Last edited by slvn; 01-26-2013 at 05:16 PM.
That it lacks the title character who is my favorite is the reason I keep speaking up ;)
Seriously, though, it's like being told you're getting your favorite meal for dinner but instead you get served something else. Yes, you may still like that something else, but I still want my favorite.
Last edited by dshipp17; 01-26-2013 at 05:25 PM.
Wonder Woman being featured more definitely would improve the story significantly. It might actually go at a decent pace rather than Azzarello spending so much time introducing us to other Gods.
Very good issue! I was shocked by the gore in this, but that just made me even more happy. Love the Hera scenes (Always hilarious banter between here and Zola) and First Born scenes (Though the first born reveal that Zeus gave his life to have the first born return was worded weirdly. And also, wouldn't he be a god, since he is Hera and Zeus' son? And why was Hades 3 ice monsters?)
So happy Strife is back! Book wasn't the same without her.
Also, is anyone else feeling like they like reading the gods story a bit more than the Wonder Woman story these past 2 issues? Maybe it's just because they haven't truly introduced Orion and they are building up to the saving of the baby. I have a good feeling that this series can continue this whole story for another year or 2 at least without losing my interest. Plus, it will make for an excellent omnibus/full read through in one sitting.
In fact, I wonder now how this book would be in actual novel form....
Maybe one day when it's done and I'm bored I'll write a fan fiction of the story in prose, with all the dialogue etc, for fun.
Originally Posted by American WonderOriginally Posted by Outside85
Last edited by slvn; 01-27-2013 at 05:01 AM.
Now, I don't want to give the impression that I'm hating on comics or something; I LOVE comics, and the art is a big part of that. Whether it's JHWIII on Batwoman or Moore on Strangers in Paradise or Maleev on Daredevil or any number of comics, the art is a HUGE part of the story. Chiang, and the art team, do a wonderful job here and are to be commended. Most of the time. I do think they miss some beats a bit here and there. Like Rob, I didn't really care for seeing Diana jump about and around Poseidon. It was ok, but not great, not particularly memorable. And the last issue, where Diana confronts Orion? Also not the best use of page space (imo), and with page space so limited in comics, each page is a premium.
I know I'm hard on this comic; it's not only because I care about the character, but because I think the team is doing good work that could be even better with a few tweaks, a little more polish, so to speak. But that's just my opinion that I know isn't shared by all - I respect the fact that others see things differently, and enjoy reading the differing views as it enriches my experience.
Last edited by americanwonder; 01-26-2013 at 11:24 PM.
"... Act, that each tomorrow find us farther than today."
If I may offer an observation, I have noticed that in this regard sometimes less is more,
For example, when I was reading Star Wars novels some years ago, I found the writing of the Rogue Squadron series often very dull indeed because they describes in laborious detail every little aspect of the dog fights between star-fighters. Telling the reader something that took a character a split second to do went for whole paragraphs.
On the other hand, Shadows of the Empire is a marvellous read, in part because when the action kicks off in the final scene there are lightning fast cuts and enough detail for you to know what is going on and no more. I dont need to know what every little switch in a cockpit is doing to appreciate the drama unfolding. When I came to writing a dogfight between Diana and a pair of F-22 raptors I very much had that style in mind.
Many great authors like Tolkien and Robert E Howard gave their readers enough detail to get the idea, but also let you fill in the blanks themselves. Tolkien does not tell you exactly how long the hall at Meduseld is, nor how high the roof. We know the rough details of Helms Deep and the Hornburg tower but no more. I think these are good decisions because in part reading should be an interactive process between the writers ideas and the readers visual imagination.
I think you would write the sort of scene you describe very well, just step back from the fine details and use your words to describe the feel of the place.
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