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A First Look at Wonder Woman

wonderwomanfirstlookFolks have been waiting, but the filming for Wonder Woman is under way. Warner Bros. has announced that production is underway in the UK, France, and Italy, and the film will be out in 2017.

Actress Gal Gadot has posted a photo of herself in her superhero outfit on Twitter and Facebook.

The film will be directed by Patty Jenkins and the cast includes Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman and Chris Pine as Captain Steve Trevor. Other casting without specific roles include Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Ewen Bremner, Saïd Taghmaoui, Elena Anaya, and Lucy Davis.

As Gadot says, this is something almost 75 years in the making…

Dorbz Ridez: Invisible Jet with Wonder Woman in January

Can you see it?!

Joining the Dorbz Ridez line is the sensational Wonder Woman, flying high in her invisible jet!

She’ll happily hover over the rest of your collection!

Dorbz Ridez: Invisible Jet with Wonder Woman is out in January from Funko and Vinyl Sugar.

Dorbz Ridez Invisible Jet with Wonder Woman

DC Collectibles Reveals the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Wonder Woman Statue

With 2016 getting closer and closer, we’re starting to see official announcements and reveals for products spinning of of next year’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

DC Collectibles revealed this week the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Wonder Woman Statue: DC Collectibles recently revealed a Gal Gadot Wonder Woman statue based on Warner Bros. upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice film. The 12 inch statue is sculpted by James Marsano and goes on sale in March 2016. The MSRP is $150.00.


Review: Wonder Woman #44

Wonder Woman #44 coverWonder Woman is on the trail of Donna Troy, who seeks refuge in London from both Diana and her past. But a new friend may be more trouble than help for the fleeing Amazon outcast!

I’ll get it out-of-the-way and say that Wonder Woman has never been a character I’ve followed or really been interested in. So, my knowledge of her history and past depictions is rather limited. It’s good in that I can review this comic for only what it is, and not be tainted by what’s come before.

The comic? It’s ok. It’s not good. It’s not bad. It just is. Wonder Woman is running around trying to figure out who’s trying to kill her and find Donna Troy. Donna Troy is on the run figuring out who she is. That’s it. Nothing major really happens it feels like.

This comic, and the last couple of issues, written by Meredith Finch, feel like a very drawn out arc. The last three issues probably could be condensed into a little over two issues, which may have increased my enjoyment. The comic is not bad, don’t get me wrong, it just didn’t excite me reading it. I’m sure when the arc is all done, it’ll be a fine chapter, but it didn’t feel like it moved enough along and there are scenes that just feel very drawn and stretched out.

The art by David Finch and Joanthan Glapion is nice, but again nothing that blew me away to the point that I’d recommend you having to check out the comic. Finch is a talented artist, and the art is solid work. I think out of all of the issues since its debut, this is the one where I’ve seen the most impractical and bad design of Wonder Woman’s new armor. But, we do get to see Troy in a more traditional outfit, which is cool.

Overall the issue is ok, there’s nothing bad about it at all. It just doesn’t feel vital for the story arc, and there’s nothing that makes it stand out enough that it’s a “read” or especially a “buy.” Wonder Woman feels like a ship with a destination, it’s just taking a not very exciting route.

Story: Meredith Finch Art: Jonathan Glapion, David Finch
Story: 6.5 Art: 7.75 Overall: 6.5 Recommendation: Pass

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

DC Comics in December 2015

dc comic logoDC Comics has released their solicits for December 2015. Here’s each part of their released announcements in one handy post and they’re broken up based on the family of books. We already know a few series getting the axe this month.

A few series got the axe this month, and a few more have run through their limited run. January should be interesting to see what might replace gaps in the line!

The Batman family of books are embroiled in “Robin War” which kicks off during the month. The fact The Court of Owls is involved has me beyond excited for the event, as I think they’re some of the best additions to the Batman mythology in quite a while. I also completely forgot about the TMNT and Batman crossover too!


