It’s Old Gods Versus New in Wonder Woman #37

BABY DARKSEID...NO MORE in this exclusive preview from DC Comics

This is a DISASTER.

Baby Darkseid was the narrative equivalent of the Miracle Machine. You could do anything with him. Baby-shaped tyrant working to enslave the universe? Great! Theological conflict started over a gray toddler who just pooped himself? YES. Child version of the destroyer growing up to struggle against his inherent nature and try heroism for a change? That’s basically the plot to Uncanny X-Force. James Robinson, Carlo Pagulayan and Stephen Segovia are foreclosing on that narrative cornucopia, though, in the pages of Wonder Woman

In all seriousness, what we’re seeing from this arc of Wonder Womanis a good thing. Conflict between the varying pantheons is a rich vein to mine in superhero comics – it lets the creators examine the mythological underpinnings of the characters and build a deep world around our heroes, tapping into some of what makes them so cool to follow. This is the kind of conflict that made Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente’s Incredible Herculessuch a lovely surprise when it came out, and part of what makes Diana so interesting in her best stories. And a re-aged Darkseid fighting Zeus, thanks to Pagulayan and Segovia, looks great. So of course we were excited to get our hands on an exclusive first look at Wonder Woman#37.

Here’s what DC has to say about the issue:

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WONDER WOMAN #37 Written by JAMES ROBINSON Art by CARLO PAGULAYAN, STEPHEN SEGOVIA and JASON PAZ Cover by BRYAN HITCH Variant cover by JENNY FRISON “CHILDREN OF THE GODS” part five! As a fevered battle with Darkseid rages between Wonder Woman and the dark god, the Amazon warrior must choose between saving the lives that hang in the balance and ending the threat before her forever.

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