REVIEW: Wonder Woman #20 – DC’s Best Superhero Book?

REVIEW: Wonder Woman #20 – DC’s Best Superhero Book?

With Wonder Woman #20, it’s time to ask the big question; month in, month out, is this DC’s most consistently brilliant title? Ever since the title relaunched with writer Greg Rucka at the helm, the series has been moving from strength to strength, redefining the title character for the Rebirth era as one of the most relatable and enjoyable icons in super hero comics. And all this right before her movie opens. And this issue…

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REVIEW: Wonder Woman #16 – Watching the Gods

REVIEW: Wonder Woman #16 – Watching the Gods

With Wonder Woman #16, writer Greg Rucka continues with the alternating system that forms the foundation of his most recent run on the character, with each issue alternating between one story arc set in the present, and one set in the past just after Wonder Woman appeared in the human world. This issue forms the first chapter of the flashback “Godwatch” arc, and also features the debut of new alternating regular artist Bilquis Evely. And…

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REVIEW: Wonder Woman #14 – Truth and Justice

REVIEW: Wonder Woman #14 – Truth and Justice

With Wonder Woman #14, writer Greg Rucka and artist Nicola Scott conclude their “Year One” arc, and as they have with each instalment prior, absolutely nail retelling Diana’s early days in Man’s World and her debut as Wonder Woman. It’s an absolutely stellar conclusion to an arc that succeeding in embracing a classical approach to the hero without feeling dated or stale; rather Rucka and Scott manage to distill the character down to her essence,…

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DISCOURSE DISH: Greg Rucka, Wonder Woman and the Fine Line

DISCOURSE DISH: Greg Rucka, Wonder Woman and the Fine Line

After last week’s brief discussion of X-Men fandom, I return to DC dishing.  Because man, DC can’t go two weeks without some kind of discursive nonsense cropping up.  This week, I want to talk about Greg Rucka‘s interview-reveal that Wonder Woman likes women as well as men. Matt Santori-Griffith conducted the interview in question, and I recommend people try and read the whole thing.  The interview focuses on trying to create a balance.  In telling it, they…

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Rucka’s Wonder Woman to Retell Cheetah’s Early Days

Rucka’s Wonder Woman to Retell Cheetah’s Early Days

As one of DC’s flagship titles, the Rebirth version of Wonder Woman has been a rousing success. Having debuted to critical acclaim and solid sales, Greg Rucka and Nicola Scott’s take on the Amazonian leading lady has been doing very well. The peace-first approach to Diana has been a welcome change for longtime fans of the character, and now the team is exploring the early days of her most famous nemesis: Cheetah. October’s issues of…

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REVIEW: Wonder Woman #6 — the Gods bear gifts, & so does this comic

REVIEW: Wonder Woman #6 — the Gods bear gifts, & so does this comic

Full disclosure: before this issue, I had never read a Wonder Woman comic before.  My only experience with the character comes from one trade of Justice League and the way Gal Gadot plays her in Batman v Superman. Appropriate, then, that I start on an issue that focuses on communication and misunderstanding. This issue opens with Diana and Steve Trevor on the invisible jet.  Steve doesn’t speak Themiscyran, and Diana doesn’t speak English.  They land, and eventually…

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Rucka and Lark’s LAZARUS Headed for the Small Screen

Rucka and Lark’s LAZARUS Headed for the Small Screen

In a world where dystopian futures and comic book adaptations are both in high demand for Hollywood, it was inevitable that Lazarus would find its way to live action. According to Rebecca Ford at the Hollywood Reporter, Legendary Television has won the bidding war to bring Greg Rucka and Michael Lark’s female-led vision of a bleak, post-economic-collapse world to the small screen. Producer Matt Tolmach, who helmed the Amazing Spider-Man franchise for Sony Pictures, has already…

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REVIEW: “Stumptown #1” Unbalanced Hooligans

REVIEW: “Stumptown #1” Unbalanced Hooligans

Written by: Greg Rucka Art by: Justin Greenwood and Ryan Hill Publisher: Oni Press $3.99 I’ll admit that Major League Soccer has lasted far longer in North America than I initially suspected. In fact, it appears that it’s here to stay. In the first issue of the third volume of his excellent Stumptown series, writer Greg Rucka gives a nod to his hometown Portland Timbers. Soccer, hooliganism, and murder provide the backdrop for a well-developed…

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Point of Entry: 52 Volume 1 The Original

Point of Entry: 52 Volume 1 The Original

Geoff Johns (writer) / Grant Morrison (writer) / Greg Rucka (writer) / Mark Waid (writer) / Eddy Barrows (artist) / Chris Batista (artist) / Joe Bennett (artist) / I started really reading American comics after DC had already moved into the New 52. From there I had a starting point. Many people told me that I needed to read the other,  so-called better stuff. The original 52 is something that has been recommended to me more…

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Advance Review: “Lazarus #8” Where Is This Going?

Advance Review: “Lazarus #8” Where Is This Going?

With issue #8 I realize I have mixed feelings about Lazarus. There are times when I’m intensely interested and care to find out what is going to happen. I want to know who is causing inner turmoil in the Carlyle family and who is sending messages to Forever. The problem is, as soon as I’m getting hooked into the story, the story widens. More layers are added but nothing is getting answered. I’m interested in…

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