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Issue 195
This being back in the Rucka run, when Diana was an ambassador to the UN amongst other things, and she decides to write a book about her beliefs on politics, feminism etc. so that people won't just think that she's a woman in a swimming costume who just punches people.




The artist's name is "Rayner" by the way.

Superman looked over her manuscript, which makes sense due to his reporting job and due to the fact that he's written two books himself.



Blimey, she's getting all the JLA involved, what's next Aquaman providing octopus ink for the printings? Will Wally West handwrite each copy?

196
The Book is complete, the Greek Pantheon have received advance copies of it and Ares is greatly amused by the content.

Diana and her staff talk about publicity,



Meanwhile, Veronica Cale, an antagonist of Diana's who essentially acts as her Lex Luthor, even though Diana didn't even know she existed prior to midway through this storyline, is trying to look for an angle to use the book to discredit her.

Cale was born to a poor family and had a bad childhood, but, like the current version of Selina Kyle she managed to make herself an independantly wealthy woman through hardwork, grit and determination.

But, while Selina is essentially a good person who abandoned her "Society Owes Me!" attitude prior to the Cooke/Brubaker run of her series, Cale is just as petty and vindictive as Selina can sometimes be but aimed at the wrong people.

For example, while Selina asserted her resentment over her upbringing through stealing from those who had it better to punish them or just for fun (the Mob she targetted a lot for example), Ronnie has turned her attention to Diana, who she loathes for getting everything "just handed to her", beauty, fame, superpowers, royalty etc., while Cale had to work for what she got. So she's dedicated her time to proving that Diana is just as bitter and selfabsorbed as her, even though it isn't true.

For a comparision, take Lex's sometime belief that Superman only does superheroism to showcase how superior he is to regular humans, for example.

Anyway, back to the story,


Mildly weirded out by Wondergirl not being whiny, and Jeph Loeb-era Supergirl in personality.




And Cale's news division's deconstruction of the book begins to work it's magic,


The sad thing is that this kind of parental panic about books isn't exactly something made up just for this comic, and has happened several times recently in real life, though probably not as dramatically.

title: Wonder woman
creator: greg rucka
creator: Drew Johnson
char: veronica cale

Date: 2010-05-18 11:59 pm (UTC)
mullon: (Azula)
From: [personal profile] mullon
And we never saw any of them ever again.

Date: 2010-05-20 12:20 pm (UTC)
akodo_rokku: (Default)
From: [personal profile] akodo_rokku
Well, Cale's still around. Has her own country even.

Date: 2010-06-02 03:02 pm (UTC)
aaron_bourque: default (Default)
From: [personal profile] aaron_bourque
They all died in Star City!!!

. . .

Diana has one of the largest and least used supporting cast in any medium ever. A one-man show of Hamlet wouldn't even come close.

Date: 2010-05-19 12:16 am (UTC)
thebigapricot: (Default)
From: [personal profile] thebigapricot
Is it wrong for me to think the first cover for the book, with Diana draped in violet, got somebody fantasizing thinking "Star Sapphire"?

Date: 2010-05-19 12:18 am (UTC)
darkblade: (Default)
From: [personal profile] darkblade
No it's a perfectly natural reaction.

Date: 2010-06-02 03:02 pm (UTC)
aaron_bourque: default (Default)
From: [personal profile] aaron_bourque
And not the only one!

Date: 2010-05-19 12:32 am (UTC)
protogarrett: (Default)
From: [personal profile] protogarrett
Looking forward to part 2. Excellent choices in scans. =)

Date: 2010-05-19 01:15 am (UTC)
seriousfic: (Default)
From: [personal profile] seriousfic
I'm so disappointed we didn't get 22 pages of Wonder Woman sending out query letters and waiting to hear back from literary agents. It would've been money.

Date: 2010-05-19 01:25 am (UTC)
jlroberson: (Default)
From: [personal profile] jlroberson
That would be realism.

Date: 2010-05-19 05:37 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] darkknightjrk
I doubt it--this is Wonder Woman, after all. I doubt most celebrities have to wait for literary agents (I HATE to compare the two, but I'm sure they begged Sarah Palin to do a book), Diana wouldn't be an exception to it.

Date: 2010-05-19 01:17 am (UTC)
sailorlibra: (sigh)
From: [personal profile] sailorlibra
Now you're making me miss Rucka!Diana...

