Only One Can Wear the Venus Girdle, Part 4
Wednesday, February 18, 2009 Posted by Noah Berlatsky at 8:11 PM
This is my fourth post on Wonder Woman this week; for the earlier ones see one, two, three.
Time passed, and with all the filling up with bile and what-not...well, anyway, I haven't read or much thought of either George Perez or his run on Wonder Woman in a long, long time. But since I was writing about Wonder Woman, I thought I'd disentomb the back issues from the fossilized long boxes, redistributing large piles of lint and small piles of cats.
So, now that I've reread these things for the first time in at least a decade, what's the verdict?
First, and somewhat inevitably, I have to admit that Perez is no longer one of my favorite artists. Not that I think he's bad, by any means. He's obviously quite technically gifted, and he has an especial gift for faces. I actually remembered the sequence below, where Diana first does her bullets and bracelets thing, and I still think it's pretty great, with a lot of the expressive charm that I appreciate in good shojo:
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