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Fortnightly Wonder Woman: Justice League #42, Wonder Woman #44, Trinity #21

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Back again! Yes, that fabulous Christian/Anglo Saxon festival of Easter probably isn’t celebrated on Themyscira, but TMINE had the week off anyway. So what happened to Diana in the past fortnight? Let’s find out…

Movie news

Nothing new was revealed about Wonder Woman 2 et al, but Wonder Woman has turned out to be the most profitable superhero movie of 2017, ranking number six in the top ten films with US$252.9 million in profit. That puts it US$52.8 million above Spider-man: Homecoming and even more in front of Thor: Ragnarok and Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 2. Not bad, hey, and certainly better than, erm, Justice League.

TV news

Lynda Carter’s been up to lots of late, including an interview with the New York Times.

Comics news

DC has been celebrating Unicorn Day with the help of Wonder Woman (and the rest of the Trinity):

DC’s also been asking whether Wonder Woman or Aquaman would win in a fight. Most think Diana would come out top. Duh.

In an effort to raise funds for Puerto Rico, various comics writers and artists are working on a book, Ricanstruction, that you can now pre-order. As well as Puerto Rican superheroine La Borinqueña, our Diana’s set to appear not just on the cover (courtesy of Tony Daniel) but also in a story or two.

Ricanstruction

Merchandise news

It’s just been confirmed that in the Rebirth Universe, there’s plenty of Wonder Woman merchandise available, including T-shirts for men.

Comic reviews

Three notable appearances in the DC Universe by our Diana in the past fortnight, as well as one not so notable appearance. On the last point, she showed up in Teen Titans #22 to tell Donna Troy to know her place:

Titans #22

But after the jump, we’ll be looking at the biggies: Justice League #42, in which she’s slightly dead; Trinity #21, in which she fights a lot; and Wonder Woman #44, in which she hits Darkseid for a bit.

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Fortnightly Wonder Woman: Wonder Woman #43, Trinity #20, The Brave and the Bold #2, Justice League #41, Damage #3

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

WWW had to take a leave of absence last week, since I was celebrating my mother-in-law’s birthday. Diana would have approved I’m sure, just as she’ll approve of the fact that there’ll be no WWW next week either, since we’re taking my mother-in-law on holiday. Sorry about that.

Even worse, I don’t have that much time today, either, so this is going to be a bit more whistle-stop than usual. It’ll be a comprehensive whistle-stop tour of all the news and comics, but a whistle-stop one nevertheless.

Movie news

Today’s big news is that Narcos‘ Pedro Pascal has joined Wonder Woman 2. There’s no word on whom he’ll be playing, but given Cheetah is involved, is it possible he might end up playing Sebastian Ballesteros?

Also announced is a new DCEU movie focused on the New Gods. Ava DuVernay (Wrinkle in Time) is signed up to direct that, making her the first woman of colour to helm a $100m+ live-action movie. Hopefully the effects will be better than those used for Steppenwolf in Justice League. Will our Diana be in it? We’ll have to wait and see.

Otherwise, it’s just been Gal Gadot and Ryan Reynolds teasing each other on Twitter about who owns the Wonder Woman stance, and Gadot wishing Diana a happy birthday.

Merchandising news

Six Flags Magic Mountain theme park in the US has just unveiled a ‘drop tower’ ride that features virtual reality and some DC superheroes, including Wonder Woman.

Comics news

Following the end of Dark Nights: Metal, which was previously considered a comic book series that not even the merciful release of death would stop, Justice League is getting relaunched again. Wonder Woman’s still in it, you’ll be glad to hear, but she’s also going to be heading up Justice League Dark.

Justice League Dark

There’s multi-tasking for you.

Lastly, DC is going to be reprinting in English some manga titles involving our Diana as Batman & the Justice League Manga Vol. 1.

And that’s all the news that’s fit to print.

Comic reviews

Not so much proper reviews, as me going through each issue with a highlighter pen for some interesting or relevant moments, but what ya gonna do? Although arguably that’s all I really do anyway.

Still, after the jump, Diana dies in a fight with Black Panther Justice League #41, haggles with some gods in The Brave and the Bold #2, picks unnecessary fights in Wonder Woman #43, picks a necessary fight in Damage #3 and chops up a giant metal robot Egyptian god of mummification in Trinity #20.

Note: these product descriptions may not be entirely accurate

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

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?

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Weekly Wonder Woman: Wonder Woman #41, Doom Patrol-JLA #1

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

Movie news

The talk of the town this week is that Wonder Woman 2‘s main villain is likely to be Cheetah. Emma Stone has apparently already turned down the role, but Kristen Wiig is currently top choice. No news on whether she’ll have to do an English accent if she gets the part.

Comic news

Somewhere on the horizon there’s the horrific prospect of a sequel to Metal called No Justice.

Out of the ashes of Dark Nights: Metal, new Justice League and Teen Titans teams are born from the events of Scott Snyder’s Justice League: No Justice!

The cataclysmic events of Dark Nights: Metal has seen the universe’s balance of power snap. Brainiac arrives on Earth with a dire warning for the Justice League: there’s a threat coming to destroy Earth, one that the heroes are ill-equipped to handle. But the combined forces of Justice League, the Justice League of America, the Titans, Teen Titans and… the villains of the DCU certainly don’t think so. Splitting into different squads, including Batman, Lobo, Wonder Woman, Cyborg, Deathstroke, Superman, The Flash, Harley Quinn, Robin and more, these new Leagues must stop one of their gravest threats ever.

Written by Scott Snyder, Joshua Williamson (The Flash) and James Tynion IV (Detective Comics) with sublime art by Francis Manapul (Trinity)

Sounds dreadful.

Comic reviews

I realise I probably missed the second issue of that Titans ‘trial of Donna Troy‘ storyline a couple of weeks ago. I don’t think I’ve missed much, though. So I’ll just focus on yesterday’s releases. Wonder Woman #41 continues James Robinson’s ambition to get every foe Wonder Woman has ever faced in her 75+ year history into the Rebirth universe, largely by talking about them a lot. Meanwhile, Diana gets insulted by a milkman a lot, as Milk Wars continues in Doom Patrol-Justice League of America #1.

Both of those after the jump.

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Weekly Wonder Woman: The Brave and the Bold #1, Trinity #18 and Wonder Woman/Conan #6

Every week, Weekly Wonder Woman keeps you up to date on everything involving DC Comics’ premier superheroine, including whether she’s been blessed by a fertility god

Do you know, I don’t think there’s been any proper Wonder Woman news this week. Not movies, not comics, definitely not TV. Nothing.

There is some book news, though, with Laurie Halse Anderson’s Wonder Woman: Tempest Tossed reimagining of our Diana:

15-year-old Diana sees drowning refugees and disobeys her mother Hippolyta to rescue them. She becomes caught up in their struggle, becoming a refugee herself. Washing up on a foreign shore, she is met by two UN workers – one called Steve and another called Trevor. While trying to help her find her way home, she uncovers a smuggler and trafficking ring.

Tempest Tossed

But that doesn’t really count cos it’s, you know, for kids.

So let’s head straight into the reviews. We have the last of the Wonder Woman-Conan crossover in Wonder Woman/Conan #6, while in Trinity #18, Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman are off fighting dinosaurs and riding unicorns on ‘Skartaris’. But we also have the start of a Batman-Wonder Woman team-up in The Brave and the Bold #1 as they have to go to Ireland to visit some gods.

Diana did also appear in Justice League #39. But this is all she did:

Flying Diana

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