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October 28, 2014

Weekly Wonder Woman: Secret Origins #6, Sensation Comics #11, Smallville: Continuity #1-9

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Secret Origins #6

This week sees the last issue of Wonder Woman from Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang, the creative forces behind the character’s revamp for the nu52. However, before they go, they’ve one extra little ‘treat' for Wonder Woman fans as part of the Secret Origins series of comics, revealing – in their own inimitable style – why Wonder Woman left Paradise Island. And as usual with those two, it was both the best of times and the worst of times.

Also out last week was Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman, which gave us a pleasing team-up between Diana and Big Barda against some intelligent gorillas and their robots. Monkey punching! Yay!

It's a whole lot better than it sounds, I promise.

And lastly, Smallville: Continuity has apparently been including its Wonder Woman in the storyline for the past nine issues without telling me. Huh. So a brief recap of that story after the jump, too. See you in a minute!

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October 21, 2014

Weekly Wonder Woman: Justice League #35, Sensation Comics #10

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Justice League #35

It was all about Lex Luthor over at Justice League last week. The newest member of the League, he’s up to something so they’ve decided to keep him close to keep an eye on him. In turn, Lex has been learning what it means to be a goodie for a change – largely thanks to Wonder Woman. But what’s he been up to? Almost all is revealed this issue…

Also last week we had the latest issue of Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman, in which, with a little help from Atom, Wonder Woman goes all Giganta to deal with a Thanagarian villain in the entertainingly titled ‘Attack of the 50-foot Wonder Woman’. As you might expect, things don’t turn out quite the way you’d think.

Surprisingly, both are linked by a common theme. What might that be? I’ll tell you after the jump.

Sensation Comics #10

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October 14, 2014

Weekly Wonder Woman: Superman/Wonder Woman #12, Sensation Comics #9

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Superman/Wonder Woman #12

So it was the best of times and it was the worst of times at Superman/Wonder Woman last week. On the one hand, after months of the interminable ‘Superman Doomed’ storyline, things finally returned to normal, with writer Charles Soule once more being allowed to devote his attention to the Power Couple with a characteristically joyful little piece in issue #12.

On the other, Soule recently signed an exclusivity contract with Marvel, which means that his reign on the title is at an end.

And there was much wailing and gnashing of teeth.

After the jump, then, we’ll look at Soule’s final issue, we’ll ask just how different from our Earth – particularly London – the DC Earth might be, and we’ll finally find out why Wonder Woman likes ice cream so much.

Also arriving in London last week was Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman #9, together with a noted American master criminal – a certain Ms Selina Kyle aka Catwoman. More on what happens when she meets a very sleepy Wonder Woman after the jump.

Sensation Comics #9

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