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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

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

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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Weekly Wonder Woman: Wonder Woman #24, Wonder Woman (Steve Trevor) #1, Justice League (Rebirth) #22, Dark Knight III #9

Back on Wonder Woman Wednesday after a two week absence, it’s Weekly Wonder Woman – reading Wonder Woman comics now, so you can decide whether to fork out for the trade paperbacks once the series have been cancelled due to low readership.

The past fortnight, you’ve probably been off watching Wonder Woman, judging by the half-billion dollar box office it’s now done worldwide, although not if you live in Algeria, Libya, Tunisia or one of various other countries that don’t like Israel that much. Warner Bros were a bit surprised by how well the movie did, in fact, expecting something much more modest, but it’s now all action stations to capitalise on the movie’s success. Geoff Johns is now working with director Patty Jenkins to write a sequel and rumour has it that Joss Whedon is currently doing lots of reshoots to add more Wonder Woman to Justice League.

Half a billion dollars is apparently enough to impress the Library of Congress in the US to have a special laying down ceremony for the script involving nothing other than Lynda Carter.

In other movie news, the biopic of Wonder Woman creators William Moulton Marston, Elizabeth Holloway Marston and Olive Byrne, Professor Marston & The Wonder Women, now has a US release date (October 27).

In the comic book world, however, the big news is that former Wonder Woman writer Gail Simone is revisiting the character in a new six-issue series starting in September. Simone, who’s spent some time writing Red Sonja, marries that recent barbarian focus with the new run to give us… a Wonder Woman-Conan The Barbarian crossover!

“I love crossovers, I love Wonder Woman, and being able to bring the undisputed greatest warriors of the DCU and Robert E. Howard’s Hyborian Age together for the very first time is a dream come true,” says Simone. “A major draw is getting to reunite with the great Aaron Lopresti, whose very favorite things to draw are Wonder Woman and barbarians. Its blades and bracelets, wizards and wonder and I couldn’t be more delighted.”

Meanwhile, remember how I mused a month ago about whether DC’s Rebirth reboot had wiped out everything from nu52 continuity or at least rendered it nothing more than divine fiction, including Diana’s brother Jason? Turns out, that’s still canon because starting from issue #31 of Wonder Woman, James Robinson, Carlo Pagulayan, and Emanuela Lupacchino will be starting a six-month run entitled ‘Children of the Gods’ that will be focused on Jason (and that will also guest-star Giganta):

Spinning out of the pages of DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH and JUSTICE LEAGUE: DARKSEID WAR, Robinson, Pagulayan and Lupacchino will answer one of the biggest questions of the year: Who is Wonder Woman’s brother? Taken away from Themyscira in the dead of night, the mysterious Jason (the only male ever born on the island) has been hidden somewhere far from the sight of gods and men… but his life and Wonder Woman’s are about to intersect in a terrifying way, bringing them face-to-face with a cosmic threat they never imagined!

Wonder Woman #31

But that’s all the news for now. After the jump, we’ll look at the past fortnight’s new releases: Wonder Woman #24, Wonder Woman (Steve Trevor) #1, Justice League (Rebirth) #22 and Dark Knight III #9.

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