I themed all my reading recently around the release of the WW flick. I had a sizeable amount of books built up that I never made time for.
New 52: Read all of Azarello's run, which I really enjoyed. It's all gods. Family infighting. No superhero influence. Her costume design, weapons and armor, were all great. I wish Cliff Chang had drawn the whole thing though. That other artists, meh.
Rebirth: Was expecting more. I dig Rucka. Most times. His first go on WW, I really got into and is mainly the reason why Diana is my current fave DC character (but not of all time - I can't quit you Arak). Just not into this version of WW. Origin story again. Which can really burn me out. Read maybe half his run and was gonna go for the whole thing but ... just don't care. Too many other unread books breathing down my back to make room for the rest of this series.
Post by abkfrombozo on Jul 10, 2017 13:43:36 GMT -6
I read a bit of the New 52 Wonder Woman and enjoyed it. My biggest take away was a now eternal love for everything Cliff Chiang does. And I'm enjoying Rucka's Rebirth Wonder Woman. I find that I'm enjoying the story that Nicola Scott is drawing, despite it being another origin story. Good stuff all around though.
Post by woollytoots on Jul 11, 2017 9:09:24 GMT -6
I agree with you abkfrombozo that the Year One storyline was far more enjoyable. But as I've lamented before, it's more of a time versus quantity issue for me. I'm not adding to my read pile things that don't really hook me since I'm three to four years behind on my books already. But I'm glad to hear you are enjoying it.
Post by briandomingos on Jul 11, 2017 14:00:55 GMT -6
I have talked about how much I loved the WONDER WOMAN movie but I really thought the New52 series was the perfect entry point. I loved everything about the Azzarello/Chiang run. I even liked the fill-in artists. I loved the designs of the Pantheon as well as the familial drama. It makes sense that they would snipe and steal and fight and cajole because they are Eternal and they are stuck with each other. I thought the tone of the book - a warring family - would be easy to illustrate via film. Plus the visuals are so great. Apollo? Hades? Ares? So cool.
I just wrapped up the Rucka run last night. I felt like he sat back and gave himself a big pat on the back after it. It ultimately didn't do that much for me.