Are you enjoying Diana as the narrator of this event?
Definitely, and what’s kind of interesting about this is that I don’t think Johns would have been able to use Diana this well before this story, and he as much admitted that. He’s said in the past that out of all the characters in DC he had written, Diana was the one who eluded him the most, the hardest for him to figure out. He’s said in the past that it wasn’t until Jason Fabok started drawing her in the arc previous to this, The Amazo Virus, that he really started to get the character, and that was what inspired him to make Wonder Woman a huge part of this arc.
I guess that’s just a weird, tangental way to say yeah, I’m really enjoying her being one of the narrators and key characters within this story.
What did you think of Grail and Myrina?
They’re both pretty cool. First, Grail’s introduction is very well done, especially since she had been hinted at all the way back in Johns’ and Jim Lee’s first arc of Justice League – Darkseid personally invaded the Prime Earth in his Multiversal invasion specifically to look for his daughter. So to finally see her in action, and really get to see how formidable she is and how personal a foe she can be for Wonder Woman especially, she’s definitely a highlight of these issues, and from what I remember, in later issues as well.
Myrina is also pretty cool – while it’s surprising she was able to hide herself from the world so effectively, the idea of this ancient Amazonian assassin protecting the world is interesting.
What would be the first thing you ask the Mobius chair if you were to sit upon it?
“Did Gene Epstein k–” You know what, let’s not go there, we all know the answer anyway.
Seriously, when you get to the point of such cosmic and godly devices, it’s hard to really ask the “big questions” when the devices’ very existence kind of answers them. “Is there a God?” “Why is there evil in this world?” “What is the meaning of life?”
Did you see that ending in issue #42 coming?
I mean, the Divergence story hinted at it, and I have read this story before, so kinda, yeah. But I will say that it is a great cliffhanger and a really intriguing direction to take Batman in this big, cosmic storyline. I will also say that seeing Batman say “I’m a god now” always makes me think of this song: