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It’s a new week of awesome comic goodness! What awesome comics did everyone read this past weekend?

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iO9 – Why Early Wonder Woman Was A Champion Of Feminism… And Bondage – A good read for those that don’t know the history.

 

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Seattle Pi – Bumperhead

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The Mary Sue – Secret Identities #1

Wonder Woman, A God Among Men But A Homebound Daughter

dessa01Wonder Woman is a relatively unique character at DC Comics.  While DC is known for its characters that are more godly than the street level fighters or geniuses at Marvel, Wonder Woman is the character who is in fact the most closely associated with gods, so much so that she has been presented as both the Goddess of Truth and the God of War at various stages in her publication history.  Equally the story lines associated with Wonder Woman have been somewhat consistent over the years, at least in the themes of the stories that are told.  While there is of course a good selection of superhero fun, there is an interesting and often ignored theme to the character, that of being bound in a sense to tradition and her home.  Throughout the silver age and modern age the stories have crept up now and then where Wonder Woman is pressured, usually after the death of her mother, to return to Themyscira (which would have been called Paradise Island in the silver age) to rule the Amazons.

dessa02While this is a natural outgrowth of her role in various worlds and having her commitments all over the place, it is equally a departure from the same models of other characters.  As a member of the so-called trinity of heroes at DC Comics, she exhibits different qualities from her other two counterparts, Superman and Batman. Admittedly her position in the trinity is firmly in third place, and at many times in the history of the publishing related to the character she has been not even the third most popular character among the lineup of DC heroes.  Her role there might be disputable, but she has earned in different respects.  The Flash and Green Lantern, who might have passed her for popularity at one time or another, have still not managed to be regularly published since the Second World War.  It also makes the comparisons for the character easier with the other two.

dessa03In relation to the specific theme of this storyline, there is little in common with either Batman or Superman.  Batman doesn’t spend time with Alfred, hearing the latter complain about how he should stop crimefighting and focus on running Wayne Enterprises.  So too does Superman not have to worry about Ma or Pa Kent calling him to tell him that his time for crimefighting has to come to an end because the farm needs his attention.  Of the three therefore, it is only Wonder Woman that is forced to focus on her past as much as her future.

Is it because of her gender?  An initial appraisal might point to yes.  After the Amazons are female and traditional, and mostly seem to want Wonder Woman to stay at home and not get mixed up in the bigger world, a common enough warning of parents to their daughters.  It would seem on closer inspection though, that it is more of a case of sloppy story telling, that in place of an engaging story, that Wonder Woman can spend one or two issues squabbling with her sisters, and that once resolved that she doesn’t have to worry about those that want to hold her back to her other duties.  If either of these explanations holds truth then it does the character a disservice.  The present run from the Finches includes this almost immediately out of the gate, and it was equally a part of Azzarello’s run before (and pretty much every other writer’s run.)  If the new creative team does want to go some place new, which is incidentally also the goal of the new 52 relaunch, then it would help then to know the publication history of the character, and what has worked and what hasn’t since the beginning.  Either way, it is time that readers got to finally read about DC’s greatest heroine without worrying about when she is getting called home.

Review: Wonder Woman #38

ww38covThe newest run on Wonder Woman has been a fairly divisive one only three issues in.  Not even considering the comments made about the character by the creative tea, the direction which they have taken the character has either been applauded or criticized.  There are those that are comparing it to Azzarello’s run, perhaps unfairly, and other that are trying to enjoy it for the return of the Amazon heroine to the mainstream of the DC Universe.  After the most recent issue it would seem as though there are more chinks in the armor for the creative team than first seemed, and that some of the criticism against them could be justified.

Too much of the problem here seems to be that the creative team is not ready to venture out on their own and to embrace a story that is theirs, or in the case that they do embrace their own story, it is one of the less interesting facets of the character, namely that she has responsibilities also as a queen of the Amazons in addition to that of goddess and superheroine.    In the history of the character there has likely never been a really engaging story about Diana being the queen that has struck a chord with readers.  There is some sloppy storytelling here as well, in the form of a dream sequence which is a bit misleading  to the readers and some dialogue which is both expositional and dismissive at the same time.  Additional while David Finch has his own style of art, it is a bit out of proportion at times in this issue.

