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Oh Bush Era politics, never change! ^^

It's Greg Rucka's Wonder Woman, issue 207.

The Amazons are going to the White House to attempt to repair relations with the US after a Hera-related disaster caused the (then floating) Themyscira to crash into the ocean, killing all the non-Amazon scientists, artists and philophers who were visiting as they didn't have the Amazons' magical protection.

Meanwhile, Medusa is invading the White House in the backdoor in an attempt to kill the President to spite Athena and the Amazons.

Back to Diana and Co. where they are discussing the formation of the Amazon Republic and Diana gets a reintroduction to Dr Cale,

Oooh, a comparision to Wakanda is a low blow!

It's the TARDIS!

Nah, it's just Medusa killing secret service agents on the way to killing President Thorne. Diana fights her off, but the political situation, if anything, gets worse.

Leading to the US navy standing by when Themyscira is attacked by OMACS, and the demonstration of the Purple Death Ray "proves" to them that their hostile blockading of Paradise Island was in their mind justified...

Which in turned lead to Amazons Attack. Eek.

Date: 2012-11-16 09:23 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] grazzt
I love Rucka's Wonder Woman. I think it might be my favourite run on the character, possibly only behind Marston's.

Why they felt the need to scrap everything he carefully built is beyond me: I especially would have liked to see more stories featuring Athena in her new role as leader of the Greek Pantheon. And, of course, Ferdinand. I'm surprised no one snapped Ferdinand up. Just write him in as hired by someone as a personal chef (there are enough wealthy DC superheroes for this to be possible), maybe with a reference from Wonder Woman. Or have him open a restaurant close to your series' protagonists.

Date: 2012-11-16 09:42 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sherkahn
I have to agree with you, Diana as a diplomat functioning at the highest levels of international intrigue was where I saw the natural evolution of her and her mission - create peace in the "world of Man". For me as a reader and fan the art, story and attitude were my ideal version of the Wonder Woman, not because she is the most powerful woman in the world, but a true leader in strength, integrity, will-power and savvy to "spar" with the most powerful people in the world. Instead of being gods commanding the mere mortals serve them, this Diana was a true agent of harmony between both worlds, and fought hard for the best for all peoples.

Date: 2012-11-17 12:13 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] icon_uk
That wasn't Rucka who created that though, certainly Perez set things up, and Jimenez carried it on more than most, as he was the one who set up the dissolution of the monarchy.

Not to sell Rucka short of course, and the work he did with the Pantheon was interesting, but let's not forget that he completely trashed the Themyscira concept that Jimenez had set up, and by the cheapest of all cop outs, Hera gets angry and destroys Themyscira in a fit of jealous rage.

Date: 2012-11-19 09:11 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] shadur
That /was/ entirely in character for the mythological Hera, mind... The sequence usually went Zeus getting the hots for some piece of mortal ass (gender and species optional as long as they were pretty, consent... not usually discussed), Hera throws a jealous fit and takes it out on the twice-unlucky victim because she can't actually harm Zeus...

Date: 2012-11-19 11:12 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Oh it's in character sure, just about any of the Greek pantheon throwing a hissy fit is par for the course, as a more petty, mean minded set of deities you'd be hard pushed to find... There's a reason Greek mythology reads like a superpowered soap opera.

So whilst the cause was fine, the effect was the same tedious "Let's wipe out Themyscira" we've see so many times before.

Date: 2012-11-16 10:40 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] q99
-Why they felt the need to scrap everything he carefully built is beyond me: -

I think they did it mainly because the new writer wanted a fresh start and/or they wanted their coming-from-outside-comics writer to have a fresh starting point.

Which was silly, considering the sales at the end of this book (100k+)/WW's big role in IC.

The course of WW comics would be massively different if they just continued on this path.

Date: 2012-11-17 12:14 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Why they felt the need to scrap everything he carefully built is beyond me

Which, in fairness, he himself did when he took over the title too.

Date: 2012-11-17 06:08 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] deceptioncat
'Tis a long lasting tradition among comics, wherein the new authors kick out the old canon in the most displeasing way possible.


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