How are you enjoying Cliff Chiang’s art?
I love his art – it’s a unique vibe, cartoony in some ways. Best way I can describe it is that in some ways it feels evocative of something like Borderlands, real world stuff with a sort of thick, cel-shading layer over it. It allows the characters to be expressive, but without sacrificing the dark tone and feel.
How are you enjoying Brian Azzarello’s Diana and her world?
Liking Azzarello’s Diana so far. I like how she’s got the warrior stuff down, but still has those diplomatic, intuitive, and at times mischievous sides to her as well.
The world so far is good – like I said, I love his take on the Pantheon, definitely my favorite version of them in any Wonder Woman story. The Amazons are okay. I love the design of their island, and the way they go into a bit of her childhood was interesting. Their initial taunts about cutting…things off Hermes was probably a bit more extreme than what we’d normally expect from them, but in comparison to some of the other stuff that happens in this run, it’s kinda tame.
What are your opinions on Zola?
This is definitely a good intro for Zola. I like how she works as the sort of Companion role, someone who Diana or Hermes or anyone else can give her the exposition that someone coming in fresh might need. But even still, she’s got a great personality, someone who feels radically different than Diana, but still has some strength of her own. And she has some good laughs, like when she goes a little far with the squishing bugs metaphor.
Share your favorite moment from the issues.
Character wise, I think I will go with Diana and Hippolyta talking after the revelation, just beautifully done drama.
Art wise, I might go with issue one where Diana is deflecting the arrows aimed at Zola with her bracelets.