Minicomic art by TBD
1:10 variant cover by KLAUS JANSON
1:25 variant cover by ANDY KUBERT
1:50 variant cover by TBD
1:100 variant cover by FRANK MILLER
1:500 variant cover by JIM LEE
On sale DECEMBER 23
32 pg comic: 6.375” x 10.1875”
16 page minicomic: 5.5” x 8.5”
FC, 2 of 8, $5.99 US • RATED T+

The unexpected finale to the Dark Knight saga continues as Carrie Kelly gets caught…that is, she finds herself…she gets into—well, you’re just going to have to read it yourself.



Cover by JIM LEE
On sale JANUARY 6 • 40 pg, FC, 7.0625” x 10.875”, $12.99 US • RATED T+

This oversized paper-over-boards COLLECTOR’S EDITION features both stories from DARK KNIGHT III: THE MASTER RACE #2 at the same size!


Art and cover by FREDDIE E. WILLIAMS II
1:50 Variant cover by KEVIN EASTMAN
Blank variant cover
On sale DECEMBER 9 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 6, $3.99 US • RATED T

DC Comics and IDW team up for the crossover you never saw coming as two of the greatest entertainment icons meet for the first time! In Gotham City, a series of deadly raids leads Batman to believe he’s up against a group of highly trained ninjas known as the Foot Clan! Somehow, they’ve crossed over to another dimension and are determined to take advantage of the situation while looking to get back home. But they haven’t come alone: Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo are hot on their trail. Get ready for excitement as heroes and villains from both worlds clash and team up in an epic battle that threatens the very fabric of reality!



Art by AMANDA CONNER and a bunch of people who owe her favors
Variant covers by J. SCOTT CAMPBELL
On sale DECEMBER 2 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T+

It’s the sensational debut of a bimonthly, overstuffed, oversized team-up series in which Harley meets (and almost certainly annoys) the greatest heroes and villains of the DC Universe! First up? The incredible Wonder Woman! There’s a plot to assassinate Wondy, and Harley is convinced that only she could possibly stop it! (Hey, you want to tell her about all the other options? We tried.)

This issue features open-to-order variant covers by J. Scott Campbell that will be shipped in opaque polybags.

HQ Little Black Book 1_55f309cda21e99.03242819


Written by JEFF PARKER
1:25 Variant cover by JOSE LUIS GARCIA-LOPEZ
On sale DECEMBER 23 • 32 pg, FC, 1 of 6, $2.99 US • RATED T

Two 1960s television icons cross paths for a groovy, globe-spanning adventure in this one-of-a-kind miniseries. The deadly organization known as T.H.R.U.S.H. has a new twist in their plans for world conquest—they’re recruiting some of Gotham City’s most infamous villains! Agents Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin bring this information to the one man who knows everything about these new enemies: Batman. Before you can say “Open channel D,” the Dynamic Duo and the Men from U.N.C.L.E. are jetting off to Europe to thwart the schemes of this deadly criminal cartel.



Written by TOM KING
Art and cover by KHARY RANDOLPH
1:25 Variant cover by LEE BERMEJO
On sale DECEMBER 2 • 48 pg, FC, 1 of 2, $4.99 US • RATED T

In part 1 of this new epic, it’s Robins vs. cops! Robins vs. Robins! Robins vs. Batman! And Robins vs. the Court of Owls?!
Damian Wayne returns to Gotham City, and he is not happy. There are kids all over the city calling themselves Robin, Bruce Wayne is no longer Batman and the GCPD, led by the new, armored-up Batman, is cracking down on anybody wearing the “R.” And things only get worse when Red Hood, Red Robin and Grayson all come back to Gotham City…



Written by TIM SEELEY
Art and cover by MIKEL JANIN
On sale DECEMBER 2 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

IT’S GRAYSON VS. THE COURT OF OWLS in “Robin War” part 2! As the Robins run wild in the streets of Gotham City, Grayson battles the Court of Owls! With chaos everywhere, the police are paralyzed—and even an Agent of Spyral has his limits!



Written by PETER J. TOMASI
On sale DECEMBER 9 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

LOCKED UP! In Robin War” part 3, the GCPD cracks down on the Robins, Batman must choose sides—and the mysterious Court of Owls stands behind it all pulling the strings!



Written by LEE BERMEJO
On sale DECEMBER 16 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

RED ROBIN VS. RED HOOD—TO THE DEATH! “Robin War” part 4 pits Tim Drake against Jason Todd in a steel-cage match—and only the Court of Owls can say who will escape the cage with his life!



