Encounter at Flashpoint

Encounter at Flashpoint

WONDER WEDNESDAY

On Wednesdays I look at various chapters in Wonder Woman’s history. Click here for previous installments.

Last week I started talking about Flashpoint, DC Comics’ 2011 mega-crossover that led into the New 52 reboot that restarted all of the company’s superhero series and reimagined many of its characters (usually for the worse), and remained the status quo they have today. It turned out that I had so much to say about this series in general that I didn’t have space to actually talk about the part that directly involved Wonder Woman. So the quickest of recaps: The Flash has screwed up time while trying to set right a change his archenemy made in the timeline, inadvertently creating a dystopian reality in which, among other things, a war between Wonder Woman and Aquaman has led to the sinking of Wonder Woman by Atlantis and the British Isles conquered by the Amazons.

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Prelude to Flashpoint

Prelude to Flashpoint

WONDER WEDNESDAY

On Wednesdays I look at various chapters in Wonder Woman’s history. Click here for previous installments.

DC and Marvel both love their mega-crossovers. Scarcely a month goes by when the entire superhero line of one or both of the Big Two comic book companies isn’t caught up in some universe-shaking event after which nothing will ever be the same again. In the last several years, DC has usually had more than one of these overlapping uber-crises going on at the same time.

Even so, Flashpoint was one that I thought I could safely ignore.

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Make Them Remember My Name

Make Them Remember My Name

WONDER WEDNESDAY

On Wednesdays I look at various chapters in Wonder Woman’s history. Click here for previous installments.

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Back for a Limited Time

Back for a Limited Time

WONDER WEDNESDAY

On Wednesdays I look at various chapters in Wonder Woman’s history. Click here for previous installments.

Man, I’m ready to be done with J. Michael Straczinski and Phil Hester’s “Odyssey,” the 2010-11 storyline in which Wonder Woman suddenly has a new costume, a new history, a new personality, and no idea she ever was anything else. The Amazons were mostly killed when she was a kid, and she grew up on the run with a rag-tag team of survivors. Nobody else remembers things any other way either, but there are plenty of hints of her old life left lying around as a sort of promise that she’ll find her way back to it somehow. And well, now would be the time. Here we look at the four issues that make up the last half of Wonder Woman: Odyssey vol. 2. (They do like to draw these storylines out as long as possible nowadays.)

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You May Find Yourself

You May Find Yourself

WONDER WEDNESDAY

On Wednesdays I look at various chapters in Wonder Woman’s history. Click here for previous installments.

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It’s Amazon Season

It’s Amazon Season

WONDER WEDNESDAY

On Wednesdays I look at various chapters in Wonder Woman’s history. Click here for previous installments. 

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From the Mean Streets of Paradise Island

From the Mean Streets of Paradise Island

WONDER WEDNESDAY

On Wednesdays I look at various chapters in Wonder Woman’s history. Click here for previous installments.

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Calling All Heroes

Calling All Heroes

WONDER WEDNESDAY

On Wednesdays I look at various chapters in Wonder Woman’s history. Click here for previous installments.

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Cyber Naughty

Cyber Naughty

WONDER WEDNESDAY

On Wednesdays I look at various chapters in Wonder Woman’s history. Click here for previous installments.

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Mod Fluff Explosion

Mod Fluff Explosion

WONDER WEDNESDAY

On Wednesdays I look at various chapters in Wonder Woman’s history. Click here for previous installments.

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