Wednesday, September 21, 2011

DC Comics: Wonder Woman

I will be perfectly honest with you. I know very little about Wonder Woman. Phew glad that I got that out of the way and I hope you still continue reading. What I do know is that she is a strong DC female character, an Amazon princess, one heck of a warrior and she flew an invisible jet in the Super Friends cartoon. To this day I'm still a little confused about the invisible jet and the quite visible Wonder Woman but that's not a discussion for right now.

I'm glad I went into this comic only knowing a little. That is one of the reasons why I wanted to read DC Comics' Wonder Woman #1 from The New 52. I've always been intrigued by Wonder Woman and I wanted to know more. I'm so glad that I'm able to start from 'scratch' with the relaunch.

So what happens in this issue?  The story begins and ends with a dark male figure with three young beautiful ladies atop of a tall building. The connection to the remainder of the story is still unknown at this time.

The story quickly switches over to a rural scene and something very surprising and down right creepy takes place. I actually had to go back and look over those pages again because I thought 'are those?', 'is it coming out of?', OH MY GOSH!  I won't say exactly what happens but it is some major horror movie stuff going on. We are also introduced to Zola, a girl, who is in danger. In this same scene we are also shown the figures below and then a mysterious key.

Cut to the next scene and this key transports Zola to Wonder Woman's room. Wonder Woman is beautiful and shown getting ready in her outfit. The key is then used to transport them back to the rural scene and Wonder Woman confirms my knowledge of her as a warrior. Yes the fighting is epic.

This story incorporates the familiar mythological concept of how 'the gods' have a love/hate relationship with mortals. After reading the issue a few times, I'm left with several questions that make me anxious for the next issue. Not one has to do with that invisible jet... yet.

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