Wonder Woman 35 and the mixed messages I get...
So, I just finished reading Wonder Woman 35 (the last in Brian Azzarello’s run) and I’m very confused.
Wonder Woman states all these great things about love, how we should choose love above all else. How love is compassionate, nurturing and understanding (I’ll get back to this WW hypocrisy later) which is all good a well. Lovely message. I loved that. I loved that she gave First Born “tough love”, I liked that, I’m fine with that. She realizes that First born can’t be reformed. It’s cool, it’s not like he isn’t immortal or anything.
She then goes on to say that she needs Zola. Zola is her link to humanity. Because Gods get lost in god hood they can forget that aspect of life. I loved that she begged to have Zola remain in her family. The fact that she admits she needs someone, she isn’t all powerful.
It’s ironic, that Superman needs a link to humanity (his is in the form of Lois, since The Kents have been killed) and here we have Wonder Woman admitting she needs a link to humanity or she can get lost in her godhood. Now why the hell would you put these two lost people in a relationship together? They have just admitted to not being able to help each other, or being the people they need in their lives. Through these stories they have said that they need someone else in their lives to function!
Now this story happens between Fauxmance 6 and 7. In Fauxmance 7, they (Dumb and Dumber, aka Superman and Wonder Woman) they are flying over suffering people below. The Gods above the humans. Where is their link to humanity? In Fauxmance 4, Wonder Woman asks him why he is Clark Kent. Clearly they need their own separate links to humanity, that they are allowed to associate with.
Now to the hypocrisy of this issue; this whole issue is about Wonder Woman’s compassion and how love should be above all else… Well, stuck on the back of every book this week is how Wonder Woman is pissed off and kicks ass first and asks questions later. What the hell DC Comics? What the hell?! I don’t care if David Finch is the best dang artist since ever (he isn’t btw, all the women he draws look like Kim K) you don’t base a story about Wonder Woman on art, and splash pages. It sucks! Get a good writer in there and get with the program and fix Wonder Woman. Give her her own person to give her humanity. Get her away from Superman. Get him away from her. Give them their own loves to provide humanity. Namely Steve Trebor for Wonder Woman, and Lois Lane for Superman.