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Wonder Woman’s December 2015 Covers and Solicits

September 21, 2015

Let’s jump into the books straight away because Wonder Woman stars or appears prominently in about 843 different comics in December. Actually, now that I look at the list again, it’s 7. But still, it’s a lot of books! So let’s see what she’s doing to be up to during the festive season, starting with Wonder Woman #47:

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WONDER WOMAN #47
Written by MEREDITH FINCH
Art by MIGUEL MENDONÇA
Cover by DAVID FINCH and JONATHAN GLAPION
Variant covers by AMANDA CONNER
On sale DECEMBER 30 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
As her duties as God of War draw Wonder Woman into battle, the Cheetah resurfaces to strike!

The Finches are still here, so that’s disappointing. But David’s got the month off for interior art. I’m not familiar with Miguel Mendonca, but it looks like a lot of his work has been done at Zenescope, which isn’t a terribly encouraging sign. But you never know; he could be great! We’ll find out in December.

Next up, Superman/Wonder Woman #24:

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SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN #24
Written by PETER J. TOMASI
Art by DOUG MAHNKE and JAIME MENDOZA
Cover by YANICK PAQUETTE
On sale DECEMBER 16 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
It’s the team-up you never expected, as Superman and Parasite take on those other energy suckers, the Pale Riders, to free Firestorm! Meanwhile, Wonder Woman fights an unstoppable behemoth that can contain—and consume—her powers!

Firestorm is still in the book? He just showed up last week. He must be sticking around for a while. I’m glad to see Superman and Wonder Woman on separate adventures this month. I’m totally on board for keeping them apart.

Superman/Wonder Woman has an annual out in December too:

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SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN ANNUAL #2
Written by KEITH CHAMPAGNE and PETER J. TOMASI
Art by YANICK PAQUETTE, CHRISCROSS, MATTHEW CLARK and others
Cover by YANICK PAQUETTE
On sale DECEMBER 30 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T
Forged in the fires of battle, their union is one the world fears and hates—and some have tried to tear it asunder! Now witness the trials of the romance of Kal and Diana, and how it all came to be. See the first kiss and last breath of Superman and Wonder Woman in this epic tale that recounts the most dangerous love story of all.

Hooboy, this sounds awful. Highlights of one of the lamest romances of all time seems like a terrible idea for a comic. But Yanick Paquette is drawing some of it, so it should like nice, at least. I’m going to be so annoyed shelling out $5 for this.

Next up, Sensation Comics featuring Wonder Woman #17:

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SENSATION COMICS FEATURING WONDER WOMAN #17
Written by TRINA ROBBINS
Art by CHRIS GUGLIOTTI
Cover by ANNA DITTMAN
On sale DECEMBER 2 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST • FINAL ISSUE
Diana’s compassion is tested when Dr. Barbara Minerva appears, begging for assistance as she seeks out the last remaining source of urzkatarga, the plant that supplies the serum that transforms her into the Cheetah. And if she can’t use it to replenish her supply, she’ll die. But when the Amazon princess/super-hero and the scientist/super-villain make their way to the “Island of Lost Souls,” they find more is at stake than expected!

The final issue!! I’m so upset. I know that these digital books never last that long so I expected that the ax would be falling on Sensation Comics soon, but I love this book! It’s Wonder Woman’s only decent regular showcase, and so many great stories have come out of it. I’m glad to see that Trina Robbins is writing the final installment. She’ll bring it, for sure, and end the book with a bang.

Now we move to some non-Wonder Woman books that feature her prominently, starting with Harley’s Little Black Book #1:

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HARLEY’S LITTLE BLACK BOOK #1
Written by AMANDA CONNER and JIMMY PALMIOTTI
Art by AMANDA CONNER and a bunch of people who owe her favors
Cover by AMANDA CONNER
Variant covers by J. SCOTT CAMPBELL
On sale DECEMBER 2 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T+
It’s the sensational debut of a bimonthly, overstuffed, oversized team-up series in which Harley meets (and almost certainly annoys) the greatest heroes and villains of the DC Universe! First up? The incredible Wonder Woman! There’s a plot to assassinate Wondy, and Harley is convinced that only she could possibly stop it! (Hey, you want to tell her about all the other options? We tried.)

