What's going on? Lately, I've been collecting graphic novels of Wonder Woman after focusing just about my entire...moreAs posted in [http://www.amazon.com]:
What's going on? Lately, I've been collecting graphic novels of Wonder Woman after focusing just about my entire life on Marvel's X-Men. However, I'm disappointed in the storylines and artworks of Wonder Woman.
Admittedly, I got this book only because I was surprised to see Jodi Picoult penning a graphic novel for Wonder Woman. In *Love and Murder*, Special Agent Diana Prince has just been given an impossible mission. She's been ordered, along with her partner, to capture Wonder Woman.
The question is how is this possible?!?!
While figuring this impossible task, Wonder Woman suddenly finds herself battling against her Amazon sisters and her resurrected mother, Queen Hippolyta.
Ugh, how many times does Wonder Woman have to fight her Amazon sisters and get into it with her mother? Is that all Wonder Woman is good for? I found the storyline disappointing. However, I don't blame Picoult since I believe she's stuck with the storyline as it is a tie-in to another novel. She did her best to spice up the dialogues with humor here and there. Alas, it was not enough to do Wonder Woman justice. (less)
It's hard enough to keep track or stay on top of the plethora of alternate timelines in Marvel or DC comics. The Ultimate X-Men is another alternate t...moreIt's hard enough to keep track or stay on top of the plethora of alternate timelines in Marvel or DC comics. The Ultimate X-Men is another alternate timeline series.
It's hard for me not to think what's the real origin of each characters as I read along. However, the Ultimate X-Men is somewhat easier to follow. This particular series seems to be popular with gay comic freaks because there are some gay characters, such as Colossus. I mean, who would've thought of that!(less)
"Wonder Woman: The Ultimate Guide to the Amazon Princess" was an interesting and informative "dossier" of Wonder...moreAs posted in [http://www.amazon.com]:
"Wonder Woman: The Ultimate Guide to the Amazon Princess" was an interesting and informative "dossier" of Wonder Woman in the comics. This book helped me realized that I am a fan of Lynda Carter's Wonder Woman, rather than how she is depicted in the comics. Perhap, I just need to re-familiarize myself with the Wonder Woman comics. That is...if I can sort out all these timelines. If Marvel has numerous timelines, I'm sure that DC is no different.
I did learn a few things about Wonder Woman. For example, I knew about her invisible jet but I did not know about her other invisible modes of transportation. Her array of weapons were fascinating as well. Of course, I was shocked to learn that Queen Hippolyta was once Wonder Woman. However, I was disappointed that Nubia, Diana's twin sister was not mentioned (other than a listing in the back). There were just so many things that I learned about Wonder Woman, despite the fact that I claimed her to be one of my favorite superheroines.
However, there were a few tidbits that I found confusing. For example, Diana Trevor crashing and dying on Paradise Island. It is said that Princess Diana was named after Trevor. But wait a minute! Wasn't she already named Diana?!? The whole Diana Trevor was something new and confusing because most of us know about Steve Trevor crashing on Paradise Island. Again, was this from a different timeline?
Overall, I found the book to be interesting even though some info can be confusing. I did find some of Wonder Woman's villians to be comical. An example...Egg Fu?
Of course, there were some info that I wished were included in the book. The TV show, Wonder Woman, starring Lynda Carter. There was no mention of the TV show impacting the comics. Was the transformation (spinning) a result of the tv show? Or was that before? There were no mention of the cartoons. I guess the comics were the sole focus of this book. Also, I wished that the book had included Marvel's version of Wonder Woman. I wished that the book had included the fusion of Wonder Woman and Storm, Amazon.
The best feature of this entire book was seeing the evolution of Wonder Woman. Her uniform has changed. Her powers have increased. Her status has elevated. She is indeed Wonder Woman!(less)