- Posted by Johanna on June 23, 2011 at 5:08 pm
- Category: Digital and Webcomics
As they’ve done with previous heroes and themes, DC has announced an online comic sale. This Saturday, June 25, 101 Wonder Woman digital comics will be only 99 cents each (half off the usual $1.99 price) for 48 hours.
Except there’s something a little odd about this sale. I’m thrilled to see DC’s premier female character get the attention, but it’s a little strange that 12 of these 101 issues are actually Justice League titles or other teamups. Then there’s what’s considered important of her history. We get 17 early choices — and by early, I mean 70 years old, with All-Star Comics #8, Sensation Comics #1-9, and Wonder Woman Volume 1 #1-7.
Also available are the first 24 issues of the Pérez 1980s run, which is a good read, but more to the point, also recently reprinted in collections, so they’ve been scanned. Why no kitschy 60s or 70s storylines to tie into Retroactive?
The rest is all recent stuff. And if you look at the storylines of the current run, the titles aren’t appealing. They include the much-shared question “Who is Wonder Woman?” before descending into violence with “Love and Murder”, “Amazons Attack”, “Warkiller”, and “Contagion”. Then there are the generic, such as “The Circle” or “Ends of the Earth”. I’m not interested in spending money on these — and I’m not sure I’m given much reason to. Still, it is nice to see DC promoting the Amazing Amazon.