Daily Archives: April 2, 2007

Take Your Picoult the Litter

Wonder Woman #6
“Love and Murder, Part 1”
Writer: Jodi Picoult
Pencils: Drew Johnson
Inks: Ray Snyder
Colors: Alex Sinclair
Letters: Travis Lanham
Cover artists: Terry & Rachel Dodson
Editor: Matt Idelson
Publisher: DC Comics
Price: $2.99 US/$3.65 CAN

While the scheduling and release of the first five issue of this relaunched series proved to be a disaster, DC couldn’t have asked for better timing with the release of novelist Jodi Picoult’s first issue and foray into super-hero comics. Picoult is the Queen of prose fiction bestseller lists right now. I was walking through the local big-box bookstore the other day, and there was a big display of Picoult books that one couldn’t miss. I’ve not read her books, and after reading this Wonder Woman story, I don’t plan to do so. To be fair, writing novels is a radically different business than writing comics, and perhaps Picoult’s strengths lie with prose. The writer does nothing to distinguish her take on the title character from Allan Heinberg’s, and the script here is repetitive. Even more frustrating is a tired premise.

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