You almost had me

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketI have to give some serious credit to DC Comics for coming up with the title “Wonder Woman Annual #1.” Sounds like a pretty sweet deal, right, a nice summary story to help prepare for the inevitably overblown Gail Simone run on Diana’s book?

Let’s see what DC promo says:

Written by Allan Heinberg; Art by Terry Dodson and Rachel Dodson and Gary Frank and Jonathan Sibal; Cover by Terry Dodson and Rachel Dodson

At long last, the climactic, extra-length chapter of “Who is Wonder Woman?”, the story that launched the WONDER WOMAN monthly! In this arc’s conclusion, the combined forces of Wonder Woman’s transformed rogues gallery declare an all-out war on the amazing Amazon, compelling Wonder Woman to mend fences and join forces with Donna Troy and Wonder Girl if she’s going to survive to answer the question: “Who is Wonder Woman?”

That Heinberg fella sounds vaguely familiar. Seems like I saw his name a while back, maybe in the Sex and the City credits… Wait… Oh yeah! He was supposed to write the Wonder Woman series OYL, except then he, umm, stopped writing.

How very clever, then, to hoist this book upon us, ostensibly a “special” issue. It’s a gift-wrapped turd, and a stale one at that. Well, I guess that analogy doesn’t really work, since turds are much more gross early on. You get what I mean, though.

Seems like DC should’ve taken a hint from Joe Q with that steaming pile of Daredevil: Father and just let the last issue be forgotten to time. (What? That actually came out?)

Well, at least the WW annual costs $3.99.