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Weekly Wonder Woman: Justice League #4 and The Brave and the Bold #6

Every week (or fortnight) At least once a month, Weekly Wonder Woman keeps you up to date on everything involving DC Comics’ premier superheroine

I’ve obviously already revised the schedule of ‘Weekly’ Wonder Woman a few times, but looks like ‘at least once a month’ might be pushing it, because it’s holiday time! Yes, TMINE’s traditional break for August starts next week! In July! Hmm.

That means no WWW for at least four weeks, but it might be back at some point in August. If not, Diana will return here at the start of September.

San Diego Comic Con has just started, so there’s bound to be lots of big news about Diana in the next few days. Just not yet. However, there have been a few little nuggets since last WWW.

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Young adult novel Woman Woman: Warbringer will be adapted into a graphic novel by Louise Simonson, while middle schoolers are going to get Diana, Princess of the Amazons by Shannon and Dean Hale.

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Prepared to be scared! Diana won’t have properly started leading Justice League: Dark until next week, but come Halloween, Hecate’s turning up in a five-week crossover event between Justice League: Dark and Wonder Woman.

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Two titles out this week featured our Diana: Justice League #4 and The Brave and the Bold #6. The former didn’t really give her much to do, despite the GIANT IDEAS OF SCOTT SNYDER giving us Lex Luthor and the Joker taking over Superman’s brain using a Fantastic Voyage submarine. Instead, she got confused by Gorilla Grodd into thinking she was fighting Cheetah when actually she was fighting with Aquaman.

Wonder Woman v Aquaman

Where’s the Lasso of Truth when you need it, hey? Still, at least is should be an easy fight.

Meanwhile, Brave and the Bold #6 proved to be a bit of a disappointment. Good story, great art, but despite high hopes that with a war impending, Diana might have got something to do apart from apologise for not stopping men in time from doing bad men things, that’s more or less all she got to do again. Well, apart from one, really cool thing.

But apparently she’s now stuck there. Oh well, maybe there won’t be much for me to cover next month then, after all.

All in all, then, despite the “Batman and Wonder Woman” billing, The Brave and the Bold was probably best thought of as a good Batman story with great art that just happened to have Diana as a guest star on one of her off-days. Bit of a shame, but what you going to do?

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FreeAgent is a Nathan Barley fan

So I was never a great fan of Nathan Barley. Well, to be more accurate, I was a huge fan of Charlie Brooker’s original take on Barley in marvellous Radio Times pastiche TV Go Home, a required web site for anyone interested in TV in the late 90s. As a result, I hated Nathan Barley, which seemed to me to be just a piss-weak sitcom version and the fact both Brooker and Chris Morris were the writers deeply upset me.

Still, the cool kids loved it. Plus good cast who’ve gone on to much bigger things since (most of them, anyway). As has Brooker, of course.

The cool kids apparently still do love it, because I was just testing out FreeAgent, a cloud accountancy service, because that’s the kind of thing we freelances have to do, when look what turned out to be the default details for the free trial account:

Nathan Barley

Yep, Nathan Barley, who was of course a “self facilitating media node“. Kudos for a TV reference, at least.

Plus if you look here, you’ll see Dan Ashcroft gets a namecheck on the company web site, too.

#totallyfuckingmexico

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What have you been watching? Including Jongo, Cobra Kai, Shooter, Condor and

It’s “What have you been watching?”, your chance to recommend to fellow TMINE readers anything you’ve been watching this week

Gosh. Isn’t a quiet? I can’t remember when a July was this quiet for TV worldwide. I wonder what’s up?

There have been a least a few new shows for me to review in the past week. Elsewhere, I cast my eye over the first episode of What We Do In the Shadows spin-off Wellington Paranormal as well as the whole of Netflix’s first Indian original, Sacred Games.

But given the sparsity of viewing options, I had a look over Amazon to see what I could try to play catch up with. First stop was the second season of You Are Wanted. All was looking good for about a minute before I discovered that despite being an Amazon Original and despite the first season having been available with its original German dialogue, season two is only available dubbed in the UK.

FFS. No, thank you, Amazon.

Or so I thought until 10 seconds ago. Turns out that you have to specifically seek out the separate “English subtitled” version, rather than the normal version in order to get the German dialogue. Seriously, Amazon, could you not just have two audio tracks on your video?

You Are Wanted

I’ll probably watch the proper German one on holiday then.

While I was busily and inaccurately cursing Amazon, though, I did find something else to try, so after the jump, following on from TMINE’s first ever Indian show, I’ll be talking about the first African TV show TMINE’s tackled in rather a long time: Jongo. And on top of that, I finally got round to watching the rest of Cobra Kai.

However, that’s about it. I hope they’re not saving all the new shows for August when TMINE is on its holidays.

Upon which subject, this is going to be the last WHYBW for a good while, since TMINE’s holidays start next week! No reviews, no news, no slightly niche TV observations from next Monday for at least four weeks, I’m afraid. However, I’ll be back from mid-August, so although the Daily News probably won’t be back until September (on the general grounds there usually isn’t much news since everyone’s on holiday) and it’ll take me some time to play catch-up (although, thanks EU!), blogging could resume at any time from that point onwards. So stay tuned. At least from mid-August.

Normally at this point pre-holidays, I’d play my usual July game of “Can I be bothered catching up with this show when I get back?” However, all the usuals are now on the recommended list, so you can probably guess that I will definitely be catching up with Condor, Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger and Shooter when I get back. Oh well, so much for that fun. Maybe next year.

Anyway, I’ll be telling you about their latest episodes after the jump, too, so see you in a mo.

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