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Wonder Woman Solicitations – December 2013

Potential Spoilers!

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Wonder Woman #26
(Volume 04 – Issue #640 overall)

Written by Brian Azzarello
Art by Goran Sudzuka
Cover by Cliff Chiang

“Wonder Woman’s brother and sister are being held hostage by none other than Cassandra, the sadistic sibling she hasn’t even met yet! And speaking of hostages, we’re taking bets on how long chains can hold the First Born!”

I really like the simplicity of this cover. Cassandra returns; does Diana finally meet this sibling? And I still don’t get Cassandra’s intense desire to help the First Born.

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Superman/Wonder Woman #03

Written by Charles Soule
Art and cover by Tony S. Daniel and Batt

“Zod unleashed! Can Superman and Wonder Woman stop this madman before he gains full power under the Earth’s yellow sun? Guest-starring the JLA, and featuring a shocking conclusion that could mean the end of Superman and Wonder Woman together!”

I’m all for a second series starring Wonder Woman. I’m still not totally sold on Diana and Clark’s relationship, but maybe this book can change my mind (I hope so). But this seems to be another Superman-centric issue. Are they rotating between Superman-centric issue, then Wonder Woman-centric issue (November’s seemed to be Wonder Woman-centric). Or, is the bulk of the book going to be Superman, and “Oh yeah, Wonder Woman’s here.” I guess we’ll find out when the series begins in October.

Alternate Universes

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Justice League 3000 #01
(Resolicited)

Written by Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis
Art and cover by Howard Porter

“The new series starring the heroes of today—tomorrow is resolicited, now with legendary artist Howard Porter (JLA) on board! But what are these heroes doing in the year 3000? And who (or what) brought them there? Get ready for a dose of wonder from the writing team of Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis!”

Originally solicited for October 2013, the book seems to have lost artist Kevin Maguire and gained Howard Porter and a new cover. We still don’t know much about this book. Are these our Justice League members? Clones? Future people who just took up the titles? Perhaps we’ll find out in December.

Other Stuff

The Forever Evil event seems to feature Wonder Woman almost never. No mention of her in Forever Evil #4 or Justice League #26 (which features the Crime Syndicate on the cover). I did notice this:

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Forever Evil: A.R.G.U.S. #03

“Steve Trevor and his small band of surviving A.R.G.U.S. agents track down the deadly Cheetah, who has Wonder Woman’s lasso in her possession. That lasso could be the only hope of freeing the Justice League!”

I don’t have plans on picking up the entire run of FE:Argus, but I may pick up this issue. It seems to center on the search for Diana’s lasso, which I would certainly be interested in.

That’s pretty much it for Diana in December. I am looking forward to the end of Forever Evil, honestly. December is only the half-way point.

Wonder Woman Soliciations – November 2013

Potential Spoilers!

wwv4025Wonder Woman #25
(Volume 04 – Issue #639 overall)

Written by Brian Azzarello
Art by Goran Sudzuka
Cover by Cliff Chiang

“There’s no time for Wonder Woman to fully comprehend the fallout from last issue’s shocking turn of events as her family gathers to prepare for an assault on Olympus!”

Still hinting at “shocking events” for issue #24. I guess it makes sense that Azzarello would cap his second full-year on the title with a big issue. I’m looking forward to seeing what it is and what follows. An assault on Olympus?! Exciting!

smww02Superman/Wonder Woman #02

Written by Charles Soule
Art and cover by Tony S. Daniel and Batt

“Whom the gods destroy, first they piss off! Seeking help against Doomsday, Diana turns to her brother Hephaestus for weapons—but a more immediate threat is Apollo and the other gods. They do not approve of Superman as a consort to Diana, and he will have to prove himself in combat!”

I can’t even begin to say how excited I am to see Wonder Woman’s supporting cast/Rogue’s gallery on the cover of this issue. Everything that has been said about this series has been all about Superman and how everything is about Superman. It’s nice to see that, with her name in the title, Wonder Woman will actually get some focus in this book.

With all of the Forever Evil stuff going on, there’s no telling whether or not Diana will appear in Justice League #24. There’s no specific mention of her. I guess it all depends on how Trinity War plays out. Other than that, there is DCE Essentials $1 reprint of Justice League #01 (from the New 52). Though Diana is not actually in the issue (she didn’t appear until Justice League #03), she is on the cover.

Alternate Universes

smallville19Smallville Season 11 #19

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

“With Washington, D.C., on lockdown, Air Force One under attack and the dead rising from the grave, Superman and a newly armored “Wonder Woman” take the fight to Hades and Faust. Plus, as “Olympus” concludes, Clark’s journey as Superman takes a dramatic turn!”

Newly armored Wonder Woman. I’m not sure how I feel about the costume on the cover (though I always prefer silver to gold on Diana). But I’ll be interested in seeing how this plays out in their universe. It’ll be an exciting story arc regardless.

