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Author Topic: Wonder Woman 36 & the start of Team Finch  (Read 2553 times)
Jimmy T
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« on: November 25, 2014, 09:11:28 AM »

...no.

Azzarello & Chiang's run on Wonder Woman is one of the greatest works on Diana that I've read. Captures everything about making her a warrior princess, an outcast and beacon of her people, and a caring person who truly loves people and wears her heart on her sleeve-as she'll make the greatest sacrifice for all around her, and suffer with the victims as if it happened to her.

Finch's art...cheesecake. There is a Barbie doll wearing that be'eagled bustier, and I don't immediately care for it.

The story's action...greatly weak. This Diana acts in complete opposition to what the past 35 issues set up, and the post-explained reasoning for it rings as weak, or at least a shallow answer to her actions.

NOT impressed out of the gate. My trade buying of this Diana will probably stop at volume 6.

This sounds really like an angry post, but more over...a disappointment that fills me with frustrated regret.
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« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2014, 12:18:38 PM »

That's too bad.  WW was getting a lot of good buzz.
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« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2015, 09:27:21 PM »

3 issues in, and I"m calling this pretty much...garbage. I feel this Diana, in presentation and artistic vision, is an insult to the character that appeared in the first 35 issues.

In the first issue, there was already one shower scene, and Diana holding a teddy bear while in flight with a Leaguer

In the second issue, she spars with Superman by saying "...I'm kicking some serious super butt today.."

The pages are disjointed in art, being Finch's cheesecake porn model rendering, and Meredith Finch's storytelling skills are severely lacking in a comic prose form, and are juvenilely presented as well (all Amazons react in the same, exact indignant and ignorant manner, only following the most current statement said by the mob).

Diana is indecisive, clueless, and ignorant herself to her duties to her sisters (and vassals), and plays second fiddle to every man in the book.

Dropping it.

I could have done this last issue.

How the mighty fell so swifty.

I think I may write a letter. An actual letter! ~to DC's offices.
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« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2015, 07:16:23 AM »

First off, that must really be sucking if someone is going to go through the process of using actual paper to write a letter! To put ink to parchment? Uh-Oh
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Secondly, and more seriously, damn man. That sucks that it sucks that bad
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« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2015, 02:10:42 PM »

Damn Jimbo, I don't know. I just got back from the LCS, having read issue #38 of WW while I was there, and I enjoyed it.
*Ducking the right jab Jimmy just threw at me*
I honestly had no desire at all to read a Wonder Woman done by the Finch's and I am not trying to be contrarian, but I kinda enjoyed this issue. I doubt I will add it to my pull or anything, but I did find that I was a little more intrigued after reading it than I thought I would be. 

Now sure, the cover was a little Beach Boob'tastic, but there really wasn't anything more added to the inside in that regard nor any overtly anti-woman or Wonder Woman type vocalizations that hit me in this issue. I enjoyed Diana's and the other people involved voices, enjoyed the dream sequence ... or memory sequence (and what it represented) and of course I am happy to see the other figure coming more into focus (Though I do remember being a bit taken-aback at her first appearance). Maybe it was just left over crappy residue from the other two issues that made this issue hit you so bad or so hard?
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« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2015, 09:32:13 PM »

I will reread it some, and I will give you a full review. It's taken me 3 months to come to this feeling, but after reading the issues, and immediately after this 3rd, the only thought in my mind is that I have to quit this.

But now is not the time of night for reviewing.

I will keep it less on narrating the full actions of the book (as that's not a review, that's a summary), and I will lay out what causes such distaste in me.
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« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2015, 01:15:40 PM »

No problem, my man. I understand. Heck, I am going to have to go back to the LCS today anyway (as I forgot to grab JLUnited issue #8 while I was there yesterday) so I may go ahead and check out the other issues as well, if he has them. Get a better feel of the run.

EDIT - just got back from the LCS and while I couldn't find issue 36, the first of the Finch duo, I did flip through issue 37. Yeah, this was not very good. I should have bought it anyway as I did enjoy issue 38 even more this time, so I am really interested in seeing where they take you know who, but I just couldn't pay full LCS price for issue 37 and that made me not buy issue 38 (I am sure I could've worked out something with Ben, the owner, but wasn't worth the trouble and I was late for dinner)

I can see what Jimmy means, but I think issue 38 shows promise at least
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