Wonder Woman Solicitations – August 2013

Potential Spoilers!

wwv4023Wonder Woman #23
(Volume 04 – Issue #637 overall)

Written by Brian Azzarello
Art and cover by Cliff Chiang

Wonder Woman had no choice but to abandon London to the bloodthirsty First Born—but now it’s time to take the city back! If Diana is truly War’s greatest student, then now is the time to prove it!

We’re nearing the end of Azzarello’s second year on Wonder Woman, and he’s still surprising us with every issue. What happens to London while Diana is on New Genesis? What role does War play? Who is the First Born? So excited to find out!

Trinity War

Trinity War continues in Justice League of America #06, Justice League #23, and Justice League Dark #23. Once again, I’m not sure what role Wonder Woman will play in this crossover. I won’t waste your time with stuff that may not be specific to Wonder Woman.

Alternate Universes

amecomi06Ame-Comi Girls #06

Written by Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti
Art by Eduardo Francisco, Horacio Domingues and Ruben Gonzalez
Cover by Jonboy Meyers

“Earth In Crisis” heralds the beginning of the end of the world as the girls are whisked away to the planet Rann. There they are greeted by Adam Strange and Hawkgirl and told of the imminent threat of the evil Sinestra. It’s not just Rann in danger, but the universe itself!

While Wonder Woman is not specifically mentioned in the solicitation text, she has been a major player in this series. I know a lot of people aren’t taking this series seriously (especially considering it’s been canceled). But Ame-Comi Girls was a surprisingly fresh and inventive take on the DC Universe. If you can get past the anime/manga style art and the occasional ridiculous costume, you would be treated to a strong story by two of comics best creators! Give it a shot, before it’s over.

smallville16Smallville Season 11 #16

Written by Bryan Q. Miller
Art by Jorge Jimenez
Cover by Cat Staggs

“Olympus,” part 1! Twenty years ago, a young boy washed up on a mysterious island and met a princess. Now, that princess has come to look for the mother who disappeared when she took the boy back. But if Smallville is prepared for strange beings, Washington, DC, certainly is not!

I admit it. I’m one of the people that completely lost interest in Smallville by season 05. As such, I had largely been ignoring this comic continuation of the series, despite enjoying Bryan Q. Miller’s writing. But seeing that they’re introducing their own version of Wonder Woman… well, I may have to get caught up!

Other Stuff

infcriatomicwwInfinite Crisis – Atomic Wonder Woman Statue

Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios
Scheduled for November, 2013
$124.95

DC is getting ready for the release of their next major mediocre video, Infinite Crisis. This game, a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA), features many alternate versions of our favorite characters. Atomic Wonder Woman seems to be a sort of post-apocalyptic, Lollipop Chainsaw type character. As far as I am aware, this version of Wonder Woman has never been featured in any continuity or official alternate universe tale, until now.

August’s solicitations also revealed trade paperback releases of Wonder Woman, Volume 02 – Guts (collecting volume 04, issues 07-12) and Justice League, Volume 02 – A Villain’s Journey (collecting issues 07-12) are scheduled for September. We’ll also be receiving the first Ame-Comi Girls trade in September, featuring the five character-specific issues of the original mini-series. Other slightly related releases include an omnibus collection of DC One Million, including the Wonder Woman One Million issue, and a collection of villain-centric issues from around the DCU, titled Necessary Evil: The Villains of the DC Universe. This trade collects Wonder Woman v2 issue #214, featuring Diana and The Flash clashing with The Cheetah and the Reverse Flash. DC is releasing a documentary about its villains, so I imagine this book would be a tie-in.

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