Re: DC's New 52: Reviews and Discussion (Spoilers welcolme and likely)
I think this is actually the perfect example of why it can sometimes be a bad thing when a fan gets to be in charge of this kind of a franchise. They get to turn it into their ideal version, which often involves bring back alot of the things that they were fans of when they were kids, whether it's good for the characters or not.
Sometimes I think it's almost better to bring in someone who doesn't have 20 years worth of baggage attached to those characters.
I agree, Azzarello is writing a much better Wonder Woman story than self professed fans like Jimenez and Heinberg. Their works were filled with decades of Wonder Woman baggage as well as a necrophilic attachment to the old TV show. Azzarello's story has stripped down the backstory and gone with a new take on the character. It's not always to my taste, but it is a better crafted story than the groaning baggage of fanwankery that longtime fans at last having their dream opportunity which writing the book seems to bring.
We are quicksilver, a fleeting shadow, a distant sound... our home has no boundaries beyond which we cannot pass. We live in music, in a flash of color... we live on the wind and in the sparkle of a star! Endora, Bewitched