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September 23, 2014

Weekly Wonder Woman: Sensation Comics #6, Wonder Woman: Futures End #1, Superman/Wonder Woman: Futures End #1

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Sensation Comics featuring Wonder Woman

Sometimes I think I might be better off just waiting for the trade paperbacks of all the Wonder Woman strips. No more having to ferret around trying to find out what issues she’s in. No more wondering when the next issue in a story is going to turn up.

Case in point: last week’s releases. After weeks of none of Diana’s regular titles appearing on the (digital) shelves, DC has finally decided to give us not only the weekly Sensation Comics (Featuring Wonder Woman), but also the latest issues of both Wonder Woman and Superman/Wonder Woman. Nice, hey?

Except rather than carry on the regular story and conclude Brian Azzarello’s run on Wonder Woman, we’ve got a one-off Wonder Woman: Futures End that ties into the somewhat tedious ongoing multi-comic, alternative future, ‘Futures End’ crossover that’s been running for who knows how long (well, I do, actually. Since May, to be precise).

Sigh.

And guess what. Rather than resume the normal action on Charles Soule’s rather marvellous and fun Superman/Wonder Woman title or even resume and conclude the somewhat tedious ongoing multi-comic ‘Superman: Doomed’ crossover that’s been running for who knows how long (well, I do, actually. Since May, to be precise) and has invaded Superman/Wonder Woman for the past few months, Wonder Woman: Futures End #1 crosses over into Superman/Wonder Woman, too, to give us Superman/Wonder Woman: Futures End #1.

Sigh. Again.

Anyway, after the jump, a review of one comic that features the unexpected return of an old Wonder Woman villain and reviews of two comics that feature the unexpected return of another old Wonder Woman villain. None of these comics will, however, have any effect whatsoever on anything. I wonder when normal service will resume?

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September 19, 2014

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September 16, 2014

Weekly Wonder Woman: Superman Unchained #8, Sensation Comics #5

Posted on September 16, 2014 | comments | Bookmark and Share

I misspoke a little last week when I said that DC had postponed all its important Wonder Woman comics until last Wednesday. In fact, Superman/Wonder Woman, Wonder Woman, et al are due out this week. So last week was actually kind of quiet, too.

Superman Unchained #8

If you’d been expecting Superman Unchained to deliver any Wonder Woman action, given she was in the previous issue, you’d have been disappointed since this issue, she didn’t feature at all, except through Superman wondering how best to fight a baddie called Wraith – perhaps he should emulate Diana?

Fight like Diana

But after creating a level playing field for them both, Superman then decides the big difference between him and Wraith is that Wraith has always had an army at his back, whereas he has always fought alone so has had to learn how to fight… presumably a new development for which he has Diana to thank, because as we remember from Superman/Wonder Woman #5 when faced with some warriors from Krypton, Superman sucked at fighting.

Meanwhile, Lex Luthor turned out to be an intellectual dilettante, who claims to have read The Iliad but doesn’t know that the Trojan Horse only appears in Homer’s other poem, The Odyssey, and then only in flashback (the full tale of its construction is in The Little Iliad, one of the lost poems of the Epic Cycle). Or it might just be a parallel universe where The Iliad’s a bit different – in which case, I’d love to read the new 52 version of the Aithiopis.

Lex hasn't read The Iliad

That means the only Wonder Woman comic of note last week was Sensation Comics #5, which turned out to be quite interesting indeed.

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