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  • Wonder Woman by JMS (SPOILERS!)

    My in depth review. This book is not out until wednesday, and my review is based on a live voice acting performance from San Diego. One of the most fun moments I've had at any convention.

    http://truebelieverreviews.com/wordpress/?p=286
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  • #2
    Originally posted by SmileOfTheShadow View Post
    One of the most fun moments I've had at any convention.
    Agreed completely. I was already excited about JMS being on this comic but this was better than I ever expected for a first (full) issue. I love the story and the art is perfect. And the staged reading was *excellent*!

    Jan
    "Fascism always comes in quietly, holding a flag in one hand and a holy book in the other, inching its way in. The bugles and drums only sound after they've already taken over and believe it's too late to do anything about it." JMS Twitter Dec. 24, 2017

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    • #3
      A 5-page preview and both covers can be found here. This issue is titled "Past Imperfect, Present Tense"

      Jan
      Last edited by Jan; 07-28-2010, 09:37 AM.
      "Fascism always comes in quietly, holding a flag in one hand and a holy book in the other, inching its way in. The bugles and drums only sound after they've already taken over and believe it's too late to do anything about it." JMS Twitter Dec. 24, 2017

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      • #4
        Two covers? dammit..how much of a collector should I be?
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        • #5
          Variants

          Originally posted by SmileOfTheShadow View Post
          Two covers? dammit..how much of a collector should I be?
          Both DC and Marvel tend to do variant covers on their major titles. Usually it is a "retailer incentive" which means the retailer can by one variant for every 25 or 50 of the regular cover. Some retailers sell those variants for $10 - $20, while some keep them at a saner cost $6-$8). They sometimes do two different covers for a big double page spread and distribute those 50/50. Other publishers go even crazier on them with sketch covers, virgin covers (i.e. the cover art with no logo or anything) and the prices can vary quite a bit on those. If they do additional printings, there is usally a different cover for those. DC is also planning a series of 75th Anniversary covers for a lot of their titles as well. Very few of those go way up in price, however, so usually the regular cover is fine for most people.

          Per this page at Mile High Comics, it looks like there were three for WW #600 and only one for 601
          http://milehighcomics.com/cgi-bin/ba...=DC&snumber=41

          For Superman, the same for 700 and looks like there will be a variant for 701.
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          • #6
            A post on the Fans of JMS facebook page:

            We've gotten the sales figures on my first full Wonder Woman issue, and DC is very, very happy. Everyone was wondering how the first regular book would do, and we came in at 38. The regular book in the four months prior to the anniversary issue had come in at 71, 85, 78 and 82, respecitively, so we've jumped 47 from ...the lowest point, or nearly halfway up top 100 rankings. We're off to a great start.
            Jan
            "Fascism always comes in quietly, holding a flag in one hand and a holy book in the other, inching its way in. The bugles and drums only sound after they've already taken over and believe it's too late to do anything about it." JMS Twitter Dec. 24, 2017

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Jan View Post
              A post on the Fans of JMS facebook page:



              Jan
              Great news. This book deserves it.
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              • #8
                I've changed the thread subject so we don't have to have a different thread for each issue.

                Has anybody noticed an overall title for this arc?

                JMS posted on his Facebook page last night:

                This coming week marks the next issue of Wonder Woman, which is the strongest yet for Diana in terms of action and character. I'd asked folks to give us two issues to make our case, and I think this does the job nicely. It's also quite beautiful in terms of the art. I'd noted a while back that when the jacket comes off..., you know someone's about to get their ass kicked. Here's a sample of what that looks like in 602.
                With a sample page from the issue.

                Jan
                Last edited by Jan; 08-22-2010, 11:23 AM.
                "Fascism always comes in quietly, holding a flag in one hand and a holy book in the other, inching its way in. The bugles and drums only sound after they've already taken over and believe it's too late to do anything about it." JMS Twitter Dec. 24, 2017

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                • #9
                  Looks like the arc title is "The Odyssey".

                  This was a great issue! Lots of action (to say the least) and yet there was character and arc progression, too. I'm liking the art a lot on this one, too.

