with all the rape of once classic characters. Only Gails work pleases me anymore.
" I'll just say this. Not only am I reading Gails "Wonder Woman", it's the ONLY DC COMIC I'm buying these days. The whole Umpty-Flippin'-Crisis nonsense finally chased me away from most of the poor, patchwork DC Universe for good. I can't keep up with all the rape of once classic characters. Only Gails work pleases me anymore. "You need to read Blackest Night.
" I'll just say this. Not only am I reading Gails "Wonder Woman", it's the ONLY DC COMIC I'm buying these days. The whole Umpty-Flippin'-Crisis nonsense finally chased me away from most of the poor, patchwork DC Universe for good. I can't keep up with all the rape of once classic characters. Only Gails work pleases me anymore. "You need to read Blackest Night. "
An Honest thank you for the suggestion, but from what I've heard about the whole Skittles Rainbow of Lanterns...no I don't. I don't need to read Blackest Night. Also, I can only afford to read a few comics these days, and they HAVE to be comics that will cheer me up...not depress me. I haven't picked up an issue of of Green Lanturn since Hal Jordan went Mad, became a serial killer of Green Lanterns, and was replaced with Kylewhoever-he-is back in the 90's. I know Hal's back, but I call "No way!" that the world would just shrug and accept his "I was mind controlled" argument.
Sorry, but I'm 40 and still carrying scars from the first Crisis...which ruined a lot of my favorite heroes. Hawkman was screwed for decades, and poor Huntress was erased from continuity, then eventually replaced with a Mafia princess who I don't have any interest in. I have no emotional connection to 90% of the DC cannon any more. They just AREN'T the same heroes I grew up with.
"@John_Feaster: :( "
Yeah, I know...I'm just not willing to involve myself in another dark, depressing storyline that will in the end...have nothing important to say. The Green Lantern Corp will be screwed, home brewed and retooled over and over again, forever and ever amen. They will ALWAYS be thrown aside, turned into a joke, then a threat, then a useless club full of self-important losers. The original idea was perfect...but the original idea hasn't been left alone for more than a year at a time. The Darkstars were just a signpost for the mess that was to come.
Ah well. I have my memories. :>)
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