Wondy preview time at the DCU blog (and, also, here, I guess).
I would say "Wacky Alkyone's a racist!", but apparently the leader of the Bana is a white chick, so...
Anyway, interesting stuff here, starting with the fact that Ares is still kicking around. Back in war god armor, to boot, which doesn't really mean anything about the status of the Rucka revamp (even after he changed his look, he armored up for ceremony and to impress weak-minded amazons like Cassie, so him showing up in that form for Wacky Alkyone only makes sense), but it's still significant for *not* being the spacesuit the other Olympians are wearing. He doesn't seem lost or confused like the others and appears to be a third (fourth? WHAT IS UP WITH THAT EAGLE?) party in this whole mess. Which would actually make a certain amount of sense - he took over Death, so he should have been in Hades when Olympus got sacked.
Also, Tall!Diana! Watch me squee! I'm astounded by how much that was hurting my perception of Chang's artwork, because quite suddenly his Diana looks amazing to me, where she was extremely meh before. The build, the face, the expressiveness, the awesomely lush hair, all of it was apparently just waiting for those last two inches for me to notice.
And funny how much the objectifying of Tom doesn't bother me. If it were Tom saying that about Diana it would be a really skeezy line. Dogs and parrots, again. (Also, good use of him here. I can't help but contrast this hospital scene to the thing in Byrne's run with Mike Schorr at the funeral pyre - this is far more natural and right. Diana being cheered by Tom just being Tom, there and loyal and happy to see her and cute of ass, actually makes sense to me. This is the first interaction between them I've seen that doesn't feel forced.)