Thursday, November 02, 2006

Thank you, DC!

In the March/April trade announcements:
WONDER WOMAN: THE GREATEST STORIES EVER TOLD TP
Writers: William Moulton Marston, Robert Kanigher, Dennis O'Neil, George Pérez and Phil Jimenez
Artists: H.G. Peter, Ross Andru, George Pérez, Phil Jimenez and others
Cover artist: Alex Ross
Price: $19.99 US/$23.99 CAN
Page count: 192 pages


Now, more! Because you still have some serious catching up to do here to get near Superman or Batman.

(I said I'd post less, not stop completely, and this is important.)

11 comments:

  1. Yey!

    My "Word Verification" below is "poybomb".

    A new WW collection is definitely Da Poybomb!

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  2. I'll be very curious to see which stories they pick. IMHO, once you get past the original Marston version, truly "great" Wonder Woman stories are few and far between.

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  3. Me too, and even the originals are quite a bit more "Charming Relic of a Forgotten Age" than, say, Plastic Man.

    Wonder Woman's my favorite of the big DC characters as a character.. Or as an idea. But the actual execution of her book has been below most of the other DC icons.

    She did get better post-Crisis, though. Which puts her up on Superman and Batman.

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  4. There's a ton of mad fun silver age stories by Robert Kannigher, but I haven't seen anything published between about 1975 and 1986 that could possibly qualify as "greatest".

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  5. Hey, I love Wonder Woman, but this isn't just going to be people getting tied up is it? 'Cause I can just go over to see Scipio for that.

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  6. So, is the Sekowsky era to be forgotten completely?

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  7. It would be nice if she got a 500+ pg Showcase Presents edition, instead of a 192 pg 'tease'...or is the fact that this is going to be in colour supposed to make up for that?

    I guess we'll just have to be patient and hope this Greatest Stories edition sells well enough to convince DC to go the Showcase Presents route...

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  8. There's a Showcase in the pipeline too. On fact the timing is curious - There's like 40 years' worth of Wonder Woman that has NEVER been collected and now we are getting two different volumes almost simultaneously.

    I fear the "Greatest" volume may have very little of that huge untouched archive for us. They'll almost certainly include the widely reprinted origin story from Sensation #1, and the stories by the two post Crisis writers listed are likely already available in graphic novel format, so to be entirely pessimistic that could leave us with as little as two previously unreprinted stories.

    I'll be hoping for more.

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  9. I think the Timing's strange too. Perhaps they purposefully put off WW stuff in order to coincide with the movie? And now that the regular book is late, they're bringing the stuff out.

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  10. I think it's more likely that they're starting a push to get more general-interest WW stuff out there, so that they don't unload it all on us a few months before the movie. It won't matter to movie audiences whether the book's been out for a year or two -- to them, it'll be one of many options.

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