Posts Tagged ‘Preview’

Wonder Woman #11 Preview: Etta Candy’s On The Case!

November 21, 2016

When we last left Wonder Woman in “The Lies” she’d returned to Themyscira and found the Hippolyta and Amazons of the New 52 era rather than the ones we’ve been seeing lately in “Year One.” It was a surprising reveal, and one that had been a long time coming. “The Lies” has been a very slow burn, and now finally we’re digging into the heart what’s really going on. Adventures in Poor Taste has a preview of Greg Rucka and Liam Sharp’s Wonder Woman #11, the finale of this storyline which is out this Wednesday, but Themyscira is nowhere in sight. It would be a disappointment if the scene we got instead didn’t center on Etta Candy being a bad ass spy:

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Oh dang, Sasha Bordeaux, you are in trouble now! Etta Candy is wise to you. Veronica Cale and her Godwatch group seem to have access to the Picket via Sasha (who is more machine than human, really, and thus hackable; it doesn’t seem like she’s a willing accomplice here or in her previous appearances) and she’s helping them with their fiendish plans. But now Etta is wise to her, which does not bode well for Sasha. I mean, look at that stare down.

I love that Etta Candy is a key player in both arcs of Wonder Woman right now, though I’m guessing that her investigation will take a backseat to Wonder Woman’s adventures for the rest of the issue, and will be a slow build sidestory until it all comes to a head in dramatic fashion months down the road. The book is called Wonder Woman after all, not Etta Candy: Traitor Buster. Though I would totally read that book, too.

Wonder Woman #11 will be available in stores and online this Wednesday, and maybe we’ll finally figure out what “The Lies” are? The last issue showed that something is clearly off on Themyscira, and if you’re looking for a further tease, Liam Sharp posted a spread from the book that shows a troubled Steve and an angry Hippolyta. I’m very curious to see how this all plays out!

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Wonder Woman #7 Preview: “The Lies” Continue

September 26, 2016

We’ve got a new issue of Wonder Woman this week, and while I was skeptical of DC’s double shipping plan when it was first announced, it’s grown on me. It’s kind of fun to get a double shot of a good series each month or, in the case of Wonder Woman, one spectacular issue and one that’s fine. This week, we get the fine issue; Wonder Woman #7 continues “The Lies” by Greg Rucka and Liam Sharp. It’s been a bit of a slow burn, a Cheetah-centric story that has barely mentioned the titular lies at all. But things appear to be coming to a head now. Let’s take a peek at the issue, courtesy of Comicosity:

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So we’ve got Wonder Woman and Cheetah on the scene where Steve, his fellow soldiers, and the missing girls are being held. With the girls freed, I’m guessing the rest of the book will be a confrontation with the villain Cadulo and his evil deity benefactor, Urzkartaga. And then maybe “The Lies”? It’d be nice to get to them sooner than later, but it’ll depend how long it takes Wonder Woman and the Cheetah to defeat a warlord and a god. It shouldn’t be that hard, really.

Wonder Woman #7 will be available in comic shops and online this Wednesday! And keep your eyes peeled for the Jenny Frison variant cover because it’s super gorgeous. I mean, take a gander:

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The issue’s worth picking up for that story alone. I hope DC’s talking to Frison about maybe doing some interior stuff in Wonder Woman. Even just a short story would be fun. She’s just so good!

Wonder Woman #6 Preview: The Astounding Arrival of the Amazing Amazon

September 13, 2016

The third issue of Greg Rucka and Nicola Scott’s “Year One” Wonder Woman arc is out this Wednesday, and if you’re not fixing to pick up this issue then you are doing yourself a great disservice. While “The Lies” arc that runs in the odd numbered issues of Wonder Woman has been fine, “Year One” in the even numbered issues has been spectacular, with great writing and gorgeous artwork. The story continues in Wonder Woman #6 tomorrow, and Harpy‘s got a preview of the issue, showing the early moments of Wonder Woman’s arrival in America:

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This looks very fun and there’s lots I’m excited to see play out tomorrow, but for now let’s talk about birds! Various animals are associated with the Greek gods, and the owl’s connection to Athena is a big one. I’m not sure what’s paired with the owl, whether it’s a dove or a pigeon or a seagull, but the first two are usually associated with Aphrodite and just generally Aphrodite is very connected to the sea, so a seagull may fit there. It also looks like there’s a hawk or an eagle circling the beach, birds associated with Apollo and Zeus respectively. It seems that the gods may be keeping tabs on Diana, and I’m curious to see if they eventually make their presence known.

Wonder Woman #6 is available in comic shops and online tomorrow, so be sure to pick it up! The storyline has been fantastic so far, and you’re making a very bad life decision if you’re skipping out on this one!

Wonder Woman #5 Preview: Off To Rescue Steve. Again.

August 22, 2016

Wonder Woman saving Steve Trevor is a plotline as old as Wonder Woman herself. It’s how her first ever issue started after all, with Steve crashing his plane on Paradise Island and Diana rushing over to rescue him. Now, nearly 75 years later, Steve’s in trouble again. And he’s not worried in the slightest, because he knows that Wonder Woman will be along sooner or later to set him free. Revelist has the preview of this week’s Wonder Woman #5 by Greg Rucka and Liam Sharp, so let’s take a look:

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First off, is that Sasha Bordeaux? Well played, Greg Rucka. I love a writer who doesn’t forget his favourite characters and works them into other projects where applicable. It’s a good time; it serves as a fun easter egg for long time readers and a nice introduction to an enjoyable character for new fans.

