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At the ends of the universe, Wonder Woman falls victim to the Black Horizon, risking the safety of her soul. To salvage her very existence, she must ally herself with the legendary Beowulf and another fearsome warrior from DC's past while trapped on a world where her powers have betrayed her and brutal combat rules the day. But will victory cost Wonder Woman her soul? FeaAt the ends of the universe, Wonder Woman falls victim to the Black Horizon, risking the safety of her soul. To salvage her very existence, she must ally herself with the legendary Beowulf and another fearsome warrior from DC's past while trapped on a world where her powers have betrayed her and brutal combat rules the day. But will victory cost Wonder Woman her soul? Featuring the long-awaited return of some of the most savage characters in DCU history, not to mention all-out war between Diana's Gorilla Knights and the Department of Metahuman Affairs!...

Title : Wonder Woman: Ends of the Earth
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ISBN : 9781401221379
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Number of Pages : 144 Pages
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Wonder Woman: Ends of the Earth Reviews

  • StoryTellerShannon
    2018-12-21 17:04

    Wonder Woman goes into a Gothic fantasy setting to save the world and chase the Devil. A few side stories are thrown in to make it into a book but overall it's a flat tale with pretty artwork. OVERALL GRADE: C plus.

  • Crystal Starr Light
    2019-01-11 10:57

    Bullet Review:Gail Simone is just simply awesome; I had heard she did a run on Wonder Woman, my goddess, so I definitely thought that would be a killer combination. One of my favorite comic book authors + my favorite superheroine?!While I LOVE how Simone deftly writes Wonder Woman - her dialogue, her voice, her character - I was less than impressed with the storyline. Wonder Woman meets the man with no soul, who somehow transports her away from her world (with Etta Candy in the room no less!), then teams up with Beowulf (?!), Claw (who?) to defeat the Devil (really?) all the while struggling to keep the compassion and soul that she is best known for. Meanwhile a dude named Tom investigates Agent Prince and Agent Candy and encounters some giant gorillas (?!?!).The second story is a bit better, and I think that's because it embraces its campiness. Hollywood is going to make a Wonder Woman movie, so they ask for her to consult. Instead, WW faces off with the Wicked Queen who thinks WW is Snow White.The best part is that Simone seems to know how to write WW the best of the authors I've read (and man, she totally is a chameleon! There is absolutely NO confusing WW with Batgirl here!). I also love that Etta Candy makes an appearance, I believe that we even see the 70's mod Diana Prince, and there are some AWESOME pro-women quotes. The bad parts are that I didn't really care for the main story (End of the World), it was weird and confusing (especially since I hadn't read ANY of the comics before this one), and I wish WW didn't have to have a love interest and be wanting babehs.I will, however, be eagerly awaiting getting my hands on more of Simone's run with WW.

  • Sesana
    2019-01-03 10:05

    I just did not feel this storyline. At all. It was a little too campy for my tastes, especially the secondary movie storyline. That said, I still really like how Simone writers Wonder Woman.

  • Alan
    2019-01-08 14:50

    Gail Simone produced a real guilty pleasure for me. While the main story doesn't tie into the overall plot she has been weaving in the monthly this is good old fashioned action movie fun. Gail resurrects characters from DC days of publishing sword and sorcery comics. So we get Claw the Unconquered, Stalker the Man without a Soul and Beowulf (yes there was a comic featuring the hero of the epic poem). There is betrayal, sword fighting, and ruminations about what it feels like to lose your soul. A subplot involves Tom Tresser and talking apes. Not literature, but fun.

  • Hannah Heath
    2019-01-02 17:05

    Meh. Barely 3 stars. Gail Simone does a good job with Wonder Woman's character and I liked the Beowulf storyline, but all the other parts felt underdeveloped and out of place. The Hollywood storyline was annoying on several different levels: plot and agenda wise. Also: Why did Wonder Woman's outfit change to a mid-riff baring top at one point? I haven't read a ton with her in it, but I don't recall that ever being her style.

  • Anne
    2019-01-19 15:49

    Kinda campy. Beowulf is one of the main characters, if that tells you anything. Yes. Beowulf. Considering the cast of characters, though, the story could have been a whole lot worse.

  • Nathaniel
    2019-01-11 09:59

    To be honest this rating is on me, and fully admit this rating is completely unfair. However, let me explain.After seeing the Wonder Woman movie, and being reminded Gail Simone wrote the character, I was led astray by Amazon's bleh search engine, Goodreads hot garbage of a search engine when it comes to collected issues of comic books (trade paperbacks), the Comixology website, and improbably, a local library system search engine even more screwed than Goodreads, which led me to believe this was the first volume of Simone's run on the title. If you can't trust the world's largest bookseller, the largest social media site for readers, and the local library, to get the correct information, when you don't know what you're looking for, things will and inevitably did go wrong. Admittedly my mistake is not realizing three of the four of my references were owned by Amazon, but one of them had to know what the hell they were talking about it, right? Nope.ETA: Hot Garbage search engine comment proof: If you look up Gail Simone on GR, and sort all her works alphabetically, this volume and previous or subsequent are not even listed in her works. If you sort by series her 2005 run on Birds of Prey isn't even listed. GR's basic issue here is that each series restart (a new #1 issue) in comic book parlance is a volume, plus each collection is a volume. I believe the answer to this is the rule that comic book titles be listed by Title and Year, and that rule be enforced uniformly like last name, first name is enforced. This rule is enforced on other titles X-Men, I believe.So I was dumped into the middle of a story that was a mishmash of classic literature (Beowolf) and Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan, that wasn't very good, compelling or frankly made much sense. Upon reading the volume, and knowing what I was looking for, I did subsequent searches and found the proceeding volume was also by Ms Simone, I reserve the right to revise this review.I am a big fan of Ms. Simone's Twitter, where she is routinely hilarious, and her last run on Batgirl. There is an additional couple of issues that don't take place in an alternate dimension, rather something resembling this dimension, where Ms Simone showed off a little more of her comedy skills, while fun and amusing wasn't amusing or funny enough to save the book for me. Anyway I press on, and start over.

