Diana Prince: Wonder Woman Podcast #16

Whom Gods Destroy featuring Chris Claremont


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This episode, we look at a pair of the very few Elseworlds out-of-continuity “imaginary stories” with Wonder Woman as a billed star. First we adapt previous coverage of 2003’s The Blue Amazon one-shot special by Randy & Jean-Marc Lofficier with art by Ted McKeever. The core of the episode is a fresh look at 1996’s Superman/Wonder Woman: Whom Gods Destroy prestige format 4-issue mini-series by Chris Claremont, Dusty Abell and Drew Geraci. As a special bonus, coverage includes excerpts from a 2016 interview with the writer discussing this project.

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Diana Prince: Wonder Woman Podcast #15

The Darkness Within (1992)


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Eclipso and The White Magician are the focus of our newest episode and latest entry into a social media crossover, Best Event Ever 2017. Besides the William Messner-Loebs scripted Wonder Woman Annual #3, we also see Princess Diana in Justice League America Annual #6, The Adventures of Superman Annual #4, and Eclipso: The Darkness Within #2 plus the Justice League cartoon series episode “Eclipsed” from 2003. As a service to the event, we also look at the Eclipso-only stories from Deathstroke the Terminator Annual #1, The New Titans Annual #8, and of all things, Ambush Bug Nothing Special #1.

#BestEventEver Eclipso

  1. Eclipso: The Darkness Within #1

    Chris Is On Infinite Earths

  2. Professor Alan’s Comic Book Reading Journal

  3. Superman: The Man of Steel Annual #1

    Resurrections-An Adam Warlock Podcast Episode 61

  4. Green Lantern Annual #1

    For the Non-Discerning Reader

  5. Detective Comics Annual #5

    For the Non-Discerning Reader

  6. Superman Annual #4

    For the Non-Discerning Reader

  7. Justice League America Annual #6

    Professor Alan’s Comic Book Reading Journal

  8. The Demon Annual #1

    Professor Alan’s Comic Book Reading Journal

  9. The Flash Annual #5

    Coffee & Comics Podcast

  10. Action Comics Annual #4

    Professor Alan’s Comic Book Reading Journal

  11. Wonder Woman Annual #3

    Diana Prince is the New Wonder Woman

  12. Green Arrow Annual #5

    Professor Alan’s Comic Book Reading Journal

  13. Robin Annual #1

    Chris Is On Infinite Earths

  14. Hawkworld Annual #3

    Pop Culture Palace Presents

  15. Deathstroke: The Terminator Annual #1

    Diana Prince is the New Wonder Woman

  16. The New Titans Annual #8

    Diana Prince is the New Wonder Woman

  17. Justice League Europe Annual #3

    Resurrections-An Adam Warlock Podcast Episode 62

  18. Batman Annual #16

    Professor Alan’s Comic Book Reading Journal

  19. L.E.G.I.O.N. ’92 Annual #3

    I’m the Gun

  20. The Adventures of Superman Annual #4

    Professor Alan’s Comic Book Reading Journal

  21. Eclipso: The Darkness Within #2

    I’m the Gun

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Diana Prince: Wonder Woman Podcast #14

Spirit of Truth & Justice (2001-2007)

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JLMay 2017– The Justice maxi-series Podcast Crossover Event is over, but Frank offers a bitter little pill of an epilogue as he discusses Alex Ross’ Wonder Woman work in Kingdom Come along with synopses of Wonder Woman: Spirit of Truth (2001) and Justice (2005-2007).

From here follow JLMay 2017 to these fantastic podcasts! Each will cover a different issue of JUSTICE and each will come out in May! And don’t forget to use the hashtag #JLMay when discussing on social media!

