Sorry, loyal readers, I’ve been away for a month so I’ve missed out all of August’s comics featuring Wonder Woman, and life being too short, etc, I won’t be playing catch up with August's annuals, Superman Wonder Woman #11, Supergirl #34 et al, I’m afraid. Onwards and upwards and all that.
Fortunately, for some reason, DC has delayed releasing most of the usual Wonder Woman titles until tomorrow, though, so last week only gave me a few titles with which to kick off coverage again. The first is Justice League #33, in which Lex Luthor petitions to become part of the Justice League, largely by trying to deal with the alternative universe Green Lantern ring that’s taken hold of one frightened human, who for reasons best known to them is sought after by the Doom Patrol.
Batman sorts out the bad Lantern in a somewhat surprising way, but decides to persuade the rest of the Trinity that maybe having Lex Luthor on board isn’t such a bad idea – since it means that they can keep an eye on him.
There’s not a lot for Diana to do, beyond fight, plan and promise to give Steve Trevor a call (to have a word with him about the Doom Patrol, obviously), and if you’re as tired of ongoing storylines as I am, then the inability of both Forever Evil and, elsewhere, Superman: Doomed, to actually end is more than a bit wearing. But it’s fine for what it is.
However, the big news when I was away was the launch of weekly digital comic, Sensation Comics featuring Wonder Woman. Named after the comic that launched Wonder Woman in the first place, it exists as a way for authors and artists to create weekly Wonder Woman comics that are ‘out of continuity’ – that is, nothing in them affects existing nu52 continuity and they can in fact be set in any other, non-nu52 continuity, whether it be post-Crisis, Golden Age, Odyssey or even one of their own invention.
So what have authors done with it so far? Let’s have a brief chat about that, as well as the latest issue, after the jump.
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