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Not Gal Gadot, or Lynda Carter, or the multitude of voice actors, writers and artists that have lent their talents to DC's premier female hero over the last 75 years. The actual fictional character is becoming an honorary leader in the UN's efforts to bring gender equality to the world.

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It's been years since Jim Lee's WildStorm universe has truly existed at DC comics, although a portion of it (like Midnighter and Apollo) was incorporated into the main DC canon with the New 52. Now the entire universe will be reborn, under the stewardship of the legendary comic writer Warren Ellis.

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This week DC Comics launched Trinity, a new series focusing on the relationship between Wonder Woman, Batman and Superman — and it shines a humanising light on the World's Finest in a way other series really can't. It also reminds us that a) Batman's history is filled with hilarious moments, and b) Bruce Wayne is a terrible, miserable dinner guest.

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Next month, Batman is going to assemble a special team to penetrate the stronghold of one of his most fearsome enemies — a team with total deniability, who'll do things the Justice League can't — or won't. Sound familiar? We don't know who's on the Bat-Suicide-Squad yet, but let's take some guesses.

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After writing the main Batman comic for five years, one might think that Scott Snyder would want a break from Bruce Wayne. Instead, he's moved to All-Star Batman, where he's anchoring the rotating creative teams that will be producing stories for new ongoing series. The acclaimed writer is in a different place — as is Batman, who finds himself being more of a Caped Crusader again than a Dark Knight.

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Weird is a difficult thing to aim for. It's one thing if a creative work generates an outré and off-centre aesthetic by serendipitous accident or opaque genius. But executing something so that it feels loopy is much harder if an entire audience knows that's where you're trying to wind up. It's the problem that's staring right in the face of the newest version of Doom Patrol.