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Subj: An okay issue. Here's my prediction for future issues
Posted: Sun Apr 01, 2018 at 11:35:44 am EDT (Viewed 559 times)
Reply Subj: Wonder Woman #43: Other opinions?
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Wonder Woman 043 (2018)

Beautiful cover is prematurely misleading. Similarly the open splash makes a grabber title page but as an in media res storytelling device fails jarringly at the flip of the page.

Diana personally questions the 2 Furies in an action friendly and Amazon complimentary fashion. Their refusal to answer is to their credit.

Steve diligently questions Jason's motives and mysteries surrounding his jumping ship to the good. His answers are believably unconvincing.

Freaky Lackey stupidly questions Darkseid's conviction, in front of Grail, to get a magically fortified Boom Tube up a and running RIGHT NOW! "Great Darkness" gets his super tube working, although still unclear why to readers, and ports all the players this issue directly to his feet.

The last page face off makes a pretty good teaser standard for next issue. Similarly, the entire ish was a pretty good read although how hopeful are the good guys chances, at the end, of getting answers for us - let alone survive themselves?

Other opinions?


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My prediction for the following issues will be this:

1. I originally thought Jason was going to die in order to help her defeat Darkseid. Unfortunately, future solicitations prove he lives past this story arc. So, I now believe Jason will give Diana his armor so that Diana's powers are amped, which will allow her to beat Darksied in battle.

2. Going off of prediction #1, I believe Diana will try, and fail, to beat Darkseid on her own. This will make her realize, and accept, Jason's offer to put on his armor.

The issue itself was okay. Diana questioning the Furies was completely out of character. The Diana of the past would have simply used the lasso and gotten her answers as peace was the solution she grabbed for first. Now it's hit first and ask questions while your hitting, expecting an answer and not getting any. This isn't Wonder Woman. Johnson has continually proven incapable of writing the character. He writes her as very prideful, overestimating her own abilities by quite a lot and with an arrogance that borders on the extreme.

The overall issue itself was okay. But after this arc is over, I think I'm going to walk away. I have nothing positive to say about the writer and I've already been gently reminded by Daveym to not be so negative.

On some more positive notes, the art in this issue was very good and I enjoyed it very much. I agree with Steve being wary of Jason and if I was a comic book writer, and Johnson was leaving, I'd know exactly what direction I'd take with Jason. I'd reveal he's been a bad guy all this time. That he hatched a plot that involves the entire Greek Pantheon lying to Diana, making her believe she is the daughter of Zeus. And then I would reveal she was never the daughter of Zeus, but rather created from clay. And Jason is the mastermind behind it all. Unfortunately, I seriously doubt such a radical direction will ever be taken. DC seems like to enjoy the fact that Diana is Hercules with boobs.

It's interesting that a hero/villain performs one amazing feat, or use a power they haven't used for 20+ years, and that automatically propels them to a high status despite scans and evidence to the contrary. I don't know what is worse, selective feat picking that has only been done once or twice 20, or more, years ago or ignoring evidence from scans or the lack thereof. We need to stop putting our favorite heroes/villains on pedestals and start putting them where they really belong. But it's evident that people never will because they would rather accuse others of cherry picking feats, when they don't, and being 'morally superior' when they aren't. I guess being honest and as fair as possible only opens one up to being the target of childish accusations and fault finding by those who insist on acting petty and childish. What happened to a good debate between two civil, mature, adults?
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