As for the peek at the story, it’s got some fun banter and such, but for a storyline called “The Lies” it seems like we’ve been waiting a long time to actually dig into the lies. While we’ve had some fun with the Cheetah and we’ve got Steve who needs rescuing, this arc is allegedly about Wonder Woman’s dual life memories and finding out which are true and which are false. That’s what I’m most interested in, and in two and a third issues so far we’ve not dug into it too much. But we’ve got two thirds of this issue to come, so perhaps things will pick up on that end when we get the rest of the book on Wednesday. I certainly hope so because while “The Lies” hasn’t been bad, “Year One” has been AMAZING and the even numbered issues are blowing the odd numbered issues out of the water thus far.

Wonder Woman #5 is available in comic shops and online this Wednesday. Be sure to pick it up!

Wonder Woman #4 Preview: A Man? On Paradise Island? What?!

August 8, 2016

While I’ve been enjoying “The Lies,” Greg Rucka and Liam Sharp’s current story that’s running in the odd numbered issues of the newly relaunched Wonder Woman, “Year One” is the highlight of the book for me thus far, and of the entire “Rebirth” initiative. The first issue of Rucka and Nicola Scott’s retelling of Wonder Woman’s origin story was absolutely fantastic. For me, it was a perfect distillation of everything I love about the Amazons. It was also made doubly enjoyable by the fact that the Amazons have been so ill-treated at DC for years. Having them back in a classic, recognizable way was just delightful.

And now the second issue is coming out this week! Wonder Woman #4 is out this Wednesday, and Comics Alliance has posted a preview. Let’s take a look:

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I love all of this. I love Hippolyta carefully deliberating and assessing every angle of men crashing on Paradise Island and what their intention could be, I love a Steve Trevor who’s distraught over the loss of his fellow soldiers, I love Diana sympathizing with him even though a) he’s a man and b) she doesn’t even know him. The characterizations are so on point, across the board.

This is a very encouraging start to the second installment of this arc, and I can’t wait to read the rest on Wednesday. And to see where it all goes! I know we’ve got some iconic moments ahead of us, presumably a tournament to choose an Amazon champion and Diana donning her costume for the first time, but probably a lot of new stuff as well, especially once she leaves her home and goes to America. If Rucka and Scott can maintain the joy and beauty of the first issue of “Year One” through the whole run, this’ll be one of the best Wonder Woman stories of all time.

Wonder Woman #4 will be available in comic shops and online this Wednesday! Go pick it up; you won’t be sorry!

Wonder Woman #2 Preview: Year One Begins!

July 12, 2016

I. AM. SO. EXCITED. FOR. THIS.

I’ve been waiting for this book for years, ever since Greg Rucka revealed that he was originally tapped to write the Wonder Woman: Earth One graphic novel, with art by J.H. Williams III (DC changed their minds and gave it to Grant Morrison and Yanick Paquette instead). He’s mentioned a few story details over the years, and they all sounded amazing; Diana looking out at the horizon instead of up in the sky in this preview was one of those scenes. And now Rucka’s telling his Wonder Woman origin story, with Nicola Scott on art, and I can’t wait to read it!

The A.V. Club has posted a preview of the story, which debuts in Wonder Woman #2 and will run in every other issue of the series for the next six months, so let’s take a look:

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It delights me to no end to see happy Amazons. We’ve had a long run of cold, vicious, awful Amazons, so seeing love and warmth on Paradise Island is a lovely change of pace. The final page of the preview, with Diana and her mother, warms my heart immeasurably, doubly so since Hippolyta’s been dead for several years now since the New 52 reboot. But, as we learned with Wonder Woman #1, Diana’s New 52 family was all a lie, the details of which are slowly unfolding in the odd numbered issues of the new series.

I’m so excited to pick this issue up tomorrow! I should have a review up at some point, though I’m going to be on a train all afternoon and my wifi might be spotty. But I’ll do my best to have my thoughts up then. If not, it’ll be up on Thursday. Be sure to hit your local comic shop or Comixology tomorrow to get this issue!

Wonder Woman #1 Preview: Hitting the Ground Running

June 20, 2016

Following up on Wonder Woman Rebirth #1 from two weeks back, the new Wonder Woman series is set to officially launch this Wednesday. Yes, I know it’s confusing to have a Wonder Woman Rebirth #1 followed by Wonder Woman #1. It seems like a dumb strategy to me, too. Everything would be a lot simpler if the special was the first issue, but DC wanted to make a whole big thing of it. Regardless, here we are, with the book debuting for real this time.

The first issue picks up where the “Rebirth” special left off, with Wonder Woman trying to understand the discrepancies in her past. It’s set in the present, and written by Greg Rucka with art by Liam Sharp. The next issue will be set in the past, with art by Nicola Scott, and the two stories will alternate for the next six months. Comic Book Resources has a preview of the first issue, so let’s take a look:

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So first off, this is pretty gorgeous stuff. Sharp’s been super enthusiastic about his Wonder Woman gig since it was first announced, and you can see that in his art. It’s lush and detailed and just lovely all around. The starless tiara annoys me a bit, just because I’m a traditionalist that way, but everything else looks very nice.

While we’ve got five pages of the book here, we don’t have a lot of story. It seems that Rucka and Sharp just decided to open the issue with a bunch of rad shots of Wonder Woman, and I’m cool with that. I’m sure the rest of the book will have some more meat to it and dig into the mysteries surrounding Wonder Woman. All we know so far is that she’s in an African jungle and that she’s looking for some answers. From the scratch marks on the tree on the final two page spread, I think that she might be looking for the Cheetah; plus the jungle seems a logical place for the Cheetah to hang out. We’ll find out in a couple of days!

Wonder Woman #1 is out this Wednesday online and in comic shops everywhere. Check it out! It’s going to be pretty, and should be a good read. This is a stellar creative team, and I’m very excited to see what they do with Wonder Woman.


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