Wonder Woman: Earth One #2
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Weekly Wonder Woman: Wonder Woman #27

Yes, it’s Weekly Wonder Woman – keeping you up to date on pretty much anything involving DC Comics’ premier superheroine, including her baseball playing

Most of the talk at the weekend at this year’s SDCC was about the forthcoming Justice League movie, the Wonderful poster and trailer for which we looked at on Monday. However, there was some news about comics, too – mind-blowing, hey?

Top of the announcements was the revelation that there will indeed by a Volume 2 – and a Volume 3 – of Wonder Woman: Earth One, once again written by Grant Morrison and drawn by Yanick Paquette.

The story will see Nazis, led by Paula Von Gunter, invading Paradise island. It’s Amazons vs Nazis, and somebody is going to get punched!

But at a panel with little known DC publishers Dan DiDio and Jim Lee, while reflecting on the nu52, DiDio confirmed that at least one part of it was still in effect: Zeus is still Diana’s dad.

Told ya.

In other news, also as suspectedWonder Woman 2 is a go and it now has a release date: December 13 2019. More surprisingly, Patty Jenkins still isn’t confirmed to direct it. What’s going on there, hey?

What is confirmed about Jenkins is that she’ll be working with Steve Trevor Chris Pine again, this time on a completely unrelated TV project for TNT about Fauna Hodel. For those wanting to know a little more about this year’s other Wonder Woman movie, Professor Marston & The Wonder Women, there’s a Q&A with that film’s director for you to peruse, too.

But it’s nearly August, which means it’s time for Weekly Wonder Woman to become Not Until September Wonder Woman. Unfortunately, I’ve only one title to leave you with until then: Wonder Woman #27. Let’s chat about it after the jump.

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Weekly Wonder Woman: Trinity #11, Justice League #25

Yes, it’s Weekly Wonder Woman – keeping you up to date on pretty much anything involving DC Comics’ premier superheroine, including her motorcycle gang

So I think probably everyone’s now a little bit surprised by how well Wonder Woman did at the box office. It’s just surpassed Guardians of the Galaxy 2 to become the biggest grossing movie of the summer (so far) and is on course to beat Beauty and the Beast to become highest grossing movie of the year, if it gets a following wind. Indeed, it’s just passed the final Harry Potter movie to become the third highest grossing Warner Bros film ever.

Gosh. Small surprise therefore that Warner Bros has decided to juggle with its schedules a bit to include two more mysterious, untitled DCEU movies in 2020. With no Wonder Woman 2 in the current Warner Bros game plans, have a guess what one of those might be…

Of course, before then, we have Justice League, which might take the sheen off the whole enterprise if handled badly. Don’t like that new photo of the Justice League above? I’ve got another one on the right:

The Justice League

I won’t lie to you – it ain’t looking good.

Before even Justice League, though, there’s Professor Marston & The Wonder Women, which is a biopic of Wonder Woman’s creator(s) starring Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall and Bella Heathcote, with Connie Britton and Oliver Platt lending a hand to proceedings, too.

I wonder what the world will make of that.

Meanwhile, over in the comics world, DC is capitalising on the apparent success of comics that are based on somewhat dodgy lines of action figures (cf DC Comics: Bombshells) with a new digital title in August: Gotham City Garage, written by Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly, and drawn by a rotating team of artists including Brian Ching and Lynne Yoshii.

Gotham City Garage is an anti-fascist anthem for the open road, starring reimagined takes on DC’s great female characters through an outlaw lens. We’re bringing Big Barda, Steel, Catwoman, Harley Quinn, Silver Banshee, Hawkgirl and the first Kryptonian this world has ever seen—the mysterious girl named Kara Gordon—into a world of bikes, outlaws and elaborate tattoos.

It’s been a decade since Governor Lex Luthor saved his people from devastation and turned Gotham City into the modern utopia known as The Garden. With the rest of the world in ruins, Luthor’s city continues to thrive—but not for everyone. Order has been kept only by the LEXES technology that networks the entire population under one mindset—and if a citizen steps out of line, the Bat and his minions are brutal in restoring the status quo. So when a young Kara Gordon comes under suspicion by her LEXES superiors, she heads straight into the dreaded wasteland—where she’ll discover the fierce oil-and-gear rebels of the Gotham City Garage.

Basically, it’s all a big excuse to have the DC comics characters dress like bikers, including our Diana.

Gotham City Garage Wonder Woman

Oh dear. I don’t know what’s worse – the crop top or the fact she appears to have put on Captain America’s trousers by accident.