There is a maxim in sports that rookies should not be judged before the end of their third season to see their true potential, but if this were to hold true for the Finches after three issues, it might appear that they are on shaky ground already.  As it stands there is still some potential here, and this issue is likely to be popular enough for the surprise arrival at the end, but the overall effect was lost with too much dialogue where it didn’t belong and too little action where it did belong.  The Finches still deserve chance to see where it is that they can take this series, but on its present heading, it would seem as though it is going in the wrong direction.

Story: Meredith Finch Art: David Finch
Story: 7.5 Art: 7.5 Overall: 7.5 Recommendation: Pass

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

March Book Two cover (300dpi)Wednesdays are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!

We’re bringing back something we haven’t done for a while, what the team thinks. Our contributors are choosing up to five books each week and why they’re choosing the books.

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday. Lots of comics from IDW Publishing this made our lists!

Brett

Burning Fields #1 (BOOM! Studios) – Mixing politics with horror? Yes please! I’ve looked forward to this series that sees a detective head to Iraq to solve some murders.

The Kitchen #3 (Vertigo) – Under the radar, and awesome. The series is a 70s set crime series featuring the wives of the the mobsters.

March Book 2 (Top Shelf Productions) – My most anticipated graphic novel (and comic) of 2015 is out this week, and it’s so appropriate as it was MLK day yesterday. Expect this one to win awards at the end of the year.

Millennium #1 (IDW Publishing) – The X-Files spin-off gets its own comic series. It was an underrated television series, and I expect an awesome comic adaptation.

Zombies vs Robots #1 (IDW Publishing) – IDW’s popular book series comes to comics in an ongoing series. It’s zombies fighting robots people!

Edward

Burning Fields #1 (BOOM! Studios) – A noirish detective story, but set in the aftermath of the Iraq War.  Someone or something is killing people in a gruesome fashion on the oil fields, but a cover-up threatens the investigators from getting to the truth.  The story bills itself as Zero Dark Thirty meets The Thing and seems to be living up to it.

Dark Horse Presents #6 (Dark Horse) – This series flies a little below the radar, but channels the same creative concepts behind a lot of earlier comics (DC’s Showcase from the 1960s.)  Some of the stories are doomed to fail, but some are destined for the Dark Horse universe.  This issue has both sci-fi time travel and some undead fighting heroes.

Zombies vs. Robots #1 (IDW Publishing) – The launch of the first ongoing series which proved that the medium of comics is not tired of zombies yet, this time as the small handful of human survivors has to deal with competing post apocalypse scenarios.  And speaking of zombies…

Wonder Woman #38 (DC Comics) – It it only two issues into their run, but the Finches have been very divisive so far, both in terms of their comments to the direction of the character and in the output of the comics. Will Wonder Woman’s return to mainstream DC find firm ground or crash and burn?

Zombie Tramp #6 (Action Lab: Danger Zone) – It is still hard to know what to make of this series, but it is usually entertaining even if you owe your brain an apology in the end.

Evan

Holy F*ck #1 (Action Lab: Danger Zone) – This is a hilarious low-brow title with very well delivered religious satire. I can completely get behind this foul-mouthed stoner who’s-bisexual messiah.

The Valiant #2 (Valiant) – The art in this in issue is beautifully executed. I normally don’t like when I can’t tell which author was writing for each page but the art provided a smooth transition page to page.

George

Amazing Spider-Man #13 (Marvel Comics) – The latest story arc for Spidey is coming to a close and it’s the best one yet by Dan Slott.

Burning Fields #1 (BOOM! Comics) – Military horror mystery by Moreci, Daniel and Lorimer set in the Middle East. The story combines a dishonorably discharged military investigator with a mythic evil set in an already fragile locale. The story sounds amazing and the art looks fantastic.

Powers #1 (Marvel Comics/Icon) – Since the announcement of the TV Show this has been a much anticipated comic. Plus, Brian Michael Bendis is one of the best story-tellers out there. Powers #1 is a perfect jumping-on point for anyone interested n this Eisner Award winning tale.

