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Agreed on that. Bullets can harm, potentially kill, Diana and yet she can tank explosions from grenades and bombs with no damage?! Especially when one considers grenades and bombs can do a lot more damage than bullets, Diana's durability makes ZERO sense.

I wrote a letter to DC in response to this issue. Either make her bulletproof or make her suffer damage from grenades and bombs but can't have it both ways. I want consistency!

I don't disagree as such, but in a sense the discontinuity and paradoxes in her invulnerabilty are unique to her and entirely in line with her entire published history. When i first found Wonder Woman in those late 1970s issues here was a woman who would tears steel doors apart with he bare hands, heft space Shuttles on her back, tackle Kryptonians, yet regularly be knocked out by a fall to her head or some unseen attacker walloping her with a cosh!
Even then it made little sense, but I do find myself appreciating Wonder Woman these last months as by restating her relative vulnerabilities Greg Rucka and Shea Fontana are not only staying true to her lenghty history but presenting a top-tier character who does have defined limitations and hasn't been allowed to run away with herself to becomes something so eye-wateringly overpowering as to be be untouchable today. I enjoy Jason Aaron's work on The Mighty Thor for instance, but here is the example of a character allowed to become so overpowering she/he can't be set in any earthly context anymore... the challenges have to be found in the land of fairies and Gods. Which works certainly, but like most comicbook characters Thor does have to have a foot on the earth and be able do normal things on occasion with relatively normal problems and relatively down to earth opponents.
I makes the case then that Wonder Woman is in a good position at the moment for these reasons. It has been rather nice to see a topline Superhero like this who doesn't automatically overpower whatever earthly situation the writer sets her in. \(yes\)

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