Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Review of the Week: Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman #1

I picked this up on a whim because the cover caught my eye, not only did it have Wonder Woman fighting Batman villains but Harley Quinn is in her classic pre-New 52 costume. The first story in this anthology book involves Batman taken down by his villains in a Pre-New 52 type world and Oracle calls in Wonder Woman to clean up Gotham which has now been taken over by the villains. The second story is about a boy who loves Wonder Woman and his friends tease him for liking "girl stuff". I'm not even going to dignify that feminist claptrap of a story with any further analysis.

The first story however is good but also really flawed. At the beginning the Batmobile is destroyed and Batman seemingly killed but at the end he is fine with no explanation given. Also Catwoman and Harley Quinn show up just to watch midway through the fight until WW recruits them. The story had an odd feel, everything being so slightly off in characterization I expected it to be a dream at the end. And yet there were a handful of moments that showed a strong understanding of the characters, like at the beginning when they talk about how with Batman villains that "One plus one never equals two" meaning that the fact that they can't cooperate is what keeps them from winning, and this time they have finally managed to overcome that. This story had a lot of strong points, and is worth checking out, but it also at times felt like sloppy story telling, almost fan fiction like in that regard. The second story is preachy crap.

Sadly though, this is still probably better than 90% of what DC puts out these days.

4 comments:

  1. most comic book stories really are nothing but fan fiction, and are written at the same level of typical fan fiction.

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    1. I gotta fight you on that, there is some amazing comic books out there. Marvel is doing some great stuff, and a lot of the indie super hero titles like Empowered, Invincible, Godland, etc. are just fantastic. DC on the other hand has been a raging dumpster fire since the Nu 52 happened.

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  2. BTW, did you hear:

    http://www.cbc.ca/newsblogs/yourcommunity/2014/08/spider-womans-butt-sparks-conversation-about-sexism-in-comics.html

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    1. Yeah I had heard about that, but been so caught up in the Zoe Quinn mess I hadn't had time to really get into it. Might need to do an article on it.

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