on March 6, 2014 | |
Only a guest appearance by Diana in this week’s Weekly Wonder Woman – a cameo in Batman/Superman Annual #1. A strange and funny little tale by Greg Pak, it sees various members of the Bat family and the Super family head off to Warworld to fight the son of Mongul, because if they don’t, he’ll blast away bits of the Earth with his great big space gun.
However, before Supes and co go on their way, Diana turns up first to ask why she’s not coming and then to wish them all good luck – and to give Supergirl her sword because Clark’s such a great big girls’ blouse when it comes to this killing thing. It’s essentially a few panes of lovely character moments beautifully illustrated by the always wonderful Jae Lee that’s good for Diana, good for the Superman-Wonder Woman relationship and even good for Wonder Woman-Supergirl, who have a sort of rapprochement following their last big bust up.
Worth a flick through, at least.
on February 28, 2014 | |
So it’s the beginning of the end for a lot of things over in Wonder Woman. We’re heading towards the end of the current story arc for one thing, but we’re also heading towards the end of Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang’s three-year run on the title, with wife and husband team Meredith and Brian Finch ready to take over on writing and art duties respectively.
After the jump, we’ll talk about all the other things that (possibly) ended in Wonder Woman #28, as well as Wonder Woman’s appearance in Injustice: Gods Among Us and various mentions in Forever Evil: Argus #5, in which Steve Trevor tries to prove he’s more than just her ex-boyfriend… by trying to beat up her arch enemy Cheetah and getting her lasso back.
Continue reading "Weekly Wonder Woman: Wonder Woman #28 + Injustice: Gods Among Us, Year Two #4 and Forever Evil: Argus #5"
on February 18, 2014 | |
One of the biggest complaints about the nu52 version of Wonder Woman has been that she's not especially wondrous. In her own title, largely she plays second fiddle to others, whose help she always seems to need and who end up saving the day, while Wondy looks on bewildered, usually having learnt something very very important that requires her to apologise to someone, probably male. In other titles, she shows up and, with a few honourable exceptions (eg Supergirl #17), doesn't do very much either - was there much point to that Batwoman crossover a while back? I don't think so.
So when Superman/Wonder Woman was announced, there was a great deal of concern among fans, not just because of the title, that Wonder Woman would again be the B-team to a male character, an ancillary companion in need of constant rescuing by her male counterpart and whose mythos and personality would be subsumed under the banner of 'Superman's super squeeze'.
Now, five issues in, it's clear that these worries are largely unwarranted. Because, to pull a reverse-Kenobi on Wonder Woman fans, this is the comic book you've been looking for.
Continue reading "Review: Superman/Wonder Woman #5 + Injustice: Gods Among Us, Year Two #3"