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q99 ([personal profile] q99) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2011-07-07 08:10 pm

Diana of the Morrigan

The latest storyline in Wonder Woman is all about how the Morrigan, War Goddesses once three in number but now two, are trying to reshape Diana to replace their third.

In Wonder Woman #611, we get a vision of what Diana will be like if they succeed.










*Edit* If you're getting a 'bandwidth exceeded' message, here's an alternate source:
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Btw, does anyone recognize if the 'casualties of war' in the panel she speaks to superman are people we're supposed to know?


5 pages from WW 611

(Yes, two of these pages were posted before, but I wanted to post the full scene)
big_daddy_d: (Riddler)

[personal profile] big_daddy_d 2011-07-08 12:24 am (UTC)(link)
When I first saw this (without having read the full issue at the time) I thought those were a bunch of..evil..dark Green Lanterns..because they look like a cross between lanterns and dark warrios who managed to steal Fire's green fire.
star_of_airdrie: (globalls)

[personal profile] star_of_airdrie 2011-07-08 02:38 am (UTC)(link)
or are they Fallen Lanterns returning - but then again, there's a lot of humans...
misterbug: (Default)

[personal profile] misterbug 2011-07-08 12:41 am (UTC)(link)
Circle-frames of THE DAMNED
bluefall: (amazon queen)

[personal profile] bluefall 2011-07-08 12:45 am (UTC)(link)
For a woman with the Wisdom of Athena, Diana sure has trouble understanding a concept as simple as "functional armor."
bluefall: (Nubia is amused)

[personal profile] bluefall 2011-07-08 03:59 am (UTC)(link)
Her normal self doesn't get it either, though. I think it's just a standing character trait.
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[personal profile] wizardru 2011-07-08 11:49 am (UTC)(link)
Yeah, but apparently she still requires her army to fill a dress code that translates into:

1) All female members must bare their midriffs
2) All female members must wear corsets with swirls on their breasts
3) All female members must NOT wear pants
4) All female members must be D-cups or higher with super-model dimensions

Also, apparently only pretty and athletic people are killed by war and reanimated (with exceptions for the occasional grotesque skull monster).
aaron_bourque: default (Default)

[personal profile] aaron_bourque 2011-07-08 01:07 am (UTC)(link)
Meh. Her skin, though not impervious, is still fairly tough. Even "functional armor" might just be the equivalent.
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[personal profile] starwolf_oakley 2011-07-08 02:09 am (UTC)(link)
Hmm. Blaming Superman for the bad crap that happened on "his watch." Well, it isn't unheard of, but I think most people in Metropolis know "Well, he can't be EVERYWHERE at once."

bluefall: (amazon queen)

[personal profile] bluefall 2011-07-08 02:24 am (UTC)(link)
Actually she's got a fair point, from her perspective. Clark is THE defender of the Status Quo, it's his whole thing as a character from about the Silver Age out, and especially now. He's completely reactive, his entire career as a superhero is about preventing things from getting worse. Stop the asteroid, stop the bank robber, stop the rampaging robot, whatever. Superman's world is one that's the same today as it was yesterday, because only madmen want to change the world.

Diana's a proactive hero, though. Her whole mission is to change the world, because her whole character concept is that the Status Quo is completely fucking bankrupt and needs to change. If Wonder Woman's world looks the same today as it did yesterday, that's a complete failure on her part, because the world yesterday was a place full of everything from glass ceilings to ethnic cleansing, and only madmen would look at the inequality of the human condition and not want it changed.

So, her looking at him and saying "you've got all this power and the only thing you ever did with it was prevent things from changing," it's actually a pretty good encapsulation of how they differ as characters.
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[personal profile] starwolf_oakley 2011-07-08 05:24 am (UTC)(link)
It also makes perfect sense if you're possessed by a Yellow Fear Entity. A lot of times, Hal-as-Parallax and Hal-as-Spectre kept saying "I wanted to make things better and none of you understood that."
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[personal profile] aaron_bourque 2011-07-08 03:51 am (UTC)(link)
Her whole mission is to change the world,

This Wonder Woman?

I didn't even realize she had a mission.

