So Jim Shooter wrote this thing about Wonder Woman 4. His big takeaway from it is that it's the 4th issue of a comic book and it's alienating people because it's not an entry point. He believes every issue should be written in such a way that a new reader has all the facts. He gave his friends two pages from this comic and asked them if they understood what was going on ( they obviously did not ).
Ok so where do I start, first and foremost the notion that every issue should be an entry point is unbelievably outdated. Wonder Woman is a 20 page comic just how much text and space does Shooter expect Azzarello to sacrifice for the purpose of hand holding. This is the 4th issue of a brand new comic, the other 3 issues are out there if you liked this one and didn't understand something go out and buy the rest.
Furthermore giving someone two pages from a comic on it's 4th issue is not going to get you good results on the comprehension scale. I gave my friend this issue and she read it and totally understand what was going on. Of course she didn't know why everything was occurring, but then again neither did I because there is mystery occurring. No everything should not be explained, if you don't know why Apollo has black skin does that really stop you from understand what the main plot is?
The idea that comic books should explain every detail to it's readership and have captions out the ass is not one I endorse. Shooter comes from a time of different comics, where caption boxes explained exactly what was occurring in the art to the point where it was redundant. No every issue should not be an entry point, but every issue should be a satisfying read. Wonder Woman isn't even occurring in arcs this book is not being written for the trade. You can read every single issue understand it and put it down and you get a beginning middle and an end, and the luxury of an ongoing plot line.
Reading comprehension get with it, some of the best books out there are very hard to read. Comic books don't need to be different. The dialogue in this book is clever different and sometimes hard to understand, no doubt. But it's funny and better than "I DON'T BELIEVE IN THE COURT OF OWLS ALFRED BECAUSE I KNOW THEY DO NOT EXIST" for 4 issues.