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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.
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Date: 2010-04-29 01:09 am (UTC)
alienist: (Default)
From: [personal profile] alienist
If anyone could have salvaged that storyline, it would have been you.

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

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 03:29 am (UTC)
cmdr_zoom: (oops)
From: [personal profile] cmdr_zoom
*sighs and nods* They finally had to start bringing in new ones, not created by Wolfman and Perez, and then those died too...

Date: 2010-04-29 04:13 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] aegof
I meant Astarte. Though I guess she's a new old character. And should've used "goddesses," I suppose.

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: 2010-04-29 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.

Date: 2010-04-29 02:58 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] schmevil
Booya! \o/

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


Date: 2010-04-29 03:10 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] nothingbutcake

Date: 2010-04-29 05:46 pm (UTC)
cygna_hime: (Achilles/Patroclus)
From: [personal profile] cygna_hime
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)
q99: (Default)
From: [personal profile] q99
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 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: 2010-04-29 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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From: [personal profile] q99
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 :)

Date: 2010-04-30 01:13 am (UTC)
holli: (ruining science fiction)
From: [personal profile] holli
Yeah, but the buildings are too tall-- there shouldn't be anything over eight stories.

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 02:27 am (UTC)
q99: (Default)
From: [personal profile] q99
Yea, one of the few slip-ups. Still, the styling is generally right.

Date: 2010-04-30 10:55 am (UTC)
janegray: (Default)
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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