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Continuing this post series on how Wonder Woman: Rebirth is the perfect source material for Wonder Womans 2 and 3!

Here's a chapter from the Godwatch arc, about two more possible members of Diana's modern-day ka-tet. Plus, some Real Talk about zoo safety regulations. Check it!

After Year One, everything's coming up Diana:

Sprinkle the 'Zero to Hero' song from Disney's Hercules to taste.

However, Veronica Cale, Empire Industries CEO, begs to differ: 
 She and her friend, Adrianna (no relation to Adrianna Tomaz) also talk about an upcoming cyber-interface project...

...and some more opinions on Wonder Woman.
"...All it does is create them."
And in Geneva, Switzerland, young Isadora 'Izzy' Cale knocks down what her mother just set up: 
The plan is to use Cale and Adrianna's Cyber project to map Diana's neural network, to see if they can data-mine the location of Themyscira frPhobos and Deimos put a civilian in danger of the chimera Diana captured earlier, getting Cyber/Adrianna close enough to Wonder Woman, once she arrives for the rescue.
It goes very, very badly. 

Not to discount from the quality of this arc, but they really should've stored that chimera somewhere safer - there's some strong 'make the plot possible' vibes coming from this particular plot point. At least coordinate with the DEO or whoever handling agency deals with magizoology in the DC universe. 
What's tragic here is that if you black out all of Veronica Cale's scenes here, it's a feel-good parable about Wonder Woman's kindness being rewarded by the chimera coming to her aid. Diana's conversation and the Chimera's shocked expression once she sees Cyber attack Wonder Woman was obviously meant to evoke sympathy.
As it is, the creative team fleshed out Cale's side of the story in the pages leading to this...and what could have been a cliched 'pre-villain who casually doesn't like hero; becomes full-on villain' becomes a story capable enough to stand on its own. Like so. 
Godwatch continues next post. Stay tuned!

Date: 2017-06-03 10:36 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] speedingtortoise
I took the time to read through this series . . . and man oh man is it great. I haven't enjoyed a comic like that for a while.

Date: 2017-06-04 09:52 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mrosa
Is Greg Rucka writing Wonder Woman again?

Date: 2017-06-04 04:09 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] locuatico
yes but he is leaving after issue 25.

Date: 2017-06-06 06:30 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mrstatham
Given his history with DC, I think we're lucky we got that much out of him.

Date: 2017-06-04 10:39 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] janegray
Oh man. Is Adrianna dead? :(

Date: 2017-06-04 11:42 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] long_silence
Yes. But Veronica spends the next year recovering what data she could of Adrianna's stored brain patterns from the Cyberwalker program she was using when she died and building an AI out of it so that Veronica can get her friend back.

This new virtual being names herself Doctor Cyber. She's pretty neat, she has a holographic representation of herself when she talks to people in the real world and she constantly changes how she appears depending on her current thought processes (some of my favorites have been a cheetab girl costume when threatening Barbara Ann, Galileo when setting up a spell for Circe, and a little flying airplane)

Date: 2017-06-04 04:02 pm (UTC)
bradygirl_12: (superman--lois (witch))
From: [personal profile] bradygirl_12
Those Cyber transformations sound awesome!

Heh, the little flying airplane makes me think of the plane that flies around the world in the intro to 1930s Universal movies. :)

Date: 2017-06-06 07:32 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
originally, Veronica was Silver Swan right? a cybernetic Valkyrie type character? so it seems like they split it up here and created a new character? So are veronica and Adriana/Cyber badguys? that seems unfortunate :(

Date: 2017-06-07 11:02 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] long_silence
I don't think Veronica Cale was ever related to Sliver Swan

Dr. Cyber was always a separate villain from Silver Swan who I don't think has shown up since the nu52 or Rebirth


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