If you want, I'll balance the scales by going over to the ComicVine site and commenting that "Wagthedog gave this 0 stars." :)
It would be very hard for me to give a comic zero stars, including Azz's take on this character.
In this issue, more bad puns (I know some folks here think the puns are great), no real action except for a tease for next issue. Also, more gimmicky stuff like magic swords coming out of her 'cuffs'. Hey, I know, lets have her have this lasso which many people think is lame and not utilize ever (yes, I went extreme because she has technically used it at least once). And, we get more godly exposition in the first 5-6 pages which seems to be the recurring theme in her series so far. Less Diana again in this read.
No, not zero stars, probably would give it a 2 out of 5, but then again, what does it matter what I give it.
Last edited by wagthedog; 12-21-2012 at 01:34 PM.
I've never understood the point of review about movies, books, comics, etc. Why do I need someone to tell me what level of enjoyment I should get from it or not. I'll save reading the reviews for when I buy a new car or refridgerator. I thoroughly enjoyed the issue and to me, my opinion is the only one that counts. But everyone else is welcome to their own and I won't argue with you.
Another stellar issue, even more so as "Ch-Chiang" is on art duty. A wonderful set-up of various plot points while steadily moving the story along.
I, for one cannot wait for the...sure-to-be-hilarious-"MILFS take Manhattan" issue.
Sun and Moon
...you couldn't have stopped me if you tried.
Storm deserves her very own solo ongoing...unfortunately..."Limited minds place limits on everything but their own foolishness." (aja_c.)
Really like this issue - the swords were awesome. I dont understand why people will accept a magical lasso that makes people say the truth, but not swords that magically pop out of her god-forged bracers? Also, Zola and Hera were quite amusing. Hera wondering around New York next issue could be hilarious.
Newsarama gave it 8 out of 10 and seems their opinion is much like CBR's. While it's nice intros with art and stuff, this issue is really only going to be remembered for bringing in the new 52 Orion. Diana is not in it enough and not much happens to really drive anything forward to really make it a 5 star or 10 out of 10 issue.
Azzarello is still writing this, right? I reckon rape will be involved.Also, Zola and Hera were quite amusing. Hera wondering around New York next issue could be hilarious.
Superhero comic books only become art to the extent that their banal, unrealistic fantasy and garish styles go too far and become interesting. Attempts to ground them in reality can only ruin them.
For quite a while now I've only been buying the book for the art. Chiang's great. The book really isn't about Wonder Woman. She's been a supporting cast member for a very long time. The other characters are all pretty thinly sketched, and there's nothing here that's all that interesting. The use of puns is truly annoying. The only thing making this book worthwhile for me is the art.
...Azzarello is still writing this, right? I reckon rape will be involved.
Last edited by Agent_Dark; 12-22-2012 at 04:43 AM.