Dc released some image of it, so i take the liberty to do the same here.
Before you ask, Just like SWAMP THING, it is all digital, using this time Manga Studio 5
You really give the program's perspective tool one hell of a workout.
I don't mind the idea of re-imagining the origin, but turning WW into a daughter of Zeus is the tritest idea anyone could have for a superhuman character ever since actual ancient Greek mythology; I mean really, you couldn't come up with a less innovative origin if you tried. It's the literary equivalent of writing an action hero walking away from an explosion without looking at it, to show how "badass" he is. Also, i must point out that being the daughter of Zeus used to be Wonder Girl's origin...
I do not intend to come across offensively, but that's how the whole thing makes me feel.
The clay thing was never the key, IMO, i'm not sure why people focus on that when it's a rather secondary aspect to WW's origin. Rather, it was the fact that creating WW took the cooperation of multiple Gods(a rather peculiar event if you're acquainted with mythology), making her origin both quite original and very unique(i can't think of another fictional character with an origin like this). More than that, it wasn't just an origin, but receiving the essence of these specific multiple Gods had an influence on WW's powers, abilities, how she thought, her personality and even how she looked; Plus it would rise the question as to her true potential(something even the Gods themselves would feel apprehension towards).
There was also something quintessentially feminine about WW, with her drawing from the essence of all female Olympians(Aside from Hermes) and there was a strong aspect to the character of her taking all these influences and making them her own; With turning WW into the daughter of Zeus, for one all it would take to make another WW would be for a God to have an offspring, plus now everything and anything unique or special about her can be traced to one guy's magical spunk... Kind of sad for the primary female symbol in popular culture.
Now, you'll get no argument from me if you say that WW and her background was a bit of a mess, in need of re-imagining and tweaks could and even should be made, really. But the ideas in this new version are not just trite at best, they mess with the fundamentals of the character. With WW being turned into a very plain super-Xena type, her entire background a rehash of Amazons from 70's-80's exploitation movies and 90's TV series(i can tell, i've seen them all...) and the Greek Gods playing active central roles in the stories again, which was done to death.
Imagine if we made a new Batman version where his parents are alive, he uses a power suit with machine guns instead of stealth and martial arts and he aims to kill all his enemies; That may well turn out to be the best character/story ever, except it will be Batman in name and perhaps cosmetics only. Such is the New 52 WW, an entirely different character where the sole similarities to what she used to be are name, cosmetics and a vague relation to Greek mythology. The old character and stories had their problems, but they also had the elements of originality and greatness both, only instead of taking these elements and crafting a gourmet meal, they were thrown away and we got fast food instead.
Let it be known i have no personal issues with Mr. Azarello. I'm quite acquainted with his work and like a lot of it. But here, he essentially destroyed a character i used to love(and i can tell you i'm not the only one who feels this way). I would not have any issue with it if there was an alternative to read the regular proper WW, but she was completely discarded and all we get is this version instead. I apologize if this may come across as a rant, but i do have both time and emotional investment made with these characters. I'm a neurologist and my life is fairly boring and these characters/stories had always provided me with much needed escape ever since my early teens. Frankly, the New 52 has come across for me almost as having several old friends die, specially WW.
Your work looks gorgeous!
I have had my issues with Grant Morrison's work in the past. Especially his work with Wonder Woman (the less said about Final Crisis the better.) Nevertheless, I am really excited about this project, and I'm actually hoping that this may go a long way toward setting the trend for how Wonder Woman should be portrayed.
I eagerly await this project with the very highest hopes.
You are a bad guy, Yanick
I love background indeed. But MS5 trully help with some of the tiresome aspect of dragging your rule all over the place and your vanishing point.
Is that a new Profile Elizabeth?