Thursday, April 26, 2007

Picoult on Wonder Woman

CNN has a little story on novelist Jodi Picoult's run writing the re-launched Wonder Woman comic book.

The interview is short, but interesting. But to be honest, I didn't think much of Picoult's first two issues--the writing isn't terribly crisp and the focus on Diana Prince doesn't seem all that compelling. To me at least.

I don't think this is a knock on Picoult, though. Wonder Woman is a hard character, probably the least interesting of DC's Big Three. She's the most difficult to do well and probably the least rewarding when she is done the right way.

All of which is a long-way around to saying how fantastic it is that Picoult even bothered to try her hand at comic books. Having writers like Picoult and Joss Whedon and Brad Meltzer working in the comics world is great for the industry and really great for readers. Here's hoping she does more after her Wonder Woman run.

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