Weekly Wonder Woman: Justice League #40, Batman #42

Black Label

Every week, Weekly Wonder Woman keeps you up to date on everything involving DC Comics’ premier superheroine

Comics news

The big news this week is the launch of DC’s new mature readers “Black Label” imprint, which will include two Wonder Woman titles:

Wonder Woman HistoriaWonder Woman: Diana’s Daughter (working title) from Greg Rucka

It’s been 20 years since the world stopped looking to the skies for hope, help, and inspiration. Now the world keeps its eyes down, and the powers that have risen have every intention of keeping things that way. Amongst a scattered, broken resistance, a young woman seeks to reclaim what has been forgotten, and on the way will learn the truth about herself, her heritage, and her destiny.

Wonder Woman Historia: The Amazons from Kelly Sue DeConnick and Phil Jimenez

A Homeric epic of the lost history of the Amazons and Queen Hippolyta’s rise to power. Featuring monsters and myths, this three-book saga spans history from the creation of the Amazons to the moment Steve Trevor washes up on the shores of Paradise Island, changing our world forever.

Some good authors there, no? But given it’s also described as offering “leading writers and artists of any industry the opportunity to tell their definitive DC stories without being confined to canon”, it’s basically just another variant of Earth One – or Sensation Comics with good writers – isn’t it?

Comic reviews

To be honest, it’s really just cameos this week for our Diana, so not much point my doing full reviews. But here’s where I spotted her popping up, anyway.

Justice League #40

Justice League #40

There’s a mildish sort of chat among the Justice League, as well as with the Justice League of America, about the general ethos of whom to save and when, as Watchtower generally plummets out of the sky towards the Earth. Diana doesn’t really do a lot, other than

  1. Volunteer to die if she could to save others
  2. Be universally acknowledged as one of the few superheroes who could survive an impact with the Earth’s surface from outer space

Our mission

Socratic Method

Batman #42

Batman #42

Poison Ivy’s taken over everyone in the world, including the Justice League, but not Batman or Catwoman. Don’t ask me how, but she has. After the soon-to-be-wed duo manage to fend off an attack from the Flash and Kid Flash (don’t ask me how, but they do), they end up hanging off a building. Don’t ask me how, but it might have something to do with Wonder Woman.

Just hanging there