Other Stuff

Since Diana in all her various incarnations will be included in Scribblenauts Unmasked, she will be included as part of the Scribblenauts Unmasked mini-figures series 01. Unfortunately, the toys are blind-boxed (SO ANNOYING). I may end up having to buy a million to get Wonder Woman.

Wow. November is a very sad month for Wonder Woman. Ah well…

Full Cover for Superman/Wonder Woman #01

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The full Tony Daniel three-page cover spread for Superman/Wonder Woman #01.

Click for the full image.

Wonder Woman Solicitations – October 2013

Potential Spoilers!

wwv4024Wonder Woman #24
(Volume 04 – Issue #638 overall)

Written by Brian Azzarello
Art by Goran Sudzuka
Cover by Cliff Chiang

“After the shocking events of issue #23, Wonder Woman’s life has changed forever…but what if she refuses to walk the path the gods—and her mentor—have laid out for her? A strange new era of WONDER WOMAN begins here!”

Of course, the thing I am most excited for: Wonder Woman! This issue is being billed as the beginning of “a strange new era of Wonder Woman!” Not entirely sure what that means, but the cover image certainly lends a few clues.

Sudzuka is a better fill in artist than Tony Akins (whose art I find terrible), but I still wish Cliff Chiang had it in him to do the art for the entire series. Still, this cover implies there are some great things in store for Wonder Woman, following the end of Brian Azzarello’s second year on the book.

smww01Superman/Wonder Woman #01

Written by Charles Soule
Art by Tony S. Daniel and Batt
Cover by Tony S. Daniel

Beginning a bold new series that details the relationship between The Man of Steel and the Warrior Princess as rising star writer Charles Soule is joined by fan favorite artist Tony S. Daniel to tell the tale of a romance that will shake the stars themselves. These two super-beings love each other, but not everyone shares their joy. Some fear it, some test it—and some will try to kill for it. Some say love is a battlefield, but where Superman and Wonder Woman are concerned it spells Doomsday!

This issue features an amazing wraparound gatefold cover that opens up to a triptych with Superman and Wonder Woman in the center!

This is a book I’m a little on the fence about. Don’t get me wrong, I will buy it. Seeing Wonder Woman in multiple titles every month is awesome. But I’m trepidatious. I’m not completely sold on the relationship between Diana and Clark, largely because it has been under-explored (shown repeatedly, but not truly developed). This book is certainly the chance for DC to do that, while also giving Wonder Woman fans a more action oriented book every month.

Written by Charles Soule, with whom I have very little experience (largely because he has not written that many comics). I’m okay with this choice because I don’t have a bias going into the book. Someone new can give some fresh insight into these characters.

On top of these, we also have Justice League #24. As it is aftermath of the Trinity War, the solicitations are very sparse, with very little info and placeholder images. Whether or not Diana will actually even be in Justice League #24, we’ll just have to wait and see.

Alternate Universes

jl3000001Justice League 3000 #01

Written by Keith Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis
Art and cover by Kevin Maguire

Don’t miss the debut of the new series starring the heroes of today—tomorrow! But what are they doing in the year 3000? And who (or what) brought them there? Get ready for a double dose of wonder as only the stellar creative team of Keith Giffen, J.M. DeMatteis and Kevin Maguire can deliver!

I am really looking forward to this book. I love these future/alternate reality takes on characters that I love. And look at Diana! Her lasso has become a mace? Is that even the same Diana we’re used to? Who are these people? Why do they come together? So many questions!

smallville18Smallville Season 11 #18

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

Diana’s mysterious past may hold the key to helping Superman stop Faust in the present—but the warlock isn’t working alone! Enter Hades, Lord of the Underworld! “Olympus” continues in part 3 of 4.

Not only is Smallville introducing their version of Wonder Woman, but now they’re adding their version of Hades?! Sold. I think Bryan Q. Miller is a very talented writer, so I look forward to his take on my favorite character: Wonder Woman!

Other Stuff

In October, DC will release “DCE Essentials” $1 reprints of some popular issues, including the New 52 Wonder Woman #01.

DC also resolicited the Just Imagine Stan Lee Creating the DC Universe Omnibus HC, which includes his take on Wonder Woman. The book has been rescheduled for December, with a price of $75. December will also bring a Villain’s Month Omnibus hardcover, which will feature Wonder Woman 23.1 and 23.2, the villain issues focusing on The Cheetah and the First Born. I imagine these issues will also be collected in Wonder Woman collections next year, for those that don’t want to shell out $150 for this omnibus of mostly unrelated issues.

That’s it for Wonder Woman in October. I’m really hoping that Superman/Wonder Woman will be good, so we finally have a second Wonder Woman-focused title.