Comments on: Wonder Woman: Gods and Mortals http://www.readaboutcomics.com/2004/06/21/wonder-woman-gods-and-mortals/ Where to find out what's really good. Tue, 10 Feb 2015 17:20:15 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.5.10 By: Ralph Argueta http://www.readaboutcomics.com/2004/06/21/wonder-woman-gods-and-mortals/comment-page-1/#comment-41891 Fri, 28 Sep 2007 17:45:44 +0000 http://www.readaboutcomics.com/2004/06/21/wonder-woman-gods-and-mortals/#comment-41891 It is a long time coming that George Perez is acknowledged for his genius as an overall “director” of the cinematic pencil, not to mention a master conceptual designer in his creating the standard for late eighties comic books. To be compared only to George Byrne’s sensational revamping of Superman, Wonder Woman is the comic book series I still, as a 34 year-old professional artist, have collected and preserved as inspiration and resource for what real talent is. Any movie attempting to depict the serious mythological base for the Wonder Woman “epic” would need to understand: the Queen surrendering the entire amazon race to Heracles and the bullet deflecting bracelets which wonder woman wears to honor the slavery of her sisters when the male army imprisoned them, her golden lariot, a gift from the god Hephestus as all gifts of love beauty and flight were given to her, [no invisible planes here] all is explained in issue #1 whose cover is the most precise sample of superior artistic execution. PERFECT !Any movie worth making needs to get past the confusion of how to make a Wonder Woman film and follow the entire series through Challenge of the Gods issue #10, [which explains the Wonder Woman origin} whose fold-out cover is an illustration both dynamic and extremely well done. You can feel the investment George Perez had in his undertaking of the series. He always puts the character in the most humanly realistic and honorable positionso that treating Wonder Woman as a saturday night live skit would be insulting and a failure. Let’s hope any Jessica Biel efforts would dive so deep into a character unfamiliar with the commercial “world” we live in, secluded on an island of peace and love, that woman would be full of physical power and beauty, but alone and scared of what will happen in man’s world. She is an amazon, but she is not angry and combative like her amazon sisters. She is a fresh and untouched warrior of justice with flawless beauty. It’s that way.
George Perez kicks ass basically

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