Reyn #1 (Image Comics) – Kel Symons is building a fantasy world that sounds as amazing as the art by Nathan Stockman. If you’re looking for a new Comic Book to add to your pull list this is definitely one you should add and keep up with.

Rumble #2 (Image Comics) – If you haven’t already picked up, and read, Rumble #1 then do so immediately. This story has such a compelling plot that I couldn’t put it down before I read it and re-read it over and over again. We have yet to learn much of the backstory for the protagonist, but that’s a good thing.

Jesse

Borderlands: Fall of Fyrestone #6 & Borderlands TP Vol. 2 Fall of Fyrestone (IDW Publishing) – Borderlands is among my favorite games out there. I would be honored to review their comic line

Cartoon Network Super Secret Crisis War TP Vol. 1 (IDW Publishing) – These cartoons are my childhood. Seeing them come together is always good entertainment for me.

Dungeons & Dragons: Legend of Drizzt TP Vol. 1 Homeland (IDW Publishing) – After 15 years of Dungeons and Dragons experience of being both a player and Dungeon Master, DnD and (especially) anything with Drizzt would be among my top options.

Iron Man Epic Collection TP Stark Wars (Marvel) – I’m a huge Iron Man fan and would love to get my hands on some Iron Man comics to review and discuss in a large scale review.

Legendary Star-Lord #8Legendary Star-Lord TP Vol. 1 Face It I Rule, Rocket Raccoon #7 (Marvel) – A huge Marvel fan and a huge fan of the Guardians. I’d love anything from Guardians of the Galaxy, but especially them on their own.

Review: Wonder Woman #37

ww038The previous issue of Wonder Woman was a significant change in direction for the series with the introduction of a new creative team, and many felt that it was filled with more than a few bumps along the road.  While there were some obvious reservations with the previous issue, at the same time it indicated the delicate balance which the creative team was trying to achieve between their own stories and those that preceded it, as tough an act to follow as that was.  In this the second issue of this new creative team, there is a little bit less of the immediate reaction away from what came before, but also better clues that the creative team does indeed know what it is doing here.

While still under pressure from various parts of her life, Diana takes time to work through some of her problems, both with Clark and then with her sisters.  While the plot is at times a little forced, the different layers of storytelling are evidently being well-played against one another.  This is a creative team that is juggling a lot of balls, but as is evident with the surprise final page, it would seem that they do have a plan on how to manage the task in front of them, and to do so in a way that will please the fans and do justice to the characters.

The end result is one which is not as obvious as the first issue for the new team.  The previous issue was more of the clean-break as opposed to this one which instead rests a little bit on the shock value of what has come before.   While it may be evident as well here that some of the developments of the previous issue may in fact be more of misfires, it is also evident that while this series might not yet be running on full cylinders, that the promise is there to do so.  Admittedly, Azzarello’s run on this series was a great one, but people seem to ready to write off this team before they have even had a chance to prove themselves, and this issue represents another step forward for them as they try to carve out their own part of this iconic character’s history.

Story: Meredith Finch Art: David Finch
Story: 8.2 Art: 8.2 Overall: 8.2 Recommendation: Buy

DC Wraps Up the Convergence News

DC Comics has released more details about what we can expect for Convergence, their two month event that mashes together various worlds, and version of the DCU.

Week three focuses on DC during the 80s, while week four looks at characters across the multiverse as it existed before Crisis on Infinite Earths.

Check out below for what you can expect with the creative teams, descriptions, and some images.

Week Three

BATMAN AND THE OUTSIDERS

Writer: Marc Andreyko
Artist: Carlos D’Anda
Colorist: Gabe Eltaeb

After a year under the dome, the Outsiders have gone their separate ways, but when OMAC attacks, Batman must find out if they have what it takes to still be a team.

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ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN

Writer: Marv Wolfman
Artists: Roberto Viacava and Andy Owens
Colorist: Sotocolor

Superman and Supergirl try to escape the city through the Phantom Zone, but they enter a portion they’ve never seen before and learn that Supergirl is destined to die if they return to their proper time and dimension. True story.

