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March 21, 2017

Weekly Wonder Woman: Trinity #7, Justice League #17, Wonder Woman Meets The Bionic Woman #3

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Diana Prince Funko

With the movie getting ever closer, naturally the number of tie-ins to Wonder Woman is increasing. For example, new to the list is a Diana Prince Funko toy, which has a removable shield. Surprisingly enough, Steve Trevor is going to get a single issue of his own comicWonder Woman: Steve Trevor #1, as well. How exciting. Imagine how many people are going to be pleased by that.

Meanwhile, assuming you haven't been too busy designing your own bracelets to read any comics, you may have noticed a few new titles featured Diana this week: Trinity #7, Justice League #17 and Wonder Woman Meets The Bionic Woman #3. We can chat about them after the jump.

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March 14, 2017

Weekly Wonder Woman: Wonder Woman #18, Batman '66 Meets Wonder Woman '77 #8, Justice League/Power Rangers #3

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Wonder Woman poster: Wonder

The talk of the past week has been all about the new Wonder Woman movie. Again. Although, to be fair, we have had a rather impressive new poster (above) and a rather shiny new trailer to mull over.

Lots to discuss in that, obviously, although Diana flying, Dr Poison et al have all been hinted at elsewhere:

  1. Pretty much everything revealed about the plot chimes with what was revealed by IMDb last week
  2. At the very least, Diana has a secret and it seems to involve the ability to shoot energy out of her bracelets, much to her own surprise
  3. Fan favourite Artemis, the former Wonder Woman and newly revealed as bi current star of Red Hood & The Outlaws, makes an appearance
  4. She's played by none other than Ann Wolfe, who's probably the best fighter in the history of women's boxing
  5. Diana thinks London's hideous. Then again, it's 1917/1918 and she's probably already had to sail past the still-working wharfs before getting to Tower Bridge, so she probably would think that.

Elsewhere, Greg Rucka and Liam Sharp's run on Wonder Woman is currently part of an exhibit at the Israeli Museum of Caricature and Comics in Holon, Israel. And if you're a big buyer of cereals, now's the time to switch to Cheerios in the US, since they feature a whole bunch of DC comics and artwork, including Diana as drawn by Neal Adams.

And on TV, NBC's Powerless not only revealed Themyscira's (current?) time zone…

Themyscira's time zone revealed on Powerless

…it also hinted that the technology used in Diana's invisible plane is being made available to the manufacturers of children's toys.

The box for the toy Invisible Jet

Invisible jet toy under construction

Can't imagine that ending badly.

After the jump, a look at the latest DC comics to feature our Diana: Wonder Woman #18, Batman '66 Meets Wonder Woman '77 #8 and Justice League/Power Rangers #3. But not in that order.

See you in a mo…

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March 7, 2017

Weekly Wonder Woman: Justice League (Rebirth) #16

Posted on March 7, 2017 | Post a comment | Bookmark and Share

Wonder Woman climbs a ladder

It's been a week of movie spoilers for Wonder Woman fans since last we met. Members of the press have been allowed to see a couple of scenes from the movie and talk to director Patty Jenkins.

More importantly, they've been given the lowdown on the plot and it seems a certain French magazine got the wrong end of the stick about the film's most important points as far as canon is concerned. IMDb is now prepared to reveal all (spoilers ahoy):

Something Diana does not realize at first, but the audience gets, is Diana's true power as a demigod. Early on, the movie catches fans up on Amazon history, storybook style, telling of a time when Zeus ruled Earth and his jealous son Ares poisoned the hearts of men so they'd turn on each other. Zeus turned to other gods for help and Aphrodite created a race of Amazon warriors, powerful women with a mission to restore peace.

It worked for a while but Ares killed other gods and almost killed Zeus, until Zeus blasted him and created Themyscira. He left behind a "god killer" to the Amazons, the only weapon capable of killing Ares. But it's not a physical object, it's Diana, a demigod, herself, as the secret daughter of Zeus and Hippolyta (Connie Nielsen) — she is the weapon that can kill Ares.

The observant will notice a very important 'almost', the addition of a certain goddess to the plot, the restoration of an important origin point from the nu52 and a lot of new metaphors. It certainly sounds a lot better than the French version, anyway.

All in the real world, there's been a brief interview with Susan Eisenberg, who of course voiced Wondy in the Justice League animated series and is set to do the same in the video game sequel to Injustice: Gods Among Us.

Not much by way of comics since last time, though. In fact, Justice League (Rebirth) #16 was the only one I could spot and even then, very little Diana. Indeed, all does it make clear what was hinted at last time: Diana has gone back in time to the (non-specific) age when the Olympians began.

Diana - back in Olympian times

See you next week then!

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