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#1  Edited By KevinL007

I completely understand your view point. I would be upset if they drastically changed something from a character I have followed for a long time. I was actually really upset, like many, when Marvel undid the Peter/MJ marriage but I have to admit that over the past year I have started to enjoy ASM again.
 
The reason I accept the changes that JMS is making is that with everything that is happening with the Batman, Flash, and Green Lantern franchises Wonder Woman is getting left behind. Wonder Woman is a book that does not sell well even though it has a loyal following. Even with Gail Simone on Wonder Woman sales for this comic continued to fall to just barely selling 30,000 copies which is horrible for a character that is considered to be part of the company's Trinity. DC needed something to revitalize this franchise and I think JMS is the one to do it, since I think he is a much better writer for Wonder Woman than he is Superman (Superman #700 and #701 were absolutely horrible). 

And as for this issue I am going to admit that until Wonder Woman #600 I never read a Wonder Woman comic in my life. So Wonder Woman #600 and #601 are both my first Wonder Woman comics I have read and I got to say I liked them both. This issue was a fun read, which I cannot say the same for the awful Superman issues that JMS has been writing . Unlike his Superman issues JMS is not wasting time and clearly establishes what he is doing for the character to move on and get better and return to the character most know. I am very interested to see who was behind the whole change to Wonder Woman's history and why they did it. So for now I am adding Wonder Woman to my pull list for the first time ever.
 
Still I completely understand what you said in your review and I honestly hope that JMS is able to find a balance so between the old and new stuff so that this title keeps its older fans while attracting new ones.

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#2  Edited By KevinL007

This was the first issue in The Return of Bruce Wayne that it felt like Morrison was using the setting to its fullest. The big problem with the first three issues was that Morrison was toning down how much he uses the various time periods. There was just so much potential that Morrison used very little of in those three time periods. But in this issue Morrison fully explored the time period and how Bruce has acclimated himself to this time period and created a Batman persona in cowboy Batman. While it does not redeem how bad the first three issues were this issue is a step in the right direction as we get closer to the end. 4 out of 5.

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The story in this issue is the best Morrison has written since Batman RIP. I have not been a fan of Morrison's work on Batman and Robin, I think its some of his weakest work, but this issue was awesome. I can't wait to read more. The story was a 4.5 out of 5 for me.

 

The thing that goes against this is the art. The art is horrible in my opinion. Outside of the character's faces their is no detail to the art. Jim looks like he is 100 years old. Joker looks like his head was placed on a giant black blob. There was no depth to the art. The art was a 0 out of 5. Its to bad that the art was so bad because the story was so good.

 

Great review!

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#4  Edited By KevinL007

I haven't gone to my LCS yet but on your question of why Chameleon is there it was revealed in the last issue that Chameleon posed as Ezekiel and with Mysterio's help was able to convince Spider-Man he was Ezekiel to let his guard down in the graveyard scene in the last issue.

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With The Return of Bruce Wayne dominating the Battitles it is fun seeing these type of one-shot stories that is just a fun comic that is self contained. Not everything has to tie into everything else. We already have Batman and Robin, Batman, Red Robin, and Return of Bruce Wayne focusing on Bruce's return so issues like this are fun and one's that you can hand to people not up to date with Batman and the whole Bruce coming back and they can enjoy it. 
 
The only problem I had with the issue was the inner narration with how O'Neil would switch between him narrating the story and giving Dick inner monologue. The boxes for both were the same gray color box so it was hard to tell when we had Dick having inner monologue or when O'Neil was narrating. 
  
Overall I agree with your guys rating and give this issue a 4 out of 5. Great review.
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#6  Edited By KevinL007

I thought this was an average issue. I loved Tomasi and Gleason's run but so far am not digging Bedard and Syaf's run. Bedard does a good job writting Ganthet, Kyle, and Soranik but John Stewart is just a boring character and Bedard just shows how boring he is. Also while I loved Syaf's art on Blackest Night: Batman I am not a fan of his work here. I think his art style fits more with a Batman book instead of a cosmic book like Green Lantern Corps.

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#7  Edited By KevinL007

This is very cool of guys to do. Thanks!

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#8  Edited By KevinL007

This is very cool guys. Thanks for offering free comics.

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#9  Edited By KevinL007

When it was first announced that Birds of Prey was going to be back and Gail Simone was going to be at the helm I was really excited but since the announcement my initial excitement for this title went way down. After the first issue I was just not impressed by what was going on. The writing and art were okay but the story didn't grab me that much and felt that this series was being written for trade and not a monthly format. And I was originally going to wait and read issue #2 to see if I should keep this title on my pull list but then it got delayed here in the west coast, like you guys said, and when I went to pick up my comics today I completely forgot that I had to pick up this issue. From what you guys said I think I am going to trade wait this series because the way the story is going trade waiting just seems to be the smart way to go with this series.
 
Great review!

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#10  Edited By KevinL007

While the movie's story looks okay I am not interested in another Seth Rogen movie. He always comes off looking and sounding like an unlikable jackass and this trailer was no different. I'll wait for Thor, Captain America, and Green Lantern to get my comic book movie fix since they will be much better than this movie.

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