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 

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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

Warkiller II: This Time It’s Personal

Warkiller II: This Time It’s Personal

WONDER WEDNESDAY

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

Before I really get into this week’s entry, let me just say that we got some amazingly good Wonder Woman news this week. One of the few DC Comics that I enjoy enough to actually pick up in single issues is Batman ’66. Based on and written in the style of the Adam West TV show, it’s a rare bit of fun that DC is somehow publishing while its main line of comics is relentlessly dark and gritty and ’90s Image-style xxxtreme. Well, one thing I’ve been saying is, “But what I’d really like to see is Wonder Woman ’77!” And darned if that’s not just

what DC is giving us—yet another WW series, this one based on the 1970s Lynda Carter TV show! I complain a lot about how I feel DC has misused and continues to misuse the world’s most prominent female superhero, but this news fills me with delight. And that will mean four ongoing Wonder Woman series, at least if you count Superman/Wonder Woman, which I guess we have to. And two of them (WW ’77 and Sensation Comics) I’m even interested in! Read more

From First to Last

From First to Last

WONDER WEDNESDAY

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

here for previous installments. Read more

Baby’s Day Out

Baby’s Day Out

WONDER WEDNESDAY

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

This is part two of a writeup of

Wonder Woman vol. 3: Iron, by writer Brian Azzarello and artist Cliff Chiang (plus a legion of fill-in pencillers). Part one is here. Read more

Who’s Your Daddy?

Who’s Your Daddy?

 

WONDER WEDNESDAY

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

here for previous installments. Read more

The Bride Wore Hands

The Bride Wore Hands

WONDER WEDNESDAY

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

I’m going to have to interrupt the discussion of Gail Simone’s late-00s run on Wonder Woman to go back to where Wonder Wednesday began, looking at the current “New 52” incarnation of Wonder Woman. The second trade collection of the new series just arrived, and I’ve waited too long not to dig in immediately.

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