So all three of the issues have come out--which do you think was the best out of the them and why?
My list would be
1. Batman #700
2. Wonder Woman #600
3. Superman #700
Wonder Woman #600
I liked them all
i've read Wonder Woman #600 and Batman #700. My favorite was the WW issue. I was a little bit disappointed by batman's book, but overall a good issue.
I'm a Morrison fan and a total Superman fanboy (he's my fav'rit), but I've got to give this to Wonder Woman. I liked several things about Superman 700, but the WW issue FELT most like an anniverswery issue; the most stories, most extras/pin-ups, Perez art and returning Perez characters...plus it had Superman to.
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if i had to choose from those 3 i would decline to answer because i dont think either of them were that great.
None. Detective 572 is my favourite. Batman, Elongated Man, Slam Bradley, and Sherlock Holmes all working on a case involving the villainous Prof Moriarty.
Or Detective 627. The Case of the Chemical Syndicate. A reprint of the original Detective 27, a reprint of a retelling of the story from the 60's, and two more retellings by the creative teams of Batman and Detective from that time.
Wonder Woman >> Batman >> Superman
Wonder Woman's really felt like an anniversary issue, as everyone has pointed out. There was sufficient throwback to her olden days as well as good grounding for future arcs.
Batman's was a good story but it doesn't show milestone to me.
Superman's...hmm. I felt most of the stories were comparatively weaker to the WW vignettes. It personally didn't feel like it closed the whole WONK storyline
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I felt pretty lukewarm about all three.
Batman #700 was a good story, but a complete mess. The pin-ups felt like a thrown-together last-minute after-thought to justify the jacked-up price. The fact that Frank Quitely couldn't finish his section (which may not be totally his fault, due to his health problems) really was a big deal, because it ruined the effect of having a different artist per section. And it contributed to the feeling that the whole thing was rushed and not as good as it should have been.
Superman #700 had three stories, of which I really only cared about the middle one by Dan Jurgens. And Superman was more of a guest star in that one. The JMS prologue was garbage, and if I was still on the fence about his run, it convinced me to not bother picking up any of it. The opening story was okay, but didn't really amaze me in any way.
Wonder Woman #600 felt like a much more successful celebration of the character. The introduction by Linda Carter added a special touch. The decision to put the pin-ups throughout the issue instead of thrown at the end in a "gallery" was a very good one. It made them feel part of the issue, as opposed to just added crap at the end. The story by Gail Simone and George Perez was amazing! The one by Amanda Conner was also pretty good and a completely different tone. The rest of the stories I didn't really care about, and again, JMS's prologue only succeeded in convincing me to not pay any attention to his run on the title.
So basically, Superman and Wonder Woman both convinced me not to buy their book for the next year or so. While Batman was just more of the same from Grant Morrison and various artists.
(I liked the Detective Comics issue by Dennis O'Neil and Dustin Nguyen better than Batman 700. And I'M also super-stoked about the start of the Lex Luthor story in Action Comics. I know those were not "anniversary issues" but they were both much better, in my opinion.)
(1) Wonder Woman -- even though I definitely enjoyed Batman #700 more, this was certainly the issue that felt more like a celebration of the character, which is what an issue like this should be. The one thing I can point out here is the number of creators working on this issue. That's what an anniversary should do, bring a long list of creators, new and old, to the table and have them all show you in their way why that character rocks.
(2) Batman -- The Grant Morrison story was cool, and I've definitely been loving his work on Batman, but this just did not feel like a #700 anniversary issue... maybe a #50 anniversary issue for a character like Green Lantern could get away with something like this... but we're talking Batman... this guy's been around how long again? We can do better than this...
(3) Superman -- I've said this before the 80-page giant was more of an anniversary issue...
I liked the Batman one the most.
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1. Wonder Woman
The latter 2 were just ok, but the fact that the Superman issue wasn't.... Morrison-y (?) gave it a slight edge.
Batman #700 was a highly enjoyable issue for ,e which was about celebrating Batman and Robin as a symbol in the past, present, future and far future. It didn't have much to do with Morrison's run and was more about celebrating the legacy of Batman and Robin throughout history.
Superman #700 was terrible imo. None of the stories did anything to catch my interest.
I don't follow Wonder Woman so I don't really have an opinion on Wonder Woman #600.
I voted for liking them all - well two of them anyway. I didn't read Superman because I don't care.
Between the other two it's a tough call. I enjoyed the story in Batman #700 a lot, but in many of ways it felt like any other issue. Whereas, WW #600 was a more thorough celebration of the character and much more obviously geared to attract new readers. I liked them both.
Superman #700 was a disappointment to me. It was the first Supes milestone issue I've bought when it actually came out, so I was excited for an issue that really celebrated the character's rich, deep history.
Batman#700, on the other hand, really did it for me in the department of covering the whole character (All of the Batmen, actually), but the story kind of put me off. The time travel mystery was easily solvable, but didn't make a whole lot of logical sense, which just plain annoyed me.
Wonder Woman #600 was my first WW comic ever, and even with all the complaints and not really being overly interested in the character, I feel it really hit all the marks a milestone issue should hit. They celebrated the character, showed how she's a role model to the other heroes, and started something new in one issue, and did all of it relatively well.