Weekly Wonder Woman: Justice League #19, Trinity #8

Last week was slightly quieter for our Diana, even though the movie is now only about a month away. But some concept art of Wonder Woman‘s ‘equivalent to Superman‘s helicopter scene’ has been unveiled, as well as 1:1 scale bracelets, tiara and lasso that will set you back a mere US$349.95 (+ shipping)

Greg Rucka also revealed that he’s only “stepping away” from Wonder Woman, not quitting forever, so he might be back at some point. Which is good news, since fans actually walked out on the panel when he announced he was leaving.

And we learned that big chunks of both Wonder Woman and Superman/Wonder Woman never happened (even though they did, unless Diana and Steve were both imagining it).

Does that make any sense? Possibly not, as we’ll see after the jump when we’ll be looking at the comics that featured Diana in the past week: Justice League #19 and Trinity #8. 

Justice League (Rebirth) #19

Justice League (Rebirth) #19
The Justice League decides it was a daft idea to connect everything together so they disconnect everything.


What does Diana do?
Disconnect the thingie in Ancient Greece.

Extra notes
The machine is draining ‘the power of the gods’ from ‘all around Greece’s mythical landscape’. Nope, no idea what that means. I’m not even sure Diana does. But it does sound cool.

The gods' power

Trinity #8

Trinity #8
Two versions of Superman are still fighting thanks to Superman Reborn: Aftermath, but which one’s which? And why are there two of them (again)? What’s real and what’s not? Can the Trinity tell, given their memories and histories have been interfered with? Could it be something to do with the Watchmen and the Rebirth universe? 

Who is he?

What does Diana do?
Reason with Superman and Batman a lot. Protect Batman. Fail to truss up a Superman with her lasso. 


More reasoning

Protecting Batman

Lasso of Truth failure

And turn up – a lot.

Many Wonder Women

Extra notes
Obviously lots going on here and you’re better off reading the actual issue if you want to get a hang of the details, since there are many mysteries and few answers. There are (again) minor references to the fact that Diana’s history has been messed around with and she doesn’t know what’s true any more. And you can have a great fun of trying to work out from which continuity each Diana in the previous spread comes from – particularly the one in the middle, who appears to come from the “Jim Lee’s last minute rejections for the nu52” universe.

Oddly, too, despite the fact that the Trinity are still supposed to be getting to know one another and the Superman-Wonder Woman relationship is now not supposed to have happened, we still have this panel:


Maybe Diana’s just forgetting herself. Maybe Diana’s just forgotten what she’s supposed to have forgotten. Or maybe all of DC’s writers have forgotten what they’re supposed to know.

Who knows?

Disclaimer: Owing to the small fortune it would take to buy every single DC comic each week, this is not a guaranteed rundown of all the comics that feature Wonder Woman. If you know of any I’ve missed, email me or leave a comment below and I’ll cover them the following week


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    I’m Rob Buckley, a journalist who writes for UK media magazines that most people have never heard of although you might have heard me on the podcast Lockdown Land or Radio 5 Live’s Saturday Edition or Afternoon Edition. I’ve edited Dreamwatch, Sprocket and Cambridge Film Festival Daily; been technical editor for TV producers magazine Televisual; reviewed films for the short-lived newspaper Cambridge Insider; 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. Since going freelance, I've contributed to the likes of Broadcast, Total Content + Media, Action TV, Off The Telly, Action Network, TV Scoop and The Custard TV.

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