well I mean if you really want to go ahead just not on a bad day it would be worse then
here’s what tom said
she’s constantly fighting. With every punch she’s throwing, she’s kind of failing. That Chris Claremont aspect of Wonder Woman, that Wolverine, that Rogue aspect of her … That’s not like Batman. That’s not like Superman. That’s a burden that only she carries, that she is a warrior, but she’s a warrior for peace. What does that mean? What does that contradiction do to someone? It’s fascinating, and we’re going to explore that for as many issues as we can
I mean, that kind of sounds like he understands the character to me.
Still being cautious though
It sounds like he is saying very generic things, which is a big worry for me. Does he have nothing interesting to say about his own work at all? Is he is just hiding everything since it is not out yet?
You’d expect him to give up the whole show before the first issue hits the stands? I mean, I get he’s polarizing, but maybe we can all reserve SOME of the criticism for when the book is actually out?
Where is the fun in that? You always judge based purely on the interviews and angry comments spray painted on buildings.
Comics in 2023!
People said he was polarizing
This thread proves it
maybe but he did say she was to perfect I can’t find it but he also said he wanted to make her more like a marvel hero because there more interesting
I know it doesn’t mean its gonna be bad but it makes me uneasy
my thoughts exactly
it honestly just sounds like something I feel I’d see a lot with his writing and that’s self insertion. Not technically a bad thing. It seems he has a personal statement of something he is working through and he tries to make the character and dialogue around it. I feel the most telling was this interview thing with him Frank Miller and a few others, I think Taylor was there also, but early in the interview he slips up and says something along the lines of having regrets for past actions or something along those lines and he quickly corrects himself and presents it as though he means for the statement to be about Bruce. Perhaps working through issues from the Agency.
For folks that like his work that’s cool I’m not trying to upset anyone, overall I just don’t care for his dialogue it just doesn’t read well for me, personal taste.
Same. The Omega Men is my favorite work of his and my favorite new title that came from DC You.
How does that series not have more fan oomph behind it?
It should be one of the most-discussed current titles in these parts and it just isn’t, sadly.
Agreed. He’s a shining example of why taking risks is a good idea.
Some of his ideas work, while others don’t.
Its important to at least try new things though, rather than just fall-back on what works, so as to placate fans who can’t be bothered to get out of their comfort zone and try something new.
King embodies that and I will always check out his work because of what a risk-taker he is.
He’s not the first to say things like that or want to do something new with her.
When J. Michael Straczynski’s run on the Odyssey arc of WW v3 began, he said that far too many people saw Wonder Woman as the nice sports car you admire, but never want to take out and actually drive.
He wanted to drive the car while it was under his ownership.
Odyssey is one of my all-time favorite WW stories, so I’m quite glad that JMS wasn’t afraid to put the pedal to the metal and that he, unlike WW writers before and after, gunned the ride for all it was worth.
Regarding King’s Wonder Woman and its potential, I’m very excited for it and will absolutely pick-up the book as each issue debuts.
I haven’t been this excited for Wonder Woman since her Rebirth run began, so when it comes to King’s run, I’ll quote Lex Luthor: “Bring it on!”
SN: Bob Kanigher fans will find something to enjoy in the first issue. To paraphrase the Air Force One pilot from Superman: The Movie, I ain’t saying what. Just…
fly read it for yourself.
there is nothing wrong with flaws but toms acting like she never had them and conflict is what drives a story but I’m kind of afraid he might go overboard he does do that sometimes but who knows maybe he is the writer she need right now
Regardless of the writing, I think we can all agree that the initial issues of the mag will look nice, given Daniel Sampere’s talents and work on other books.
Not spoiling anything, but a certain ass-kicker shows up in the early pages of WW #1 and she looked fierce under Sampere’s pen, which was great.
Ngl, I loved issue #1. And not just a little bit. In a “this might be my favorite monthly for a while” kind of way.
I read the first issue, and it’s a bit too shallowly written on a lot of fronts, but there’s also a lot to really like. I’m torn between “this is very frustrating/bad” and “this has huge potential to be good”. Plus the art is fantastic - Sampere here really reminds me of Clay Mann, and I love Clay Mann and his art, so that’s a big plus! I like seeing Steve and Diana, and I’m very curious about where the villain plot goes. But…there’s still a lot of stuff that just feels off or unnecessary. But I think a lot of that likely comes from where you sit philosophically/politically.