Weekly Wonder Woman: Justice League #30

Yes, it’s Weekly Wonder Woman – keeping you up to date on pretty much anything involving DC Comics’ premier superheroine, including Lynda Carter’s latest fight

The excitement about Wonder Woman still isn’t dying down, you know. It’s now only $1m behind Spider-Man at the box office – if it beats that, it’ll officially be the highest grossing superhero origins movie ever. Wowzers.

Last week, James Cameron decided to double-down on his anti-Wonder Woman comments. Now Lynda Carter has waded in on Facebook:

To James Cameron -STOP dissing WW: You poor soul. Perhaps you do not understand the character. I most certainly do. Like all women–we are more than the sum of our parts. Your thuggish jabs at a brilliant director, Patty Jenkins, are ill advised. This movie was spot on. Gal Gadot was great. I know, Mr. Cameron–because I have embodied this character for more than 40 years. So–STOP IT.

You might want to back off now, Jimmy.

Meanwhile, the movie is having its own influence on TV. Gal Gadot is going to be hosting Saturday Night Live this weekend.

And Chicago Fire‘s writers have admitted to doing a female-centric episode of the show after having seen the movie.

What was the impetus for that for Dawson specifically?

Whenever you can throw a firefighter off duty without their equipment, without their radios into one of these situations and see how they would react in that pressure cooker, she’s a natural for it. It was her turn. After I saw Wonder Woman, I was like, “Dawson’s our Wonder Woman! She needs to have an episode!” That was the driving force there.

All the same, attention is now shifting towards Justice League, which is due out next month. A new trailer is due on Sunday and to promote that, there’s a range of new character posters out, including one of our Diana:

New Wonder Woman Justice League poster

Empire magazine has a Justice League front cover drawn by none other than Jason Fabok:

Empire Justice League cover

The observant will notice that along with a lot of other Justice League promotion material, Wonder Woman is at the front – yep, DC knows what side its bread is buttered on now.

There’s also a behind the scenes promo video:

As well as a book of concept art coming out from Titan:

Justice League concept art book

Merchandise news

Nothing much else Diana-y that I spotted, but there is a Funko set with an Aquaman theme coming out that has a teaser that features Funko Diana.

But that’s about it. After the jump, we’ll have a look at the one title to feature Diana this week: Justice League #30. In it we discover that Diana isn’t the worst mum in the world after all. So that’s nice.

But before you go, what’s going on here in the background of DC’s Twitter account page. Did Diana not understand the rules of the Pretty Woman re-enactment society? Or can we hazard a guess at what Diana inherits from Hercules in the next issue of Wonder Woman?

Diana wears a lion

Justice League #30

Justice League #30


Diana’s been caught in the darkness. Aquaman explains why he’s wearing Cyborg. Sovereign turns out to be… Hippolyta!

Sovereign is Hippolyta

What does Diana do?

Spend most of the issue hanging from the Darkness, trying hard not to go doolally tap and kill everyone.

Kill them all

Not entirely successfully…

Kill everyone!

Extra notes

As it’s Bryan Hitch, as expected, lots of timey-wimey things going on. Justice League Jr’s turning up from the future caused the future to change, resulting in bad things happening sooner than they were supposed to, since Sovereign came back to find Diana as Diana’s dead in her time. Oops.

But other than Sovereign/Hippolyta turning up on/with Mount Olympus…

Sovereign arrives

…perhaps the most notable aspect of the issue is that Steve Trevor’s in it. He’s all freshly shaven and ARGUSy. He’s also not Hunter’s dad.

Steve's not Hunter's dad

So Hunter’s dad isn’t Superman or Steve Trevor. Doesn’t leave many other options for who it might be. Unless it’s another Superman…

Rating: 5/7 (Artwork: 5/7)