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WONDER WOMAN

Writer: Larry Hama
Art and Color: Josh Middleton

White-jumpsuit-clad Diana Prince is in the grips of a Domesday cult when her lover Steve Trevor leaps into the fray to save Etta Candy from vampires of Red Rain.

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THE FLASH

Writer: Dan Abnett
Artist: Federico Dallocchio
Colorist: Veronica Gandini

Trapped in Gotham, Barry Allen has nowhere to run. He fights on, seeking justice as well as a way to save the city. But he faces a Tangent Universe foe that thinks faster than the Flash could ever move.

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SUPERBOY AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES

Writer: Stuart Moore
Artists: Gus Storms and Mark Farmer
Colorist: John Rauch

While Brainiac 5 struggles to break through the dome, Superboy tries to keep the Legion of Super-Heroes spirits up—but then the Atomic Knights ride into town.

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GREEN LANTERN CORPS

Writer: David Gallaher
Artists: Steve Ellis and Ande Parks
Colorist: Hi-Fi

Say the Oath, save the world! If only being the Green Lantern Corps was that easy. Hal has resigned, John is busy, and Guy is pissed. Together for the first time—they’ll save Gotham or die trying.

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SWAMP THING

Writer: Len Wein
Artist: Kelley Jones
Colorist: Michelle Madsen

Swamp Thing struggles to survive when the dome cuts off his contact with the Green.

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JUSTICE LEAGUE AMERICA

Writer: Fabian Nicieza
Artist: ChrisCross
Colorist: Snakebite Cortez

With their heavy hitters sidelined, Elongated Man must lead the much-maligned “Detroit Justice League” against the overwhelming power of the heroes from the Tangent Universe!

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HAWKMAN

Writer: Jeff Parker
Artists: Tim Truman and Enrique Alcatena
Colorist: John Kalisz

Hawkman and Hawkgirl put their Shadow War on hold as they face the anthropomorphic might of rat-men and bat-men in the deadly land of Kamandi!

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NEW TEEN TITANS

Writer: Marv Wolfman
Artists: Nicola Scott and Marc Deering
Colorist: Jeromy Cox

Titans Together! Fighting against the might of the Tangent Universe’s Doom Patrol, we are reminded why this is the greatest Titans team of all.

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Week Four

PRE-CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS, Earth 2

JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA

Writer: Dan Abnett
Artists: Tom Derenick and Trevor Scott
Colorist: Monica Kubina

Older and in full retirement under the dome, members of the Justice Society get the chance to regain their youths to stave off forces from the Qward Universe. But the promise of youth comes with a deadly price.

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INFINITY INC.

Writer: Jerry Ordway
Artist: Ben Caldwell
Colorist: Jordie Bellaire

The young heroes of Infinity Inc. must choose between the path set for them by their parents or the one they’ve set for themselves as they face post-apocalyptic Jonah Hex.

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DETECTIVE COMICS

Writer: Len Wein
Artists: Denys Cowan and Bill Sienkiewicz
Colorist: Felix Serrano

Helena Wayne and Dick Grayson fight side by side in memory of Bruce Wayne as they decide who will become the next Batman.

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ACTION COMICS

Writer: Justin Gray
Artists: Claude St-Aubin and Sean Parsons
Colorist: Lovern Kindzierski

Superman teams up with Power Girl, but can they stop a nuclear strike from Lex Luthor and Stalin of Red Son Moscow?

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WORLD’S FINEST COMICS

Writer: Paul Levitz
Artists: Jim Fern and Joe Rubinstein with cartoons by Shannon Wheeler
Colorist: Paul Mounts

The Seven Soldiers of Victory regroup to defend their city against the Qward invasion, while cartoonist Scribbly Jibbet transcribes their adventures.

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PRE-CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS Earth 3

CRIME SYNDICATE

Writer: Brian Buccellato
Artist: Phil Winslade
Colorist: Lovern Kindzierski

The Crime Syndicate’s absolute control of their city is challenged when the dome comes down and changes everything. Now, Superwoman is on death row while the rest of the team fights One Million Universe’s Batman and Superman!

