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Friday, September 12, 2008

Darn You Gail Simone!

You know, I really liked the idea of Nemesis and Wonder Woman dating when Heinberg started up Wonder Woman. Then Picoult started writing and I didn't like the idea as much, though I was warming to it again when Simone took over.

And now Simone has made me love the idea again. Bowling together was one thing, but it's just so cute seeing the floating clam and the meeting Hippolyta and everything like that!

Stop toying with my emotions! :-)

Seriously though, I'm enjoying the dynamic as much, if not more, than I would an actual reversion/restoration of Steve Trevor. I think they fit together very well right now. And it's so darn cute!

And Hippolyta would be the awesomest mother-in-law ever. <3 "Not food! This man is NOT FOOD." You have no idea how often I've had to say that to my pets too. :-)


  • At September 12, 2008 11:16 AM, Blogger Jer said…

    What did you think of Hippolytya going into total "grandma" mode over the idea of babies?

    My knee-jerk reaction was that it was kind of out of character. And then I thought about the fact that we're talking about a woman who begged the gods to give her a child and it felt less so.

    Still - it felt kind of weird to me.

    (I will admit - I'm digging the Wonder Woman/Nemesis dynamic. I didn't think I would when it all started, but I'm liking it.)

  • At September 12, 2008 11:20 AM, Blogger SallyP said…

    Wonder Woman just made me giggle to myself the whole time that I was reading it. Hippolyta was simply fantastic.

    "Babies, babies, babies!"

    I find that I don't mind Tom at all. Goshdarnit, they're just so...cute together. The apes seem to like him too.

  • At September 12, 2008 11:35 AM, Blogger Centurion said…

    Maybe it's just me, but I cracked up when the apes were talking about what they put in their briefcases.

    Also, it is probably worth noting she wanted babies after talking about how the Amazons appeared to be lost. Repopulate the island? Wouldn't be the same island then, however.

  • At September 12, 2008 11:48 AM, Blogger kalinara said…

    I dunno, Jer. We know Hippolyta likes kids. Heck, that's why Diana was made to begin with. If anything I'd say it's true to type.

    And the amazons do need repopulating. :-)

  • At September 12, 2008 12:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I enjoyed the heck out of this issue, and I've previously felt that Tresser was depicted as too much of a lightweight/featherhead to match up well with Wondy.

    Tresser finally seemed to make sense as a character, and that, combined with "Babies, babies, babies," the giant shark, the lawyer apes, and the Queen of Fables, just made it a really good issue.

  • At September 12, 2008 5:07 PM, Blogger Unknown said…

    To me the proof of good writing is when I can "hear" the characters voice as clearly in my head as if I was watching a movie. And during the whole meeting between Tom and Hippolyta I so clearly heard Suzie Plakson's voice that it was unreal. For the first time I think ever I feel like I really get Wonder Woman and connect with her in a deep and meaningful way. Gail doesn't deserve all the credit though. I think that Busiek's characterization of her in Trinity has been spot on and a perfect complement to what Simone is doing in the main title.



  • At October 31, 2008 12:21 PM, Blogger gaijinlaw said…

    It's a huge step, I think, Diana pairing up, but hell, it's worked out fine for Clark.

    Not to be an obsessive continuity nerd (Just pound on the walls of reality for a bit, and Bob's yer uncle.), but in Justice League of America #0, we see, in flashback, Diana preparing to wed an unidentified mortal. It's made clear that in order to do this, she must sacrifice her immortality. Do we want this to be the case with Tom?

    In Gail We Trust.

    And Centurion, the ape briefcases?
    Best. Scene. Ever.

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