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Dec 8, 2023Liked by Kelly Thompson

Leo proving time and time again how he is one of the BEST around at what he does. So SO good. And Jordie. Ding dang. Those colors are top notch.

Great issue from YOU too, Kelly. This whole run has been a blast.

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Thanks, Damon.

He really is the best. It's been exciting seeing so many people REALLY calling out his work on this series. I feel like he's flown under the radar so much in his comics career and it's wild, because he's a GOLIATH! You couldn't dream up a better collaborator, truly.

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Dec 8, 2023Liked by Kelly Thompson

I read it last night and my biggest reaction(s) went something like this: "Haha nice, Cass - damn, Cass! - OH DAMN CASS HELL YEAH!" in very quick succession :P

So freaking good. I didn't think I could love her more, and yet! The whole issue was fantastic, but that part got me the most unexpectedly/viscerally I guess hahaha

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Thanks, Dan!

Yeah. I think Cass has like... two or three lines in the whole issue... and yet... SHE IS A TOTAL STAR. Took me a while to realize you really need that kind of space to get Cass just right. <3 (though I wouldn't hate her having a few more lines) ;D

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Dec 8, 2023Liked by Kelly Thompson

Hopefully without spoiling anything for anyone, just in case, but the "Were you ever even in here?" moment was the perfect cherry on top for her this issue. I literally laughed out loud. But you're right (of course), I don't think it wouldn't have landed the same without that right kind of room to breathe. I'm starting to think the creative team really knows what they're doing ;)

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Totally my favorite little moment in an issue full of "favorite little moments."

I love her.

<3

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Dec 9, 2023Liked by Kelly Thompson

BoP #4 was spectacular! 🙌

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Thank you, Jacki!

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Dec 8, 2023Liked by Kelly Thompson

I honestly thought Barda could hold her own in a punch up between Diana. A new god v a demi god.

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I think...there was a time when you could maybe get away writing that?

But Diana -- in the last decade or so -- IMO -- has really started being treated with the respect she has always deserved. And as the preeminent female of both DC and the Trinity -- it's not fair to have someone like Barda (a fairly obscure character comparatively) take her out -- no matter how much I believe Barda's an underrated powerhouse (and no matter how much I love and am in the tank for her).

But I would also say that while I don't think it's as evident in a smaller/faster/localized fight like this -- Diana is certainly the more well-rounded hero character overall (leadership, kindness, experience, connections, ability to bring others to her side/cause, strategy beyond just the battlefield, etc.) -- and those factors probably help her defeat Barda nine times out of ten -- even if they're physically quite evenly matched.

I'm sure a few of you noticed that I DID cheat just a little bit -- by removing the Mega Rod from the equation -- which would have given Barda a big asset (and maybe the edge she needed?) -- but if she'd had the Mega Rod no fight would have been necessary... so... this was best (and way more fun). ;D

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Dec 8, 2023Liked by Kelly Thompson

so awesome!

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Dec 8, 2023Liked by Kelly Thompson

I love a good face in comics

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