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colonel_green ([personal profile] colonel_green) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2010-04-28 03:33 pm

When phallic objects attack!

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.

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

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[personal profile] nezchan 2010-04-28 08:22 pm (UTC)(link)
Artists doing research? How oddly refreshing. I think I like it.
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[personal profile] q99 2010-04-28 08:36 pm (UTC)(link)
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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[personal profile] joasakura 2010-04-28 07:48 pm (UTC)(link)
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.
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[personal profile] shadowpsykie 2010-04-28 07:51 pm (UTC)(link)
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...

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

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[personal profile] dimwit90 2010-04-28 08:00 pm (UTC)(link)
I had to scream Fuck Yeah at that Achilles scene :)
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[personal profile] thebigapricot 2010-04-28 08:40 pm (UTC)(link)
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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[personal profile] ulf_boehnke 2010-04-28 08:04 pm (UTC)(link)
What's the name of the flying elephant? Will he join the Pet JLA with Power Girl's cat?
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[personal profile] joasakura 2010-04-28 08:16 pm (UTC)(link)
the elephant's name is Mysia. :D

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[personal profile] sistermagpie 2010-04-28 08:16 pm (UTC)(link)
That was pretty awesome. He should give lessons in trash talk. And I love the idea of his strength being connected to his conviction.
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[personal profile] cf105 2010-04-29 01:19 pm (UTC)(link)
Its an awesome concept and yet at the same time it allows for the Worf effect whenever needed. Go Gail!
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[personal profile] joasakura 2010-04-28 08:16 pm (UTC)(link)

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

I have it somewhere in storage. :T

[personal profile] gailsimone 2010-04-28 08:29 pm (UTC)(link)
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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[personal profile] gailsimone 2010-04-28 08:23 pm (UTC)(link)
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!
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[personal profile] benicio127 2010-04-28 08:39 pm (UTC)(link)
Aaaand if he was talking about the issue before this one, it would be your preantepenultimate issue. The more you know. ;-)
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[personal profile] pyrotwilight 2010-04-28 08:30 pm (UTC)(link)
But...but...Achilles can't be attacking phallic objects. He LOVES phallic objects. *brain broken* XP

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

But that is funny. :)

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[personal profile] icon_uk 2010-04-28 09:10 pm (UTC)(link)
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!"
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[personal profile] q99 2010-04-28 09:20 pm (UTC)(link)
You're just noticing this? :)

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

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Very motto!
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[personal profile] cygna_hime 2010-04-28 11:38 pm (UTC)(link)
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?
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[personal profile] q99 2010-04-29 02:37 pm (UTC)(link)
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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[personal profile] nothingbutcake 2010-04-28 11:57 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh my god, this gay is kicking ass.
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[personal profile] schmevil 2010-04-29 03:02 pm (UTC)(link)
"This gay is kicking ass."


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[personal profile] schala_kid 2010-04-29 12:20 am (UTC)(link)
Achilles is like the unofficial Wonder Man., also I'm loving this storyline.
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[personal profile] perletwo 2010-04-29 12:35 am (UTC)(link)
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

[personal profile] jlbarnett 2010-04-29 01:35 am (UTC)(link)
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.
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[personal profile] sethgray 2010-04-29 07:56 pm (UTC)(link)
Goddamn, Achilles. Patrick needs to be tapping that like whoa.

Also, Nicola Scott needs to draw everything ever for always.
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[personal profile] retro_nouveau 2010-04-30 01:50 am (UTC)(link)
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.
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[personal profile] janegray 2010-04-30 10:55 am (UTC)(link)
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."