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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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