So it seems that it’s actually happeneing. Today we got a look at a double page spread from Grant Morrison and Yanick Paquette’s upcoming Wonder Woman: Earth One graphic novel, showing Queen Hippolyta killing Hercules:
Man, the Amazons are just killing everyone lately. Paquette is a great artist, and the page is well drawn and composed, but this seems like a bizarre tone to set for the first image from the book.
It sounds like the book is finished, coming in at 120 pages like the rest of the Earth One graphic novels, so we should expect it to be solicited soon, perhaps even this Monday. I could not be less excited. Everything I’ve read of Morrison talking about the character sounds like he doesn’t get Wonder Woman at all, plus I find his approach to superheroes is just “burn it all down”… he goes to town killing people and rejiggering everything so you have issues and issues of chaos that just seem to peter off when he gets bored. So yeah, I’m not looking forward to this. Paquette is great, and I’m sure the book will be gorgeous, but I’d be fine never reading another Morrison comic book again.
I was going to say that this book couldn’t be worse than the latest Superman: Earth One or Batman: Earth One books, but I think it could. We’ll have to see. I’ll keep an open mind, of course, but I’m not optimistic.