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emerick man 

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Subj: Wonder Woman #38: Swan Song or opening number?
Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 at 08:29:27 am EST (Viewed 485 times)

Wonder Woman (2016-) #38

> “SWAN’S SONG” part one! Vanessa Kapatelis thought the world of Wonder Woman—nobody had treated her with more kindness after the accident that shattered her life. But tragedy wasn’t finished with Vanessa...and she’s come to believe that the woman she trusted most is the author of everything that happened to her!

Too often unnecessarily RETCONNED origins annoy me - but this one was pretty good. (Can't really remember Perez' retcon of Silver Swan without digging it out of the longbox but recall that one was okay too.) Maybe it's finally returning a notable foe to WW's Rogue's Gallery makes it that much better. The art was okay - but some panel image choices and panel space alottment could have been better. BOTH covers are GREAT. Diana's splash page cry grabbed my attention too - it was a shock to here her calling for help to save someone but then we quickly learn she had a bank building on her back at the time so "you're excused"! ;\) Tying Silver Swan's origin to Majoar Disaster and Cyborg makes the story more DCU inclusive (although it technically retcons MD and raises flags with that hospital M.D. too).

The first half narrated by Kapatelis was more engaging than Diana's dialogue and the inspiration for her new metahuman persona was perfectly organic and through vicarious hardships. Julia's sudden AND EXTREME flip to psychopathic evil felt more plot device than convincing though. The second half of the story was the "origin" of Diana's brother new... persona: the "Party Animal". Yeesh. It was a bit forced and Diana was forced to sound like a clucking mother hen in a few too many panels. On the other hand, this was the first real chance they delve into their newfound sibling relationship. It sets readers up with what to expect with Jason who will probably go on to DCU adventures under the watchful eye of the Amazon Princess.

The Silencer bonus backup was not as bad as expected. Decent intro. Heh, "main reactor". Like a metahuman Punisher if Frank never lost his child?

Comments? Do you see this sort of like a fresh start?

DC Young Animals are on the same Earth as this WW, right? Do any of those titles have any established connections to WWverse?


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