Bombs Bursting in Air

Bombs Bursting in Air

WONDER WEDNESDAY

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

Oh hey, it’s the Third of July! Maybe I should do this here comic with Uncle Sam on the cover, because that seems patriotic. And it has two beloved heroes on the cover facing off in their patriotic costumes of red, blue and, um, yellow.

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Hands Off My Superman

Hands Off My Superman

WONDER WEDNESDAY

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

There have been a number of stories over the years that have toyed with the idea of Superman and Wonder Woman becoming a couple, sometimes with Lois Lane and maybe Steve Trevor looking on in dismay. Heck, quite recently in Geoff Johns’s Justice League series, Supes and WW got to smooching, but of course in the New 52 relaunch, for worse or for worse, Superman and Lois Lane aren’t even a couple.

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52 Pickup

52 Pickup

As anyone who pays any attention to comic books already knows, this month DC Comics relaunched its entire line of comics, restarting them all from number 1. Well, not all: Some titles were discontinued, and a number of new ones are starting that weren’t there before. But in one month, DC is restarting from scratch with 52 new series. Even Detective Comics–which was the longest-running comic published in the United States, introduced Batman and gave the company its name–ended at issue #881 and now starts over. Action Comics, which introduced Superman in its #1 in 1938, similarly goes from issue #904 to square one. So on that level alone, it feels like the end of an era.

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