Sunday, August 17, 2008

Wonder Woman #23 Review

Recently reviewed by me at CBR: Wonder Woman #23, about which I write the following sentences: "As much as I like Simone's approach to Wonder Woman, and her skill at characterization, the stories thus far have felt almost like fill-in plots. You know, the kind where the hero goes off on some adventure that doesn't really matter too much, just so when the real writer comes back, he or she can advance the important stuff back home. Simone has sent Wonder Woman into space and then into a magical dimension and that's all well and good -- maybe it shed some light on who Wonder Woman is, by seeing her in contrast with others -- but it also feels like a series of tangents. Like you're sitting down ready to hear an epic story of Wonder Woman, and just as it gets started the storyteller says, 'but wait, there was this one time where she was abducted by Khunds, and it doesn't have a whole lot to do with the main story, but let me tell it for a couple or hours,' and just when the story gets back on track, you hear, 'oh, and then there was this other time when Wonder Woman ended up in a weird fantasy world where guys had swords and bad haircuts and I'll just take a few more hours to tell you what happened then. But don't worry, I'll remind you of the main characters and let you know what they're up to as they wait for Wonder Woman, so you don't give up and walk out just yet.'"

Read the entire review HERE.

1 comment:

Katherine said...

I agree with every word got the same feeling I guess that if the stories were not part of a bigger one they could stand on their own but the way they are done is a little annoying