Weekly Wonder Woman: Justice League #33, Trinity #15, Wonder Woman/Conan #3

Themyscira on DC's Legends of Tomorrow

Yes, it’s Weekly Wonder Woman – keeping you up to date on pretty much anything involving DC Comics’ premier superheroine, including which universes she’s in

Justice League is out tonight, both here and the US. The predictions are it’s going to do good box office – it’s already been released in a few countries and international box office seems to be good so far, allegedly doing the best ever for a Hollywood movie in Brazil (really?) – even if pretty much every review says “it’s not great, but at least it’s not Batman v Superman bad”.

TMINE will be seeing it tomorrow, so next week’s WWW will feature a full review – and will probably be on Wednesday.

If you want to read some Justice League stories before seeing Justice League, Syfy Wire reckons it’s got the top 5 for you:

However, while a lot of them are good stories, slightly problematic is the fact that most of them aren’t Justice League storylines, just stories that involve the Justice League or Elseworld versions of the Justice League. You’d think they could do better with so many decades to work with, wouldn’t you?

Movie news

Rumours have been swirling around that Brett Ratner – the world’s most average film director but also one of the financiers of Wonder Woman and also the subject of a lot of allegations of sexual abuse, sexual harassment, homophobia et al – has been shoved off future movies, including Wonder Woman 2, at the instigation of Gal Gadot, who would have refused to sign on the dotted line for any more movies were he involved. Warner Bros has since denied the story and Deadline says there was nothing to it. Still, here’s Gal Gadot sort of denying it but not.

Gadot has also discussed how Diana differs between movies, as well as being a role model and the loss of UN ambassador status. But still on a sexism roll, someone’s noticed that Justice League‘s costumes for its Amazons are somewhat different from those in Wonder Woman. Could having a male costumier on the former movie, a female costumier on the latter be the issue?

Still, several of the Amazons themselves seem to like the change, so maybe it’s not quite so clear cut.

TV news

Two weeks in a row we’ve had some TV news, which is quite remarkable. This week, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow made a brief visit to Themyscira.

Themyscira on DC's Legends of Tomorrow Themyscira on DC's Legends of Tomorrow

A little bit before the Trojan War it would seem, but the DC Universe is not our universe, of course. It’s also not the DC Extended Universe, so don’t be expecting Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman to show up on it any time soon now.

Merchandise news

This one’s just spooky.

Wonder Woman Justice League Hot Toy

Comics reviews

After the jump, this week’s adventures of Diana in comic book land. We (thankfully) have the end of the ‘Metal’ tie-in storyline in Justice League #33. We (thankfully) have the end of ‘Trinity versus lots of other Trinities’ storyline in Trinity #15. And we (thankfully) have the latest pairing of Diana and Conan in Wonder Woman/Conan #3.

I should have probably saved that joke until next Thursday, shouldn’t I?

Justice League #33

Justice League #33

Plot

Cyborg is able to upgrade himself and release the Justice League, who beat up the alternative universe ‘metal Batmen’.

What does Diana do?

Get released. Punch a bit.

Justice League trapped Justice League fighting

Extra notes

Diana doesn’t get to do much. Or say much. It’s mainly about Cyborg applying the lessons of American football to fighting interdimensional baddies from beyond time.

Best ignored. Roll on issue #34.

Rating: 1/7 (Artwork: 4/7)

Trinity #15

Trinity #15

Plot

Superman, Wonder Woman, Zatanna et al are prisoners of Circe. Thankfully, Batman uses the power of SCIENCE™ – and the mini-Trinity – to save them.

Batman and the mini-Trinity Batman killed the mini-Trinity Batman's good vibrations

What does Diana do?

Give her lasso to Superman to use, since apparently she’s not fast enough to use it herself (!).

Diana reclaims her Lasso

Here's my lasso!

Rescue Circe after Ra’s al Ghul dumps her in the Pandora Pit.

