Sunday, April 1, 2012

2012 New 52 Wave 3 Artemis #1!

Written by Ann Nocenti
Art and cover by George Todorovski and Midhat Kapetanovic
On sale JULY 25 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T

• Millenia ago, the Ancient Amazons were split into numerous tribes. The Nubian Amazons chose to exile themselves to another dimension to develop their minds and bodies without the distractions of Man's World. Today, they've sent us their most brilliant, fiercest champion to teach equality and save the world from dark forces. In a time of corrupt gods and murderous fallen tribes of Amazons, the beautiful Artemis will wield her bulletproof bracelets, Lasso of Truth, and Invisible Jet to fight for the rights of all peoples in her mission of peace!
• All the stuff you expect from Wonder Woman, without all that gore and trading babies for weapons and sperm jokes and crap!
• She's all-the-way BLACK! What-What Marvel? We'll just make Plastic Man a Latino in Wave 4, or something! More than enough reboot color to go around!

Most years, April Fool's Day among the DC Blogosphere revolves around shenanigans like ‘Vibe: Rebirth’, the Bloodwynd Mini-Series Announcement, or last year's slew of blogs changing their formats in outrageous ways for the day. This year, we're mostly resting, but I couldn't let the occasion go by without mocking DC's New 52 Wonder Woman series by offering a book that stars someone who actually acts like Wonder Woman, instead of Xena crossed with Tomb Raider. The results look like an Antarctic Press book, but I'd buy it. Click the links above for the main art sources I stole materials from, plus the DC Bullet image and most of the logo.


karl said...

Merciful Minerva, this had me going for a minute...a black Artemis, and in her own series? Then I realized it was April the 1st and realized it was a joke.
It IS a joke...isnt it?!?
Wouldnt put anything past DC these days[!].

Omega Agent1 said...

this is a book I would actually buy. wish it wasn't a joke or a test run. I don't think Artemis should be changed but Nubia does need to re-emerge.

Anonymous said...

Ummm, you mean the ridiculous concept and gawd-awful artwork DIDN'T tip you off to the fact that this is fake? And that costume? Not even a black Wonder Woman would wear THAT much gold, lol!