Wonder Woman Solicitations – July 2013

Here are the Wonder Woman related releases set for July 2013!

Potential Spoilers Ahead! Be warned!

Let’s start with the most important of the solicitations.

wwv4022Wonder Woman #022
(Volume 04 – Issue #636 overall)

Written by Brian Azzarello
Art and cover by Cliff Chaing

Welcome to New Genesis! Wonder Woman makes her first visit to Orion’s homeworld and comes face to face with the Highfather…and sees the strange hold he has over his uncontrollable son!

The moment people have been waiting for is finally arriving: New Genesis! It seems like there are a lot of people who only read Wonder Woman for the New Gods content. While that’s a little sad to me, I’m also excited to see Orion, the Highfather, and this new take on the New Gods! This issue looks to be diving into the New Gods story full-force. Looking forward to it.

Trinity War jl22Justice League #22

Written by Geoff Johns
Art and cover by Ivan Reis and Joe Prado

TRINITY WAR, the action-mystery event of the summer, begins with a full-length epic adventure! The death of a hero ignites a violent war among the Justice Leagues! It’s League vs. League vs. League as an impending darkness approaches the DC Universe. But the truth behind it all will lead to an evil that threatens every hero on the planet. And what does the Secret Society of Super-Villains have to with this? Everything.

jla06Justice League of America #06

Written by Geoff Johns and Jeff Lemire
Art by Doug Mahnke and Christian Alamy
Cover by Ivan Reis and Joe Prado

TRINITY WAR CHAPTER 2! The War of the Justice Leagues continues as one hero is arrested and another goes rogue. Who is responsible for the evil that has infected the League? And who is the true killer? Only the Question knows the answer…

jld22Justice League Dark #22

Written by Jeff Lemire and Ray Fawkes
Art by Mikel Janin
Cover by Ivan Reis and Joe Prado

TRINITY WAR CHAPTER 3! A member of the Justice League defects to Justice League Dark. But what does Constantine know about this murder that he isn’t telling? And what dark secret does one of our Leaguers hold that could turn the tide of this Justice League War?

Trinity War is in full-effect in July. I’m not sure how large a role Diana will play in the events of Trinity War (knowing Geoff Johns, not a large role). I’ve never been impressed with the way Geoff Johns has written Wonder Woman, including this run of Justice League. He doesn’t understand the character, and doesn’t even make an attempt to understand her. Perhaps the smaller her role in Trinity War, the better.

Other Stuff

Though Diana is not on the cover nor mentioned in the solicitation text, in July we will receive Ame-Comi Girls #05. A surprisingly adept alternate universe take on characters we all love, Diana has played a major role in the earlier issues.

July’s solicitations also brought us information about other Wonder Woman related products coming in the following months. September will see the release the New 52 Trinity action figure box set, a single collection of the New 52 Wonder Woman, Batman, and Superman action figures previously released. We’ll also be getting this statue in September:

wwsmkissstatueTitled “The Kiss”, the statue, designed by Jim Lee, is based on the moment in Justice League #12 where Wonder Woman and Superman kiss. Strangely, the moment in the book looks nothing like this statue:

wondiesupeskissArtistic license, I guess. I’m still torn about the statue, since I’m not entirely convinced that I find their relationship compelling.

In September, we’ll also get hardcover releases of three Wonder Woman related stories. The first is Volume 03 of her own series, titled Iron. This hardcover collects Wonder Woman v4 issues 00, 13-18. DC is also releasing Batwoman Volume 03 – World’s Finest hardcover, which collects Batwoman #12-17 and 00. This is the story arc where Batwoman teamed up with Wonder Woman. It was very well done, with gorgeous art, so I look forward to being able to read it again and again. Finally, Justice League Volume 03 – Throne of Atlantis, collecting Justice League 13-17 and Aquaman #15-16. Though much more of an Aquaman-centric story, Diana does play a role in this arc. We also get to see Diana and Clark go out on a date.

July is looking to be a pretty sparse month for Wonder Woman. But hopefully Wonder Woman #22 will make up for the lack of other appearances!

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