November is going to be a very busy month for Wonder Woman, and one that could be interesting. Let’s go through her three major solicits, starting with Wonder Woman:
WONDER WOMAN #25
Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO
Art by GORAN SUDZUKA
Cover by CLIFF CHIANG
1:25 B&W Variant cover by CLIFF CHIANG
On sale NOVEMBER 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
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!
The solicits have been rather vague about exactly what’s up with Wonder Woman coming out of the events in Wonder Woman #23, out in just over a week. They’re promising changes and a lot of craziness, but we’ve got no specifics yet. I suppose we’ll have a better idea soon enough, and these solicits might make some more sense soon. It’s got a great cover, anyway, though I’m bummed to see that Chiang isn’t doing the interior art. Sudzuka is back for his second full issue, and I’ll be curious to see what he does with the book.
Now to the book we all seem to be dreading, if the comments I’ve seen here are any indication:
SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN #2
Written by CHARLES SOULE
Art and cover by TONY S. DANIEL and BATT
1:25 Variant cover by SHANE DAVIS
1:100 B&W Variant cover by TONY S. DANIEL and BATT
On sale NOVEMBER 13 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
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!
This solicit is not helping my dread at all. Wonder Woman’s family not approving of Superman sounds like a pretty hackneyed plot, and an uninspired choice for the book’s second issue. Also, Superman proving himself in combat to earn Wonder Woman? Ugh. Now, as always, we haven’t read any of the book yet, and maybe it’ll be fantastic and rise above what have been two pretty terrible solicits so far. You never know, and we should keep an open mind. However, the more I hear about it, the more worried I get. I hope the book proves me wrong.
Finally, a fun new costume reveal:
SMALLVILLE SEASON 11 #19
Written by BRYAN Q. MILLER
Art by JORGE JIMENEZ
Cover by CAT STAGGS
On sale NOVEMBER 13 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST
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!
Notice how this is 40 pages for $3.99, while Superman/Wonder Woman is 32 pages for the same price. Not cool, Superman/Wonder Woman. Why do you keep giving me reasons to dislike you before you even begin?
But back to Smallville! I’m very excited for this arc, which begins this Wednesday in print form (look for a review later in the week) and ends in November with this universe’s Wonder Woman in full uniform. It looks kind of cool, and seems to be borrowing a lot from the armour Wonder Woman wore when she went to battle Hades around Wonder Woman #8 or so. No gold, though. I kind of miss the gold. Silver seems to be the new standard. Nonetheless, this sounds like it’s going to be a fun story, and I’ve heard a lot of good things from people who’ve read the digital books already.
So there are three Wonder Woman-centric books for you to check out in November! It’s still nowhere near the nine books starring Batman or the seven starring Superman, but it’s a start.
Tags: Batt, Brian Azzarello, Bryan Q. Miller, Cat Staggs, Charles Soule, Cliff Chiang, Goran Sudzuka, Jorge Jimenez, Shane Davis, Smallville Season 11, Solicits, Superman/Wonder Woman, Tony S. Daniel, Wonder Woman