Wonder Woman #41
Quote:So what did you think? Short time, so only a hint of a review:
Great hint. Great issue.
Quote:-these were the humor issues? Felt a bit strange- the arc started ona serious note, but ended on a humor bent. Was a little jarring to the reader.
Wasnt really gloom and doom but didnt really feel like a humor ish to me either - save for the spanking and tying that you cite. Just a good ol'e two stars slugfest with a fine wrap up - like those good ol'e B&B two-parters. True Diana's cure-all was a bit jarring but the benefit of telling it that way: a genuinely surprise/hilarious way to wrap things up, less chance of unnecessary reader flack of actually seeing the corporal punishment(like this
), and maybe some inferred characterization of PG's persona influencing WW as the flipside of Diana more blatantly helping Karen.
Quote:-These kids were beaten so easily? Bit surprised. Liked the Children of the Corn aspect, hoping they would be more troublesome.
Still havent gotten around to watching that movie. But they did seem to do a lot of physical/city damage. The victims' psyche damage is probably there too but just a tad boring to focus on if not the crux of the story. For example, while the 'adoption' comment was also a very funny line it was insensitively premature, it seemed, for some quick crisis/comic closure. Also, to nitpick about that scene is did not give the gorilla enough introduction for the story to stand by itself for newer readers.
Quote:-The T&A was a little much for my taste. I know, Power Girl and WW in the same book, it had to happen. But I almost lost my dinner a few times with it. And I didn't even mind the 'can you tie me up in my rope' line. It was unnecessary, because Diana has wrapped herself in her lasso before, don't know why she needed Karen to help her with it. I guess I should just be thankful that they didn't show it.
mind at all how any of that was handled here - what extremely little there was of it. The magic lasso binding could even be explained that its special configuration was better tied with assistance. It was just happenstance that a cleavage endowed, long legged, blonde bombshell was the
person to do it.
Quote:-the best part was Karen admitting that she would like to punch Diana in the face just to see what would happen. Nice, no; but realistic- Hell Yes!!! I think a lot of people in the super hero/heroine community feel the same way, but won't admit it.
That felt like a very well placed and spot on comment.
Quote:Liked how Diana said she feels the slight animus herself.
The Achilles setup was kinda interesting - though the PATROCLUS connection went by me. However, thought overall, the story was more entertaining than interesting. The punch to Canada hit home with a bit of both, though, as did Wonder Woman's win.
I miss my brother.
All in all, I liked the issue. I really would have liked to have seen the children get spanked, though, but I know...child abuse. Whatever. There wasn't all that much t&a to me, although I've noticed Kara's cleavage window keeps getting made squarer. What was up with the very sadly noticable change in artists? I thought she asked Kara to tie her up, not straighten her hair for her.
The comment from kara on hitting her in the face...dead
on PG characterization. But it makes me question how she felt about her own WW, lol.
Is it me, or does anyone else feel Diana's "newfound" humor is kinda being pushed on us? It still feels very stilted to me, although it is a step in the right direction, as George had Julia say she had a sarcastic sense of humor. I'd like to see more of it, since it does make her human. I have to say, her only real fault (well, writers' faults) was in making her totally buy into her own press. In a way, understandable...how do you go from being a goddess back to being human? But by now, she should be used to it again. Ugh. Oh well, still an enjoyable read.