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Weekly Wonder Woman: Justice League #31, Trinity #14 and Wonder Woman/Conan #2

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

Oscar season is rolling around, which is why we’re suddenly getting some good films in the cinema again. To remind Oscar voters of a certain summer blockbuster, Warner Bros has set up a Wonder Woman Oscars page. In with a chance? Well, you never know (particularly on some of the technical awards).

Meanwhile, the Justice League is apparently doing panto in Clacton on Sea this year, judging by this new poster. I wonder if Barry from EastEnders will be in it, too?

Justice League poster

No Superman, you notice. NO ONE IS BEING FOOLED WARNER BROS.

However, all the focus is on the release of Professor Marston and the Wonder Women.

Unfortunately, it’s not going down well with William Marston’s granddaughter.

Oh well.

Comics news

We’re coming up to a momentous numbering moment: the 700th issue of Wonder Woman. Although we’re not doing a #600 and reverting to the serial numbering system, we are at least getting a celebratory cover from Tony Daniel:

Wonder Woman #700

Merchandise news

Fancy some temporary tattoos? Then you might want to hold off until Justice League comes out on November 18:

Justice League temporary tattoos

Comic reviews

After the jump, let’s talk about this week’s Diana-featuring comics: Justice League #31, Trinity #14 and Wonder Woman/Conan #2.

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Weekly Wonder Woman: Wonder Woman #32

Yes, it’s Weekly Wonder Woman – keeping you up to date on pretty much anything involving DC Comics’ premier superheroine, including whether there are lesbians on Themyscira this week

Justice League Trailer on Sunday

<NARRATOR: And the trailer did arrive on Sunday. With some of its friends>

First we got the teaser for the trailer.

Then we got the trailer.

And an international promo.

And a TV spot.

And an exclusive first look.

Still, at least Diana gets to hit things and smile a lot, hey?

Also getting a trailer, albeit one more recognisably of the comic book milieu, was Professor Marston & The Wonder Women.

Meanwhile, Gal Gadot was on Saturday Night Live, and you can see the highlights over here. Or just this highly relevant and important highlight:

And that, oddly enough, was all the news that’s fit to print. Maybe the Lasso of Truth needs recharging.

After the jump, we look at Wonder Woman #32, in which our Diana goes on a quest, albeit a very, very short one, and we solve last week’s mystery about her new hat.

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Weekly Wonder Woman: Justice League #30

Yes, it’s Weekly Wonder Woman – keeping you up to date on pretty much anything involving DC Comics’ premier superheroine, including Lynda Carter’s latest fight

The excitement about Wonder Woman still isn’t dying down, you know. It’s now only $1m behind Spider-Man at the box office – if it beats that, it’ll officially be the highest grossing superhero origins movie ever. Wowzers.

Last week, James Cameron decided to double-down on his anti-Wonder Woman comments. Now Lynda Carter has waded in on Facebook:

To James Cameron -STOP dissing WW: You poor soul. Perhaps you do not understand the character. I most certainly do. Like all women–we are more than the sum of our parts. Your thuggish jabs at a brilliant director, Patty Jenkins, are ill advised. This movie was spot on. Gal Gadot was great. I know, Mr. Cameron–because I have embodied this character for more than 40 years. So–STOP IT.

You might want to back off now, Jimmy.

Meanwhile, the movie is having its own influence on TV. Gal Gadot is going to be hosting Saturday Night Live this weekend.

And Chicago Fire‘s writers have admitted to doing a female-centric episode of the show after having seen the movie.

What was the impetus for that for Dawson specifically?

Whenever you can throw a firefighter off duty without their equipment, without their radios into one of these situations and see how they would react in that pressure cooker, she’s a natural for it. It was her turn. After I saw Wonder Woman, I was like, “Dawson’s our Wonder Woman! She needs to have an episode!” That was the driving force there.