Harley Quinn’s got a new series and Wonder Woman is the first guest star! I don’t love them putting Wonder Woman in a tiny outfit on the cover, but the inside of the book will probably be fun. Harley Quinn is an odd but enjoyable book, and I’m sure this new title will carry on in the same vein. And Amanda Conner drawing Wonder Woman could be a good time.

Wonder Woman’s front and center on Justice League #47 as well:

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JUSTICE LEAGUE #47
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art and cover by JASON FABOK
Variant covers by JIM LEE
On sale DECEMBER 16 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Super-star artist Jason Fabok returns as the second act of “DARKSEID WAR” begins! As the members of the Justice League struggle with their new Godhood abilities, Wonder Woman must turn to the beings that have fought the Anti-Monitor before: the Crime Syndicate! Plus, what secret does Grail hold that will change Diana’s world forever?

The Anti-Monitor is in this? I haven’t been following “Darkseid War” at all, though I’m looking forward to reading it when it’s collected because I really like how Jason Fabok draws Wonder Woman. Plus, Fourth World stuff is usually pretty fun. Isn’t Batman now Metron or something? The occasional tidbits I hear about this storyline always sound super weird, but sort of intriguingly so.

Finally, Donna Troy is stopping by to visit Titans Hunt #3:

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TITANS HUNT #3
Written by DAN ABNETT
Art by PAOLO SIQUEIRA
Cover by YANICK PAQUETTE
On sale DECEMBER 2 • 32 pg, FC, 3 of 12, $3.99 US RATED T
Haunted by a past they no longer recognize, Dick Grayson and Roy Harper hunt for the truth. Somehow, somewhere, there must be someone who can explain the memories that obsess them but don’t belong to them. Their search has unleashed the rage of Atlantis, but that’s nothing compared to the fury of the Amazonian outcast waiting for them in the shadows.

I’m not 100% on what the premise of this book is. Is it that the New 52 versions of the old Teen Titans are being haunted by memories of themselves in the old universe, or are the old universe Teen Titans back somehow? Whatever the case, Donna Troy’s in this one, wearing her rad new costume. And it sounds like she’s going to be angry because Amazons are always angry these days. Man, Yanick Paquette’s having a busy month!

Look for all of these titles this December in comics shops and online! Or ask Santa to bring them to you.

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Flashpoint Wonder Woman Graffiti

April 18, 2011

Last Friday, DC’s The Source blog featured a series of posts where a group of creators from the Flashpoint line were asked questions about their books.  Dan Abnett was there to represent Wonder Woman and the Furies and Lois Lane and the Resistance, but unfortunately he was the most tight-lipped of the whole bunch!!  He didn’t really divulge anything.  But there were some cool images that accompanied the questions, most notably this anti-Wonder Woman graffiti:

The picture was titled “lois_lane”, so I assume this is the tag of her resistance movement.  I think it looks fun… I like sticking it to The Man graffiti, even if The Man happens to be Wonder Woman.  Everyone seems to be putting a lot of effort into making the Flashpoint world fleshed out and interesting, and while some titles interest me more than others, the Aquaman/Wonder Woman/Lois Lane corner of the universe has certainly grabbed my attention so far.

Flashpoint: Wonder Woman And The Furies #2 Cover And Teaser

April 10, 2011

This Friday, DC’s The Source blog released about a billion solicits for the July Flashpoint issues, including Wonder Woman and the Furies #2.  The creative team remains the same, with Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning writing, Scott Clark and David Beaty on art, and Ed Benes doing covers, but the solicit poses an ominous question:

How many must die to avenge Queen Hippolyta’s death and satiate Diana’s fury?

