What have you been watching? Including Titans and Nightflyers

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

WHYBW isn’t quite the proverbial frog in a pan of water, but the observant will have noticed that it’s been getting later each week. That’s not really a grand design, simply my current workload in action. I could pretend it’s so that I could watch all this week’s episodes of Nightflyers; I could also point out that it’s because there’s actually nothing much on Wednesday or Thursday nights in the US, whereas there’s oodles on Mondays and Tuesdays, so it currently makes more sense to have WHYBW on a Thursday or a Friday.

But fundamentally it’s an accident.

Anywhere, it’s Friday and here’s WHYBW! I’ve already watched a lot of the new shows that have come out since the last WHYBW, including Netflix’s 1983 and the first episode of the aforementioned Nightflyers, but it being Friday, a new batch has just come out, any or all of which could be a Boxset Monday or at least feature in a review next week: the third season of Fortitude, as well as Netflix’s Dogs of Berlin and The Hook-Up Plan.

But that means I’ll only be talking about the regulars after the jump: Black Lightning, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Happy Together and Titans. The observant will notice Doctor Who isn’t on that list. That’s because I haven’t watched it. Yes, I know it’s on Sundays, so I’ve had enough time, but honestly I’ve felt absolutely no pressing desire to watch it, particularly since all the reviews suggest it’s a particularly terrible episode. Maybe I’ll have watched it by next WHYBW, but I get the feeling I might actually be over Doctor Who – at least for now. It only took about 40 years, but there you go.

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Weekly Wonder Woman

Weekly Wonder Woman: Wonder Woman #57, Justice League #10, Justice League Dark #4

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

Work womped Weekly Wonder Woman last week, so time to play a slight bit of catch-up with both the news and reviews.

Film news

The release date of Wonder Woman 1984 has been pushed back seven months to June 5 2020, taking the summer slot from Mark Wahlberg’s The Six Billion Dollar Man. Not directing it is Zack Snyder, who not only originally had plans for three Justice League movies but is now releasing his storyboards for them as web comics.

Comics news

  • Apparently, for some reason best known to DC, there’s now not one but three writing teams for Wonder Woman and they’re writing… competitively.
  • Justice League Giant #4 is out exclusively at Walmart and features a Wonder Woman story set in the Bermuda Triangle.
  • No sooner than we have a run of digital comics to commemorate his death, than nu52 Superman pops up in Sideways #9. I wonder if he’ll make it as far as Wonder Woman…

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Wonder Woman Sale
Weekly Wonder Woman

Weekly Wonder Woman: Wonder Woman #56

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

And we’re back in the room. How did that happen? The last Weekly Wonder Woman was last week, there’s one this week… this would almost imply that Weekly Wonder Woman was weekly. That will never do. I’ll probably have to skip next week’s WWW simply to recover from the shock.

But we’re here now, so let’s have a look at what the past week has brought us in terms of Diana news.

Oh. Nada. Zilch. Zippo. Nothing.

Basically, there’s been no news. I think I used it all up last week.

But there have been comics. Let’s talk about them after the jump, although I should probably mention before then that Comixology is doing an 80% off sale on Wonder Woman comics. There’s quite a few decent and important titles in there including:

So grab them while you can.

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Weekly Wonder Woman

Weekly Wonder Woman: all the latest news

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

Yes, it’s back, the least correctly titled feature of TMINE, or perhaps of any blog anywhere – it’s Weekly Wonder Woman! Which was last seen here about two months ago. To be fair, I was on holiday for a month or so, but that doesn’t excuse the next month’s absence, does it?

To tell the simple truth, although there is a lot of fun in writing withering, scathing reviews, I don’t really want to. I’d much rather be telling people how great something is and telling them to read/watch it, not telling them something is terrible and they should avoid it. It seems a bit mean.

And the simple truth is, Wonder Woman and indeed comics featuring Wonder Woman haven’t been that great for quite some time. So, I wasn’t sure if Weekly Wonder Woman should come back at all. At least not until there were some good issues or at least issues written by people who actually seemed to like Diana and want to write awesome things about her.

And at last there are! Well, some pretty good issues, anyway, not the least of which is the new Justice League Dark series.

Deputy leader of the Justice League

I banish you

However, I’m also a bit strapped for time at the moment – another reason for WWW’s extended absence – so can’t really invest the couple of hours needed every Thursday to do proper reviews of every single DC comic that’s featured Wonder Woman each week. This week, we’ve got Wonder Woman and Justice League Dark #1 and Justice League #9; last week, we had Heroes in Crisis #1, Wonder Woman #55 and Justice League Dark #3.

So for now, I’m just going to follow Terry Crews’ advice about gyms:

Treat it like a spa. You can even go and not work out, if you don’t feel like it. But just go.

“It has to feel good. I tell people this a lot – go to the gym, and just sit there, and read a magazine, and then go home. And do this every day. Go to the gym, don’t even work out. Just GO. Because the habit of going to the gym is more important than the work out. Because it doesn’t matter what you do. You can have fun – but as long as you’re having fun, you continue to do it.”

If you hire a trainer and push yourself too hard out of the gate, you may not feel like coming back. Instead, he slowly worked his way up to two hours of daily workouts, and he did that by enjoying his time at the gym.

In other words, for a little bit at least, no reviews – or at least long ones – but I can at least fill you in on the news and slowly work my up to proper WWW over the next few weeks. Maybe when I’m down the gym.

Of course, in two months, there can be an awful lot of news, so you’ll have to join me after the jump for that, to avoid the front page being inundated.

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Weekly Wonder Woman

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?