It’s going to be the last Weekly Wonder Woman for a while, I’m afraid, since I’m on blogging holiday next week until the start of September. So treasure these words, for they’re the last you’re going to get for over a month.
But for our last Weekly Wonder Woman this summer, we have a doozy of a collection to work through. As well as seeing the power couple face down the Suicide Squad in Superman/Wonder Woman #19, we have Wonder Woman facing down the Anti-Monitor in Justice League #42, facing down Martian Manhunter in Martian Manhunter #2, facing down Nyx and two Strifes in Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman #43… and, erm, apologising to Superman for breaking his arm in Injustice: Gods Among Us: Year Four #11.
And finally, after weeks of digital comics promoting its arrival, we finally have not only the conclusion of the Justice League: Gods And Monsters comics series, but also Justice League: Gods and Monsters to watch on our teles. Was it worth the wait for Wonder Woman fans?
It's been a big weekend for our Wondy, because over in the San Diego Comic Con, we had the first trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice that actually features the Amazon Princess. Blink and you might miss this…
…but you won't miss this exciting use of her bracelets…
…or this example of her indestructibility…
That 'real world' excitement aside, it was also a busy week in Diana's comic book world adventures, and surprisingly, all of it had a theological perspective. Over in Justice League of America, Superman's Kryptonian god Rao has turned up, offering to help the world, prompting Lois Lane of all people to start examining the nature of belief. But where's Diana in all of this, you might wonder? Good question…
Meanwhile, over in Sensation Comics, we mine Hesiod's lesser known Works and Days to explore a little known facet of Eris aka Strife - there's two of her. What will they get up to together?
Justice League: Gods and Monsters is a new title that acts as a prequel to the Justice League: Gods and Monsters movie and we learn quite a lot about this Elseworlds Wonder Woman - particularly that she likes to shag. A lot. But what are her views on godhood? That we'll look at after the jump, too.
And lastly, it's all out war between Amazons, gods and Justice League over in Injustice: Gods Among Us and by the end of it, there are going to be a whole lot more gods, too.
(Formally) moving to its new home of Monday, it’s Weekly Wonder Woman, your weekly round-up of all the DC comics that have featured… well, you can probably guess who.
This week, we have the grand unveiling of the DC You Wonder Woman, the semi-successor to nu52 Wonder Woman. Yes, no longer will I be able to inaccurately mock the new 52 with a tedious reference to Apple Computers of the 1990s; now I must deal with the already self-mocking DC You. Supposedly, a lighter, happier, freer DC universe – ah, if only they could say ‘Marvel-ier’ – it’s got new versions of old characters, new comics and more, right down to a Black Canary who sings heavy metal while fighting crime.
While the launch has been underway for a couple of weeks now, with Superman getting his secret identity revealed and losing some of his powers over in Superman and Batman’s Bruce Wayne having been replaced by Commissioner Gordon in some kind of battle suit…
…this is the first week we’ve properly seen the new Wonder Woman make an appearance. So after the jump, as well as our regular scans over the Elseworld Wonder Women of Injustice Gods Among Us Year Four and Sensation Comics, we’ll be looking at the first-DC You issues of both Wonder Woman and Superman-Wonder Woman, wherein we get to meet the new DC You Wonder Woman – hint, she might just have a new costume.
And we’ll also be looking at the first issue of Justice League of America. Yes, I know there’s already a Justice League – this is the Justice League of America. Yes, I know there’s already been a nu52 Justice League of America with a completely different line-up – this is the regular Justice League line-up, with Superman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman and Cyborg. Yes, I know Wonder Woman isn’t American and actually lives in London, but that’s not my fault is it?
What do you mean they’re all still wearing their nu52 costumes? Don’t tell me that’s now an Elseworld, too. Sigh.
Talking of Elseworlds, here’s the new animated Wonder Woman. See if you can spot any actual similarities with normal Wonder Woman, beyond the fact she’s
The daughter of a god
Has a boyfriend called Steve Trevor
Although I guess since Batman’s actually a vampire and Superman’s the son of Zod in Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles, similarities aren’t really what Bruce Timm is going for…
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I'm Rob Buckley, a freelance journalist who writes for UK media magazines that most people have never heard of, although you might have heard me on Radio 5 Live's Saturday Edition or Afternoon Edition. I've edited Dreamwatch, Sprocket and Cambridge Film Festival Daily; been technical editor for trade magazine Televisual; reviewed films for the short-lived newspaper Cambridge Insider and the equally short-lived Death Ray and Filmstar magazines; written features for the even shorter-lived newspaper Soho Independent; and was regularly sarcastic about television on the blink-and-you-missed-it "web site for urban hedonists" The Tribe. I'm freelance now and have contributed to the likes of Broadcast, Total Content + Media, Action TV, Off The Telly, Action Network and TV Scoop.