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Wonder Woman #32 And Superman/Wonder Woman #9 Cover And Solicits

March 18, 2014

DC Comics have released the covers and solicits for all of their June 2014 comics, so let’s take a look at what Wonder Woman will be up to when the summer begins.

First up is Wonder Woman #32, which I assume will be the next to penultimate issue of Azzarello and Chiang’s run:

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WONDER WOMAN #32
Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO
Art by GORAN SUDZUKA
Cover by CLIFF CHIANG
DC Collectibles Bombshells variant cover by ANT LUCIA
On sale JUNE 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
The casualties are mounting as Wonder Woman’s divine family tears itself apart – and Diana prepares to make everyone feel her power as the God of War!

The solicits for Wonder Woman seem to be increasingly vague as the series goes on and this arc builds toward its conclusion.  What we do know is that characters are going to die as the gods war with each other (that Zeke is tied to Wonder Woman’s back makes me worry about Zola!), and that the bondage minotaur is still around.  I thought that a minotaur in bondage gear was going to be a one-off joke, but nope; he’s a major character, it seems.

As a completely random sidenote, where’s Athena in all of this?  She’s a VERY important deity in the Greek pantheon, and yet she’s been nowhere to be seen in this book, though there have been occasional owl sightings.  I’m going to go on record and predict a deus ex machina ending for this arc in the form of Athena showing up at some point and doing something cool.  She’s got to show up, right?  Her absence is very conspicuous to me.

Also, this issue has a Bombshells variant cover by Ant Lucia, which might be cool.  Those bombshell statues are fun and retro, and not gross or terribly exploitive like a lot of DC’s other female statues.  Or June’s Red Hood and the Outlaws cover; did you see that thing?  It’s AWFUL.  Anyway, if DC wants to do sexy gals, Bombshells is far and away their least offensive method for doing so.  I don’t love the idea, but it could have been WAY worse.

Superman/Wonder Woman #9 has a Bombshells cover as well, along with Red Lantern Supergirl and a still Doomsdayed Superman:

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SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN #9
Written by CHARLES SOULE
Art and cover by TONY S. DANIEL
DC Collectibles Bombshells variant cover by ANT LUCIA
On sale JUNE 11 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
“SUPERMAN: DOOMED” continues with “ENEMY OF THE STATE”! As things get more dire on Earth for him, the Man of Steel may have to go into exile in space, but the self-proclaimed protectors of Sector 2814, the Red Lanterns, don’t want him there either! Don’t miss this deadly face-off between Kal and Kara!

Hey, heroes are going to fight each other.  Haven’t seen that before.  I wonder if after they fight they’ll then set aside their differences and work together to fix the problem and defeat the real bad guys?  I don’t know, I’m just spitballing here.

The “Doomed” crossover continues in June, but it seems to just be crossing over with Action Comics now.  Geoff Johns and John Romita Jr. are taking over Superman and doing their own thing, and while Supergirl is on the cover of this issue, Supergirl the comic is in the middle of a different story.

Anyway, Superman’s doing some stuff and Wonder Woman’s there too, I guess? She’s not mentioned in the solicit, so it’s hard to know what she’s up to.

Finally, the Wonder Woman arc continues in Batman Beyond Universe #11, out June 25, AND Wonder Woman is back in Smallville Season 11: Lantern #3, out June 11, which is AWESOME.  I love that Wonder Woman!  She’s not on the cover of either book so they aren’t pictured, but both should be a fun read.

Look for all of these comics this June, online or in comic shops everywhere.

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Covers And Solicits For Wonder Woman #31, Superman/Wonder Woman #8, And Batman Beyond Universe #10

February 19, 2014

DC Comics’ May 2014 solicits have been posted, and Wonder Woman is front and center on three titles yet again.  Let’s take a look at what the Amazing Amazon will be up to this May, starting with Wonder Woman #31:

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WONDER WOMAN #31
Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO
Art by GORAN SUDZUKA
Cover by CLIFF CHIANG
1:25 BATMAN ‘66 variant cover by MICHAEL ALLRED
On sale MAY 21 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
An unlikely ally arrives on the eve of the Battle for Olympus… but standing by Wonder Woman’s side is a deadly place to be!

A Michael Allred cover is cool!  Allred is doing a bunch of Batman ’66 variants across the DC line in May.  I sincerely hope he’s drawing other characters in the Batman ’66 style, because I’d love to see Wonder Woman alongside Adam West’s Batman.

Anyway, to the comic itself.  This solicit doesn’t give us a ton of information, but the cover sure is nice.  This is the 31st in a series of ridiculously fantastic Cliff Chiang covers for this series; the guy has been absolutely killing it since day one.  We can talk about our issues with the story until we’re blue in the face, but with Chiang it’s always a gorgeous book.  Sudzuka is on interior art for this one, and he’s been one of my favourite fill-in artists.

Now onto the always eye-roll inducing Superman/Wonder Woman:

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SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN #8
Written by CHARLES SOULE
Art and cover by TONY S. DANIEL and BATT
1:25 BATMAN ‘66 variant cover by MICHAEL ALLRED
On sale MAY 14 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Continued from this month’s SUPERMAN: DOOMED #1! Wonder Woman must deal with what Superman is becoming. Will she have to slay her lover to save him?

This whole Doomsday thing has turned into a big event that will spill into the other Super-books, so that’s a little annoying.  Hopefully we don’t have to read them all to know what’s going on.

Apparently “Superman turns into Doomsday” is the angle they’re taking for this re-invention of the Doomsday story, which seems a little silly to me, but oh well.  Superman looks ridiculous, but that’s a decent Wonder Woman on the cover.  Daniel seems to be getting better at drawing Wonder Woman after a bit of a shaky start.

Also, I’m with Liz Lemon when it comes to the word “lover”, ie. “That word bums me out unless it’s between the words meat and pizza.”

Finally, Wonder Woman is front and center on the cover of Batman Beyond Universe:

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BATMAN BEYOND UNIVERSE #10
Written by CHRISTOS N. GAGE and KYLE HIGGINS
Art by DEXTER SOY, THONY SILAS and MATEO GUERRIRO
Cover by KHARY RANDOLPH
On sale MAY 21• 48 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST
“JUSTICE LORDS BEYOND” continues! As Batman’s journey through the dystopian world of the Justice Lords takes an unexpected and deadly turn, the true meaning of Wonder Woman’s return is revealed – you must not to miss this!

In the April issue, Wonder Woman returned to this future world, and I guess in May we’re going to learn why.  I haven’t been keeping up with this book at all, so I’ve got no idea what’s going on, but I did love the TV show and Wonder Woman definitely looks cool on the cover.  When the Wonder Woman arc starts in April, I’ll pick up the book and see what’s going on.

You might remember that last month Wonder Woman teamed up with Batman in Batman and Wonder Woman #30, but it seems that was a one-time gig.  Wonder Woman is gone, and replaced by Frankenstein in May.  Nonetheless, she’s starring in three different titles, plus she’s always around in Justice League and whatnot.  Look for all of these comics this May at comic shops or online.


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