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


Date: 2010-04-28 07:48 pm (UTC)
joasakura: (Default)
From: [personal profile] joasakura
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.

Date: 2010-04-28 07:51 pm (UTC)
shadowpsykie: Information (Default)
From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
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...

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

Date: 2010-04-28 08:00 pm (UTC)
dimwit90: Robins Together! (Default)
From: [personal profile] dimwit90
I had to scream Fuck Yeah at that Achilles scene :)

Date: 2010-04-28 08:04 pm (UTC)
ulf_boehnke: (Default)
From: [personal profile] ulf_boehnke
What's the name of the flying elephant? Will he join the Pet JLA with Power Girl's cat?

Date: 2010-04-28 08:16 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sistermagpie
That was pretty awesome. He should give lessons in trash talk. And I love the idea of his strength being connected to his conviction.

Date: 2010-04-28 08:16 pm (UTC)
joasakura: (Default)
From: [personal profile] joasakura

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

I have it somewhere in storage. :T

Date: 2010-04-28 08:16 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] joasakura
the elephant's name is Mysia. :D

Date: 2010-04-28 08:22 pm (UTC)
nezchan: Navis at breakfast (Default)
From: [personal profile] nezchan
Artists doing research? How oddly refreshing. I think I like it.

Date: 2010-04-28 08:23 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] gailsimone
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!

Date: 2010-04-28 08:29 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] gailsimone
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!

Date: 2010-04-28 08:30 pm (UTC)
pyrotwilight: (Default)
From: [personal profile] pyrotwilight
But...but...Achilles can't be attacking phallic objects. He LOVES phallic objects. *brain broken* XP

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

But that is funny. :)

Date: 2010-04-28 08:36 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] joasakura
I scrambled around to find my copy of it- this was grade A-nightmare fuel when I was nine :D

I can't wait to go pick the issue up and see how the rest of this plays out. (also, <3 for Mysia ;D)

Date: 2010-04-28 08:36 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] q99
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.

Date: 2010-04-28 08:39 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] benicio127
Aaaand if he was talking about the issue before this one, it would be your preantepenultimate issue. The more you know. ;-)

Date: 2010-04-28 08:40 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thebigapricot
Motto. Why couldn't Robinson put Archilles in the JLA? Screw Congorilla, I want Archilles flying around on his elephant vanquishing evil.

Date: 2010-04-28 08:40 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] joasakura

Date: 2010-04-28 08:41 pm (UTC)
joasakura: (Default)
From: [personal profile] joasakura
sometimes, you have to hurt the one you love.

or something. :D

Date: 2010-04-28 08:44 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] gailsimone
Achilles IS appearing in a DC team book very shortly, and not one written by me!
I'm looking forward to it.

Date: 2010-04-28 08:47 pm (UTC)
joasakura: (Default)
From: [personal profile] joasakura
is "squee" the appropriate response?

Date: 2010-04-28 08:48 pm (UTC)
shadowpsykie: (Happy Willow)
From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
OH YAY! and gail nice nod to the myth (Achilles' strength being proporational to his willingness to fight) conscidering he refused to fight through the first like 19 books of the Iliad.

will Patrick Cleese join him? :)

Date: 2010-04-28 08:49 pm (UTC)
shadowpsykie: (ask the questions)
From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
like Micenea?

Date: 2010-04-28 08:50 pm (UTC)
dimwit90: Robins Together! (Default)
From: [personal profile] dimwit90
I think "Archilles flying around on his elephant vanquishing evil" is the most beautiful sentence ever written. XD
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