Date: 2010-05-19 05:38 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] darkknightjrk
Yeah, now I REALLY need to get those Rucka trades. You can hear my wallet sob in the background.

Date: 2010-05-19 01:24 am (UTC)
jlroberson: (Default)
From: [personal profile] jlroberson
False gods? In the DCU they've actually shown up. So where's your messiah now, see?

Date: 2010-05-19 02:10 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] lonewolf23k
More to the point, has anyone told those guys that the Constitution guaranties Freedom of Religion, and Seperation of Church and State?

Date: 2010-05-19 02:25 am (UTC)
majingojira: (Default)
From: [personal profile] majingojira
They believe that America was founded as a Christian nation for Christianity to flourish in.

They do not understand that Freedom of Religion is also Freedom From Religion.

They do not recognize Separation of Church and State either, hence why many candidates have to prove their religiosity to secure an election.

Date: 2010-05-19 03:56 am (UTC)
jlroberson: (Default)
From: [personal profile] jlroberson
Not their Constitution.

It was on a placemat. Sarah Palin signed it and everything so it must be valid.

Date: 2010-05-19 09:18 pm (UTC)
ravenous_raven: Combo headshot of Cass Cain, Steph Brown, and Babs Gordon, the 3 Batgirls, "Bow to the Goddammned Batgirls" in a corner (Default)
From: [personal profile] ravenous_raven
Tell that to people who wanted Harry Potter out of libraries for the "Satanic" witchcraft. Obviously they don't have balanced opinion, so...

Date: 2010-05-19 10:28 pm (UTC)
glprime: (Default)
From: [personal profile] glprime
More to the point of what's going on in the comic, minors are usually forced into religious practices by their parents (which there isn't any direct law against), and usually only gain true religious freedom after moving out.

Date: 2010-05-19 01:37 pm (UTC)
halialkers: Raven in Blue hood, glowing white eyes, right hand with palm stretched upward (Kanari)
From: [personal profile] halialkers
Except the DCU also has the Spectre.......

Date: 2010-05-19 08:36 pm (UTC)
jlroberson: (Default)
From: [personal profile] jlroberson
His god doesn't seem that reliable. Haven't you noticed how the Spectre is everyone's bitch now?

Date: 2010-05-19 02:15 pm (UTC)
deepspaceartist: Ed Robinson of Barnaked Ladies making a funny face behind Tyler Stewart (Default)
From: [personal profile] deepspaceartist
Well, to be fair, Jesus showing up again is supposed to be the start of the ende of the world and all that. If he starts showing up casually like the the greek gods, people would start getting confused.

And there's Spectre, and more recently Radiant, are there as representatives of the Judeo-Christian god, whom Rucka himself says is the top god in the DCU.

Date: 2010-05-19 01:55 am (UTC)
shale: Guybrush Threepwood (Default)
From: [personal profile] shale
I've read this three times now and every time as soon as I hit the middle of the second page I completely lose my train of thought because the publishing executive sounds like Londo Mollari in my head.

Date: 2010-05-19 02:04 am (UTC)
dorksidefiker: (Default)
From: [personal profile] dorksidefiker
Oh gods, now I can't stop hearing it.

Date: 2010-05-19 02:28 am (UTC)
q99: (Default)
From: [personal profile] q99
-
Blimey, she's getting all the JLA involved, what's next Aquaman providing octopus ink for the printings? Will Wally West handwrite each copy?-

Lesse, Rayner's an artist, Clark's a writer, and apparently so is Diana herself.

Is that all for the JLA's creative types?

Date: 2010-05-19 03:04 am (UTC)
kamino_neko: Kamino Neko's default icon... (Default)
From: [personal profile] kamino_neko
Bruce was something of an artist before he got all obsessy-grumpy.

Zatanna's a stage magician, as well as a real one.*
John Stewart is an architect.**
Blue Devil was a special effects and stunt man, before getting caught in his suit.**
Nightwing was a member, and Dick is again a member as Batman, and he was an acrobat.*

* These two could be considered 'performers' rather than 'creative types', but they do design/choreograph their performances themselves...well, Dick would have had he made a go of it as an adult.
** And these two could be considered 'technical', but the creative element can't be denied.

