Thor showed up in DC’s Wonder Woman without breaking Marvel’s rules
Last we saw Marvel Female, she was on the cusp of rising to the God Sphere (it’s a thing), however she refused the deific chance to check out the multiverse. In this week’s Wonder Female #770, we learnt precisely where she ended up next: In the Norse afterlife, with no memory of who she is.
Which can indicate just one thing: Thor.
What else is occurring in the pages of our preferred comics? We’ll inform you. Invite to Monday Funnies, Polygon’s weekly list of the books that our comics editor enjoyed this previous week. It’s part society pages of superhero lives, part reading suggestions, part “look at this cool art.” There might be some spoilers. There might not suffice context. However there will be terrific comics. (And if you missed the last edition, read this.)
Wonder Woman did not meet Marvel Comics’ Thor, obviously. No, that hasn’t been feasible in years. This is the real Thor! I mean, it’s the — hm. It’s the real mythological Thor?
Metatextual fun aside, Wonder Woman #770 is a terrific first issue from the book’s new creative team. Michael W. Conrad and Becky Cloonan create a compelling mystery in the center of a bunch of fun Norse mythological references. Wonder Female becomes besties with Sigfried instantly, and a confidant of Ratatoskr, the squirrel god of gossip. It’s all drawn by Travis Moore, one of DC’s top producers of cute boys.
We held back in our review for spoilers sake, but Children of the Atom #1 has a big twist at the end. This team of six X-Men loving, mutant defending kids are … humans who want to be mutants. The series is now poised to grapple with meaty questions about idol worship, appropriation, and the effect of Krakoa’s ascendancy on human culture.
James Tynion IV did a lot of clever things in The Joker #1, but among them is finding a way to put a Batman Beyond-style gang of Joker-worshipping teens into main continuity! Long live the Jokerz.
Proctor Valley Road is gaining a lot of press as a new Grant Morrison project, but if you’d told me this was a new indie debut I’d have been just as excited about it. Morrison and Child do an excellent job of introducing a sprawling cast of 1970s teens who live near a severely haunted road, but it’s Naomi Fanquiz’s character designs and expressions that really sold me on these four girls and their quest to make enough money to go to a Jans Joplin concert.
Chip Zdarsky and Marco Checchetto’s Daredevil is so solidly great that it rarely makes it into the roundup — just another great issue of Daredevil this week [yawns]. But this one makes the roundup for that great staple of Daredevil stories: Somebody calling Matt Murdock on his self-flagellating bullshit.
Batman: Urban Legends is my very first unexpected favorite of DC’s brand-new lineup. Then again, an anthology comic about the not-Batman heroes in Gotham City is not a hard sell for me. I almost never feel feelings about the Red Hood, and yet the primary story in Urban Legends #1 clobbered me ideal in the bat-emotions.
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.