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July 21, 2014

Weekly Wonder Woman: Injustice Gods Among Us: Year Two #15

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Diana was taking a well-deserved holiday last week in most of the DC universes. However, in the “let’s get everyone hitting each other in time for the video game” universe of Injustice Gods Among Us, she did at least get a mention.

When last we left her in issue #4, she was in a coma in Man’s World, with her mother Hippolyta promising to take her back to Paradise Island to seek the help of the gods. When there’s an attack against the Earth – currently being run by an uneasy alliance between Superman and Sinestro – where’s Superman to defend it? Visiting Wonder Woman.

Superman's on Themyscira

He’s not responding. I wonder what’s stopping him…

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July 15, 2014

Weekly Wonder Woman: Superman/Wonder Woman #10, Justice League Beyond 2.0 #24

Posted on July 15, 2014 | Post a comment | Bookmark and Share

Superman/Wonder Woman #10

Normally, around this time of the month, we can rely on Charles Soule and Tony Daniel to cheer us with their usual top notch, high-quality Superman/Wonder Woman. However, this month, not only was Tony Daniel away, leaving the art to the not-quite-as-good Paulo Siqueira – possibly a permanent situation since Daniel is off to write and draw Deathstroke – we’re still stuck in the seemingly interminable ‘Superman Doomed storyline’. The result is the first issue of Superman/Wonder Woman that… I almost can’t bring myself to say it… isn’t very good.

There, I dared to say it.

Also after the jump, we’ll take a look at Justice League Beyond #24, which finally wraps up both the 'Justice Lords' storyline and the ‘Return of Wonder Woman’ storyline. Man these things go on for a long time.

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July 7, 2014

Weekly Wonder Woman: Scooby Doo Team-Up #9, Superman Unchained #7, Batman-Superman #12

Posted on July 7, 2014 | Post a comment | Bookmark and Share

Last week saw three ventures by Wonder Woman into other DC titles.

Superman Unchained #7

The first was Superman Unchained #7, a title supposedly free of Wonder Woman and largely concerned with matters Superman and able friend Lois Lane. However, such were its rubbish readership numbers the creators’ long-established creative intentions, it’s being finished in a few issues’ time and this month, Wonder Woman showed up, presumably in an effort to boost the readership as part of the creators’ long-established creative intentions.

Now, it’s fair to say it doesn’t look like writer Scott Snyder was dead keen on this, given that:

  1. She doesn’t get any dialogue at all
  2. She’s largely there to twat the bad guy with a coin to save Batman and then get twatted with a dinosaur by the bad guy.

No, really.

Wonder Woman twats Wraith with a giant coin

Wraith hits Wonder Woman with a dinosaur

So it wasn’t the finest of Wonder Woman’s hours.

Equally, over in Batman-Superman, we got to see (alternative universe) Wonder Woman being killed again in a flashback to Earth 2 #1. However, this time the event is witnessed by our universe’s Superman, who gets to mourn the death of his ‘love', as well as his own.

Superman sees Wonder Woman die

Again, not a great Wonder Woman moment, albeit one to set off a few squees worldwide.

So instead, if you wanted to get a proper dose of Wonder Woman last week, you needed to head to a very unlikely source: Scooby-Doo Team-Up #9.

No, really.

More after the jump.

Scooby Doo Team-Up #9

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