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PRE-CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS, EARTH 4

BLUE BEETLE

Writer: Scott Lobdell
Artist: Yishan Li
Colorist: Dave McCaig

Hub City is on the brink of collapse and anarchy! But its heroes—Blue Beetle, Captain Atom, and Question—find inspiration and strength from the most unlikely source.

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PRE-CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS, EARTH S

SHAZAM

Writer: Jeff Parker
Artist: Evan “Doc” Shaner
Colorist: Jordie Bellaire

It’s Shazam versus Steampunk, as the world of Gotham By Gaslight takes on the Captain Marvel family and friends.

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PRE-CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS, EARTH X

PLASTIC MAN AND THE FREEDOM FIGHTERS

Writer: Simon Oliver
Artist: John McCrea
Colorist: John Kalisz

Plastic Man and the Freedom Fighters are on the gallows in a New York taken over by Nazis, when robot super-heroes attack from Futures End and enemies become allies.

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MULTIPLE EARTHS

BOOSTER GOLD

Writer: Dan Jurgens
Artists: Alvaro Martinez and Raul Fernandez
Colorist: Chris Sotomayor

Trapped with Rip Hunter and other time travelers, Booster and his future self must work together to get out of prison and off the planet.

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(via IGN, Nerdist, Entertainment Weekly, Newsarama)

A Sword as Sharp – Science vs. The Sword

wwswoComic book writers mostly aren’t scientists, but sometimes they say things that make then sound like scientists.  Sometimes the things they say sound cool enough that it becomes repeated enough for a character or concept and then it becomes a fact.  When Mark Waid and Alex Ross depicted Wonder Woman in their landmark series Kingdom Come they gave her a sword which was said to be able to shave electrons off of atoms.  Since the new 52, the sword has become a common accoutrement of the  Amazon heroine, and so too has the fact that it can either shave off the electrons or cleave atoms in two.

Is that really as impressive as it sounds though?  From a physical chemistry perspective in fact it doesn’t really mean much.  As one of the basic building blocks of matter, the atom is made up of three basic particles (in addition to a lot of not-so-basic particles) – the proton, the neutron and the electron.  Protons and neutrons make up the nucleus, with the electrons spinning around them in valance shells.  These are roughly circular regions around the atom in which the electrons orbit the nucleus, and the combination of the three form an atom.  Is it so difficult to get an electron away from an atom?  Not necessarily, but a lot of elements lend their electrons away quite easily, which is the basis for the prevalence of modern electricity among many other applications.  Even so, electrons are not even particularly hard to move.  In the Rutherford gold foil experiment it was shown  that a piece of metal foil could be easily penetrated by a stream of electrons, in which case electrons passed through the valance shells of other atoms, both in and out, many mostly unaltered from their original path.  Equally some chemists will regard all electrons in the universe to be in the valance shells of essentially every other atom, only by degree of relative proximity does an electron belong to an atom.  By comparison then, shaving an electron off of an atom is not very impressive.

wwswo001What this therefore comes down to is a kind of pseudo-scientific way of saying that the sword is very very sharp.  By being able to slice one of the smallest pieces of matter, it means that something would have to be very sharp.  Does it need to be that sharp?  In terms of the heavy hitters in the comic worlds, most of them are invulnerable, meaning that bullets bounce off of them.  A really sharp sword in this case would be somewhat useless, thus a really sharp sword would only be useful against someone that was actually vulnerable to it.  In terms of what a sword would need to be able to cut, there are few parts of normal humans that cannot be cut by a regular sword made of regular steel.  However, the cutting ability of a surface is a combination of two things, its sharpness and its pressure.  As Wonder Woman is both ridiculously strong and fast, the amount of pressure that he could put on a cutting edge would be immense.  She wouldn’t need a sharp sword to cut, she could do so with a lot of blunt objects.  The sharpness of the word might be important for a weak character, but outfitting one of the strongest characters in comics with a sharp sword is redundant.  Also being sharp is not the equivalent of being hard, and Wonder Woman would need a durable sword much more than a sharp one, because after a few blows, the blade would be dull or broken if the material used to create the sword was weak.

