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Preview of Wonder Woman #7

I just stumbled across this preview while browsing ComicVine and I just wanted to say how much I love Cliff Chiang's art!

Like in this bottom panel, Diana looks like she has some real muscle around her midsection. I imagine she has killer six-pack abs under that costume! And this might just be an effect of the perspective, but she appears to be quite broad-shouldered (which I also love!). Her legs look quite toned and her arms actually look muscular as well. All in all one of my favorite representations of Diana ever!

The other characters also look great (see "reasonably proportioned"). I especially like Eros' design since a blond man with the golden pistols and a fabulous scarf is certainly an interesting take on a figure typically portrayed as a chubby angel wielding a bow and arrow.

Also like the caduceus Hermes is holding and using as a light source. Mundane utility is always awesome to me. :D

For the rest of the preview, go here

PS If anyone else could share or direct me to their personal favorite depictions of Diana? Or even any other comic characters? I would be most appreciative.

Date: 2012-03-17 02:32 pm (UTC)
jeyl: (Default)
From: [personal profile] jeyl
Oh, good. I wanted more of Wonder Woman sitting back and doing nothing. I get the feeling she's not the hero in her own book.....

Date: 2012-03-17 03:18 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] his_spiffynesss
I think Azzarello wanted to write the new John Constantine in the DC Universe book, but got Wonder Woman instead.

Date: 2012-03-17 04:20 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mrstatham
Talk about a generalisation. Because it was OBVIOUSLY her sitting back and doing nothing that destroyed Hera's scrying pool last issue.

Date: 2012-03-17 09:12 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
and she did absolutely nothing the first issue, you know those centaurs just died of their own free will..

Date: 2012-03-17 10:19 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jeyl
Well, when she confronted Hera in her own realm, she kind of just left. For some reason. I don't know.

Date: 2012-03-17 11:39 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] darkknightjrk
Because the point was to stop Hera from being able to see anything that happens on the world with her seeing pool.

Date: 2012-03-18 12:22 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
Thank you

Date: 2012-03-18 12:26 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jeyl
Yeah, but I don't think she's going to just drop everything and quit being evil. Wonder Woman making a threat to her before she left just made me scream out loud "WHY WAIT?!"

Date: 2012-03-18 12:38 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] darkknightjrk
My feeling is that killing a god is, if not impossible, then at least REALLY hard to do, so it's more likely to just keep Zola protected and wait it out until the baby can be born.

Date: 2012-03-18 01:06 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jeyl
Well, they're not going to get credit for something they didn't put in the book. And the gods are pretty dumb as well considering the #1 cheese got around a lot by impregnating women that which results in their lives being put in danger.

Screw it. This is freaking garbage. It's like they wanted Wonder Woman to be so male centered that they get rid of all the Amazons, made her only female friend Zola a damsel, her origin changed to have a father (who's an a**hole), her mother being a selfish sex loving.... thing (Seriously, she couldn't stop talking about how wonderful the sex was to her daughter who just found the truth), her half sister being a murderous monster and her No. 1 enemy is the GODDESS OF WOMEN. It's like the pitch they made to DC was more of an apology for depicting strong women and came to the conclusion that Wonder Woman character doesn't work unless she has a more male dependent background and her enemies are mostly all women. THAT is why I hate this new Wonder Woman so much.

Date: 2012-03-18 11:24 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mrstatham
Her enemies have always been mostly women. The only big male foes who have been fairly consistent over the years are Doctor Psycho and Ares. That's nothing new. Also, Hera? She might well be the Goddess of Women, but at the same time, the legends depict her as a pretty spiteful and nasty and jealous goddess. Again, nothing new. Strife being Diana's half-sister is basically a parallel along the same lines as the old villainess Devastation, who was meant to be created in the same manner as Diana, or even better, Simone put together a totally murderous monster whose base form WAS Diana, as I recall.

Date: 2012-03-18 01:21 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] arbre_rieur
I don't think readers need to be told that the gods are too powerful for Wonder Woman to directly fight. I think readers can infer that from the fact that they're called "gods."

Date: 2012-03-18 04:22 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lascoden
Queen of the gods, at that.

Date: 2012-03-18 07:00 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jeyl
Well, if Gods can't think of a backup plan for their essential devices, or alternative methods of gathering information, what's to take seriously?

