Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Ame-Comi Wonder Woman

Writers: Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray
Artist: Amanda Conner

Inspired in the successful line of action figures, Ame-Comi Girls is a new digital initiative by DC Comics featuring the most popular female characters of its line-up in adventures outside the New 52, all in manga-esque style. As a prelude of what will eventually become an ongoing series, Wonder Woman is the first to debut in a three-part weekly mini-series.

Palmiotti and Gray take good care in telling a whole origin story for the amazon princess, and they clearly have fun doing it; they can go anywhere they want to with the character and not be restricted by pesky continuity. This Diana brings her warrior side to the forefront, and she means business. Amanda Conner is the ideal artist for this project with her fun and expressive style.

As a product, the comic has many things in its favor: The digital format with its widespread layout, makes it feel as if one is at the movie theater. The short and sweet story with a weekly delivery is a huge plus: If you like a mini, you don't have to wait forever; if you don't like it, it will be over soon. Finally, the time DC is taking on building its own Ame-Comi world before jumping to the ongoing series, is time and effort well invested. Overall, the mini is a great start for this entertaining initiative.

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