Wonder Woman Solicitations – September 2013

Potential Spoilers!

As they did in 2011 and 2012, DC will be filling September with specialty titles. In September 2011, they started the New 52 with brand new #1s. In September 2012, they did Zero Month, with every title getting an issue #0. In September 2013, DC is celebrating with Villain’s Month. Unlike the Zero Month, not every title is getting a villain-focused issue, and some titles will be getting more than one. And, all of the villain issues will feature 3-D motion covers.

What does that mean for Wonder Woman? It means there is no telling how much we’ll actually get to see her (if at all). DC will be launching the first of a new seven-issue mini-series event (the second Trinity War ends, shocker), titled Forever Evil.

Good news, though: Two issues of Wonder Woman in September!

wwv4023p1Wonder Woman #23.1 – The Cheetah

Written by John Ostrander
Art and cover by Victor Ibanez

The Cheetah has clawed her way out of Belle Reve, and is hungry for blood—but before she steps up as one of the Secret Society’s most powerful generals, she has a personal score to settle! Learn the truth about the cult of Hippolyta, her vendetta against Wonder Woman, and just how far she’ll go to prove that she’s the most dangerous predator on Earth!

wwv4023p2Wonder Woman #23.3 – First Born

Written by Brian Azzarello
Art by Aco
Cover by Victor Ibanez

The First Born son of Zeus—Wonder Woman’s oldest brother—has returned to claim the throne of Olympus! But it’s been a long and bloody road to reach his destiny…and you won’t believe the horror when you meet the rest of Wonder Woman’s extended “family”!

We’ll get to see Wonder Woman deal personally with The Cheetah (and written by someone who may be able to write Wonder Woman as the compassionate, thoughtful woman she is, rather than an angry, ragebeast like Geoff Johns writes her). And, we also get to learn more about the First Born, which ties in more directly with the story being told in Wonder Woman’s solo title. Hey, any month where we get TWO issues of Wonder Woman is a good month in my opinion. (Of course, Batman has like 40 titles coming out that month…)

Alternate Universes

Two alternate tales coming out. First is Ame-Comi Girls #07. Not sure how heavily Diana may or may not be featured in the issues, but she has been a central character. On top of that, the series is actually surprisingly good, with an interesting and well-crafted story by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray. Give it a shot! It’s already been cancelled.

In addition, we get the second part of Smallville Season 11‘s introductory Wonder Woman story in issue #17. From the official solicitation text:

Superman and new ally Diana race to stop magickal terrorist Felix Faust from launching an attack on the nation’s capital. Meanwhile, Lois launches an attack of her own by digging into the shadowy connection between Faust and the new Department of Extra-Normal Operations.

Other Stuff

Not a lot of “other stuff” detailed in September’s solicitations. In November, we get a hardcover collection of Injustice: Gods Among Us issues #01-06, which heavily feature some alternate world versions of Wonder Woman, including an awesome moment where she headbutts a tank. November will also see the release of Superman: H’El on Earth in hardcover. While she is by no means a major character in this story, Diana does have some choice moments. And I absolutely love the way Kenneth Rocafort draws practically anything. In October, a trade paperback version of Earth-2 Volume 01 – The Gathering will be released, which also features an alternate world version of Wonder Woman.

DC is also releasing a hardcover collection celebrating 75 years of Lois Lane in November. This collection will include Wonder Woman v2 #170, written by Phil Jimenez. In this issue, Lois spends a day trying to get into the mind of Diana, to write a big story about her. The story has previously been collected in both Wonder Woman: The Greatest Stories Ever Told trade, as well as the Wonder Woman: Paradise Lost trade.

And that’s it for September. Two Wonder Woman issues, but not a lot else.

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