Aaron "The Mad Whitaker" Bourque; pre-this Diana, sure, maybe. She'd be a little nicer about making that point, though.
bluefall: (amazon queen)

[personal profile] bluefall 2011-07-08 03:58 am (UTC)(link)
Well, that's where the "turned into an evil god of vengeance" bit comes in.

I think Hester's Diana has a mission. And Hester's run has basically been characterized by "bits of the real Diana poking through" and the general sense that the endpoint of this journey is her recovering that true self.

Obviously DCnU will put a kink in that, but that's a few months away yet, so this story still has time to play out the "getting back to what she is" theme before what she is gets ripped away once again.
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[personal profile] mrstatham 2011-07-08 12:45 pm (UTC)(link)
Actually, it's like, one month away, after this. We've got one more issue before September, I believe, so poor Hester's run gets the problem of a - Looking like a fill-in for a guy who can't be bothered, and b - seeming like a whole lot of wheel-spinning for this relaunch.
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[personal profile] mrstatham 2011-07-09 08:52 am (UTC)(link)
Which is equally insulting to Hester, I believe. That this isn't judged as the 'real thing' when it's clearly supposed to be and has a likely end-goal of 'old Diana with new look/costume' is already a notch against what's been some pretty decent writing, really. I'd argue Hester could contend with Gail for best WW writer of the past series, and Gail didn't exactly do much during her time on the title, IMO. She introduced a new wrinkle to Diana's origin that, as the intro to the volume said, I was surprised hadn't been done before, and introduced a big new villain who turned out to fall flat near immediately.

[personal profile] darkknightjrk 2011-07-08 04:19 am (UTC)(link)
"I didn't even realize she had a mission."

They said it in the first full issue--find out who was able to change the timeline and fix things so that her people were never attacked. Admittedly, that's a bit more of a short-sighted goal than peace and harmony, but that's her current mission--and I believe Aphrodite in one of JMS' issues mentioned her future is in leading the Amazons.
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[personal profile] aaron_bourque 2011-07-08 04:47 am (UTC)(link)
. . . that less a mission, more a goal.

Like, Batman's mission is to eradicate crime. Batman's goal is to find the Riddler and stop him!

Superman's mission is to inspire humanity to be better and better. His goal is to find the asteroid and divert its course.

Spider-man's mission is to assuage his guilt at Uncle Ben's murder by fighting crime, his goal is to pay the rent and his Aunt May's medical bills and hopefully keep his civilian life from falling apart.

A superhero's mission shouldn't be that short-sighted.

Aaron "The Mad Whitaker" Bourque; Jaime Reyes' mission is to become a dentist and support his family financially. His goal is to stop the Reach, oh wait he did that.

[personal profile] darkknightjrk 2011-07-08 04:52 am (UTC)(link)
Like I said, it is a short-term mission--but, like I said, that moment where Diana's speaking to Aphrodite seemed to imply that at some point Diana would be leading the Amazons.
mas: Solun Eclipse (Default)

[personal profile] mas 2011-07-08 03:00 am (UTC)(link)
Maybe she'd be less "cold" if she had more clothes on.
aaron_bourque: default (Default)

[personal profile] aaron_bourque 2011-07-08 07:12 am (UTC)(link)
You never read "For The Man Who Has Everything," have you?

Aaron "The Mad Whitaker" Bourque; think clean thoughts, chum.
mullon: (Bakura)

[personal profile] mullon 2011-07-08 03:05 am (UTC)(link)
Sheesh, someone needs to get laid, bad.

[personal profile] darkknightjrk 2011-07-08 04:19 am (UTC)(link)
Homegirl's needed that for several decades, IMHO.
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[personal profile] zenbro 2011-07-08 02:08 pm (UTC)(link)
Photobucket hatez you. I has a sad.
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[personal profile] red_menace 2011-07-08 10:44 pm (UTC)(link)
I think the one in the eyepatch is Phillipus, but I'm not sure.
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[personal profile] red_menace 2011-07-09 12:03 am (UTC)(link)
I noticed that too, but I just put it in the "coloring" column. It is a rather otherworldly color scheme, after all.
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[personal profile] philippos42 2011-07-10 05:46 am (UTC)(link)
First thought: If you're cold, you could wear more around your belly and thighs.

You repeated a link, but I found the last page anyway. Hey! Wondy besting Supes? That's different.