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Four scans from Wonder Woman #43, Gail Simone's antepenultimate issue.


The Citizenry, led by Astarte, who claims to be Antiope, Diana's aunt, is still attacking Washington, which is cut off from everything else.  They unleash one of those giant silver snakes:



Etta and Steve look on (Diana is fighting Astarte elsewhere), wondering what they're going to do.





Finally, he does something impressive.

Actually, that whole sequence was well done, the sort of feat that Diana herself really needs to do more.

Regarding the end of that scan, the lasso-vision then gives us Astarte's supposedly backstory, which is so completely divorced from past Amazon history that there's obviously something else going on here.

Pretty good issue, overall.  And both of the artists do really strong work.
 

Date: 2010-04-28 07:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] daningram.insanejournal.com
Hmm, Washington DC looks...Washington DC-ish and not New Yorkish.

Nice.

Date: 2010-04-28 08:22 pm (UTC)
nezchan: Navis at breakfast (Default)
From: [personal profile] nezchan
Artists doing research? How oddly refreshing. I think I like it.

Date: 2010-04-28 08:36 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] q99
The book's been good on that. I live next to DC and have often found it familiar. Especially when it hits the metro, which it's done on several occasions.

Right busses, too.

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Date: 2010-04-28 07:48 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] joasakura
I have to see if I can find the issue, but this giant silver serpent ...THING.. and Diana's Aunt reminds me of a a wonder woman comic I had from my childhood in the 70s.. where a woman made of silver and bronze came to destroy hippolyta and diana.. and she turned out to be the spirit of of Polly's sister given form ..or something. It's been a long time, but the imagery kind of sticks in my mind.

Date: 2010-04-28 07:51 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
hmm interesting that they made his abilities proportional to his conviction to fight (Stems from his unwillingness to fight in the Trojan war)

nice nod to history... erm myth...

Date: 2010-04-28 07:59 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] aegof
It always confuses me a little when new characters are named after gods.

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Date: 2010-04-28 08:00 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dimwit90
I had to scream Fuck Yeah at that Achilles scene :)

Date: 2010-04-28 08:40 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thebigapricot
Motto. Why couldn't Robinson put Archilles in the JLA? Screw Congorilla, I want Archilles flying around on his elephant vanquishing evil.

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Date: 2010-04-28 08:04 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ulf_boehnke
What's the name of the flying elephant? Will he join the Pet JLA with Power Girl's cat?

Date: 2010-04-28 08:16 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] joasakura
the elephant's name is Mysia. :D

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Date: 2010-04-28 08:16 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sistermagpie
That was pretty awesome. He should give lessons in trash talk. And I love the idea of his strength being connected to his conviction.

Date: 2010-04-29 01:19 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cf105
Its an awesome concept and yet at the same time it allows for the Worf effect whenever needed. Go Gail!

Date: 2010-04-28 08:16 pm (UTC)
joasakura: (Default)
From: [personal profile] joasakura
Here: http://www.coverbrowser.com/covers/wonder-woman/6#i252

is the old issue of WW i was thinking about (252)

I have it somewhere in storage. :T

Date: 2010-04-28 08:29 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] gailsimone
Good eye, Joas!

It was actually the great Kurt Busiek who pointed out what an interesting germ of an idea this story presented!

He offered to loan me the issues from his collection, but fortunately, I was able to pick them up in Portland, and I found the idea kind of irresistable!

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Date: 2010-04-28 08:23 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] gailsimone
Man, Colonel, first, thanks for not posting big spoilers, second, thanks for assuming the big weird moment isn't completely random ;) , and third, HOLY SHIT, I never heard the word "antepenultimate' before!

What an amazing word! I had to look it up.

I wish it were true, it's actually my penultimate issue, with a short story in 600 among many. Next issue is my actual last one, sob cry weep bitch complain, whine!

The artists did a lovely job here of crazy destruction, and I loved Nicola's first pages, with the Amazons.

We wanted to have a fun, crazy story to go out on after the relatively depressing Olympian stuff.

Glad you liked it!

And I can't wait to use "antepenultimate" sometime, soon!

