Just read Wonder Woman #14, my first actual Wonder Woman issue

#1 Posted by Lvenger (20690 posts) - - Show Bio

I mean I know plenty about the character and have been following Azzarello's run since it began via online reviews but after I realised Justice League was heading on a downwards spiral, I decided to switch to this instead. And after reading the issue, I can't actually find anything wrong with that story. It moved along at the right pace, there was some excellent characterisation between Wonder Woman and Siracca plus plenty of intriguing future plot points in terms of the First Born and Orion's first New 52 appearance. And Azzarello's style of writing the stories with the darker, more horrific elements of Greek mythology included coupled with modern, fresh takes on the Olympian Gods and the introduction of new characters like Lennox. All in all, Azzarello seems to be taking Wonder Woman in an exciting, intriguing direction and I can't wait to read the rest of his run!

#2 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29509 posts) - - Show Bio

Ok.

#3 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33889 posts) - - Show Bio

It is pretty great, much better than the JL

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#4 Posted by Lvenger (20690 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jonny_Anonymous: Agreed, it's why I chose it as my replacement comic. But aren't you supposed to be not reading any DC comics except Batman due to the whole Vertigo being manhandled by DC?

@InnerVenom123: That all? I was expecting something more cynical from you :P

#5 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29509 posts) - - Show Bio

@Lvenger: "Ok" stands for Oklahoma.

As in Oklahoma bombing.

Happy?

#6 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33889 posts) - - Show Bio

@Lvenger: Yep and yep, not caved on that yet.

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#7 Posted by Lvenger (20690 posts) - - Show Bio

@InnerVenom123: Well it sounds more like you at least.

@Jonny_Anonymous: Fair enough. It is a good title I have to say.

#8 Posted by gokuwarrior (4368 posts) - - Show Bio

@Lvenger:the story is good,but it still lacks action and high level feats that make her look like a real wonder woman,it also lacks some of her personality,she seems too naive and lost sometimes,but since she is a young woman now,maybe that's the reason,they also need to develop her soft side and her warrior side,to make them connect more,wonder woman has always been interesting because she is a brave and badass warrior and kind and protective as a devoted mother as the same time.

#9 Posted by Lvenger (20690 posts) - - Show Bio

@gokuwarrior: Feats aren't all important in comics. They can come later. As for personality, perhaps she does seem a tad naive but I think Azzarello is balancing her soft and warrior sides well. That's coming across as a real strength of his depiction of Wonder Woman IMO.

#10 Posted by Glitch_Spawn (17132 posts) - - Show Bio

@InnerVenom123 said:

@Lvenger: "Ok" stands for Oklahoma.

As in Oklahoma bombing.

Happy?

lol

#11 Posted by gokuwarrior (4368 posts) - - Show Bio

@Lvenger: feats are important,wonder woman can't lack action and seem just above a peakl human,that wouldn't be right,having a good story is important,but we also need good fights and great feats backing it up,wonder woman is a comination of great adventures,great feats and epic fights.

#12 Posted by Twentyfive (2845 posts) - - Show Bio

If you had begun early on, and held on till now, you would realize that that is the best thing DC is putting out now.

#13 Posted by Gambit1024 (9890 posts) - - Show Bio

It's really good. My only little complaint is that there are moments where I feel the story's dragged on for too long, but I'm overall satisfied so far. Azzarello's the first writer to make me care about WW, and that's a hell of an accomplishment on its own.

#14 Posted by cloudzackvincent (1028 posts) - - Show Bio

@gokuwarrior said:

@Lvenger: feats are important,wonder woman can't lack action and seem just above a peakl human,that wouldn't be right,having a good story is important,but we also need good fights and great feats backing it up,wonder woman is a comination of great adventures,great feats and epic fights.

feats are secondary, but it still has one of Wonder Woman's greatest feats... beating up Artemis. i just hope Cliff Chiang starts drawing again. And i woul say Azzarello's WW is pretty good, it is Johns who is writing a very naive and immature WW.

#15 Posted by gokuwarrior (4368 posts) - - Show Bio

@cloudzackvincent: artemis didn't show too much power but

it was good,but wonder woman has way better feats before 52,i can wait to have more epic feats,but i hope they avoid inconsistencies,for every character,superman,wonder woman,everyone,there is no point in giving them great feats in some stories and then let them be beaten by a plastic bag,you know what i mean.

#16 Posted by Lvenger (20690 posts) - - Show Bio

@gokuwarrior: Yeah but if they come at the cost to the story, I'd rather minimize on the feats. It's too early to use New 52 characters in battles anyway IMO. And we already have great adventures thanks to Azzarello. Her feats and fights should come secondary to the characters and that's the principle which should be adopted in more titles. Still I'm sure the feats will come in time.

#17 Posted by gokuwarrior (4368 posts) - - Show Bio

@Lvenger:i can wait to have more epic fights and feats,but i hope they avoid inconsistencies,for every character,superman,wonder woman,everyone,there is no point in giving them great feats in some stories and then let them be beaten by a plastic bag,you know what i mean.

#18 Posted by Press Oblivion (1643 posts) - - Show Bio

@Lvenger said:

As for personality, perhaps she does seem a tad naive

You're getting this from issue 14? Just wondering?

#19 Posted by StarKiller809 (1238 posts) - - Show Bio

I actually think Wonder Woman #14 is the weakest issue of the series so just wait until you read everything else. You are going to enjoy yourself. 

#20 Posted by Press Oblivion (1643 posts) - - Show Bio

@StarKiller809: I would have to agree with that.

While issue 14 didn't really feel like it achieved a great deal, this issue did provide a limited moment of catharsis for Diana as she never had the proper time to mourn the loss of the Amazons. Not that she's done it properly is that final scene with Siaraca but there was a revelation that she does have a greater extended family and it felt as though she appreciated that despite the drama and misfortune that she has been through thus far.

#21 Posted by jrock85 (2874 posts) - - Show Bio

@Lvenger said:

I mean I know plenty about the character and have been following Azzarello's run since it began via online reviews but after I realised Justice League was heading on a downwards spiral, I decided to switch to this instead. And after reading the issue, I can't actually find anything wrong with that story. It moved along at the right pace, there was some excellent characterisation between Wonder Woman and Siracca plus plenty of intriguing future plot points in terms of the First Born and Orion's first New 52 appearance. And Azzarello's style of writing the stories with the darker, more horrific elements of Greek mythology included coupled with modern, fresh takes on the Olympian Gods and the introduction of new characters like Lennox. All in all, Azzarello seems to be taking Wonder Woman in an exciting, intriguing direction and I can't wait to read the rest of his run!

Told ya.

#22 Posted by Lvenger (20690 posts) - - Show Bio

@gokuwarrior: Agreed.

@Press Oblivion: I've followed the rest of her run online and she does seem a bit more naive than usual. It does allow for some great compassionate moments on WW's part.

@StarKiller809: Maybe you're right. I mean Orion's appearance is what spurred me to drop Justice League and pick this up instead. But if this is Azzarello's weakest issue, his best just got even better!

@jrock85: Did you? And didn't you also say the New 52 was a "gold plated turd" in another thread?

#23 Posted by jrock85 (2874 posts) - - Show Bio

@Lvenger: Yes and yes. :P

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