Wonder Woman: Black & Gold | Book Discussion (Spoilers Ahead!)

Well the sixth and final issue came out yesterday, so let’s get into it:

Black and Gold Issue 6 Thoughts

This was another issue full of great stories, but my favorite was the very last one - “Fresh Air In Philly.” What better way to end this series than an epic team-up with Nubia? :star_struck:

First of all, Poseidon has a point…shades of Blue Planet II. The baby albatrosses will scar me forever. Please, people, just stop using so much disposable plastic! :pensive:

But as always Diana believes the best of us and fights for us even when we’re trying to self-destruct. And I loved that her sister was there supporting her.

Just look at these badasses:

And this ending with the two sisters Facetiming…my heart. :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

I’m going to miss this series in the worst way. It is the new release I have most looked forward to and enjoyed this year. I can’t wait to own the trade whenever it comes out and reread it many times. :black_heart: :00_wonder_woman_gold:

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:00_wonder_woman_gold: :black_heart: Issues 4: Another great set of stories (there’s a cult even! :eyes:), but two in particular stand out for me, just as an art nerd and shameless fan-girl…

Prayer: We get more of Diana’s spiritual/philosophical side (also something that should be used in her stories more, imo—especially when it involves nature :rose: :poisonivy_hqas: :full_moon_with_face:). Bonus: Nicola Scott is back! :raised_hands: She’s a great match for Wonder Woman, particularly expressing this subject. I’m possibly WAY biased, but this was easily one of my faves of the series so far.

What Ever Happened To Cathy Perkins?: A fun read overall. Admittedly, this isn’t an era I’m familiar with, but that wasn’t necessary here. Mystery, magic, 🪄 another throwback, and a sad/happy ending. Diana always ending w/ love. Well done.


:00_wonder_woman_gold: :black_heart: Issue 5: The two that stood out the most were Feet of Clay, and Beyond the Horizon.

Beyond the Horizon: Really enjoyed the whole pirate sea adventure vibe. (I mean…what’s not to like about a giant sea monster? :pirate_flag: Exactly! :face_with_monocle: Nothing!). But it showcases how gentle Diana is because of how well she understands emotions. And it gave us that :point_up_2:beautiful panel. A+

Feet of Clay: This one probably gets the top spot for over all consistency. We get an inspired story about Diana, aka: The bratty clay thing, lol (and written to Diana) from Antiope. The artwork was cinematic and brought a lot of energy to the right spots. Then it winds down w/ a pretty perfect line: “You will never be comfortable letting others dictate your destiny. :muscle: So don’t let them.” :purple_heart:

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Empathy is what separates the adults from the children, and solves problems, so…yeah, it’s my favorite thing about her (or anyone who chooses empathy over apathy) too. :purple_heart:

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If you’re biased we can be biased together. Nicola Scott is just so good. :heart_eyes: :star_struck:

This. :heart: :blue_heart: :yellow_heart:

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Did you see shes working on Historia? :eyes: :speak_no_evil: squee!

Also: :purple_heart:
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No I didn’t! Yaaaaay! I’m so excited to see her beautiful work on that book! :sparkling_heart:

P.S. Happy Hanukkah to those celebrating! :menorah:

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Why have I always thought it started with a C? Is that something someone can answer? Or did they change the spelling? Or is it either or, or, depending on what specific sect u belong to? i.e. Reform, Orthodox, Conservative.

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There are multiple spellings but I don’t know the reason…

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Ok, I thought so, I’d actually never seen it spelled without a “C” b4. But I saw it spelled sans C for the first time on here yesterday. I never knew there was more then one iteration? Interesting…ty for the response btw :grinning:

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Sure! I’m shamefully undereducated about this stuff, although I’m trying to get better…maybe some of our Jewish friends on the boards would be more help.

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I thought about it but I didn’t wanna tag anyone. Hoping someone will come across it & clarify. I’m ignorant in a lot of areas too- & also working on it. That United Shades of America show has given me tons of previously unknown knowledge. That’s what the entire show is about. W. Kamau Bell goes to discover areas & cultures he doesn’t know enough about. I’m around 1/4 of the way thru & it’s incredible what I’ve learned already. It’s on HBO Max.

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@Angel212 @capo-mage Tis what Google is for, my friends! :partying_face: But never fear…

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I’m so sorry, Razzz, I absolutely just did what so many of my family members do to me - ask a question that could be more quickly and easily answered by Google. :sweat_smile:

Thank you for the link! I feel more educated now. :blush:

P.S. Here’s a video where a beautiful Hebrew-speaking woman taught me how to say “sufganiyot” (I’m lying, I still can’t say it, but it’s a fun video.) :sparkling_heart: :00_wonder_woman_gold:

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Oh no no no! I didn’t mean it that way! :laughing:
I don’t mind - promise. :purple_heart: That video is great btw!

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I was kidding, I didn’t really think you were annoyed or anything. :wink: :sparkling_heart:

It’s just funny because it reminded me of how I will often patiently answer questions and then later think to myself…I wonder why my family thinks I am a walking search engine? :rofl:

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I definitely identify w/ this situation, @Angel212! :rofl: I’m :100: conditioned to Google furiously at a moments notice! :green_heart:

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The second one and the Greek one are my personal favs

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Nice. That was educational. Idk there was that many spellings? I just knew I kept seeing it without a C which I’d never seen b4?

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Hi @bryanrickard777.41055! :wave: Welcome! Agree- that’s definitely a great variant. There’s SO many great ones on this run, actually, I feel spoiled, lol!

Hope you get a chance to check out Issue 1! Come back and let us know what ya thought, if you do! :purple_heart:

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