DC's New 52: Reviews and Discussion (Spoilers welcolme and likely)

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by JD, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. Hound of UIster

    Hound of UIster Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Traditional WW fans seem to hate it and that seems to hurt sales.
     
  2. Allyn Gibson

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    It's still a Top 25 book; I'm not sure any other era of Wonder Woman could claim that. If Wonder Woman's urban fantasy/horror vibe is "hurt[ing] sales," it's not hurting them in this reality. :)
     
  3. Admiral_Young

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    I'm absolutely loving Wonder Woman and I would consider myself to be a "traditional" fan of the character. This is exactly the kind of shake up she has needed for a long time now IMO.
     
  4. Hound of UIster

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    It use to be Top 20.

    And a lot of these old fans are seriously outraged because the writer made the amazons into rapists and murderers.
     
  5. Admiral_Young

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    Aren't "traditional" Wonder Woman fans always outraged at a new writers run? I seem to remember some controversy or hub bub during the Ruka run.
     
  6. Hound of UIster

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    They liked Gail Simone's run.

    Linkara himself has even said so.
     
  7. Trekker4747

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    I've pretty much dropped Wonder Woman, it just wasn't going anywhere fast enough for me. It start off okay but too much time spent with Themyscira B/S and wasn't quickly enough getting to Wonder Woman kicking ass, saving the world and taking names. She also seemed a bit... "off" in her character. I forgot Supergirl came out this week and it wasn't in my automatic pulls with Comixology, maybe they didn't get in in time and it's there now or be with my stuff next week.
     
  8. Admiral_Young

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    I'll probably give this issue a go then and pick it up next week or the week after. It's not one of my automatic pulls as it's one I'm on the line with and I was a bit tight on money this week.

    Week #4 is a big week for me (Aquaman, TDK, Flash, Superman) so maybe I'll get Wonder Woman #8 the first week of May.
     
  10. Mr Light

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    I dropped WW.... the story was completely uninteresting to me and the art was pretty bad. I've never enjoyed WW stories very much though... the Simone run was okay, I didn't like the Rucka issues that I read. I have trouble equating magic and gods into superhero comics.
     
  11. Trekker4747

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    Yeah, the art in WW wasn't working for me either.
     
  12. Professor Zoom

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    Screw 'em. It's a good book. I was never interested in a WW comic before this. THIS is an interesting and original take, not a retread or a rehash.


    In the interview they say:

    So, which is it? Is this Wonder Woman selling better than it has in a long time? Or are sales down?
     
  13. Admiral_Young

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    It is interesting that whenever asked about sales questions, the people replying usually say yes but don't really give figures for it. It's also possible that Azzarello is saying this is selling more than JMS's and Phil Hester's Wonder Woman run.
     
  14. Hound of UIster

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    Well honestly the entire post-Crisis version from Perez to Hester just never sold very well. The best it did was under Byrne and his stuff was shit.
     
  15. Mike Farley

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    Considering that DC is selling better overall it's possible that WW is selling better than it was pre-Flashpoint even though its chart position is lower.
     
  16. Nerys Myk

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    Okay, that's gotta be one the oddest statements about superhero comics I've ever read or heard a fan make.
     
  17. OdoWanKenobi

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    No kidding. Thor, Ares, Zatanna, Dr. Strange, Captain Marvel, Wonder Woman, etc. Magic and gods have been part of comics for as long as there have been comics.
     
  18. Guy Gardener

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    If you were god, why would you be a super hero without being cursed?

    Hercules?

    Thor?

    Captain Marvel (he's actually 6 Gods.)?

    Battle Pope?
     
  19. Nerys Myk

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    Some Gods like helping us poor mortals.

    Captain Marvel is isn't quite a god as he "borrows" his powers from the gods, a couple of heroes and a king.
     
  20. Broccoli

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    Who gives a shit what Linkara declares?