DC Comics released their December 2013 solicits yesterday, breaking the big news that Geoff Johns is leaving Aquaman as well as a few other creative shuffles. The Wonder Woman titles stayed about the same, though, so let’s take a look at what we’ll be reading in December, starting with a fantastic Cliff Chiang cover for Wonder Woman #26:
WONDER WOMAN #26
Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO
Art by GORAN SUDZUKA
Cover by CLIFF CHIANG
1:25 B&W Variant cover by CLIFF CHIANG
On sale DECEMBER 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
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!
Oh, wait, what? The First Born might escape? Even after Wonder Woman killed Ares and became the God of War to save the universe from his evil machinations? A shocking development to be sure. Seriously, though, she should have killed the First Born.
Anyway, my issues with the end of Wonder Woman #23 aside, good lord that is an amazing cover. Cliff Chiang’s art skills are just ridiculous. However, Goran Sudzuka is on interiors again for the third issue in a row, and I’m starting to wonder if this is a permanent change or if Chiang will be back in the new year? I’m glad to have Sudzuka consistently on the title as opposed to the mishmash of artists we had earlier this year, but my first choice is always Chiang.
And now to Superman/Wonder Woman #3:
SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN #3
Written by CHARLES SOULE
Art and cover by TONY S. DANIEL and BATT
1:25 Variant cover by GUILLEM MARCH
1:100 B&W Variant cover by TONY S. DANIEL and BATT
On sale DECEMBER 11 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
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!
First Doomsday, now Zod. They’re certainly bringing the heavy hitting villains to this book. As much as I’m not looking forward to Superman/Wonder Woman, that Zod is appearing gives me hope that Faora might be in it, and I LOVE Faora. If this issue features some sort of Faora/Wonder Woman fight, I’ll take back several of the bad things I’ve said about the series. Not all of them, but a bunch for sure.
I’m assuming that break up talk is just a bunch of baloney to insert some conflict into the story and their relationship will stay intact, so I’m not even going to get excited about “the end of Superman and Wonder Woman.”
Look for Wonder Woman #26 on December 18 and Superman/Wonder Woman #3 on December 11. Buy them for yourself, and maybe grab a few as holiday gifts! They’d make great stocking stuffers.