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@super-wonder: @saintwildcard:

I think I like "For a Thousand Years" or "Immortal Beloved" because it kind of feels like the best of both worlds for the Lois/Clark and Superman/Wonder Woman shippers. Yes, it does reinforce the Lois and Clark marriage in the end by having him hold out for a thousand years for her. However, that's only after it presents a story that shows you how much Superman and Wonder Woman kind of belong together. Honestly, up to that point, I hadn't considered them a strong pairing, but, after this story, I felt like Superman and Wonder Woman really needed to be a thing. If I were to put together a Superman/Wonder Woman shipper reading list, I probably would include this story because it does such a great job of making you want Superman to give in. I know, I know, he does go back to Lois in the end, but it's the journey that really sells me on this one.

All that being said, I'm intrigued by the theory that it was an anti-Kingdom Come story. I never thought of it that way. I kind of hope that there's some truth to that because I love it when comics and creators speak to each other over storylines like that.

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@csg_cl said:

Have to say I think the Twelve Labors doesn't get a lot of attention because of the controversy around the O'Neal run, but it was a pretty fun way to reintroduce WW into the broader DC universe as the premier female Hero. Certainly there are problems with the concept, but it's a pretty enjoyable read.

Byrne's run wasn't my favorite, but I do love Cassie so I'm happy for that :)

I've always been a proponent of Marston and his creation. No other version of WW has ever quite lived up to the standard he created.

I have hopes for the current Rucka run as it's had a fabulous start, but I wasn't the a huge fan of his first run, it had some great moments, but it had some issues IMO too. I do have to mitigate that statement with the note that there were a lot of issues for him to overcome that had nothing to do with Rucka.

Thanks for your comment! I'm glad we share so much in common with our interest in Wonder Woman. The reason I enjoy Twelve Labors is probably the fact that it did away with the O'Neil run and brought Wonder woman back to the way she should be. You'd probably agree that it's not the smoothest storyline with the most engaging plots, but it got its job done and became historically relevant to her character in the process.

I think I enjoy Rucka's first run so much because a lot of what came before it was... well... weak. At the time, it didn't feel like there had been a powerful run on her book in a long time. Then Rucka came in and made her seem powerful, tough, and commanding. There are definite flaws to the way he went about it. Grant Morrison delivered a pretty insightful criticism of the warrior Wonder Woman characterization when he said that they try to make her look strong by making her seem more masculine. That's a legitimate gripe, but, in Rucka's defense, it worked at the time. He succeeded in pulling her monthly title out of mediocrity and gave it the buzz it needed heading into its third volume. It is a personal, nostalgic pick for me but I stand behind it. Though, I'm glad he's taking a new direction with his second run considering how much has changed between then and now.

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@dshipp17:

First off, I'm sorry it took me so long to reply. It's been a busy week. Honestly, I think the last time I read anything from the Messner-Loebs run was when I was a kid. I don't remember it well enough to properly comment. That being said, I'm more familiar with his run on Flash and recently read a few issues of his run on Doctor Fate, and I'm not entirely sold on him. On the positive side, he did have an eye on discussing complex moral issues like the debate between Kent and Inza Nelson over the implications on mind-wiping a crooked business man. On the negative, it was hard for me to get behind his dialogue and week to week plots. The most memorable thing about his Wonder Woman run, for me, was that terrible 90's costume they put her in (which I'm sure wasn't all his fault). All that being said, I'd be open to reading more of his run. Can you tell me why you like it so much? What story arcs are really worth the read? I'm open to checking them out.

As for Morrison and Earth One, yeah, I was expecting a bit more too. However, writing Wonder Woman is a difficult job. There's a lot to consider when tackling the character because she comes with a lot of social/political implications along with the regular responsibilities of delivering an interesting, engaging plot. I'm not certain whether he capitulated to anything, but, if he did, that pretty much comes with the territory. In the end, I really enjoyed Earth One and felt he delivered that much.

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Thanks! I'm glad you think so.

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