Date: 2010-04-28 08:39 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] benicio127
Aaaand if he was talking about the issue before this one, it would be your preantepenultimate issue. The more you know. ;-)

Date: 2010-04-28 08:30 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] pyrotwilight
But...but...Achilles can't be attacking phallic objects. He LOVES phallic objects. *brain broken* XP

Date: 2010-04-28 08:31 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] gailsimone
You are nasty!

But that is funny. :)

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Date: 2010-04-28 09:10 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] icon_uk
A three-eyed, two-trunked elephant which is flight capable??

Screw the Batmobile and the invisible plane,. heck screw the Spider-Mobile.... Mysia HAS instantly leapt to the forefront of "most insanely awesome form of heroic transportation EVER!"

Date: 2010-04-28 09:20 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] q99
You're just noticing this? :)

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Date: 2010-04-28 09:35 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] punishermax
SOMEONE CALL YUGI! WE HAVE A BLUE EYES WHITE DRAGON ATTACK!

Date: 2010-04-28 09:39 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] pyrotwilight
I activate my tRap card, transforming by Blue Eyes White Dragon into Green Eyes white METAL DRAGON!

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Date: 2010-04-28 10:26 pm (UTC)
big_daddy_d: (Default)
From: [personal profile] big_daddy_d
"DIE BY THE HAND OF ACHILLES, BASTARD SON OF NOTHING!" New favorite quote.

Date: 2010-04-29 01:12 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] proteus_lives
Very motto!

Date: 2010-04-28 11:38 pm (UTC)
cygna_hime: (Achilles/Patroclus)
From: [personal profile] cygna_hime
Well, Achilles is in character, anyhow. ...Where is his mom, anyway? I mean, granted that he's Achilles-Achilles, so my assessment of his ICness has some grounds, Mumsie has no reason not to be showing up any minute to be her smothering cross-dressing enabling usual self. Or does she? What's up with the pantheon atm?

Date: 2010-04-29 02:37 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] q99
Wasn't his mother mortal? So presumably long, long dead. This body was recently created by Zeus, out of the soul of Achilles, the heart of a Hawai'ian god, and divine fire.

At the moment, Athena and Ares are dead but kicking it in spirit form. Zeus made Achilles and gave him command of Jason and the Argonauts, basically trying to replicate Athena's success with Diana and the Amazons. I think the rest are still patching up Olympus after the Gods of Apokolips wrecked the place. They haven't been seen doing much at the least.

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Date: 2010-04-28 11:57 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] nothingbutcake
Oh my god, this gay is kicking ass.

Date: 2010-04-29 03:02 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] schmevil
"This gay is kicking ass."

Typo?

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Date: 2010-04-29 12:20 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] schala_kid
Achilles is like the unofficial Wonder Man., also I'm loving this storyline.

Date: 2010-04-29 12:35 am (UTC)
perletwo: wonder woman (wonder woman silhouette)
From: [personal profile] perletwo
To be fair, Steve and Etta aren't just standing around watching, they're mobilizing everything the DMHA has to throw at the silver serpent, because the city is shut down - as Etta points out, nothing comes in, nothing goes out, whatever stops the thing has to be already there. The trouble is, they just don't have much left after the battle with Genocide. They're taking stock of their meager ration of tanks when a uniformed extra points Etta in the direction of "the elephant in the room."

Can ya tell I really like the characterization of Steve and Etta in this run? :D

Date: 2010-04-29 01:35 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] jlbarnett
Interesting story. It does massively retcon Hippolyta's backstory. I'm assuming the Astarte is not claiming to be Antiope, but a sister of Hippolyta's first life. Of course she was supposed to be prehistoric, not originally Greek.

Date: 2010-04-29 07:56 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sethgray
Goddamn, Achilles. Patrick needs to be tapping that like whoa.

Also, Nicola Scott needs to draw everything ever for always.

Date: 2010-04-30 01:50 am (UTC)
retro_nouveau: AARP Bruce (45)
From: [personal profile] retro_nouveau
Diana's cousin is love at first sight, even though I hate her hair. Her name seems way obviously an anagram... Can't wait for next month.

Heh. Not a single complaint that Achilles' combat attire shows so much skin -- even more than Diana's. And I would be the absolute last person to start.

Date: 2010-04-30 10:55 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] janegray
See? See? I always knew that Achilles was great :D

The "Conviction = Strength" idea reminds me of Empowered, although in her case it was more "confidence" than "conviction."

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