2) If I read the context right, she's actually talking about Persephone, and the fact she clawed her skin to escape Hades. She's just being...nice as ever with her uncle. But I could be wrong.
Nice issue. I couldn't help but laughing at how much of a dick Hades actually is. A dick that wants to.....fill....Diana's.....hole?
..... That didn't come out right.
Anyway, the issue basically was the Hades show, with his ex wife, his dad, and his new bride. Not that it's a problem with me. I like Hades in this. But as always, Strife steals the spotlight, by manipulating the Lord of Hell.
As for Diana, she's mostly passive here (I know some people who will have a great time being angry at this), but the book is strongly hinting at her faking for Zola's sake. Unless the whole thing with the Lasso is actually a gambit by Strife to confront Diana with her true self to release her from Eros's spell (it is the Lasso of Truth, after all). Time will tell. It's strongly unlikely she's going to stay in Hell for more than one issue in both case.
"I'm going to paraphrase Nietzsche, when you judge a work, the work judges you."
Man, i want to see Cronos unleashed. He'd make a great villain for the whole DCU.
Yeah, I thought maybe she slit her wrists, trying to take her own life, but Hades and/or her immortal nature wouldn't let her go, and Hades is keeping the wounds open for eternity as a reminder.
Hades said "that gives me pause"; Strife is punningly hearing "pause" as "paws." And by saying Diana's paws have claws, Strife is basically saying the same thing she said about Diana before, in #4: "she can be a real bit--, that one."2) "But hers are clawed" says Strife to Hades. She's talking about something of Diana's but i didnt understand what.
But yeah...great issue again :)
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This was so not worthy of a trip to the comicbook store. It was a total waste of time filler issue and some non-driving _________ backed into my car while I read it in the parking lot. If there had been any damage I'd be in jail right now, all because of Azzarello's pamphlet of bad puns.
Another brilliant issue. Beautiful character work, as usual. Now I gotta wait another month, sight!
This month's highlight:
- the gown
- the throne
- the tension built by the excellent writing
Like others, I think Diana is faking it. Just as I had hoped she would be. There was quite a serious look on her face when she saw Hades's plan with her magic lasso, if she wasn't faking it this wouldn't have been portrayed this way.
At the rate this book is going, I don't really expect her to be out of there before #12 though.