start with the greek gods. after having read issues 1 - 10 of the new azzarello and chiang i have concluded something. essentially, what they are doing is no different than what perez did or anybody else who tried to tackle the daunting task of creating a wonder woman that is engaging and believable. until somebody comes up with a way to bring the gods down to our level, wonder woman will always feel campy, like a cross between the old 70's tv series, and the marvel movies of today, filled with magic and aliens on gold mechanized sleds and purple bad guys on blue comets. it is my contention that when it comes to style, marvel movies should exploit magic and fantasy while dc should focus more on keeping things gritty and real, like the nolan series. based on what i have read and heard and seen, that is what z snyder has attempted to do with the man of steel. so the question i pose to all of you is, how to bring the greek gods of wonder woman mythology down to earth in a cool, meaningful way that stays true to her origins but doesn't feel forced or fantastical. one of the things i have suggested in conversations with friends is that the gods in human form are essentially human, they have strength and speed and intelligence, but if shot they still bleed, etc.. but in what way should that play out in an origins story for wonder woman to benefit the story? maybe they shouldn't be gods at all, maybe they are alchemists, or scientists and wonder woman is a product of that science. lets face it, does anybody buy that the amazons have lived for thousands of years, and that diana was born from clay? maybe she's a a.i. or something closer to the major in ghost in the shell. i want to start a debate, i want to discuss new ways to bring the story to bare in a gritty and down to earth way. any takers?