|bluefall (bluefall) wrote in scans_daily,|
@ 2009-03-30 18:57:00
|Entry tags:||char: cheetah/barbara minerva, char: cheetah/sebastian ballesteros, char: wonder girl/troia/donna troy, char: wonder woman/diana of themyscira, creator: phil jimenez, series: many faces of barbara minerva, series: world of wondy|
The Many Faces of Barbara Minerva, part 4 (Phil Jimenez)
I actually lied when I started this series; Cheetah doesn't show up in every run of Wonder Woman. Luke never touches her (or any other Wondy rogue, barring his own obligatory reintroduction of a Golden Ager), so for our next take on Cheetah we jump ahead to Jimenez' run and a tale that can probably be most accurately summed up, both in its content and its absurdity, by two words: Boy Cheetah.
Now last time, I called this story "confusing," which isn't entirely true. Provided you know who Fury *is*, how her powers work and how she's involved with the Wonders, and are able to keep track of a story told in two-page installments over the course of twenty issues, it's actually pretty straightforward right up until the very end. And even then it's more plot-hole-y than genuinely hard to follow.
However, the fundamental point of it seems to have been "let's get rid of Barbara Minerva, Cheetah works so much better as a man," which... what? I mean, I'm the first to admit the woman's been a little inconsistent as a character but seriously, what?