Date: 2010-05-19 05:11 am (UTC)
q99: (Default)
From: [personal profile] q99
John gets points because reportedly he's a pretty creative architect :)

Date: 2010-05-22 03:53 pm (UTC)
curlyjo1: Shrinking Violet (Default)
From: [personal profile] curlyjo1
He has been shown to be the JSA's go-to guy when the brownstone gets destroyed.

Date: 2010-05-19 05:41 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] darkknightjrk
Bruce definitely is a writer--during Morrison's run, he says that he writes his entries of his nightly activities and unexplained phenomenon in the Black Casebook in "that self-conscious, hard-boiled style Alfred loves to read."

Date: 2010-05-19 08:11 pm (UTC)
bariman: by perletwo (Default)
From: [personal profile] bariman
Are the steaks edible after Bruce gets done with them?

Date: 2010-05-19 05:43 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] darkknightjrk
Two questions:

1. Where's the Supergirl in these? I assume you mean it's from the party scene, but the only teen I can see in there was Cassie.

2. I wonder where they got that photo that the book agency wants them to use at first? They could say Photoshop, but part of me hopes it's not and there's a story in it.

Date: 2010-05-19 02:24 pm (UTC)
halloweenjack: (Default)
From: [personal profile] halloweenjack
Gar's expression is so funny. If his smile were any wider, he'd be the Grinch.

Date: 2010-05-19 10:30 pm (UTC)
glprime: (Default)
From: [personal profile] glprime
He's also a bit cross-eyed.

Date: 2010-05-19 11:08 pm (UTC)
galateus: Real Life: it's jumped the shark. (jupm the shark)
From: [personal profile] galateus
Teeny Titans Prime-Time Cartoons!

Prophetic.

Date: 2010-06-02 03:00 pm (UTC)
aaron_bourque: default (Default)
From: [personal profile] aaron_bourque
I'm sort of reminded of Errant Story. "That's not what a no-nudity taboo means!"

Date: 2010-05-19 06:15 am (UTC)
schala_kid: Stephanie Brown as Batgirl (Default)
From: [personal profile] schala_kid
That cover with Diana lying in the couch looks awful, I'm pretty sure that's the artist's intent but man her body is all anorexic and what's visible of her boobs looks like a tumor...yeeech I'm glad she asked Kyle for that lasso cover!

Also I miss this supporting cast, and Jonah! What a wasted character! I bet Rucka had something good in mind with him but the OMAC, Max Lord and Brother Eye stuff was shoved in and then Infinite Crisis happened... This is another example how comic editors ruin a writer's story.

Date: 2010-05-19 01:37 pm (UTC)
halialkers: Raven in Blue hood, glowing white eyes, right hand with palm stretched upward (Kanari)
From: [personal profile] halialkers
I wish that Zeus had struck those guys with lightning for calling him a false god. I mean, this *is* the DCU where he's a physical god there, right? So what's stoppin' 'im?

Date: 2010-05-19 04:04 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] aegof
The Olympians don't seem to like to interfere except with their worshipers.
Everyone else has to deal with their champions.

Also getting into a pissing contest with the Presence is probably a bad idea.

Date: 2010-05-19 06:07 pm (UTC)
ik: Dr Hobo (Default)
From: [personal profile] ik
Take it to the court room - Zeus should sue for slander!

Date: 2010-05-19 09:04 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] philippos42
I hate the execution of this run so much. At one point Cale kills someone for the crime of being a big Wondy fan. Which I guess is supposed to get the Wondy fans reading the book to root against her, but was a bit too obvious somehow.

Date: 2010-05-19 11:20 pm (UTC)
galateus: "Even Dr. Octopus can learn something from the Internet!" (Ock Internet)
From: [personal profile] galateus
If Cale is like Lex Luthor, does that mean Luthor is jealous of Superman's beauty too?

Date: 2010-05-20 01:01 am (UTC)
tesserewhon: (Default)
From: [personal profile] tesserewhon
OMG, RUCKA! You are the reason I am into comic books and why can't more writers be like you?

Date: 2010-06-02 02:59 pm (UTC)
aaron_bourque: default (Default)
From: [personal profile] aaron_bourque
Well . . . I certainly would flip through a book with that first cover . . .

I would try to hide the cover, though. And maybe the contents, depending on what I saw.

But here's a more serious thought: is that a drawn cover, or did a model pose for the picture? Because if the latter, I'd love a little done-in-one that showed the life of a model who looked like Wonder Woman. I imagine her life is kind of like a celebrity look-alike's.

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