So I’m guessing that Hippolyta dies in the first issue, because Wonder Woman looked WAY less pissed on that cover.  She also looked different though… this armour looks a lot like the armour we’ve seen so far, but there are some changes.  The helmet looks odd, the shoulders look pointier, and the belt is different.  Also, in all of the previous images, Wonder Woman has walked like a normal person, not with her shins bizarrely askew.  I am going to chalk all of this up to artistic interpretation, mostly because I’m pretty sure that Benes didn’t draw this cover, despite what the solicit says.  It looks way different than the first one, the style isn’t the same, and though I can’t make out the name written on it, it doesn’t look like Benes’ signature. 

Anyway, it looks like it’s going to get rather out of hand… Wonder Woman seems pretty irate.  Also, on the Aquaman solicit it appears that Mera is dead and Aquaman is wicked upset about it, so that may throw a wrench in the whole Aquaman/Wonder Woman being married thing.  The solicit for Lois Lane and the Resistance #2 doesn’t give us much of anything, Wonder Womanwise, so that’s no help.  We’ll find out what’s going on in this whacky alternative world soon enough, I suppose.

Look for Flashpoint: Wonder Woman and the Furies #2 at your local comic book shop on July 20th!!

Flashpoint: Wonder Woman And The Furies Team Officially Announced

March 12, 2011

For Flashpoint Friday this week, DC Comics announced the remaining Flashpoint mini-series and one-shots, including the first issue of Flashpoint: Wonder Woman and the Furies.  Here is Ed Benes’ cover for the book:

So something bad is going to happen to London, and I think that Wonder Woman and her cohorts may be behind it.  It looks like Hawkgirl and Wonder Girl are on her side too, as well as a couple more female heroes in the background I can’t make out and what appears to be an Amazon army.  The book’s tagline is “If she can’t save the world – no one will!”, so I’m guessing that it’s either a Wonder Woman is the world’s last hope situation OR she’s being difficult and won’t let anyone else save the world but her.

DC confirmed the creative team that had been rumoured a few weeks back… Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning are writing the book, with Scott Clark and David Beaty on art.  Ed Benes is the cover artist for the first issue, so I assume he’ll do the next two issues too.

We’ve also got some more information on another book that pertains to Wonder Woman.  Flashpoint: Lois Lane and the Resistance was announced with the tagline “She is ready to reveal the Amazons’ secret!”, whatever that might be.  It’s Amazons plural, so it’s not Wonder Woman’s secret specifically but rather one that applies to all the Amazons.  That’s really not a ton to go on… I don’t have any guesses here.

Finally, for some reason they’ve put George Perez on another event mini-series, Flashpoint: Secret Seven.  I love Perez, but did they learn nothing from Final Crisis: Legion of Three Worlds?  That book took like eight years to finish (I exaggerate, but not much).  It was an AWESOME book though… it was far and away the best of all the Final Crisis related series.

Flashpoint Friday: Wonder Woman And The Furies Rumours

February 26, 2011

Another Flashpoint Friday has come and gone, and we haven’t learned anything new about the Wonder Woman and the Furies mini-series, but Bleeding Cool is reporting that Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning will be writing the book, with Scott Clark on art.

Abnett and Lanning have been collaborators for years, working on books like The Authority for Wildstorm, and Nova for Marvel.  I’ve never read any of their books, but I’ve heard good things.  Plus Dan Abnett’s written some Doctor Who novels and comics, so we know he’s a cool dude. 

Scott Clark’s recently worked on Brightest Day and Adventure Comics for DC, and has drawn Wonder Woman before in the 2009 DC Universe Halloween Special.  Here’s a pen and ink page from the book:

The outfit will be different in the Flashpoint mini, of course, with her armour and finned helmet and whatnot, but this’ll give you some idea of his take on her.

Wonder Woman and the Furies has been associated with two of the other mini-series, and Bleeding Cool lists the teams for those as well.  They say that Emperor Aquaman will be written by Tony Bedard and drawn by Adrian Syaf, while Lois Lane and the Resistance will be written by Abnett and Lanning, with art by Harvey Tolibao.  I’ll keep my eye out to see if DC confirms these creative teams soon.


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