Date: 2012-03-17 10:14 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jeyl
Yeah, and left for some reason.... Kind of a lost opportunity there. Sometimes they can teleport to places, sometimes they can't. I think Wondy has had a lot of missed opportunities lately.

Date: 2012-03-18 11:17 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mrstatham
Please. Aside from the reasons mentioned elsewhere, this is like saying that Batman should've taken on the Court of Owls in the issue where they were crowing at him being stuck in their maze and being beaten by Talon.

Date: 2012-03-18 06:58 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jeyl
At least Batman hasn't been turned into a bastard child thanks to his mother who was just in it for the sex. Ugh, and Hippolyta fell for the number one trick in the book to. How touching.

Date: 2012-03-18 09:44 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mrstatham
Well hey, thanks for throwing around wonderful terms like bastard child. You throw the term about like there's something wrong with being one. Could you try being more offensive?

As for the sex - so what? Is Hippolyta loving her daughter any less even though she was born of a sexual encounter? Wonder Woman as a concept and a whole has been so annoyingly asexual since Marston died that it's just gotten dull, and any attempts at actually injecting some relationships and the like have been weirdly sabotaged by successive creative teams, to the point where I was pretty disgusted by how Simone opted to resolve the Nemesis problem.

Date: 2012-03-19 09:23 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jeyl
"You throw the term about like there's something wrong with being one."

Well, wouldn't being a bastard mean that one of your parents abandoned you and/or conceived you with no intention of sticking around for you or your mother? I would say that is wrong and unfortunate no matter how you look at it. A person isn't wrong for being a bastard, there's just some wrong things that come with it, and Wonder Woman being turned into a bastard not only doesn't make her a better character, but it demeans her parents as well.

Remember Superman Returns? Bryan Singer's idea on reintroducing this family friendly super hero was to bring him back to the world where he knocked up Lois, left the planet, and in the end leaves his kid to her care.

Oh, one other thing. What's wrong with being asexual?

Date: 2012-03-19 09:54 pm (UTC)
mrstatham: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mrstatham
As someone whose father did promptly run off, I still take offense because it seems like you're laying the blame at Diana's feet and at the feet of the child. I might be reading it wrong or getting the wrong tone, but I still think it's a horrid term to use, and you're using it to find fault with a comic, of all things.

Yes, it is unfortunate that my father (although we do not regard him as such) ran off, but why brand the child with something unsavoury because of his inability to commit? Stop using the term.

As for being asexual, it's just annoying. DC completely eradicated that aspect of the character in the years after Marston dying, and now it's just annoying to see a lot of people just thing she shouldn't have some kind of partner. I mean, every time the idea is remotely experimented with, it's the fanbase who largely kick up a fuss and scream. Again, it was the response to Nemesis that largely gave us Simone's ridiculous and awful resolution to the relationship, that didn't make Diana endearing at all. It's another thing along the same lines as characters never being allowed to progress in general.

Date: 2012-03-20 12:50 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jeyl
Please understand that I sympathize with your situation immensely and do not intend to label you as a lesser person for it. But when it comes to this Wonder Woman, I'm not calling her a bastard like most people do when it has nothing to do with the not having a parent. My entire point of calling her a bastard was more about how her new origin affected hippolyta as a character. I loved how she was a loving and cherishing woman who earned the respect of all her fellow amazon sisters. I especially loved how Simone treated the birth of Diana as not just Hippolyta's daughter, but as the daughter to every Amazon on the island. Diana was joy incarnate.

But now, Diana is just the result of Zeus screwing around with Hippolyta for no other reason besides Hippolyta's craving for godly ****. I mean, Diana asks for the truth regarding her origin, and all Hoppolyta talks about for two whole pages is the awesome sex that she had with Zeus in huge detail. Why should all of that be relevant? It's only after telling Diana her sex life that she finally gets to the part where she actually cares about Diana. That left me feeling very disappointed in a character I loved as much as Wonder Woman in their previous stories.

I miss the optimistic Diana who was kind, loving and fair. This Diana comes off as irritated, rash, arrogant, rude and very violent.

And I don't think that Diana not having a partner is what's at stake here, I just don't think she's found the right person yet. After all, she wrote a book a while ago and stated at the signing that she didn't any boyfriends or girlfriends. She didn't say she wasn't interested in having any. And I also like Diana not having a companion because when she fights, she's really fighting for everyone. Plus, she's got hundreds of mothers. That's worth something. :)


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