I apologize in advance for the wonky scans. I got them from Ends of the Earth and The Circle which you should buy if you have the means. They're really wonderful.
Tom Tresser is laid up in the hospital and Diana comes to visit him.
He kind of looks like an aging boy band member with that hair.
How lovely is that panel of Diana stroking Tom's cheek?
Ugh, scan fail ahead!
Has Diana ever been written with a woman? If not, she should be at some point.
Later, Diana takes Tom on her magical seashell (lolcomics) to Themyscira to meet Hippolyta. She instructs him to be completely honest and he manages to make a good impression. Love Diana's expression in the third panel here.
Tom is almost killed by a Griffin. Then Hippolyta asks if he's been intimate with Diana yet.
Some moms bake muffins, other moms craft deadly weaponry! My mom's muffins could probably qualify as deadly weapons.
And now I'm imagining a much more harrowing version of The Drew Carey Show.
Now, I know there are emotional implications in that line about feeling (as well as some foreshadowing), but is Diana speaking literally too? Is her skin extra tough so she can't feel touch as much as other people? I was slightly confused by that line. Wonder Woman experts, maybe you can help me there.
suck my diiiick!! im a shark!
Three reasons I love those scenes: One, I find them incredibly fucking cute and feel no shame in enjoying cute in my comics. Two, Amazonian ritual fascinates me. When Diana is well-written in the JLA, I often feel she steals the show. But in her own title, I'm sometimes far more intrigued by her sisters, their history, and their traditions. And three, I would love to court a guy. Wouldn't that be great? I've never understood the appeal of being wooed, but when I thought about it from the other direction, I totally get it. More guys should concede to being courted with gifts and sweetness and pulling out chairs. And friendship bracelets.
I'm sad the short-lived romance of Tom and Diana didn't work out. :(
On a totally separate note, I recently finished Inheritance by Devin Grayson and it was just... just horrible, you guys. Maybe this is old news. Maybe you liked it and I'm once again the odd man out. If that's the case, you probably shouldn't read on. I don't think I could cringe more if I watched my grandmother in a porno. /steals joke
It's not the gay subtext (though it was barely subtext here) that bothered me. Heck, I love gay subtext! The more the merrier! However, I was so creeped out by the manner in which she wrote it. It was all pedo-y (not in a fun Golden Age way) and menacing and the characterization was off. I mean, I seriously missed Cry for Justice Ollie whilst reading this book's version of Ollie. It was that bad. The internal monologue-ing was drawn out and bizarre. She spent two paragraphs explaining in detail why Nightwing noticed Aquaman's lack of beard. From Arthur's perspective (although it's hard to tell since the perspectives change abruptly and at random). Which makes no damn sense for the character. That's just the first example of OOC weirdness out of many. I love her work on most comics but yeesh. This book, guys. THIS BOOK. IT BURNS LIKE TWILIGHT.
I cannot wait until Rucka's No Man's Land comes in the mail so I can erase Inheritance from my mind.
Putting that aside... have you all read any DC novels? Any recommendations or just general thoughts on what you've dipped into?
(PS: To the person awaiting Ragdoll scans, I promise I'm almost done gathering them!)