Friday, February 4, 2011

2009 Black Lantern Wonder Woman version 2 design by Joe Prado

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Here is an alternate design by Joe Prado of Wonder Woman as she might have appeared in Blackest Night. This is a far more simple and traditional take, largely swapping out colors and incorporating the Black Hand symbol into her tiara and breastplate. Wonder Woman doesn't exactly thrive on simplicity though, so it just looks like a chick in a dark bathing suit with odd accessories.

Man, that whole event was a non-starter for the Amazing Amazon, huh? Who but the devoted even remembered her brief death-by-Neron that turned her into a Goddess of Truth during John Byrne's painful run? What did she contribute to the story? She fought zombies and Maxwell Lord in the first part of her tacked-on side mini-series, then Mera in a second issue so horrible I couldn't continue to the end. I still can't figure out what I found more distasteful: Diana's apparent murdering of Donna and Cassie, her being saved by Batman's love power to become a Pink Power Ranger Star Sapphire, or the fact that the whole damned thing was just a dream. Blech!

2 comments:

Jang-chub Ozer said...

That's a really nice piece!

Diabolu said...

I have nothing to add that wouldn't drag us into the realm of necrophiliac humor.