  1. Aquaman and Firestorm: The Fire and Water Podcast ep. 193
  2. Super Mates 70: The Husband & Wife Geekcast!
  3. The Idol Head of Diabolu: A Martian Manhunter Podcast #30
  4. Views from the Longbox Episode 263: A somewhat regular podcast about comic books.
  5. Pulp 2 Pixel Podcast: Secret Sagas of the Multiverse #26
  6. The LanternCast Episode #279: The Foremost Green Lantern Podcast on the Internet!
  7. Shazamcast: Earth’s Mightiest Captain Marvel Podcast
  8. Comic Reflections (Weekly Discussion of Gold, Silver, and Bronze age Comics)
  9. Silver and Gold 28: The Booster Gold and Captain Atom Podcast
  10. The Power of Fishnets 22: The Black Canary and Zatanna Podcast
  11. Waiting for Doom (The Doom Patrol Podcast) Episode 95
  12. Justice’s First Dawn: A Classic Justice League of America Podcast

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  • Trekker Talk A fan podcast devoted to the adventures of 23rd century bounty hunter Mercy St. Clair from the pages of Trekker comics by creator, writter, and artist Ron Randall
  • Coffee & Comics Podcast with Caffeinated Clinton Robison

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Diana Prince: Wonder Woman Podcast #13

Operation: Cheetah (1992)

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Finally, we’re talking about the William Messner-Loebs run on Wonder Woman, the host’s favorite series of Amazing Amazon adventures! Unfortunately, the transition out of George Pérez’s long and well regarded run isn’t the smoothest. We chart some of the bumps along the way from War of the Gods to Wonder Woman Special #1 & Wonder Woman (Vol. 2) #63. Bonus interview material read from Amazing Heroes #197 featuring Loebs, artist Jill Thompson, and editors Tom Peyer & Dan Thorsland discussing thoughts early in the run, story plans that never came about, and more!

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Diana Prince: Wonder Woman Podcast #12

Who is Wonder Woman? (2006-2007)

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This episode we look at the first four issues and only annual from the 2006 volume of Wonder Woman, written by film co-screenwriter Allan Heinberg and drawn by Terry & Rachel Dodson. Introducing Agent Diana Prince of the Department of Metahuman Affairs and featuring every Wonger Girl, as well as a slew of other heroes in cameos. For Martin Gray’s Wonder Woman 75th Anniversary Special #1 review, visit TOO DANGEROUS FOR A GIRL!

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Diana Prince: Wonder Woman Podcast #11

Justice League Action upon The Transconsciousness Articulator

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This time we revisit the Joe Kelly/ChrisCross issues of JLA #s 83 (September, 2003) and 90 (January, 2004) covering fantasy stories involving the World’s Finest Trinity versus George Bush President Lex Luthor, as well as Diana and Bruce considering the possibility of a romantic relationship. It’s supposed to be a Martian device facilitating this, but it sure sounds like more of a Paradise Island or Kryptonian sort of thing. Then, Frank dishes on the first ten episodes of the new Cartoon Network show Justice League Action. Finally, your comments are addressed, plus we run promos for Justice League Universe Podcast, The All-Star Comics Review Podcast, and the latest podcast about Wonder Woman, Lasso of Truth (not to be confused with the long running non-Amazonian podcast of nearly the same name.)

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Diana Prince: Wonder Woman Podcast #10

The Mystery of Nubia

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By all indications, 2017 needs a podcast dedicated to Queen Hippolyta’s “second,” “other,” “dark” daughter who debuted on November 7, 1972 in Wonder Woman #204, so we’re “Introducing Nubia!” The soul sister of the Amazing Amazon went on to appearances in Wonder Woman #205-206, including a solo back-up story, plus cameos in Supergirl #9 and The Super Friends #25 before vanishing from comics entirely for twenty years (and actually closer to a quarter century if you discount a single page of one of those comics.) Despite barely escaping 1973 in comics, Nubia managed to make appearances on television and in toy form when that was an extremely rare accomplishment, and her origin has a massive impact on Wonder Woman’s own. Nubia was a contender, and we argue that she still matters 45 years later on this episode!

Nubia is one of the least heralded but most valuable creations of Robert Kanigher, and possibly his single most important contribution across twenty years as a writer/editor of the Amazing Amazon (depending on how much credit you extend him on Wonder Girl.) The world is still waiting for Nubia to be fully embraced as a key component of Amazonian lore! For more on Nubia, check out my 2012 article on her, newly revised with fresh scans to replace the busted embeds Comicvine left me with.

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