Sunday, April 08, 2007

When Batman’s Got Your Back(story)...: A (Very!) Brief Review of Wonder Woman #6

Gentle Reader, there is really nothing I can add to the ongoing debate surrounding Wonder Woman #6. My Brother and Sister Bloggers have said it all for me, and said it Quite Well. Don't believe me? When Fangirls Attack! has collected several recent reviews for us. However, I will say, with some conviction, that I was, to put it mildly, a bit disappointed with this latest issue. The credit cards, the subway turnstiles, the pumping of the gas, all of it seemed a bit Out Of Character with a superhero defined as “Wise As Athena.”

But there is one point that haunts me, again and again, and I’d like to present it for your input.

If Batman—yes, that’s right, Friends, *The* Batman—creates an identity for you, wouldn’t that include basic understanding of said new identity?

That is to say, if Bruce were trying to help out his Dear Friend Diana, wouldn’t he, I don’t know, teach her to use credit cards and pump gas if he suspected she were unaware of such things?

I’m still reading Wonder Woman, Friends; I’m still buying the title, and I’m willing to give any writer a chance. But I was as unimpressed with #6 as I was impressed with #5. #7 is out Very Soon Indeed, as is Amazons Attack. I’m curious, very curious, to see how all of this falls together.

5 comments:

Scott said...

Good question. I haven't been reading Wonder Woman since Greg Rucka moved on, but I have some ideas.

If Batman didn't offer help, then it's probably because he wasn't asked for it. When Wonder Woman was blinded, she had to prove to the Justice League that she could still handle herself in a fight. The same thing was probably happening here. Like Batman, she's prideful.

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Fanboy said...

After the craptacularness in the writing of issues 1-5 (the art was beautiful though), I just couldn't plunk down the $3 for this. Now I am glad I didn't. Amazons Attack ... maybe.

Amy Reads said...

Hi Scott,
Good question. I haven't been reading Wonder Woman since Greg Rucka moved on, but I have some ideas.

Heinberg's run was pretty good, but nothing compared to Rucka's. Now that Simone's on board, I have high, high hopes!

If Batman didn't offer help, then it's probably because he wasn't asked for it. When Wonder Woman was blinded, she had to prove to the Justice League that she could still handle herself in a fight. The same thing was probably happening here. Like Batman, she's prideful.

And how. Wasn't there some JLA issue that revealed Batman's super-secret plans to take down the heavy hitters? Something about locking Diana in a room and letting her defeat herself?

Or am I thinking of something else?

Sorry for the response delay. I've been swamped this week!
Ciao,
Amy

Amy Reads said...

Hi Mr. Fanboy,
After the craptacularness in the writing of issues 1-5 (the art was beautiful though), I just couldn't plunk down the $3 for this. Now I am glad I didn't. Amazons Attack ... maybe.

The Pfeifer issue was pretty good, #5, and I am looking forward to Amazons Attack. But Picoult's #6 seemed as if she had no idea who Wonder Woman had become, and what I'm hearing about #7 doesn't sound any better.
Ciao,
Amy