The medium of comics is often one of superlatives, where things are unbreakable and where people become planet-busters, invulnerable or faster than light.  While the superlatives invoke great powers, sometimes the superlatives mean actually very little, such as the sword that can slice atoms, and it can be interesting to think about such claims in the face of real science.

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It’s a quick week around here as we count down to Thanksgiving! What comics remind you of the holiday?

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The Boar – Comic books: not just for teenage boys – Good to see articles like this.

The Daily – Who needs a hero: Diversity in comic books – Also good to see.

 

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Talking Comics – The Amazing Spider-Man #10

CBR – Wonder Woman #36

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It was new comic day was yesterday! What did you all get?

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The Beat – Thanks, Obamacomics! – Got my copy! Probably should read it now.

ICv2 – White Fox Joining Marvel Universe – Very cool!

The Beat – Which job at West Coast DC are YOU going to apply for? – Hmmm, maybe a career change?

The Spire – The British Comic Award Winners 2014 – Congrats to all!

Kotaku – When Superheroes Fight Game Characters, Things Get Painful – Ha!

Kotaku – ​LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham: The Kotaku Review – Can’t wait to play it.

 

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Comic Vine – The Amazing Spider-Man #10

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Comic Vine – Black Widow #12

Talking Comics – Black Widow #12

Comic Vine – Daredevil #10

Comic Vine – Deadpool #37

Comic Vine – Elektra #8

Comic Vine – Fantastic Four #13

Comic Vine – Guardians of the Galaxy #21

CBR – Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream

Comic Vine – Moon Knight #9

Comic Vine – The Multiversity: Pax Americana

Comic Vine – New Avengers #26

Comic Vine – Teen Titans: Earth One HC

Comic Vine – Wonder Woman #36

Talking Comics – Wonder Woman #36

Comic Vine – X-O Manowar #30

Review: Wonder Woman #36

ww0036covThe Wonder Woman series takes a different turn starting with this issue.  So far since the new 52, the character has been controlled by Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang, but with this issue the new team of married couple David and Meredith Finch, the series is undergoing a change.  Since the launch of the new 52, the series has been one of the standouts for DC Comics, and many fans of the character list the previous 35 issues as some of the favorites in the character’s long publication history, rivaling those of George Peres and Gail Simone.  If there had been one criticism of the new series, it is that it was mostly as a standalone from the remainder of the DC Universe.  There was the occasional cameo by others, but mostly the series kept to itself and told its own story.  With the new creative team, the emphasis is now on how to balance what is now comic canon from the previous run in regards to her modified origin and history, while also trying to reintegrate the character into the mainstream DC Universe.

This doesn’t take long, after a nearly poetic entrance, and a short interlude by the Amazons, Diana is shown immediately surrounded by her allies from the Justice League.  No sooner is she appraised of the situation than she is off to investigate the disappearance of numerous villages around the globe.  This gives a chance for a short (and possibly out-of-place) fight scene, but the character of Wonder Woman is handled well throughout, as her true nature is shown versus the other characters.  She may be the Goddess of War, but as the Futures End series demonstrated, she is probably better suited to be the Goddess of Peace.  Seemingly the creative team didn’t want to thrust the character back into the DC Universe entirely, and so by the end of the issue she is back to Themyscira for a problem now rooted back into those of the mythology from which she is born.

Overall the issue does what it needs to have done.  Wonder Woman is thrown back into the main DC Universe with careful intention, and yet the ties to her stories so far in the new 52 are not simply forgotten.  Much was made about David Finch’s comment about the character and feminism, but those were apparently taken out of context, and really he does a great job drawing female characters (though I might point out that his male characters tend to be a bit boxy).  Focusing on the feminine is not a bad thing for this book, as long as it is not exploitative, and with one issue into this new direction, the creative team seems to at least be on the right track.

Story: Meredith Finch Art: David Finch
Story: 9 Art: 9 Overall: 9 Recommendation: Buy

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