Circe drowns Diana saves her Everyone else helps

Extra notes

Nice to see the Lasso of Truth has returned to being infinitely extensible. Also good to see Diana saving Circe at the end and having a teeny tiny reunion with Artemis.

Otherwise, the entire storyline has been given a hugely wasted opportunity for virtually all the Trinities, with none of them (good or bad) being written very well, getting to do anything extremely cool or show off their unique skills. No super special John Constantine tricky plan? I’m disappointed.

Also, that SCIENCE™ made blood come out my ears.

Rating: 3/7 (Artwork: 5/7)

Wonder Woman/Conan #3

Wonder Woman/Conan #3

Plot

Conan remembers when he and ‘Yanna’ were just kids together and Diana became his first love. Diana doesn’t. But they fight some crows and some sharks instead. Meanwhile, the Crow Witches are dischuffed that Diana and Conan aren’t fighting each other.

First love for Conan and Diana Witches wager

Extra notes

Mainly just fighting stuff, interspersed with Diana and Conan’s childhood love affair. But certainly a lot more enjoyable than and better for Diana than this week’s other titles, and the parallel version of Diana’s storyline does illuminate aspects of her canonical story.

Interesting that this is very definitely the current DC Rebirth Universe’s Diana who’s been brought to the Conan universe somehow and depowered. How that squares with her becoming a child and living through a parallel lifetime growing up amongst some parallel Amazons, we’ll have to wait to see, I guess.

Alternative Amazons

Rating: 5/7 (Artwork: 6/7)




  • MasterWitcher088

    “Give her lasso to Superman to use, since apparently she’s not fast enough to use it herself (!).”

    DC editorial, really making sure Diana is treated with some respect huh? Outside of that one blink and you’ll miss it moment in JL where she fought RedDeath in the background she got no impressive showings this week.

    On a side note where do you get your comics and how do you upload those scans? I get mine from Comixology and no matter what I try I can’t post scans from that site.

    • Yeah, you’d think given the success of the movie, they’d be pulling out all the stops to cash in by boosting her presence and status. But no. They’re really quite self-defeating, aren’t they?

      As for the comics, I get them from Comixology then I just do screenshots on my iPad or sometimes on my Mac. This is a self-hosted WordPress blog so uploading the images after that isn’t tricky – just drag and drop in fact!

      • MasterWitcher088

        “Yeah, you’d think given the success of the movie, they’d be pulling out all the stops to cash in by boosting her presence and status. But no. They’re really quite self-defeating, aren’t they?”

        I’d thought the whole Daughter of Zeus would play in as well, give her more of a Thor vibe, maybe artists would show her power more.

        Speaking of artists, did you hear that Liam Sharp is writing/drawing a Wonde r Woman and Batman book? 6 issues long and incorporating Celtic/Irish myth. I’m really excited about it.

        • “I’d thought the whole Daughter of Zeus would play in as well, give her more of a Thor vibe, maybe artists would show her power more.”

          You’d have hoped, but if anything, since Rebirth, they’ve been depowering her. Even Justice League (the movie) had (tiny spoiler, myabe) her at a little bit of a disadvantage compared to Superman.

          “Speaking of artists, did you hear that Liam Sharp is writing/drawing a Wonde r Woman and Batman book? 6 issues long and incorporating Celtic/Irish myth. I’m really excited about it.”

          I had partially: I covered the announcement about Sharp doing a Batman/Wonder Woman title, but the news it was a limited run Brave and Bold spin-off, etc, came out too late for this week’s WWW, so I was going to cover it this week. Thanks for the heads up though!

  • Mark Carroll

    That Wonder Woman figure stuff really is so strikingly good that I wonder if we’re now using a fundamentally new technology for creating the likeness.

    • I think they actually laser scan the actors these days

      • JustStark

        I passed a shop in an arcade in Prague that would stand you in a scanner and then print you an action figure of yourself.

        • What was yours like? Did you give him a cape?

          • JustStark

            I was leaving that day, but I did think, ‘I wish I’d known this was here, I would have combed my hair properly.’

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