Wonder Woman Trailer

This looks fantastic!

There’s a lot going on here but damn me it looks splendid. One of the biggest things that instantly impressed me: it’s in daylight! After the ridiculously constant darkness of Batman v Superman, the fact that you could see what’s going on here is excellent.

Gal Gadot looks to be building on her much underused appearance in B v S; Themyscira looks suitably otherworldly; Amazons Attack!; the lasso really shines; and Wonder Woman going over the top was just a piece of genius.

And the costume throughout looks so much brighter than in B v S:

Wonder Woman Comparison

This looks so promising!

Oh, there was also a Justice League trailer released as well.

It’s okay.

Damn My Lack Of Forward Planning!

Wonder Woman 75

It’s Wonder Woman’s 75th anniversary this year (and is that not a fantastically cool logo up there?) so what better way for me to celebrate than to annotate the Diana-centric crossover event, War of The Gods which was produced primarily to celebrate her 50th anniversary back in 1991?

War Of The GodsSounds like a great idea, doesn’t it?

But that’s where the lack of forward planning comes in. You see, Mrs Earth-Prime and I are having a lot of work done on our old house: walls replastered, new floor, build in wardrobes and cupboards being built along with a new staircase. And then, once it’s finished, we’re having the whole place redecorated by professionals – over the years, we’ve painted the place numerous times and while it’s always looked passable . . . well, we wouldn’t get paid to do it, if you see what I mean.

All that work, however, means that a ton of stuff has gone into storage, along with pretty much my entire comic collection. 6,000+ comics and graphic novels all neatly boxed up and hidden away in a container about a mile and a half away.

Including the four issue mini-series War of The Gods.

Wonder Woman War Of The Gods CollectionBut all is not lost! For I’ve bought the trade paperback collection and have just started reading it and thought to myself – why not annotate it from the trade?

So that’s what I’m going to do – read the collection and make the notes on the website here as I go along. Then, probably in November which is when all the house repairs/painting should be finished, I’ll get the original comics back and scan what I need to from there and publish the pages.

I can also try and pick up the tie-in issues I don’t have – I know I have the Justice League Europe , The Demon and Suicide Squad issues, so with the original series and the Wonder Woman issues included in the collection, that only leaves another 14 issues to track down and annotate over the coming months.

It’s not like I have a day job or a life outside of comics or anything to slow me down.

Oh, wait a second . . .


New Hawkman / Adam Strange Comic

Oh happy day! A new title featuring two of my favourite (okay one favourite and another I quite like) characters is coming: Hawkman and Adam Strange: Out of Time

Hawkman Adam Strange

The details over at Newsarama read:

“Residing on Earth and out of the hero game, Adam Strange finds himself trying to live a ‘normal’ life, until he’s literally pulled back into adventure again as a seemingly normal Zeta beam transmission returns him to the planet Rann, where he hopes to be reunited with his beloved Alanna. But instead, he finds the once great city of Ranagar in ruins with millions dead, and the once peaceful Alanna is now calling for the blood of Rann’s oldest enemy, Thanagar, home of the Hawkmen.

“Sensing something is amiss, Strange enlists the aid of Thanagarian policeman Katar Hol, aka Hawkman, who is also trying anything possible to avert war. Together the two try and uncover who’s really behind the destruction of Rann while at the same time preventing Rann and Thanagar from marching into interplanetary armageddon!”

Rann vs Thanagar isn’t exactly new, but it’ll be good to see Hawkman back in action – although it’s interesting to note we’re looking at Katar Hol, Thanagarian policeman rather than Carter Hall, reincarnated Egyptian prince. Does DC post-Rebirth mean we’re back to the potentially confusing Hawkmen scenario?

And as to “who’s really behind the destruction of Rann” – anyone who’s read an issue of a Justice League title over the last fifty years or so should recognise Despero in the art above.

Spot The Difference

Here’s a handful of DC covers from the last few years:

Justice League Vol 1 13 Worlds Finest 13 Justice League Vol 1 11 Green Lantern Vol 4 66

And here’s the latest issue of Bloodlines which came out just last week:

Bloodlines 04

Notice the difference?

All of the earlier covers have large banners running across the top of the cover promoting the latest DC film or TV show, but on Bloodlines, we get this:

Bloodlines 04 Squad

Yep – Suicide Squad, the film that’s getting way better pre-release buzz than Man of Steel or Batman vs Superman gets a little logo down in the corner rather than a banner across the top of the entire front cover.

Yet another brilliant marketing move from DC.