Wednesday, April 25, 2007
First Thoughts: Wonder Woman and Amazons Attack
My first reaction: Holy Crap, these Amazons are a lot meaner then I remember. Hardcore.
My second thought: I wonder what the character leading the war is going to do and if that character will remain in Diana's life.
My third thought: Circe has a twisted sense of humor.
I didn't expect the Amazons to be so ruthless, and was a bit disapointed that Artemis and Philipus didn't get any solo time. I am hoping that will change in upcoming issues. I am also glad that Lisa left me a comment letting me know to read Wonder Woman first, otherwise it might have messed up my perception of this opening salvo. Thank you so much, Lisa!
I have read quite a bit around the blogosphere about a strong dislike for Jodi Picoult's run on Wonder Woman and that surprised me. I appreciate the fact that the book is back coming out in a timely fashion, and I am fascinated with Picoult's portrayal of Diana. She has obviously really thought it through. I would never have considered that Diana has never pumped gas and used a credit card, but this character has probably not had that opportunity. It didn't seem out of place to me at all.
At any rate, I liked the concept of "Amazons Attack" and am looking forward to seeing more of the surprise character and the interaction they will have with Diana.
Worst bit: the last page of Amazons Attack #1- Diana would never have called the person that derivative of their name. I was a bit disapointed in that.
I am hoping to reread both comics tonight or tomorrow and see if my initial reaction changes. For now, I am cautiously optimistic.