We put together a mixed bag of books from which you can choose your own adventure! We’ve also included some brand new arrivals to our library—even invited our friends from Birds of Prey over to join us in our Pride festivities, so let’s dive in!
This activity will be running ALL month long! Read one, read them all—the choice is yours!
Reading begins: 6/1
Discussion begins: As soon as you like! We just ask that you please try to blur spoilers. Did you enjoy it? Have you read it before? What did you think of the dialogue, plot or artwork? Anything at all about the reading you’d like to discuss—drop your thoughts below when you’re ready. See ya soon!
You can join or learn more about The Wonder Squad HERE.
I finished the Batwoman story and thought it was very good. (I have read the other readings also but it’s been awhile…I’m just gonna focus on what this for now since I just read it for the first time).
First off, I’ll be completely honest - I don’t love New52 Diana. Yes, she is a badass, but that is only one part of what makes her great. In New52 it seems like…her compassion is there, but it’s much more muted. Batwoman had to remind her way too often not to kill people/creatures. It’s not that Diana as I know her never kills, but it’s always a last resort and she certainly doesn’t enjoy it. Lots of talk about “being the sword/standing in the blood of my enemies”…that just doesn’t work for me and my experience with how Wonder Woman is most often represented.
Anyway, having said that, I’m never gonna complain about Diana showing up in comics I’m reading, and I really enjoyed seeing her team up with Kate. And we got some more of those really cool full-page spreads:
This was a cool story, though. Love the mixture of mythology and Gotham darkness. And the proposal at the end was lovely. More than anything I’m glad Kate told Maggie who she really is. Secret identities are just not good for relationships.
I gather Dark Knights of Steel is your average Elseworlds. I don’t know why I delayed reading the second issue, since Diana was not in the first. “Holy crap”, he understated. Other than that small cliffhanger and the brief intro to Diana, I am looking forward to Bruce telling Kal, “there’s something you need to know.”