Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Wonder Woman #1- A Good Start

Wonder Woman 1
Originally uploaded by Heidi Meeley.
Without giving away any spoilers, let me just say that I was pleasantly surprised by a book I was dreading. I hate continuity reboots, and this was going to be no exception... until I actually read the damn thing.

Wonder Woman herself wasn't a surprise in that her identity was that of a person I thought was too easy of an expectation. It all made perfect sense, and is going to give the creative team at '52' and this book a great back story to tell. To top it off, the last page was a blast from the past that will hopefully live up to the hype.

The art was so fantastic that my eyes are still in shock. I have always been a fan of Terry and Rachel Dodson, especially their work on Harley Quinn. To see how they have upped the ante is a thrill in itself. Incredible.

As a diehard, picky, pain-in-the-ass comic geek, this was the book to hate. Imagine my insane joy in picking it up and finding that Wonder Woman is going in a great creative direction with enough suspense and plotting to keep me entranced for a good long time.

Amen and Praise Athena!


Carl said...

Welp, I thought it was okay. I guess a lot of my disappointment was that one of my least fave people was still alive (I hoped they'd died in Infinite Crisis). And I thought part of the retooling of going back to a '60s/'70s aspect of Wonder Woman was really odd. And since I am older then you, this is like my 4th or 5th (maybe 6th?) relaunch, I might be a bit weary. But, other then that, at least the art was great and the writer actually does know the massive mythos behind the character. Let's get a few issues down the way and see how it goes...

Heidi Meeley said...

Waiting to see is a good plan, Carl. I was really happy with the art, and with the respect that played to the back story. Hopefully that stays in place.

Keep me informed how you think it goes.

Take care!