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A Spoopy Love Affair With Books

Jean, 39, lover of sci-fi, horror and fantasy, reader of comic books, conqueror of genre fiction.

Currently reading

Wytches Volume 1
Scott Snyder, Jock
Progress: 45 %
Bad Moon Rising
Jonathan Maberry
Progress: 160/534 pages
The Immortal Iron Fist: The Complete Collection Vol. 1
Dave Lanphear, Derek Freidolfs, Tonci Zonjic, Jelena Kevic Djurdjevic, Clay Mann, Dean White, David Aja, Khari Evans, Roy Allan Martinez, Victor Olazaba, Francisco Paronzini, June Chung, Nick Dragotta, Mitch Breitweiser, Javier Rodriguez, Stefano Gaudiano, Dan Brereton, M

Wonder Woman vol. 6: Bones (New 52)

— feeling nerd
Wonder Woman Vol. 6: Bones (The New 52) - Cliff Chiang, Goran Sudžuka, Brian Azzarello

The story arc draws to a mostly satisfying (though fairly creepy) conclusion, but the same misogyny that plagues the entirety of Wondie's New 52 run is in full force, as always. I enjoyed the run, for the most part, I really did, but the marginalization of the Greek goddesses and the depiction of the Amazons as raging misandrists (why is it that men can never write a society of women alone without having to involve men by at the very least making them HATE and enslave them?) detracts from what could have actually have been a GREAT comic.

 

I'd wondered where Athena had been the entire story arc, especially since, pre-New 52, she was actually Diana's patron (Ares is now.) She shows up in this comic and... I don't even want to talk about it. No sir, I don't like it.

 

 

Zeus giving birth to Athena fully grown from his head in mythology is actually vastly different than Athena, in the guise of a mortal woman, actually viscerally giving birth to an infant Zeus, even though they try to make it the same thing. How did she even get pregnant? I don't want to think about it. I also don't want to think about how the goddess of war and wisdom was reduced to a womb. But it was Zola the entire time! Zola who...I never liked. Who only ever got herself imperiled and captured. Sighs.

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