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Subj: Re: Wonder Woman #37 - Power and responsibility.
Posted: Tue Dec 23, 2014 at 02:02:31 pm EST (Viewed 343 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Wonder Woman #37 - Power and responsibility.
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The effort is there, but it's not coming together quite as it should. Diana's pressures could almost be seen as her wanting to have it all: a goddess, a queen, a superheroine. One of these should be easy enough to relinquish, and it's the one that she's known the best for. The stresses placed on her seem faux and forced . . .particularly since we know that she cannot remain goddess forever (See: Goddess of Truth). It's another foray into the "relatable" area, which I've had my limit of with any character at this point. When all is said and done, if the story doesn't progress who Wonder Woman is and what she's about, then I'll probably beg off much as I did with Azzarello's run.

The Finch's have inherited an awful lot of stuff to deal with from Brian Azzarello's sterling run, Diana ending up with the God of War title was a natural outcome of the events which he set in motion, but what any writer is supposed to do with this is a mystery.
The weighty God of War title handed to a new goddess who is barely even a child, never mind a god. Ares gave her his mantle for a reason, but the responsibilities that come with it are as yet something Diana barely understands or appreciates.
The fact that she is Amazon and Olympiam god should make her choice to surrender her life in the outside world an easy one to make, but perhaps the direction the Finch's are pursuing is in exploring what such pressure does to one so young, three lives to lead and a seeming vaccilation of what to do about the situation tends to suggest a storyline looking at Diana's coming of age. Can she really handle these three demanding roles at the same time? And in doing so will she further earn the name Wonder Woman...?

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