On sale DECEMBER 23 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T

“Robin War” part 5. In the aftermath of the cage match in WE ARE ROBIN #7, it’s utter chaos as the Court of Owls unleashes hundreds of imprisoned Robins to fight for survival— and to become the one and only Gray Son!
Don’t miss the shocking conclusion to “Robin War” in next month’s ROBIN WAR #2!



Art and cover by KARL KERSCHL
On sale DECEMBER 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

A “Robin War” tie-in! With Robins fighting cops all over the city, the student body is starting to take sides. What happens when Olive and her friends find themselves on opposite sides of this struggle? And what happens when the real war comes to the halls of Gotham Academy?



On sale DECEMBER 9 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

A “Robin War” tie-in! The boys are back in Gotham City and tensions are high! As battle lines are drawn, Red Hood and Arsenal will be forced to choose sides-—but will they side with each other? It’s brother versus brother, as the Robin War rages on!



Art and cover by ETHAN VAN SCIVER
On sale DECEMBER 23 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US RATED T

A “Robin War” tie-in! With Tim Drake missing, the Teen Titans track him back to Gotham City, where the Robin War rages—but Professor Pyg stands between the team and their leader.


Up next, the Justice League! Click page 2 all the way at the bottom for more.

Fan Expo 2015 – Cover Search

coversearch005It is important to remember that beneath all the memorabilia and all the vendors at a convention, that beneath it all, the mediums exists there.  While fans of television and film flock to screenings of new movies or television episodes, comic fans are left either in artist alley or searching the back issue bins for a missing issue in a collection.  Surprisingly though, there is even a bit of a move away from this specific source at comic conventions, as it becomes less and less profitable for comic book stores to set up shop in a booth when their margins are not so high.  Not surprisingly therefore it can be a bit of a challenge to find comics at all.

At the previous comic book convention that I attended I got so exasperated in trying to find specific issues that I effectively gave up and tried to find a specific issue of a decades-old Kamandi comic.  It should be noted though that Fan Expo is quite a bit larger than the Toronto Comic Con, even though they are run by the same people, and so more vendors were on hand at Fan Expo 2015 than at Toronto Comic Con 2015.  With this in hand, I coversearch003decided that I would search out three separate issues that I had been looking for.  The reasons for buying the covers were somewhat shallow, I had already read the issues themselves, and I was just looking for issues whose covers had stood out for me.  I thus decided on three issues, two from DC’s new 52, and one from Zenescope from a few years back.  Batgirl #26 stands out to me as one of the most beautiful covers that I have seen in recent years, and Wonder Woman #36 was of interest to me to see if the value had gone up at all as the beginning point in the series for the creative team of Meredith and David Finch.  Reaching a bit further back was the cover for Myths and Legends #1 from Zenescope, a J. Scott Campbell cover, that the company uses all the time in its own advertisements.

Here were my findings, booth by booth:

coversearch004Booth #1

The first booth had two different setups.  Some of the more sought after recent issues were displayed on a table.  I found Wonder Woman #36 here right away, with several copies available – there were a lot, I didn’t bother to count – and all of them for $4.  Strangely enough, after checking the nearby back issue bins, I found the exact same issue for $3.99, effectively the same price, unless I was buying hundreds of them.  Still technically this ended up being the cheapest that I could find.  For Batgirl there were several nearby in the same sequence, but no #26, and there were no Grimm Fairy Tales at all.

Booth #2

I had no luck here at all.  They had the first issue of the new 52 run for Wonder Woman, but no recent Batgirl, and coversearch007no Grimm Fairy Tales at all.

Booth #3

I had even less luck here.  For both Wonder Woman and Batgirl there were only older back issues, and again no Grimm Fairy Tales of any kind.

Booth #4

This one was better.  It had no Wonder Woman of the modern era, but it had three of Batgirl #26, all at $4, though none at all again for Grimm Fairy Tales.

