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Wonder Woman’s February 2015 Covers And Solicits

November 18, 2014

It looks like February 2015 is going to be an eventful month for Wonder Woman across her three titles, with big twists and surprises throughout the line. Let’s take a look at what she’ll be up to, starting with Wonder Woman #39:

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WONDER WOMAN #39
Written by MEREDITH FINCH
Art and cover by DAVID FINCH and BATT
HARLEY QUINN Variant cover by PHIL JIMENEZ
1:50 B&W Variant cover by DAVID FINCH and BATT
1:100 Variant cover by DAVID FINCH
On sale FEBRUARY 18 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
Wonder Woman returns to Paradise Island, and she’s in for a surprise: The Amazons have chosen a new queen to lead them! The identity of this new queen will send shock waves through the entire DC Universe! Guest-starring the Justice League and featuring the introduction of Diana’s craziest new cast member in, well, ever!

So is Hippolyta not a living statue in this run? Because she was “alive” in the last issue of Azzarello and Chiang’s run, albeit not flesh and blood. Whatever the case, the Amazons are going to have a new queen and it sounds like it’s going to be quite a shocking choice. Given the appearance of the Justice League and the sending of shock waves through the universe, I’m betting it’s someone outside of Wonder Woman’s usual circle. Maybe a famous villain, or perhaps a more intergalactic character. I’m curious about who it will be, though not at all in an excited way. More in the manner of, “Oh god, what are they going to do now?”

The cover’s pretty dramatic, so clearly Wonder Woman isn’t excited about what’s going on. While a bit of a downer, it’s one of Finch’s nicer covers thus far just in terms of a not overly exploitive image of Wonder Woman.

On to Superman/Batman #16:

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SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN #16
Written by PETER J. TOMASI
Art and cover by DOUG MAHNKE and JAIME MENDOZA
HARLEY QUINN Variant cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
On sale FEBRUARY 11 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Superman and Wonder Woman come face-to-face with the newest arrival to The New 52: MAGOG!

I sort of feel like Magog is a bit played out. Kingdom Come was a while ago, plus he’s been back in a bunch of other books since, including big arcs in Action Comics and JSA. I’m half wondering if this is a lead-in to Convergence, DC’s multi-universal event that starts this April, given the Kingdom Come connection. Though if it was you’d think they’d play that up to increase the sales.

Finally, Sensation Comics #7:

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SENSATION COMICS FEATURING WONDER WOMAN #7
Written by ALEX DE CAMPI and AMY CHU
Art by NEIL GOOGE and BERNARD CHANG
Cover by SHANE DAVIS
On sale FEBRUARY 18 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST
In “Venus Rising,” Diana’s conflicted about her current mission: She agreed to represent the Justice League as the first space station for harvesting Venusian fuel gases is brought online. But her arrival doesn’t go smoothly – and then, kaiju attack! Plus: A combat pilot gets a little help from Wonder Woman as a routine reconnaissance mission turns deadly in “Rescue Angel.”

Wonder Woman in space PLUS kaiju? I am very on board for that. That sounds like a lot of fun. I’m also glad to see Amy Chu writing a story; she’s great. And Bernard Chang is back! He drew a few issues of Wonder Woman during Simone’s run on the book, and I’ve always enjoyed his work. This should be a really solid issue.

Look for all of these Wonder Woman comic books in February! And perhaps buy them for your sweetheart for Valentine’s Day. Nothing says I love you like a Wonder Woman comic!

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Covers And Solicits For Wonder Woman #25, Superman/Wonder Woman #2, And Smallville Season 11 #19

August 13, 2013

November is going to be a very busy month for Wonder Woman, and one that could be interesting.  Let’s go through her three major solicits, starting with Wonder Woman:

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WONDER WOMAN #25
Written by BRIAN AZZARELLO
Art by GORAN SUDZUKA
Cover by CLIFF CHIANG
1:25 B&W Variant cover by CLIFF CHIANG
On sale NOVEMBER 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
There’s no time for Wonder Woman to fully comprehend the fallout from last issue’s shocking turn of events as her family gathers to prepare for an assault on Olympus!

The solicits have been rather vague about exactly what’s up with Wonder Woman coming out of the events in Wonder Woman #23, out in just over a week.  They’re promising changes and a lot of craziness, but we’ve got no specifics yet.  I suppose we’ll have a better idea soon enough, and these solicits might make some more sense soon.  It’s got a great cover, anyway, though I’m bummed to see that Chiang isn’t doing the interior art.  Sudzuka is back for his second full issue, and I’ll be curious to see what he does with the book.

Now to the book we all seem to be dreading, if the comments I’ve seen here are any indication:

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SUPERMAN/WONDER WOMAN #2
Written by CHARLES SOULE
Art and cover by TONY S. DANIEL and BATT
1:25 Variant cover by SHANE DAVIS
1:100 B&W Variant cover by TONY S. DANIEL and BATT
On sale NOVEMBER 13 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Whom the gods destroy, first they piss off! Seeking help against Doomsday, Diana turns to her brother Hephaestus for weapons—but a more immediate threat is Apollo and the other gods. They do not approve of Superman as a consort to Diana, and he will have to prove himself in combat!

This solicit is not helping my dread at all.  Wonder Woman’s family not approving of Superman sounds like a pretty hackneyed plot, and an uninspired choice for the book’s second issue.  Also, Superman proving himself in combat to earn Wonder Woman?  Ugh.  Now, as always, we haven’t read any of the book yet, and maybe it’ll be fantastic and rise above what have been two pretty terrible solicits so far.  You never know, and we should keep an open mind.  However, the more I hear about it, the more worried I get.  I hope the book proves me wrong.

Finally, a fun new costume reveal:

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SMALLVILLE SEASON 11 #19
Written by BRYAN Q. MILLER
Art by JORGE JIMENEZ
Cover by CAT STAGGS
On sale NOVEMBER 13 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T • DIGITAL FIRST
With Washington, D.C., on lockdown, Air Force One under attack and the dead rising from the grave, Superman and a newly armored “Wonder Woman” take the fight to Hades and Faust. Plus, as “Olympus” concludes, Clark’s journey as Superman takes a dramatic turn!

Notice how this is 40 pages for $3.99, while Superman/Wonder Woman is 32 pages for the same price.  Not cool, Superman/Wonder Woman.  Why do you keep giving me reasons to dislike you before you even begin?

But back to Smallville!  I’m very excited for this arc, which begins this Wednesday in print form (look for a review later in the week) and ends in November with this universe’s Wonder Woman in full uniform.  It looks kind of cool, and seems to be borrowing a lot from the armour Wonder Woman wore when she went to battle Hades around Wonder Woman #8 or so.  No gold, though.  I kind of miss the gold.  Silver seems to be the new standard.  Nonetheless, this sounds like it’s going to be a fun story, and I’ve heard a lot of good things from people who’ve read the digital books already.

So there are three Wonder Woman-centric books for you to check out in November!  It’s still nowhere near the nine books starring Batman or the seven starring Superman, but it’s a start.


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