All the same, attention is now shifting towards Justice League, which is due out next month. A new trailer is due on Sunday and to promote that, there’s a range of new character posters out, including one of our Diana:

New Wonder Woman Justice League poster

Empire magazine has a Justice League front cover drawn by none other than Jason Fabok:

Empire Justice League cover

The observant will notice that along with a lot of other Justice League promotion material, Wonder Woman is at the front – yep, DC knows what side its bread is buttered on now.

There’s also a behind the scenes promo video:

As well as a book of concept art coming out from Titan:

Justice League concept art book

Merchandise news

Nothing much else Diana-y that I spotted, but there is a Funko set with an Aquaman theme coming out that has a teaser that features Funko Diana.

But that’s about it. After the jump, we’ll have a look at the one title to feature Diana this week: Justice League #30. In it we discover that Diana isn’t the worst mum in the world after all. So that’s nice.

But before you go, what’s going on here in the background of DC’s Twitter account page. Did Diana not understand the rules of the Pretty Woman re-enactment society? Or can we hazard a guess at what Diana inherits from Hercules in the next issue of Wonder Woman?

Diana wears a lion

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David Suchet as Hercule Poirot
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Weekly Wonder Woman: Wonder Woman #31, Justice League/Power Rangers #6

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

It’s been a quiet-ish week for our Diana, now that the Blu-Ray release of Wonder Woman is finally done and dusted. James Cameron doubled down on his critique of the movie, but no one cares about that, do they? Meanwhile, with Justice League coming soon, Gal Gadot and the rest of the movie league have been explaining their characters to the Japanese.

But that was it really, as far as news went.

Still, over in comics, we had the conclusion of the Justice League/Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers team up and there’s a new author on Wonder Woman – James Robinson. He’s picking up that Grail/Diana’s brother storyline that you thought had got left behind back in the nu52 at the end of ‘the Darkseid War’.

Here, let him explain what’s going on. See you in a mo.

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Weekly Wonder Woman: Trinity #13, Justice League #29, Wonder Woman ’77 Meets The Bionic Woman #6, and Wonder Woman/Conan #1

Yes, it’s Weekly Wonder Woman – keeping you up to date on pretty much anything involving DC Comics’ premier superheroine, including which barbarians she’s hanging out with this month

With Wonder Woman coming out on Blu-Ray in the US this week, Warner Bros pulled out all the stops to promote it… by having a bunch of drones do some sky-writing over Los Angeles. I’m not quite sure what says ‘Wonder Woman’ about Los Angeles other than ‘Warner Bros has its offices here so we won’t have far to go for this’, but at least Warner put some footage up on the InterWeb for the few hundred million Americans who don’t live there (and the rest of the planet):

Maybe you had to be there.

Fortunately, we also got the final two of Lucy Davis’ marvellous ‘Etta Candy explains…’, the first about Ares, the god of war (extra bonus points to our Lucy for trying to pronounce in a Greek stylee), the second about ‘the Reinforcements’.

We also got another clip from the forthcoming Professor Marston & The Wonder Women:

Comics news

The only bit of Wondy (ish) comics news of the week was that Justice League is going to get a new writing team as of issue #34. Christopher Priest will be writing, Pete Woods on art, with Priest trying to add a bit more of a real-world aesthetic to the title:

“Is the Justice League still relevant? What are their goals and how do we define them? In the ‘real’ world, how would various societies around the globe view this pantheon of godlike beings?” Priest asked, saying that he intends to treat the series “more like a workplace drama,” and that — although there will be alien invasions and super villains to deal with — “the League’s greater challenge will be to define their place in this new and increasingly cynical age.”

Someone should probably tell him that Wondy isn’t just godlike, she is a goddess. Or a demi-goddess. Whatever DC editorial has agreed on this week anyway.

After the jump, we’ll be looking at this week’s crop of comics featuring Diana. We have exercises in counting up to three in Trinity #13, while over in Justice League #29, Diana administers some super tough love to her future son. Meanwhile, in Elseworlds team-up fun, we have the conclusion of Wonder Woman ’77 Meets The Bionic Woman in issue #6 and finally, we have the team up you’ve all been waiting for – it’s Wonder Woman meets Conan the Barbarian in Wonder Woman/Conan #1.

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