Posted on June 11, 2013 | |
So normally, around this time, I'd review the latest DC comics that feature Wonder Woman. These usually include Wonder Woman and Justice League, and what with the new super-romance, Superman, as well as various other miscellaneous titles.
Now, reviewing them takes up much more time than it used to and with DC's schedule all over the place, trying to recap them all each month has become harder and harder, particularly since my own work schedule has been all over the place and incompatible with DC's.
More than that, my heart's not really in it. The comics are largely fine (although problematic at times, particularly Injustice: Gods Among Us), but I'm just not loving them anymore and some egregious things have been done since the start of the new 52. So I've decided today that I'm going to stop reviewing them. I'll keep reading them, though, and I might return at some point to reviewing them, since the web stats say this is actually one of the most popular features of the blog.
So let me know if you'd like me to continue, let me know below and if enough people ask, I'll get back to reviewing them. If no one's interested, then TTFN WW.
Posted on May 9, 2013 | |
In keeping with this 'ere blog's slightly unplanned 'pagan week', it's time for the (increasingly belated) monthly round-up of the comic-book appearances of everyone's favourite pagan superheroine, Wonder Woman.
After March's month of face-palming, April proved to be a somewhat better month for our Wondy, with the Amazon princess finally giving Orion the punching he deserved in Wonder Woman #19, going to Lois Lane's house-warming and giving her new secret identity, Diana Prince, its first real outing in Superman #19, and trying to set the world to rights by kicking terrorists' asses with her new boyfriend in Justice League #19. Unfortunately, though, it looks like nothing can save Injustice: Gods Among Us from being facepalm-central.
I'm also adding to the roster of comics: after trying to save my pennies, I've had to play catch up with Justice League of America #1-3, seeing as Diana features quite heavily. Kind of. And all I'll say about that that not-so-illustrious title until after the jump is "What the hell is Catwoman not wearing?"
Continue reading "Review: Wonder Woman #19/Justice League #19/Superman #19/Injustice: Gods Among Us #12-17/Justice League of America #1-3"
Posted on April 1, 2013 | |
It's time, once again, for our monthly round-up of all things Wonder Woman in comics. And what a month, because despite the end of the H'El on Earth storyline in Superman/Supergirl/Superboy and the crossover in Batwoman, it's been
well, maybe not momentous, but whatever it's been, I'm not sure I have enough hands for the facepalms required to deal with it all.
Wonder Woman #18 sees the end of the hunt for Zola's baby (finally); Justice League #18 mostly has Wonder Woman alternating between standing around a lot and hitting things; Superman #18 is Wonder Woman-free yet has referenced our heroine rather a lot thanks to the arrival of Orion; and in Injustice: Gods Among Us, it's all out war between the superheroes and everyone else, including each other, with Wondy standing by her man.
Which ones required the most facepalms? I'll give you a clue: it's fortunately the only one where Wonder Woman is literally flirting with Superman over Lois Lane's dead body.
Continue reading "Review: Wonder Woman #18/Justice League #18/Superman #18/Injustice: Gods Among us #8-11"