                  Drat. Now I have to wait another month for the next one. Got to admit, while I'm enjoying Superman, Wonder Woman's the one I really look forward to. Might haved something to do with JMS having had the staged reading last month--I could still 'hear' Diana in my mind as I was reading this issue.

                  Jan
                  "Fascism always comes in quietly, holding a flag in one hand and a holy book in the other, inching its way in. The bugles and drums only sound after they've already taken over and believe it's too late to do anything about it." JMS Twitter Dec. 24, 2017

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Jan View Post
                    Looks like the arc title is "The Odyssey".

                    This was a great issue! Lots of action (to say the least) and yet there was character and arc progression, too. I'm liking the art a lot on this one, too.

                    Drat. Now I have to wait another month for the next one. Got to admit, while I'm enjoying Superman, Wonder Woman's the one I really look forward to. Might haved something to do with JMS having had the staged reading last month--I could still 'hear' Diana in my mind as I was reading this issue.

                    Jan
                    This is hands down the best ongoing comic storyline I've read in a long time. Not quite as great as his Brave and the Bold issue with Batgirl, but that's impossible to beat storywise.
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                    • #11
                      WW 603 came out yesterday and I liked it a lot. Again, lots of action and this time the references to mythology are greater. The art was a little more intrusive this time. While Diana looked good, there were a couple of instances were I got thrown out of the story a little. Nothing major, though, and given how ambitious some of the panels were, I can see where there might be some other instances where less detail was used.

                      Overall, another great issue.

                      Jan
                      "Fascism always comes in quietly, holding a flag in one hand and a holy book in the other, inching its way in. The bugles and drums only sound after they've already taken over and believe it's too late to do anything about it." JMS Twitter Dec. 24, 2017

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                      • #12
                        Considering the source, I would not consider this credible. However, there has been recent press about a possible Wonder Woman television series.

                        http://www.gossipjackal.com/entertai...er-woman-show/
                        New Wonder Woman Show?
                        Sunday, 03 Oct 2010

                        Warner Bros. Television is looking at bringing Wonder Woman to the small screen.

                        The show has been greenlighted, but executives are looking at how to do this show with a modern slant. ...

                        J. Michael Straczynski has been selected as the writer for the new series. Lynda Carter played Wonder Woman on the previous television series from 1975-79. ...

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Dan Dassow View Post
                          Considering the source, I would not consider this credible. However, there has been recent press about a possible Wonder Woman television series.

                          http://www.gossipjackal.com/entertai...er-woman-show/
                          New Wonder Woman Show?
                          Sunday, 03 Oct 2010
                          It seems less likely that JMS is involved in the proposed Wonder Woman television series.

                          http://livefeed.hollywoodreporter.co...n-tv-show.html
                          The Hollywood Reporter
                          Wonder Woman headed to TV with David E. Kelley
                          by James Hibberd & Borys Kit | October 1, 2010 at 3:00 pm

                          Wonder Woman is still heading to the screen, but instead of coming to a theater near you, the Amazon princess is returning to television.

                          Warner Bros. Television is developing a modern-day reboot of the classic DC comic book heroine and has lassoed an unlikely talent to potentially write and produce the superhero project: David E. Kelley, the showrunner behind legal dramas such as ôAlly McBeal,ö "Boston Legal" and "The Practice." ...

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Jan View Post
                            WW 603 came out yesterday and I liked it a lot. Again, lots of action and this time the references to mythology are greater. The art was a little more intrusive this time. While Diana looked good, there were a couple of instances were I got thrown out of the story a little. Nothing major, though, and given how ambitious some of the panels were, I can see where there might be some other instances where less detail was used.

                            Overall, another great issue.

                            Jan
                            I guess I forgot to comment here. I really like how this storyline's progressing, and I did a full review on my review site that talks at length for those who really want to get into the intricacies of comics.

                            I didn't really have the same issue as you for getting thrown out of the story. Thought it was pretty fast paced. Going to hell for a second there was tough for suspension of disbelief, but it recovered pretty quickly.

                            As for TV: David E. Kelley is pretty good even if it's not JMS
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                            • #15
                              I actually found the art on this issue highly inconsistent. Look at the two page fight spread on pages 7 and 8. Second panel of page 8 looks terrible. Then on page 12, Diana looks remarkably different between the first and third panels.
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