The women of G3 stopped buying Wonder Woman months ago. But on occasion, I still read the issues in order to review them. Today, I read Wonder Woman #25 for that very reason (review forthcoming).
EDIT: Here’s that review.
The issue opens with Zola, Hera and Diana having coffee talk. In a flagrant “Fuck you!” to the Bechdel Test; first they compare notes about Hermes spying on them, then they expound upon how Apollo affected Hera and then Orion shows up to “save them” from Hermes’ watchful eye. The pixie-dream Strife punctuates the family gathering with an obvious attempt at subversion. Strife doing what Strife does, gives Diana a gift. It’s the helmet of the recently deceased Ares and we are presented with this gem of a panel …
That’s Diana calling Strife a bitch.
That’s me being as painfully obvious as the female characterization in this issue.
It wouldn’t be an issue of Wonder Woman if prime panel real estate (and actual storytelling) wasn’t given to characters other than our prosaic Princess. One of them being the First Born chained down, roasted-pig style, while Dio cuts him open and serves his spleen to Apollo in a lovely plate presentation. With cannibalism being a serious human taboo and all, this scene is plenty horrifying. Yet it falls squarely within the realm of characterizing these gods as being so far beyond mortality that they can chat casually over “dinner.” It’s decent writing … and far less disgusting than the above panel.
Diana’s outburst reduces her to some derivative of a pop-culture, 20-something, faux empowered “chick” that we have plenty of already. I would know. I watch TV with my 14 year old daughter. And really, it’s more of the same from Azzarello and company on DC’s flagship female led title, profound disappointment and palpable frustration.
As if reading Wondy turned Mean Girl wasn’t enough for one day, DC released the variant cover art for Superman/Wonder Woman #3.
There are no fucking words.
EDIT: I came up with some words for that image – absurd, unbelievable, insert Fabio where Supes is, absurd, ill-proportioned and ridiculous. Just to be clear, I am not offended by the amount of skin or the connotation of sex in space. It’s just so silly.
After reading Wonder Woman #25, I guess needed a good belly-laugh.
I had the privilege of reading the new Image series by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Emma Rios, Pretty Deadly. Teased last year at Comic-Con, the anticipation and fanbase that has grown for a book that doesn’t see its first issue released until tomorrow is remarkable. The Pretty Deadly Tumblr is alive with fanart and cosplayers making plans to be Death’s daughter, Ginny, at their next con.
Time flies when you’re reading comics and before we knew it, summer was over. As the leaves change, so do our pull lists. And so, Girls Gone Geek has the latest and greatest comics YOU should be reading. Continue reading
This week sees the release of Rat Queens by writers Kurtis Wiebe and Meg Dejmal and G3 favorite, artist Roc Upchurch. I had the distinct pleasure of reading the first issue, and I enjoyed it. Anything that can get a belly laugh out of me has my approval. Also, the art is pretty damn swank… a lovely segue into the first thing to love about Rat Queens. Continue reading
Based on my glorious experience with Uncanny X-Force, I already knew Rick Remender was a good writer. While I have plenty of faith in his talent, I didn’t think he was so good that he could make a character like Captain America compelling.
I was wrong.
What do I mean by “a character like Captain America?” He’s as white-bread and straight-edge as it gets. While I don’t actively dislike the character, he certainly wasn’t interesting to me … until now. In just one issue, I like the guy. I may even come back around for another issue or two.
You can read my full review of Captain America #11 HERE.
I have cosplayed my beloved bird three times. My most recent adventure as Black Canary was at Dragon Con 2013 in Atlanta. Continue reading
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Happy Wednesday, darlings!
I just wanted to show you guys some love because we’ve been kind of busy recently and therefore … not paying the best attention to you. In the spirit of good communication, I am here to tell you that Erika, Lindsey and I are going on a temporary hiatus from the blog.
Really, it’ll only be a few weeks. Continue reading