The prologue to the JMS run of Wonder Woman in Issue 600 shows a spirit and edge that is missing in the JMS Superman prologue from last week’s Superman, #700. Things may pick up for Supes but, for now, WW is in the lead.
I wanted to see these two runs as a sort of package deal and I was a little suspicious about the whole JMS deal, I will admit. But, I have to say, you never really know until you read it yourself and, so far, the new WW run has a kick to it.
I said earlier today that I suspected that JMS would turn in something that only helped to boost the title but would fall short otherwise. Now, I’m open to seeing more. I would even go as far as to say that this little prologue manages to bridge the gap between the Simone vibe and the JMS vibe. I really like the exchange between the oracle and WW and the oracle repeatedly asking for a stick of gum. That’s pretty cool.
So, you can see here WW in her new threads in action and it doesn’t look too bad. I well imagine that this is a most temporary look and will go away soon enough, at least by the time we’re ready for the next WW run, post-JMS. Anyway, no hard feelings to JMS. I am open and look forward to more WW. And I’ll keep an open mind to the Superman run as well. I guess I just need to see more.