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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ADVANCE REVIEW: Wonder Woman ’77 Meets the Bionic Woman #2 – The Plot Thickens…Alot

ADVANCE REVIEW: Wonder Woman ’77 Meets the Bionic Woman #2 – The Plot Thickens…Alot

The first issue of this series was a fun and well-constructed action-packed exercise in both nostalgia and straight-ahead adventure. With Wonder Woman ’77 Meets the Bionic Woman #2, I was looking forward to more of the same. To some degree, writer Andy Mangels and artist Judit Tondora definitely deliver. But there are times in the issue when the plot revolves around elements and characters which casual or new audiences to these properties are given no…

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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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REVIEW: Trinity #4 – Amazon.Conned

REVIEW: Trinity #4 –  Amazon.Conned

After we got a view into the realities the Black Mercy plants created for Superman and Batman in previous issues, Trinity #4 turns its focus to Wonder Woman, in an issue that succeeds both in revealing Wonder Woman’s character and role within the Trinity while still advancing the plot towards new developments and revelations. In this way, the issue succeeds in maintaining the warm yet incisive look at our heroes while still delivering an intriguing…

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ADVANCE REVIEW: Wonder Woman ’77 Meets the Bionic Woman – Awesomer Than the Male

ADVANCE REVIEW: Wonder Woman ’77 Meets the Bionic Woman – Awesomer Than the Male

Dynamite and DC Comics have teamed up to air together two icons of 1970s television in Wonder Woman ’77 Meets the Bionic Woman #1, and if this could be looked at as little more than an exercise in nostalgia, that view misses out just how much fun the issue is. Writer Andy Mangels and Judit Tondora have created a debut issue that nails the fun tone of these two properties at their best, even as…

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#WithWonderWoman: Wonder Woman Named Honorary UN Ambassador

#WithWonderWoman: Wonder Woman Named Honorary UN Ambassador

The biggest news in Wonder Woman right now is, surprisingly, not her 75th anniversary.  Something much better takes the honor:  The UN has named her an Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls.  Guests at the ceremony Lynda Carter, Gal Gadot, DC Entertainment president Diane Nelson, and Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins. At the ceremony, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information, Cristina Gallach, stated: “While the world has achieved progress towards gender equality,…

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REVIEW: Trinity #2 – An Issue Worthy of Comics’ Holy Trinity

REVIEW: Trinity #2 –  An Issue Worthy of Comics’ Holy Trinity

After a first issue I criticized for lacking in incident and narrative drive, Trinity #2 shows far better the kind of book we can expect from writer/artist Francis Manapul, and it’s one worthy of the adventures of arguably the three biggest icons in all of super-hero comics. Trinity #2 is a superb issue, dialling up the mystery, intrigue and jeopardy while continuing to nail the disparate voices and personalities of the three main characters. The…

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United Nations Declares ‘Wonder Woman Day’ for Oct. 21?

United Nations Declares ‘Wonder Woman Day’ for Oct. 21?

According to an exclusive interview with Lynda Carter in Closer Weekly, Wonder Woman fans have something to look forward to later this month.  The magazine makes an offhand comment about the U.N. declaring October 21 Wonder Woman Day.  It also claims that Lynda Carter will attend a ceremony at the U.N. headquarters in New York on that date. So far, I cannot find independent verification of these facts.  The U.N. website does not return any search results…

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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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