Booth #5

A decent collection of Wonder Woman, though nothing new 52, and no Batgirl or Grimm Fairy Tales.

coversearch001Booth #6

This booth had a few new 52 Wonder Woman issues, but no #36.  It did have two #26 of Batgirl, going for the standard price of $4.  This place also had the most interesting collection that I saw while browsing, the entire collection of Alien Worlds eight issues for about $40.

Booth #7

Something about saving the best for last?  Well not quite.  This booth had 3 of Wonder Woman #36, including the Lego variant ($4) and the blank variant ($7) as well as the regular for $4.  No Batgirl again, but this booth had by far the best selection of Grimm Fairy Tales, though not one of Myths and Legends #1.  I picked up another that caught my eye, a variant for Grimm Fairy Tales Presents Oz #5, though as this was the last booth, I gave up hope on finding the last issue and cover.

coversearch002… but …

After a walk down artist alley I noticed the Zenescope booth for the first time, and there on a cover of a book about Zenescope art was the cover that I was looking for.  I flipped through it, but wasn’t really interested in it, especially after the previously unseen booth babe laid a hard sell on me, trying to get me to pay $130 for it.  I put it down and walked around the other side of the booth and found some single exclusives, in this case focused on J. Scott Campbell and Dawn McTeigue as they were nearby, and they admitted trying to push some of these as they were hoping people would buy them to get them. I finally found the cover as the alternte to Code Red #1 (Zenescope does re-use this

Fan Expo Interviews: Meredith and David Finch

Fan Expo Toronto will be taking place this year between September 3rd and 6th, and Graphic Policy had the opportunity to talk with a few of their featured guests before the beginning of the convention.  David and Meredith Finch have had a pretty exciting year go by, having worked on some big names in the industry as well as some less heralded endeavors that were pretty awesome as well.  We got a chance to talk with them about their past year and what to expect in Toronto

finch002Graphic Policy:  You two have had a pretty busy year, between taking over the creative control of Wonder Woman, working on parts of the Darkseid War, and some indie successes with Zenescope’s Little Mermaid.  What were your own highlights?

Meredith Finch:  November 2014 saw our first issue of Wonder Woman hit the stands.  I have to say that was a highlight for me.  We worked so hard on the book for so many months beforehand, it was nice to finally see that come to fruition.

David Finch:  I just worry about putting out the best work I can, and I’ve been very lucky this year to start working with Jonathan Glapion, and Brad Anderson.  They’ve taken my work to another level.  I’ve had the chance to control the panel flow and pacing with Wonder Woman, and that’s been very gratifying.

GP:  On the subject of the Little Mermaid, fairy tales have become a pretty big genre in comics in recent years, but why haven’t they made their way into the mainstream superhero comics yet?

MF:  I think that we don’t see more traditional fairy tale characters in mainstream superhero comics because a superhero comic is, in and of itself, a fantasy.  Our ancestors told fairytales to explain things that were seemingly magical or to provide a moral foundation for childhood behavior.  We use mainstream superhero comics in much the same way.   So I guess I would consider superhero comics much more a modern day extension of fairytales rather than something that excludes them.

finch003GP:  The Darkseid War is a pretty big deal for the Justice League, but its scope is also a lot different, focusing on epic moves.  Do you prefer this kind of epic approach, or something more like Wonder Woman which focuses more on one character and her own character development?

MF:  I love that there is a place for both to exist in the industry.  I think that it’s obvious based on what we are doing how much I love developing a character.  Perhaps as I get more experienced I’d be more inclined to take on a more epic project like Darkseid War, but there aren’t many people out there who can bring to the table the storytelling finesse of Geoff Johns.

DF:  I go back and forth on this one.  I really enjoy single character books because I can really explore and get to know them, but the big expansive books are a blast too.  I have a tough time getting bored when I’ve got lots of varied things to draw, and crossovers are great that way.

GP:  You were recently involved in a costume redesign for Wonder Woman, but costume redesigns for characters are often not well received by the fans.  Why do you think that this is?  And what did you do to counteract it?

MF:  Comics used to be a very new and innovative artistic medium.  I feel like today it is much harder to overcome the sense of nostalgia that is attached to characters and the costumes they have been wearing for decades.

