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October 11, 2016

Weekly Wonder Woman: Wonder Woman (Rebirth) #3, 5, 7; Justice League (Rebirth) #6; Action Comics #960-962

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Last week being what it was in terms of my workload, particularly thanks to Netflix's Marvel's Luke Cage, I didn't have time to do Weekly Wonder Woman last week, not even on Wonder Woman Wednesday. But WWW is back this week, albeit on another day dedicated to a god of war (Týr Tuesday, anyone?). 

In terms of comics, not much got added to the pile last week - just issue #6 of Justice League (Rebirth), which started off a new storyline in which all the various superheroes and superheroines start off a bit frightened because they're fighting fear:

The Justice League fighting fear

Top art, as you can see…

Anyway, it's mostly all about the two Green Lanterns, particularly Lady Lantern (NB not her real name) who asks the Flash out on a date. Except things don't quite go as planned as maybe some of the fear they were fighting got stuck inside everyone…

Not much Diana in the issue, since she and Aquaman go off to have a chat about halfway through and aren't seen again.

Aquaman and Wonder Woman go off for a chat

Ironically, in the real world, a lot more has been going on with our Wondy. Filming on Justice League has just finished in the UK and director Zack Snyder posted this behind-the-scenes video on the last day. You may recognised a certain superheroine.

Meanwhile, production began last week on Professor Marston & The Wonder Women, a biopic about Wonder Woman creator William Moulton Marston directed by Angela Robinson and starring Luke Evans as Marston, Rebecca Hall as his wife and Wondy co-creator Elizabeth, and Bella Heathcote as their muse/lover Olive Byrne.

On an obviously completely unrelated subject, current Wonder Woman writer Greg Rucka caused a bit of a stir not so long ago by declaring that Diana has always been bisexual, something that pleased current Batwoman author Marguerite Bennett no end, even though it's not exactly new to anyone who's been paying attention for the past few decades…

It's called Paradise Island for a reason

Friendly Amazons

Just good friends?

There's also going to be a set of Wonder Woman and Steve Trevor statues based on next year's movie:

Wonder Woman movie statues

Hot on the heels of the news that there's going to be a Bionic Woman/Wonder Woman crossover comic in December, we also heard that there's going to be a Batman/Wonder Woman comic crossover launching digitally on November 23rd

Batman '66 and Wonder Woman '77

But I've saved the best for last. There's going to be a Snickers tie-in with Justice League. How psyched are you for that?

Snickers Justice League

When you've finished digesting that news, after the jump is what we should have been looking at around this time last week: Wonder Woman (Rebirth) #3, #5 and #7. And although she didn't figure in the most recent issues, we can use the time to play catch-up with Action Comics #960-962, which featured a certain Amazon princess/queen (exact current Rebirth status currently undetermined).

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September 28, 2016

Weekly Wonder Woman: Trinity #1; Justice League (Rebirth) #2-5

Posted on September 28, 2016 | Post a comment | Bookmark and Share

I was aiming for Monday, I honestly was, but here we are again on Wonder Woman Wednesday thanks to tele and work - you know, my usual litany of excuses. Anyway, usual catch-up rules because of my August holiday break: I'll update you on what's been happening in all the issues I missed, but only with the titles that were out last week. Also, no mentioning of today's new releases because spoilers.

That means that this week, it's a recap of all that's been going on in Justice League (Rebirth) #2-5, as well as a look at new title Trinity #1. Well, Trinity (Rebirth) #1 technically, but since there hasn't been a Trinity title in ages and ages, we'll just gloss over that wrinkle.

All that after the break, but I should probably mention that our Diana also needed a helping hand from Superman last week in Superman #7. She didn't ask and she wasn't the only one, but helped he did. 

Wonder Woman needs help in Superman #7

Turns out that Paris thing was a ruse of Greg Rucka, unless Diana was back in London to pick up her things or something.

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September 21, 2016

Weekly Wonder Woman: Wonder Woman (Rebirth) #4 & #6; Wonder Woman '77 #21-27 (ish)

Posted on September 21, 2016 | Post a comment | Bookmark and Share

Welcome back to Weekly Wonder Woman, which this week and for one week only happens to fall on Wonder Woman Wednesday. 

It's been a while, hasn't it? Sorry about that, but holidays, work and TV have all got in the way. Fingers crossed, though, we're back on track now. We might even be weekly again. Wouldn't that be something?

In WWW's absence, things have happened, of course. She's been set to feature on four US postal stamps from October 7:

Wonder Woman stamps

The first trailer for the new Justice League cartoon, Justice League Action, has been released:

As has one for the video game sequel to 'Injustice: Gods Among Us', which features Diana as well:

A photo for the live action Justice League has also been released. Superman's in it - did you see that coming?

Live action Justice League

Wonder Woman artist Liam Sharp has signed exclusively with DC. We've learnt there's going to be a Wonder Woman crossover with The Bionic Woman in Wonder Woman '77 in December that includes art by Alex Ross…

Wonder Woman Bionic Woman crossover comic cover

…and that the forthcoming NBC show Powers (I'll review it when it airs, folks) will also involve Wonder Woman peripherally, at least. 

You could also have learnt to draw Wonder Woman the Ivan Reis way at DC Art Academy.

See what happens if you go away for a bit? Madness, that's what. Madness.

Of course, the previous two months have also seen an awful lot of comics featuring our Diana. There's literally no way I could cover all of them today without taking all of today to write WWW, so I'm going to do what I did last year and recap the missing issues of each title once the latest issue of that title is out in the forthcoming weeks.

In the case of Wonder Woman, I'm also going to break down the recaps between the two different storylines. And on top of that, despite the fact that there are new issues out today featuring Wondy, I'm only going to look at the titles that were out last week, otherwise I'll not have anything to look at next week.

Once you've done all your back-of-a-fag-packet math with that algorithm, you'll see that after the jump, I'll be looking at Wonder Woman (Rebirth) #4 and #6, as well as Wonder Woman '77 #21-27. Well, I might cheat with the latter ones.

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