Did you have a favorite chapter?
That’s a hard one, because the chapters are all good in their own ways. Chapter 4 is much more moody and introspective, between J’onn’s introduction to Earth, the confrontation between Superman and Wonder Woman, and the action of Batman and “John Jones” fighting evil cultists.
Meanwhile, chapter 5 is not only more fun and with more superhero action, but also has more direct interaction with the historical element of this story, with the fight between Ted Grant and “Cassius Clay,” not to mention the little appearance of Frank Sinatra. But it’s not all fun and games, as Hal’s conversation with Ace about his post-traumatic stress shows.
I think I will go with 4, because it’s a little more substantive to the plot and has a lot of great character moments.
Was anything surprising to see?
Like someone else mentioned, I was surprised that I never noticed that Selina was dating Ted Grant in this moment. I mean, I can kind of see it in the sense of they’re both “cats,” but as someone who is a bit of a Bat/Cat shipper, it just feels…wrong. Between this and their setting Selina with Slam Bradley in the Brubaker run of Catwoman makes me wonder if maybe Cooke just has a thing for pairing Selina up with older men…
Would you side with Superman or Wonder Woman?
Well, not to get too political, but I don’t side with either in the sense that the US shouldn’t have gotten involved in Vietnam in general.
But placing that aside, I’m definitely more sympathetic to Wonder Woman’s side of liberating the women. You could maybe say that she could have stopped the women from killing the men, but who’s to say that if she saved their lives if they would have come back when she was gone? Then at best, the women would have killed the men anyway, or the men would have taken them prisoner again. It’s a tough call, but it seemed like the least worst choice.