Last week Jodi Picoult’s first Wonder Woman issue came out and reactions were decidedly mixed.
B@N’s own Ragnell was not happy with the issue:
Yes, every bad review you’ve read is true. She treats the character like a complete fish out of water even though Diana’s been underground pretending to be a regular person for an entire year, and before that had been around for years and gotten her lumps in during Perez and Messner-Loebs runs.Beyond that, she’s being vain and petty and existential and it makes me roll my eyes. Why does Wonder Woman give a flying fuck about being “cool”?
Over at Comic Book Thoughts, Ragtime disagrees:
I will say that I did enjoy the can’t-pump-her-own-gas type issues, and while some people saw them as unrealistic, I was reminded of the parallels to President Bush the Elder who was chided for not understanding the grocery store scanner, as he was so patrician he never did his own shopping. (Also, I live in New Jersey, were self-serve is illegal, so it is not surpring to meet adults who have never self-pumped).I will also admit that part of what made me enjoy it was not an explicit part of the story, but what I saw as the implied question of whether she should reveal here (new) secret identity to Nemesis. Nemesis seems like a bright guy, so I can’t see him being fooled forever, and eventually he’s going to be pretty upset that he spent whatever-number of issues chasing down the woman who turned out to be his partner. She could probably trust him with the secret, and get on with it.
So what did you think?