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zvelf

Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008
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Comicguy1

Subj: Re: Definitely not the best run ever, but not bad
Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 at 12:45:31 pm EST (Viewed 169 times)
Reply Subj: Is The Azzarello Run Really That Good? Might It Be The Best Run Ever?
Posted: Sat Jan 03, 2015 at 04:46:47 am EST (Viewed 213 times)

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I'm not all that big of a Wonder Woman fan. I like her, but she seems to be a difficult character to write. She seems to be more of an ideal or a symbol than an actual character. But I hear that the Azzarello run is really good, and that it might just be the best Wonder Woman run (At least some people are saying that, and some of them were seemingly never really fans.). I like Azzarello, his dialogue has a certain style to it, but he seems to only really be suited for dark stories (Sort of a one-trick pony.), or crime driven, hard-boiled stories (His Superman wasn't all that great, and his Batman storyline was pretty bad.). So I didn't think that he would be a good fit for the character or the book, but people seem to really dig it. Is it worth the hype? I did read most of the Greg Rucka run (Just due to the fact that it was by Greg Rucka.), and I thought that it was okay (Not great.), the issue where she kills Maxwell Lord was the highlight (By the way, is that still in continuity? I would guess not.). I don't think that I would like the George Perez run, which I know is considered to be a classic, because I don't think that it's aged all that well. But is the Azzarello run really worth all the hype? Would it get someone who wants to like Wonder Woman but never really has, to enjoy the book? In other words, not a newbie, but someone who doesn't really care about her past continuity, or I-Chang, or anything like that. I would like to hear your thoughts. Thanks. I hope that you guys enjoyed the run, regardless. Also, does she still know Batman's secret identity? I hear that she knows Superman's, and the relationship between the three of them used to be a very big deal, and a cornerstone of the DC universe.

Azzarello's run definitely had its moments, but it was really, really decompressed and had a lot of filler. It could have easily been half the number of issues and it would have worked better that way. I enjoyed it more than a lot of Wonder Woman runs because it was a different take and imaginative, but the setup feels like it was only for Azzarello's story and hard to move on from. The new creative team is having tremendous trouble in that respect. Cliff Chiang contributed to the run immensely and Azzarello's run would only be half what it was without Chiang. All that said, go read the Perez Wonder Woman. I believe a Perez Wonder Woman omnibus is coming out later this year.




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