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Wonder Woman #6 (Quite frigid Spoilers)

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Punchy

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Postby Punchy » Sat Feb 18, 2012 9:53 am

Another good issue of Wonder Woman, and really, after only 6 issues, this is already the best Wonder Woman story I’ve ever read, if only because it’s not cheesy as hell. Speaking of Hell, he shows up here, as a weird kid with candles on his head. This is probably the first Azzarello take on the Greek Gods that I haven’t really liked, it just didn’t seem very threatening at all. The best sequence in this issue was Wonder Woman’s fight with the Centaurs and how we saw it from Zola’s perspective as blood sprayed everywhere, it was just a level of bad-assery you don’t expect from a Wonder Woman title, and it’s probably the most graphic thing I’ve seen in a mainstream DC title for a while, the blood went up to her elbows! I’m not quite sure what Diana’s plan actually accomplished here, she used Hermes’ staff and one of Hades’ candles to do what? Make it so Hera can’t track her? I think that’s what happened but it wasn’t clear. Tony Akins’ art was solid once again, he’s a very good fill-in for Chiang, but even so, I can’t wait for the Cliffster to come back.
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SaturnKnight

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Postby SaturnKnight » Sat Feb 18, 2012 4:13 pm

Punchy wrote:Another good issue of Wonder Woman, and really, after only 6 issues, this is already the best Wonder Woman story I’ve ever read, if only because it’s not cheesy as hell. Speaking of Hell, he shows up here, as a weird kid with candles on his head. This is probably the first Azzarello take on the Greek Gods that I haven’t really liked, it just didn’t seem very threatening at all. The best sequence in this issue was Wonder Woman’s fight with the Centaurs and how we saw it from Zola’s perspective as blood sprayed everywhere, it was just a level of bad-assery you don’t expect from a Wonder Woman title, and it’s probably the most graphic thing I’ve seen in a mainstream DC title for a while, the blood went up to her elbows! I’m not quite sure what Diana’s plan actually accomplished here, she used Hermes’ staff and one of Hades’ candles to do what? Make it so Hera can’t track her? I think that’s what happened but it wasn’t clear. Tony Akins’ art was solid once again, he’s a very good fill-in for Chiang, but even so, I can’t wait for the Cliffster to come back.


It is indeed one of the best Wonder Woman stories ever. I'm thoroughly enjoying this book.

RE: Hades
The crown of candles is actually an ancient depiction of Hades from probably the Middle Ages. Although I know where it came from, I can't tell you the reasoning behind it.

RE: The candle thrown at Hera
It shattered Hera's scrying pool she used to keep tabs on everyone. And you're right, it wasn't clear. The problem was mostly Akins' storytelling. He's a decent artist who did a commendable job, but Cliff Chiang is better at more smoothly translating Azzarello's words into pictures.

Love this book and can't wait for more. 8)
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Agent Panic

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Postby Agent Panic » Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:07 pm

While I personally prefer the George Perez rendition of Wonder Woman.. as well as the Messner-Loebs stories... this has to be the best NuDC book out there.

The art really took away from the story this issue, unfortunately. However, I love where this story is going and I find it hard to imagine THIS Wonder Woman having the time to be a member of the Nu-Justice League. Or even wanting to become a member. They just don't mix. This book feels like a Vertigo take on Wonder Woman.
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Schlemmer

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Postby Schlemmer » Tue Feb 21, 2012 5:20 pm

Agent Panic wrote:While I personally prefer the George Perez rendition of Wonder Woman.. as well as the Messner-Loebs stories... this has to be the best NuDC book out there.

The art really took away from the story this issue, unfortunately. However, I love where this story is going and I find it hard to imagine THIS Wonder Woman having the time to be a member of the Nu-Justice League. Or even wanting to become a member. They just don't mix. This book feels like a Vertigo take on Wonder Woman.

Exactly
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IvCNuB4

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Postby IvCNuB4 » Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:00 pm

Maybe because "this" Wonder Woman is 5 years older than the one seen in Justice League right now.
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avengingtitan

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Postby avengingtitan » Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:36 pm

I really wanna like this book but I just cant get into it. Azzarello is one of those guys I really love, just not when he's in the DCU proper. Much like Morrison he needs a book that is set just outside of the DCU.
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alaska1125

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Postby alaska1125 » Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:12 pm

IvCNuB4 wrote:Maybe because "this" Wonder Woman is 5 years older than the one seen in Justice League right now.

Maybe. But going from the "I love ice cream" version in JL to the badass one we get here is, understandably, difficult to reconcile. This is my preferred WW and I love this book. Johns version seems like a completely different character.

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