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Old October 27 2011, 11:47 PM   #1726
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I dunno, Claremont could write some pretty clunky dialog.
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Old October 27 2011, 11:51 PM   #1727
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Wonder Woman still has me fairly intrigued (almost feels like she's landed in a dark, mythical Hellboy story), but it would be nice to see her interacting more with the real world at some point.
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Old October 28 2011, 12:08 AM   #1728
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I dunno, Claremont could write some pretty clunky dialog.
That's a common criticism of Claremont, but personally I kind of liked his verbosity. He did like to narrate quite a lot on X-Men and FF, and his characters could get very wordy and sound more like him than themselves, but IMHO he was good at it. Perez's dialogue in Supes #2 feels like he really needs to work on economising it.

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Wonder Woman still has me fairly intrigued (almost feels like she's landed in a dark, mythical Hellboy story), but it would be nice to see her interacting more with the real world at some point.
I'm liking Wonder Woman so far. But then again, maybe it's just the freedom afforded by the digital format. (In other words, I wouldn't have been caught dead with a physical copy under my arm. The Paul Dini / Alex Ross one-shot from almost 10 years ago (gasp) was the only issue with Wonder Woman in the title that I'd previously bought.) Anyway, Vaughan is a very solid writer and the visual presentation is elegant if not showy, so I'm thinking that on an artistic level this one is more likely to swim than sink.

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Old October 28 2011, 12:12 AM   #1729
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Yeah, I got Wonder Woman 2 and I'm feeling unimpressed, it may be a title I stop following. I'd be more interested in it if she was more quickly getting to, as you say, "the real world."

I did like how her "origin story" was told in #2, though.
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Old October 28 2011, 12:29 AM   #1730
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Wonder Woman has turned out to be one of my favourite books and I didn't think it would be given the premise and the tone of the book. This is one of Azzerello's best works. The art is pretty good as well. Diana looks great and I love the infusion of Greek Mythology.
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Old October 28 2011, 12:42 AM   #1731
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The art work in it is very good but the storyline and setting haven't captured me.
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Old October 28 2011, 12:51 AM   #1732
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London and Paradise Island? ( plus where ever that girl was living)
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Old October 28 2011, 12:59 AM   #1733
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I'm sure that the second arc will be more a traditional adventure based arc. This first arc is about the girl though Diana found and seems to be a plot device really to introduce us to the 52'Verse version and reveal her new origin.
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Old October 28 2011, 01:03 AM   #1734
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Artwork is a little too simple and barebones for my taste. Jim Lee makes the new costume look sexy as hell, but here that doesn't really come across at all. It looks like she's wearing a thick vest or something.
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Old October 28 2011, 02:04 AM   #1735
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Preview of Action Comics #3 with Jor-el, Lara and Krypto?
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Old October 28 2011, 02:11 AM   #1736
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Okay, I got Batgirl #1 and #2 and quite enjoyed it. I don't care about the "loss" of Oracle or Barbra Gordon no longer being a paraplegic; while I can understand why that would be a problem for long-time fans, it doesn't bother me greatly.

The Batgirl comic seems like a pretty decent one.

I will say I don't much like BG's roommate right now what with her "Oh, you gave me your name in the typical last-name first, then say the full name manner. So I'm going to call you by that whole thing from now on, or as a initialism because I'm just a loon like that!" Just call her "Barbra", roommate.
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Old October 28 2011, 02:12 AM   #1737
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Artwork is a little too simple and barebones for my taste. Jim Lee makes the new costume look sexy as hell, but here that doesn't really come across at all. It looks like she's wearing a thick vest or something.
Aw, I like Cliff Chiang's work. He was the only post-Hester/Parks artist who could make Winick's Green Arrow tolerable.

Wonder Woman is my first-ever digital comic, and I enjoyed it. I am trying to convince myself that I cannot afford to also follow Justice League Dark.
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Old October 28 2011, 02:16 AM   #1738
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Chiang can do more with a single line than Lee and others can do with a million cross-hatches.
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Old October 28 2011, 02:17 AM   #1739
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^Thats very true.

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Okay, I got Batgirl #1 and #2 and quite enjoyed it. I don't care about the "loss" of Oracle or Barbra Gordon no longer being a paraplegic; while I can understand why that would be a problem for long-time fans, it doesn't bother me greatly.

The Batgirl comic seems like a pretty decent one.
My problem isn't that Barbara can walk. I was actually looking forward to it since you had Gail Simone onboard. My problem is that Batgirl is just a badly written comic.
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Old October 28 2011, 02:19 AM   #1740
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Okay, I got Batgirl #1 and #2 and quite enjoyed it. I don't care about the "loss" of Oracle or Barbra Gordon no longer being a paraplegic; while I can understand why that would be a problem for long-time fans, it doesn't bother me greatly.

The Batgirl comic seems like a pretty decent one.
My problem isn't that Barbara can walk. I was actually looking forward to it since you had Gail Simone onboard. My problem is that Batgirl is just a badly written comic.
Eh, it didn't seem too badly written to me. BG getting "stage fright" when the gun was pointed at her was kind of interesting as is her internal monologue.

But see my above edit on how her roommate is, that I don't like too much. The rest isn't too bad and the current heavy seems interesting. Sort of like a Bat-Universe version of "Death" in the "Final Destination" movies.
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