Wonder Woman 2‘s going to do about $4.50 at the box office, isn’t it?

After the jump, a round-up of this week’s new releases featuring Di: Trinity#11 and Justice League #25.

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Bye bye Adam West
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Weekly Wonder Woman: Wonder Woman #26

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Wonder Woman‘s continued advance at the worldwide box office has dominated the news of the past week. Propelled largely by women and older movie-goers, it’s now overtaken to Suicide Squad to become the second-highest grossing DCEU movie worldwide and – if you discount anything featuring Batman, Iron Man or Spider-man, it’s the second highest grossing comic book movie ever. Which is nice.

Among the movies it’s now surpassed is Deadpool, something the merc with the mouth has no problems with:

Perhaps trying to nudge the movie over the Batman v Superman finishing line in the record books, we have Gal Gadot releasing some behind-the-scenes footage on Instagram:

We had fun ❤️ Here is some more exclusive #bts from #WonderWoman ⚔️🙏🏻Enjoy ✨

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There’s already talk of the sequel, too, possibly set in the 80s during the Cold War, possibly even with Steve Trevor. But with Justice League coming later in the year, publicity is as much about that movie as it is about Wonder Woman, which is why the upcoming San Diego Comic Con has most of the cast, including Gal Gadot, scheduled to appear.

The Justice League

But this week also saw something else important: Wonder Woman #26, the first issue by Shea Fontana, who is the first person not called Greg Rucka to write the title since DC’s Rebirth. Want to find out more? Then follow me after the jump, once you’ve watched this interview with Fontana who explains what she’s aiming to do with the title:

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The Wonder Woman statue in Madrid
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Weekly Wonder Woman: Justice League #24

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

Ow do? Back from your trip to visit the Wonder Woman statue in Madrid?

Thought so.

Things have been a bit quiet in the world of Wonder Woman this week, in part because of the July 4th weekend. But the movie is going strong, now passing $700m in box office takings worldwide to become the DC Extended Universe’s most successful movie to date at the US box office, as well as one of the 50 highest grossed movies of all time:

Wonder Woman still has a ways to go before catching Batman v Superman in the international box office ($663 million to $873 million), and it’s technically third among all DC movies, behind The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises. But Patty Jenkins’ inspiring superhero film starring Gal Gadot and Chris Pine has exceeded even the most optimistic box office projections here in the United States. It’s one of the 50 highest-grossing movies and the highest-grossing movie directed by a woman of all-time, and, unsurprisingly, the highest-grossing World War I movie ever (sorry, War Horse). Wonder Woman is expected to end its international box office run with around $800 million.

Fingers crossed, it’s now on its way to breaking a few more records, then.

Only one comic to look at this week featuring our Diana, though, but it’s a reasonably important one because we have a diversity-boosting, DCEU-marrying addition to the Justice League roster to look forward to – one quite important to Diana. Can you guess who?

Amber Heard as Mera in Justice League
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Weekly Wonder Woman: Wonder Woman #25, Wonder Woman ’77 Meets The Bionic Woman #5, Justice League #23, Trinity #10, Wonder Woman/Tasmanian Devil #1.

Yes, it’s Weekly Wonder Woman – keeping you up to date on pretty much anything involving DC Comics’ premier superheroine, apart from children’s wear

The observant will notice that it’s a Thursday instead of one of the other days that WWW normally arrives in your browser. That’s because:

  1. I’m usually not that busy on a Thursday
  2. DC’s comics all come out on Wednesday, so I might actually be almost topical if WWW is on a Thursday

Genius, hey? Let’s see how long I can keep it up for.

Anyway, with the movie now in its third week of release, news and promos are dying down. Nevertheless, it has now passed the $600m worldwide box office mark and become the highest-grossing live action movie ever directed by a woman. Which warms the cockles of my heart, of course, even if it has a little way to go to catch up with Beauty and the Beast to take this year’s box office crown.

Dancing Gal Gadot

So, with nothing new to report from the comics world or anywhere else and with our new Thursday “Let’s steal it from Thor day” schedule in place, let’s go and look at both last week’s and this week’s new releases. We have Greg Rucka signing off properly with Wonder Woman #25, a definite uptick in quality with Wonder Woman ’77 Meets The Bionic Woman #5, and a definite downtick in Justice League #23 and Trinity #10. 

Last but not least, we also have a somewhat unexpected crossover in the form of Wonder Woman/Tasmanian Devil #1. No, really. You should see the Batman/Elmer Fudd crossover…

Elmer Fudd and Batman

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