DF:  The costume was very well received from what I saw.  I don’t worry about counteracting negativity.  I especially enjoy working with writers that are fearless in the face of that stuff.  Trying to make everyone happy is a great way to put out boring books.  

finch004GP:  Wonder Woman and the Little Mermaid are interesting in that they have so much pre-established history in terms of what is known about them.  How do you approach beloved characters like this to put your own spin on them?  Do you research them a lot?

MF:  I do as much research as I feel is necessary to understand who and what the characters mean to me.  I definitely was heavily influenced by Disney’s Little Mermaid character.  I love that movie.  But I also wanted to be true to Zenescope’s vision of who and what the character was.  It helped that their Little Mermaid has a monster lurking inside of her.  With Wonder Woman I mainly focused on Brian and Cliff’s run.  They really defined who and what the character was for the new 52 and I let that be my major influence.

GP:  On the same topic, how do you approach characters that are based in a different era, as both the Little Mermaid and Wonder Woman have elements in their background which could seem to be almost anachronistic in the modern day?

MF:  I really try to keep my focus for my story primarily on the women themselves.  Everything else is just a tool to be used as necessary to me.  I do however, think that the fact that both characters have anachronistic elements to their story is part of what I find so appealing.  It helps with the whole fish out of water feeling that we all can relate to.

DF:  Great concepts are timeless, and I think both characters have that going for them.  Then the trick is focusing on the elements of the concept that relate to our times.  

finch005GP:  Do you think that there is a shift underway in the presentation of female comic characters?

MF:  I think you would have to have your head under a rock these days to not be aware of the major shifts that are happening today in comics as they relate to female characters and the creators behind them.  Woman represent almost 50% of the industry now and they are definitely demanding equal representation in the medium.

DF:  Absolutely.  Women are embracing comics in greater numbers lately, both as readers, and as creators.   That’s having a big impact on female character portrayal across the board.

GP:  Do you ever find yourself liking a particular character more after being exposed to them?

MF:  As a writer… absolutely.  The more I have time to delve into a character and what makes them tick, the better I get to know them, the more attached I become.  Right now, Wonder Woman and her cast feel almost as much like family as my real kids.  I love having the opportunity to shape who and what they will become.

DF:  The better written the character, the more engaged I am with them.  That just makes sense, I guess.  I do find it can take me a while to understand what I character is about, but once I do, I’m rolling.

GP:  What are you looking forward to at FanExpo 2015?

MF:  Canadian fans are the best.  I can say that because I’m Canadian.  There is such a great energy to the Toronto show.  The only shows that come close to that type of energy are San Diego and NYCC.  See you soon Toronto!

DF:  I’m looking forward to the fans.  That sounds like a pr kind of answer, I know, but Toronto has a great core of comic fans, and I see lots of familiar faces every year.  

Exclusive Preview: Wonder Woman ‘77 Chapter #8,

Wonder Woman ’77 Chapter #8

Writer: Marc Andreyko
Artist: Richard Ortiz

Wonder Woman ‘77 Chapter #8, the second part of a three part storyline featuring the debut of Wonder Woman’s notorious arch nemesis… The Cheetah!

At the grand opening of Wonder Woman’s museum exhibit, Cheetah crashes the event with a dart gun and all chaos ensues! Can Wonder Woman save the day from this catastrophe?

Don’t miss this digital-first special based on the classic TV series starring Lynda Carter!

The chapter releases this Thursday via the DC Comics App, Readdcentertainment.com, iBooks, comiXology.com, Google Play, Kindle Store, Nook Store, and iVerse ComicsPlus.



Around the Tubes

It was new comic book day yesterday. What got everyone excited? What’d you enjoy reading? What didn’t you enjoy?

While you decide, here’s some news and reviews from around the web you might enjoy.

Around the Tubes

Nothing But Comics – Bergen St Comics Is Closing It’s Store – A shame, it’s a fantastic store.

The Outhousers – Report: School Bans Wonder Woman Lunchbox for Violence – There is the debate that superheroes are nothing but glorified fascist vigilantes.

Kotaku – YouTube’s Approach To Copyright Claims Could Scare Off Streamers – Good thing to keep in mind.


Around the Tubes Reviews

ICv2 – Andre the Giant: Closer to Heaven

Nothing But Comics – The Paybacks #1

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