Enter and Exit the Samurai

Enter and Exit the Samurai

WONDER WEDNESDAY

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

Having looked at some actual 1940s comics in the last Wonder Wednesday, now we return to that weird period in the 1970s when the Wonder Woman comic was suddenly set during World War II again, to match the first season of the Wonder Woman TV show.

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Meet the B-Sides

Meet the B-Sides

WONDER WEDNESDAY

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

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Great Hera!

Great Hera!

WONDER WEDNESDAY

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

Having looked at the first half of Brian Azzarello’s

Wonder Woman vol. 5: Flesh last week, now we’re back with the rest of the book. Cliff Chiang’s back on art duties for this batch, which is always nice. Read more

The Gods Are Dicks

The Gods Are Dicks

WONDER WEDNESDAY

On Wednesdays I look at various chapters in Wonder Woman’s history. Click 

here for previous installments. Read more

You Take the Good, You Take the Bad

You Take the Good, You Take the Bad

WONDER WEDNESDAY

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

A couple of weeks ago, two important Wonder Woman comics came out. One was the first issue of Wonder Woman by its much-dreaded new creative team of beefcake/cheesecake artist David Finch and his wife, untested writer Meredith Finch. And to judge the book by the cover, things didn’t look too promising. Oh, the baby-doll face! Oh, the awkward T&A pose!

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Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Techno-Organic Witch Bikini

Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Techno-Organic Witch Bikini

WONDER WEDNESDAY

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

I’ve complained in the past about how DC Comics has never given Wonder Woman a headlining role in an intercompany crossover. Catwoman, Batgirl, sure, but never Wonder Woman. And now that DC and Dynamite Comics are collaborating on Batman ’66 Meets the Green Hornet and Django/Zorro, I’ve asked when the heck they’re going to do a Wonder Woman/Red Sonja crossover. Heck, Gail Simone has done great work writing both of them—get her on that project!

Well, I recently ran across a cheap copy of a crossover that of course didn’t give Wondy title billing, because apparently DC isn’t interested in that, but at least featured her pretty prominently on the cover, and that’s 2000’s JLA/Witchblade, by writer Len Kaminski and artist Mark Pajarillo, who’d drawn several issues of JLA at around this time.

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Aw Yeah, Titans!

Aw Yeah, Titans!

WONDER WEDNESDAY

On Wednesdays I look at various chapters in Wonder Woman’s history. Click 

here for previous installments. Read more

Wonder Where It All Began

Wonder Where It All Began

WONDER WEDNESDAY

On Wednesdays I look at various chapters in Wonder Woman’s history. Click 

here for previous installments. Read more

Wondy Don’t Play That

Wondy Don’t Play That

WONDER WEDNESDAY

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

It may be late in the day, but dagnabbit, it’s still Wednesday! Usually I write these things the night before, but last night I was exhausted and in a bit of a funk and not feeling up to writing. But also, I knew this particular Wednesday would be a big one for Wonder Woman. Maybe the biggest news is that Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang’s run on Wonder Woman ends today with issue 35, clearing the way for the much-dreaded new team of David and Meredith Fitch, but I read the current Wonder Woman series in trade collections, so I can’t talk intelligently about the last issue without reading the run-up to it. I will say, though, that all of DC’s series this month have Halloween-themed “monster” variants available, and Aaron Lopestri’s vampire variant for Wonder Woman #35 is pretty great.

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World Without a Wonder Woman

World Without a Wonder Woman

WONDER WEDNESDAY

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

Both DC and Marvel have a tendency to bounce from one earth-shattering giant crossover event to another and another, with scarcely a month or two between them, giving any given series hardly any time to develop a story of its own before it’s siderailed by whatever shattering the earth is doing at the moment. A few weeks ago, I wrote about DC’s most recent one,

Future’s End, about some horrible dystopian future not long from now. Well, the giant crossover event before that, Forever Evil, is about a horrible dystopian present. Read more