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Wonder Woman: The Blue Amazon (Wonder Woman)

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Metropolis is at peace. Lois researches the history of the city with the help of Steve Trevor-son. They discover information about the three founders of Metropolis, Jon Kent, Lutor and Paula von Gunther, who crossed the "black sea" after the "time of smoke and soot" to create the city. Trevor-son, meanwhile, is in thrall to the exotic dancer Diana, known as the "Blue Amazo ...more
Paperback, 64 pages
Published 2003 by DC Comics
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Oct 25, 2012 Sesana rated it did not like it
Shelves: superhumans, comics
I'm not entirely sure what I think about Blue Amazon, other than that I didn't like it. It's an interesting take on an alternate reality... I think. Ultimately, the artwork and storytelling is so muddled (not to mention short on space) that I never really got a firm grasp on exactly what this world was like. The artwork reminded me, more than anything, of some of the more excessive panels from Batman: Arkham Asylum. It really did nothing for me.

Now, Diana herself... Oh, dear. When I think of the
Aug 25, 2015 Michel rated it liked it
Concept: Duits expressionisme. Deel één is een vertaling van Fritz Lang’s Metropolis. Deel twee is een mashup van Das Kabinet des Dr Caligari en Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens.

In deel drie, met inspiratie van Der blauwe Engel en Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler, blijkt Diana, de Blauwe Amazone, van de “Hemel” afkomstig te zijn, vanwaar Metropolis even later aangevallen wordt. Diana wordt Wonder Woman, de slechteriken uit de Hemel worden verstaan, alles is weer peis en vree, en we weten op het ein
Jul 05, 2012 Jason rated it liked it
I totally dug the artwork. Nosferatu (Batman) and Cheetah were brilliant. The story itself was interesting. However it was extremely obvious that this was a man writing a Wonder Woman tale because it took everything about Wonder Woman's strength and independence, laid it out the table and shot it's jizz all over those aspects of her character. ***mild spoilers ahead*** The start Wonder Woman off as a BDSM sex slave for Dr Psycho was a huge turn off. However all the other aspects of the story, su ...more
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Dec 27, 2012 Alice Urchin rated it really liked it
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The art in The Blue Amazon is super cool. It's sort of got the whimsicalness of Skottie Young and the dark, deranged feel of Dave McKean at the same time. The art for Cheetah and Wonder Woman was my favorite; it reminded me of a lot of different takes of the Hindu goddess Kali. Cheetah was more the terrifying, out-of-control, bloodthirsty Kali, and Wonder Woman was the more benevolent/domesticated but still crazy powerful Kali. The world that The Blue Amazon takes place in is very imaginative. I ...more
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Jean-Marc Lofficier is a French author of books about films and television programs, as well as numerous comic books and translations of a number of animation screenplays. He usually collaborates with his wife, Randy Lofficier
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