"... Act, that each tomorrow find us farther than today."
The whole design of ame-comi is supposed to be over-the-top and that includes their brutality.
What if a child dreamed of becoming something other than what society had intended? What if a child aspired to something greater? Man of Steel
[QUOTE=BeccaBlast;15318849]Simply presenting your argument does not make it valid, or you right. Saying Tiberious referenced slavery, when he did not, simply shows you have a problem of letting go of old disputes. But, to spike these points yet again:
Rape is not only sex without consent - -it is sex taken under false pretenses, or without full, informed consent. By any legal definition, what the Amazons did in Hephaestus' story was rape. Don't use legal terms unless you know the legal definitions.
Aside from their purchase -- and yes, barter counts as purchase, so don't start that silliness again -- and the fact that none of them ever seemed to leave, or thought they could; yes, their freedom was restricted. Your definition of slavery is as narrow as it is of rape - -and neither of them are defensible.
Since you can call it slavery, it is trafficking -- even if they can leave as adults, it is still trafficking in children.
Why does reading Hephaestus or the Amazons as extremely grey characters make us Azzarello haters? There are biased assumptions here, but they aren't ours. Assuming that anyone who disagrees with your assessment of his work makes them a "hater" is a pretty huge bias. It also makes it impossible to take your arguments seriously.[/
I also dont like the story. It's nothing we havent seen before. Why is this getting a book instead of a monthly Ben Caldwell WW book for kids?
What's really making me love it though is this characterization of Diana. She doesn't take crap from people and she's great with a snappy comeback. The writers easily surmounted many of the things that give message board posters pause. They explained the outfits, and why she'd go to America, and her relationship with her mother, as well as her one with Steve. There was no unfair contest for a divinely blessed Diana to win, and no way for inattentive readers to surmise a mistaken air of perfection.
Cheetah was cute, the bazooka was awesome, and the interplay between the characters was authentic and real. These Amazons don't seem like red shirts, or a faceless horde of barbarians, or even random hot chicks. The way they're designed they have individual personalities and I could see reading a story starring any one of them. If they were turned into snakes I'd care. This had everything Azzarello's take is missing along with the kitchen sink!
This was my favorite line...
Last edited by Maximum Impact; 06-21-2012 at 05:21 AM.
MY favorite line was "SHUT UP YOU WASTE OF SKIN!"
It was awesome.
Looking for artists, know I won't find any. That blows.
I just puchased these 3 issues and this has been my favourite version on wonder woman I have ever read.
Also skimming through this thread is the exact reason why alot of people avoid this forum. Too much anger