I’ve been trying to post since Saturday afternoon and all of yesterday. Hopefully it works this time
I thoroughly enjoyed these comics this week. I don’t know what exactly struck me about the art this time around, but I just was enthralled by the visuals of both WW '86 and '16. ACO’s full page spreads/layouts were stunning.
WONDER WOMAN (1986-) #20-22
- What are your thoughts about who really killed Myndi and Myndi Mayer as a character overall in this series?
I was honestly surprised. I should have seen it coming, but I really believed they were going to go the safe route of having Boyd kill Myndi. Even though I thought it was going to be the obvious path, I was still enjoying the story. When they revealed how Myndi really died, that kind of hit me hard. I was really liking her as a character and wanted to see more of her. We don’t get many female characters like Myndi in comics. It was fun seeing her work in this world of capes. It sucks how she spiraled and that we weren’t able to follow her story just like Diana, we were too busy with “bigger” things and I personally didn’t think the story would go there. The Silver Swan arc had a lot going on, but I do remember all of the characters pointing out the sleaze bag and that Myndi was off her game. I just put it out of my mind as other stuff popped up and then a whole other arc happened with Circe. I actually found Myndi far more compelling than Julia/Nessie & Steve/Etta. The art perfectly captured that Myndi was already dead, but again, I overlooked it. I thought she was just high, not dead, at that moment. LaRue still believed he killed Myndi when he died and he did have a hand in her death as he supplied her with the drugs. Myndi was really troubled, but darn am I going to miss her in this book.
- What is your opinion on whether or not mankind should set foot on Themyscira?
It’s tough. I can see where Hellene is coming from. She’s like the only one we heard any dissent from, but clearly others felt similarly since when the results were announced, there was no applause or anything of the like. I don’t know. I just keep going back and forth on it. It’ll be cool to see Julia and Nessie visit. I wish we could have seen Steven Trevor and Etta Candy go as well. I mean, the one time they wouldn’t feel tacked onto the story and they’re MIA. I do like whenever Superman, Batman, or other Leaguers show up on Themyscira, but IDK if regular civilians really need to be there.
- How are you feeling about Julia and Vanessa as supporting characters?
I was actually enjoying the scene with Julia and Vanessa’s teacher. That was funny. I just always thought they were going to reveal Julia as a lesbian or bi character. I would like to see how that date goes after they reschedule. I mean how can Julia pass up a trip to Themyscira? He’s gotta understand.
Vanessa is okay. I don’t care for Eileen and the guy she has a crush on. The cheerleader girl and Nessie hating on her was not really necessary. It’s cool that she’s not this perfect student and does have insecurities. It’s much more palatable when not bombarded with a ton of similar characteristics being attributed to most female characters in a single issue. We get a good variety of characteristics when it comes to the men and women in these issues.
WONDER WOMAN (2016-) #53
- Did your opinions of any of the characters change from issue #52 to now?
I liked Nayeli more. I think I liked Artemis less. She just has that superiority complex, but she doesn’t even really do anything that proves she’s this major BA. She couldn’t even wield her own weapon because it was burning her. That’s a pretty cool bow though. I’m still not sure how Nayeli hacked it, but our three leads wielding it was pretty awesome. I like the idea of Naylei having the memories all of the past Aztek’s. I probably mentioned it the last time, but it’s kind of like Avatar (Airbender not blue creatures) where she can tap into her “past lives” even thought they’re not really her past lives. Tezcatlipoca was cool. Him being all big gave me Power Rangers vibes that made him cheesy, but the images ACO put together and how he did the layout of the entire pages was some of my favorite stuff I’ve seen of all of Rebirth Wonder Woman.
- What was your favorite moment from this issue?
I really enjoyed the page where it had a lot of panels that looked as if they were going off of the page on page 14. Page 13 was really cool too. I loved when Tezcatlipoca was explaining how he was different from the New Gods and the Olympians (which I’m still not sure if he’s older than the Olympians or if he’s stronger than them?) and then you see all of the Tezcatlipoca across the Multiverse and the different Azteks and Wonder Women (?) all fighting him at the same (?) time.