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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: 2010-04-29 05:46 pm (UTC)
cygna_hime: (Achilles/Patroclus)
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No, his father was the mortal one. His mom was/is Thetis, one of the Nereids. That's why I was asking; Peleus is naturally gone, but Thetis both has no reason that I know of to be dead and every reason to want to come see her precious baby. She's like that.

Zeus made Jason exist again? Fail. Some people just should not be allowed. Jason is most of them.

Date: 2010-04-29 05:54 pm (UTC)
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Oh. Hmm... you know, that's a very good question. Maybe Achilles just hasn't called yet to let her know he's back :)

Good news is he's bumped into Patroclus's reincarnation (with implied Diana meddling). Achilles is *very* happy about that.



What's the reason to not have Jason back?

Date: 2010-04-29 08:55 pm (UTC)
cygna_hime: (Achilles/Patroclus)
From: [personal profile] cygna_hime
Well, I mean, if *I* were Achilles I'd probably "forget" to call my mom too. She's kind of...yeah.

I saw those scans. I was also very happy, though not (quite) as happy as Achilles.

There is a list. 1)I despise him. 2)That's no hero; that's an entitled douchebag. 3)He never did anything heroic other than have taste in women and own the ship. 4)Medea is infinitely more interesting and awesome and if anyone deserves to be rez'd just for Deeds In The Service Of Kickassery, it's her. 5)There is no way Jason fits into Wonder Woman as a hero rather than a villain. 6)Did I mention despise? Because I do, and so do all right-thinking people. 7)It's unlikely that he will get kicked in the nuts for ten pages straight as he duly deserves. 8)DESPISE.

Date: 2010-04-30 12:29 am (UTC)
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Ah yes, a solid point. Still, it was Zeus's doing, so it's not out of character.

I think if this group of Gargareans (as they're dubbed) does good, it'll be largely because of their leader, and I attribute a lot of his compassion to Kane Milohai's heart as anything else.

-Well, I mean, if *I* were Achilles I'd probably "forget" to call my mom too. She's kind of...yeah.-

Yea :)

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