I do really love this book! Each issue is fantastic!
Can't wait to see what Diana being 'in love' with Hades will be like.
I've dropped every comic from the Big Two except Wonder Woman and Action comics. I'll keep reading them as long as Morrison and Azz are on them.
"The Way to see by Faith, is to shut the Eye of Reason" - Benjamin Franklin
"Religion can never reform mankind because religion is slavery." - R.G. Ingersoll
I think there could have been a cliff hanger had some kind of hint been made. You know how good Chiang is at body language and insinuating things with his art... give a subtle hint, etc.
Here's my idea: There is no plan, and I will guess at the fact that Wonder Woman is immune to the gun and will be faking it all on her own until the moment is right, when she will seize the opportunity and cash-out! Or... there is no plan, but there will be.
Great issue. And not. It's odd. I get really excited but realize I'm underwhelmed and unfulfilled.
I agree with many of the questions, critiques, complaints, etc. Eight issues in, and I can't help but feel like there's still too much (apparently) happening behind the curtain. This isn't all bad, it gets me thinking and excited. But 8 issues = 8 months. Like 'For Tomorrow,' it's really starting to drag. It will probably read much better when collected (like Azzarello's work I've read).
Not to mention, I don't really understand much of what anyone is doing. Eros is suddenly gung-ho to follow WW to hell? Hades just wants a queen? Um, what happened to Persephone? She don't count or what? "Here, have some guns; they aren't mine, and I wasn't using them anyway"? Sorry, but very few actions of anyone make much sense to me. And what action there is is just too brief.
btw, unless I'm mistaken, Eros is not Hephaestus' son, right?
And I still don't trust him. Hephaestus, that is. Not that I really trust Eros either. Or Hermes. Or Lennox. I'm getting rather paranoid, actually. ;)
Perhaps, Eros isn't really following WW at all, but instead is willing to help Hermes. Although, he seems to suspect (or know) that Hermes is after something more than just Zola.
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"... Act, that each tomorrow find us farther than today."
I agree with much of what you say. The scenes play too fast, but the pace is way too slow. Unfortunately I'm not the type to wait for the collected books, particularly not WW. The book feels like its being drawn to some bullet points script.. not very unlike what Phil Hester did after Stracynski left Wonder Woman by following brief outlines left behind. First, she's hog tying Hephaestus and throwing him through a brick wall like a bag of crap, then first thing the next issue he's offering his entire arsenal of weapons to her without question.. with nothing in between.
I reviewed it too, here: http://www.adventuresinpoortaste.com...-weekly-41812/
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Another great issue, one of my faves so far. Chiang's work continues to floor me!
Half of me wants WW in this armor full time, the other half loves the new "regular" costume too much to part with it (plus I preordered the figure, bust and statue so I'd like it to stick around).
Best WW run I've ever read!