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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.

Books News

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.

Comics News

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.

Witching Hour

Comics reviews

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?

Invisible Jet Underwater
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Weekly Wonder Woman: Justice League #3

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

Just as TV news and new TV have dwindled to near-zero in the week of July 4, so too has anything involved a certain heroine occasionally known to wear a star-spangled costume. No movie news. No TV news. No comic news. Nada.

Well, okay, not quite nada. We’ve had Justice League #3, in which Scott Snyder’s galaxy brain emits ideas so huge, new dimensions have to be developed to accommodate them and readers have to write extensive notes in bra-ket notation in order to try to keep up.

As well as all manner of exciting inventions involving the Ultraviolet Lantern Corps (in Soviet Russia, you don’t join Ultraviolet Lantern Corps, Ultraviolet Lantern Corps joins you) and a whole bunch of new primary forces to accompany the Flash’s Speed Force (brace yourself for the Sage Force… no, really. It’s a thing), we got a few innovations involving our Diana.

There are exciting words about Diana’s attitude to her Lasso of Truth. Strung together, I’m not sure they make any more sense than they do apart, but they are at least exciting.

Clay Truth

Very much more importantly, we have the return of an old friend. Now, maybe I missed something – and you’d think that writing this every week (or so) that would be unlikely – but last I looked, Diana didn’t have an invisible jet any more. And it couldn’t go underwater. And the Amazons were still warlike and didn’t have any cool technology. And Diana wasn’t in touch with them any more anyway.

But what trifles are these to Galaxy Brain?

Invisible submarine

Still, knowing his love of continuity, maybe this was all revealed in Doom Patrol Visit the Set of Coronation Street #45 (available as a free gift in packs of Turkey Twizzlers in Morrisons, Falaraki), and I really did miss it. Who reckons we’ll either that we’ll get an explanation for any of that or that it’ll ever get mentioned again by anyone else or even Snyder himself?

Wonder Woman 1984
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Weekly Wonder Woman: Wonder Woman 1984, HD Wonder Woman 1977 and Walmart Wonder Woman

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

Yes, yes, “Weekly Wonder Woman” is stretching it a bit, given WWW has been quiet for about three weeks. But why break up a perfectly good piece of alliteration for the sake of accuracy, hey? Plus I’m here now. Let us never mention it again.

Anyway, lots of news, lots of comics. Let’s get down to it after the jump, since there’s way too much to have on the front page. Alluring, hey? Come with me. Come… come…

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Weekly Wonder Woman: Justice League (2018) #1, Wonder Woman Annual #2

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

We have some news about Wonder Woman 2! Or at least a very broad hint about what year it will be set in and what it might be called.

The 80s hey? They’re so hot right now.

Meanwhile, Zack Snyder has been throwing out pics from behind the scenes of his recent DCEU movies, presumably in an effort to convince everyone that his cut of Justice League would have been so much better, given he’s such a Randian superman he’s off to direct The Fountainhead next. Here’s the first ever assembling of the Trinity in-costume:

VERO: Zack showing the Trinity for the first time photographed. from r/DC_Cinematic

Comics

This week had two notable appearances by our Diana (that I noticed – as always, let me know if I missed any). The first was in the latest relaunch of Justice League, which now has another over-confident Snyder at its helm – Scott.

Justice League (2018) #1

This was, as usual, a bonkersly over the top and ridiculous affair, with the Moon being blown up, 10th metal bullets containing ‘omniversal wormholes’ and powered with Green Lantern energy being targeted at guided meteors from beyond the dawn of time, Vandal Savage finally getting killed off, Legions of Evil (whatevs, fanboys) turning up and more.

However, with regards to Diana, we didn’t get a huge amount, other than a glimpse of her up to Justice League: Dark stuff, now she’s in charge of that motley group. The highlight, though, was when she joined in with the rest of the Justice League’s efforts at Batman impressions.

Diana swears as Batman

Yes, Diana swore!

One other thing of note was that Hera showed up and it turns out that she’s banging around with some new pals.

Hera's new pals

So, by my reckoning, that’s Highfather, Hera, one of the Guardians of Oa, the Phantom Stranger and… a bald bloke. Need a little help, here guys.

Interesting, though, no, since the Greek pantheon is missing in action. More on that after the jump, though, when we talk about this week’s other title: Wonder Woman Annual #2.

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Weekly Wonder Woman: Man of Steel #1, Doomsday Clock #5, Man of Steel #1, Doomsday Clock #5 and Justice League: No Justice #4

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

It’s been another slow news week in the realm of things wondrous, so let’s head straight into the comics. Except… it’s been a bit slow there, too.

She gets a mention in Man of Steel #1, where it’s revealed she might not be as tall as you think she is.

Taller Than Wonder Woman

Meanwhile, just in case you were wondering what’s happened to Diana in Doomsday Clock, it seems she’s disappeared, as she’s not listed in the guide to superheroes around the world at the back of issue #5. However, Wonder-Woman, her Chinese counterpart, does get a mention.

World-Wide Superheroes

Hmm. Is this an elseworld? It’s all starting to feel like Geoff Johns is trying to do an Alan Moore – use Watchmen to comment on superheroes without using the real versions. A DC Universe without Diana? I don’t think so.

Lastly, Justice League: No Justice is winding up at last with issue #4, in typical nonsensical fashion, with Diana having to fashion a Wonderseed or something.

Seed of Wonder

However, from tiny acorns, etc, etc, as Diana’s off to head up Justice League: Dark, as she feels like she might have some magical qualities hitherto unexplored.

Magical Connection

Justice League Dark

Gosh. Some new developments and possibly new powers for Diana. That would be nice…