DC You’s new look for Wonder Woman launched last week, but you’d be hard pressed to notice it this week, thanks to all the Elseworlds versions in Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year Four and Sensation Comics wearing variations of her outfits from Volumes 1 and 2 instead. Indeed, the only standard continuity Wonder Woman around is in Deathstroke #7 and she’s wearing her original nu52 outfit. But we’ll talk all about that after the jump.
We’ll also be looking at what happens when you try to put the Silver Age Cheetah on trial, over in Sensation Comics, and in Injustice: Gods Among Us, we’ll finally get round to answering the question “Who would win in a fair fight between Superman and Wonder Woman?” And so far, it’s not looking good for the last son of Krypton…
(Formally) moving to its new home of Monday, it’s Weekly Wonder Woman, your weekly round-up of all the DC comics that have featured… well, you can probably guess who.
This week, we have the grand unveiling of the DC You Wonder Woman, the semi-successor to nu52 Wonder Woman. Yes, no longer will I be able to inaccurately mock the new 52 with a tedious reference to Apple Computers of the 1990s; now I must deal with the already self-mocking DC You. Supposedly, a lighter, happier, freer DC universe – ah, if only they could say ‘Marvel-ier’ – it’s got new versions of old characters, new comics and more, right down to a Black Canary who sings heavy metal while fighting crime.
While the launch has been underway for a couple of weeks now, with Superman getting his secret identity revealed and losing some of his powers over in Superman and Batman’s Bruce Wayne having been replaced by Commissioner Gordon in some kind of battle suit…
…this is the first week we’ve properly seen the new Wonder Woman make an appearance. So after the jump, as well as our regular scans over the Elseworld Wonder Women of Injustice Gods Among Us Year Four and Sensation Comics, we’ll be looking at the first-DC You issues of both Wonder Woman and Superman-Wonder Woman, wherein we get to meet the new DC You Wonder Woman – hint, she might just have a new costume.
And we’ll also be looking at the first issue of Justice League of America. Yes, I know there’s already a Justice League – this is the Justice League of America. Yes, I know there’s already been a nu52 Justice League of America with a completely different line-up – this is the regular Justice League line-up, with Superman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman and Cyborg. Yes, I know Wonder Woman isn’t American and actually lives in London, but that’s not my fault is it?
What do you mean they’re all still wearing their nu52 costumes? Don’t tell me that’s now an Elseworld, too. Sigh.
Talking of Elseworlds, here’s the new animated Wonder Woman. See if you can spot any actual similarities with normal Wonder Woman, beyond the fact she’s
The daughter of a god
Has a boyfriend called Steve Trevor
Although I guess since Batman’s actually a vampire and Superman’s the son of Zod in Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles, similarities aren’t really what Bruce Timm is going for…
It’s a relatively quiet week this week for Wonder Woman, with just two appearances before next week’s epic roll out of the DC You universe begins in earnest for the Amazon princess. Over in Injustice: Gods Among Us, there’s rather a lot of Wonder Woman, with the gods deciding that Superman needs to vacate the planet – or else. Meanwhile, appropriately enough, Sensation Comics – and Batman – take a week to give Diana a moment of peace. I wonder how that’ll work out?
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I'm Rob Buckley, a freelance journalist who writes for UK media magazines that most people have never heard of, although you might have heard me on Radio 5 Live's Saturday Edition or Afternoon Edition. I've edited Dreamwatch, Sprocket and Cambridge Film Festival Daily; been technical editor for trade magazine Televisual; reviewed films for the short-lived newspaper Cambridge Insider and the equally short-lived Death Ray and Filmstar magazines; written features for the even shorter-lived newspaper Soho Independent; and was regularly sarcastic about television on the blink-and-you-missed-it "web site for urban hedonists" The Tribe. I'm freelance now and have contributed to the likes of Broadcast, Total Content + Media, Action TV, Off The Telly, Action Network and TV Scoop.