Posted 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"
Posted 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"
Posted on January 31, 2014 | |
There’s not much in the printed medium out this week Wonder Womany. Despite the cover, over on Earth 2, World’s Finest Annual #1 largely involves a chase after alternative Wonder Woman’s daughter, Fury. Alternative Wondy shows up for a couple of pages towards the end, but it’s more of a cameo than a real appearance.
Meanwhile, over in Forever Evil: ARGUS, again, despite the cover, it’s more of a cameo for Wonder Woman as the assembled heroes and villains realises that arch-Wondy enemy (literally) holds the key to rescuing the Justice League.
We also get a little bit of insight into Steve Trevor’s mind, which is largely full of Wonder Woman, apparently.
Lastly, it’s worth noting that over in this week's Superman, Lois Lane official title of ‘Superman’s best friend’, a title held, pre nu-52, by either Batman or Wonder Woman, depending on the situation. Interesting flip around that.
Oh, and Lois has forgotten Clark and Superman are the same person. How many times did that happen pre-nu52? Lots, anyway, nostalgia fans.