  • Kit
    2018-12-21 09:41

    Let it be known that I enjoy camp more than most, but I just wasn't feeling most of this book. Although I feel that Simone does a fantastic job of making WW into a character with as much depth and individuality to avoid the usual pitfalls with a WW book, I feel that her larger plotting leaves a lot to be desired. The man story with Stalker felt like it dragged on rather dully, even though it was only about 4 parts. The art itself had a good mix of old and new without getting in the gross uncanny valley that I see in a lot of WW books and judicious color work to keep me from flipping pages too fast. There were, however, some really, really bad DERP panels in the parts with Hippolyta that I couldn't help but find to send to friends for a laugh: How do you get super-sick pages like this: this: ohhh man, Gail is the queen of those sick one-liners for WW.and this: then do stuff like this? walleye, WW.Oh, and I couldn't find the chapter break image, but...oh my god, if you pick up the TPB, you will know EXACTLY what I mean. NOBLE QUEEN HIPPOLYTA, HOW FAR YOU HAVE FALLEN.

  • Xavier Guillaume
    2019-01-16 13:41

    Wow! What a fantastic story! This book definitely shows the darker side of Wonder Woman. In this epic, Wonder Woman must help Stalker by going to his homeland to kill the fiery mega-demon D'Grth. She meets up with Beowulf and some warrior named Claw, and the three of them plus Stalker are the only ones that can stop D'Grth and save the world from apocalypse. What's pretty neat is Wonder Woman and Beowulf even meet Grendel on the way.The latter part of the book shows that they're going to make a Wonder Woman movie, but mayhem ensues, and luckily Wonder Woman is there to stop it.All in all, it's a really fun book. I loved that Wonder Woman and Thomas Andrew Tresser (aka Nemesis) travel to Themyscira on a giant flying clam. I suppose I missed that part of the Wonder Woman canon, so that took me by surprise. But I am slightly confused because I thought Themyscira was destroyed, so I must have missed one of the comics because it looks like its back!Anywho, I strongly recommend reading this one if you get a chance and you're a Wonder Woman fan. It's full of laughs, action, and lore, so you shouldn't be disappointed.

  • Brian Williams
    2019-01-13 11:39

    A really good action adventure collection of stories which crosses the human world and the worlds Wonder Woman inhabits in a combination of much enjoyment. Gail Simone is great at doing this and a core skill in telling a good superhero story in my opinion is this skill.No matter if she's writing Wonder Woman, The Secret Six, or Birds Of Prey its so refreshing to have a writer who can blend all the facets of a comic book universe together with humor and raw energy. She can handle humor, horror, romance, and fuck it to the wall action. God when she decides to turn up any level within one of her stories it sure gets your attention.Even with the great action my stand out favorite moments in this book are with the Gorilla Knights in the Wonder Woman The Movie story. Loved the main story because it got me thinking about George Perez's run on Wonder Woman. I think I shall pull Gods And Mortals off my DC bookcase. And that leads me to how much I love Gail Simone's run on this character. It sits right there nicely with the Perez run. 3 OUT OF 5 STARS(C)REVIEW BY BRIAN C. WILLIAMSSYSTEM*PRODUCTIONS

  • Emmett Spain
    2019-01-10 13:47

    Camp, ludicrous, with terribly flat dialogue- this was a big miss from Gail Simone, whose work I usually enjoy. The art deserved a far better story, except for the stupid Wonder Woman film parody two-parter, in which case the art and the story deserved each other.

  • Larakaa
    2018-12-23 16:57

    now this is how a wonder woman book should be like. a great range of emotions. great dialogue. And the second part of this book is perfect in regard of the upcoming wonder woman movie.

  • Writerdom1118
    2019-01-19 15:46

    Pretty good overall. Ending of the second storyline was stupid as hell.

  • Chelsea
    2019-01-08 16:07

    This is yet another one of Gail Simone's series that I continue to read out of order. I know I've read a previous volume before because I recognize the characters but I was pretty lost on the portion taking place in the government. Besides that, I really enjoyed this. I know Rucka is everyone's go to Wondy writer but I actually like Simone's style better. Rather than go full tilt into the mythology and feature a lot of side characters talking about what a wonder Diana is, Simone shows more than tells. Bless her for that!This features someone I either forgot or never paid attention to before: Tom Tesser. I think that's his name? He's enthralled with Diana and that affection leads him to a few interesting confrontations. One of which is one of Diana's greatest admirers and I loved that introduction!!The main plot in this book is Diana taking on Grendel and while I hated Beowulf in school, this was interesting. I enjoyed it a little more than the evil queen storyline later on. What made this such a great book to me was Diana. She is so amazing and fair in this book. I know, I know, she always is but it's still great to see. She doesn't take anyone shit and she's protective over her fellow sisters. This is the kind of Wonder Woman story I can get behind. So, while I don't recommend you read this if you haven't read the other volumes, it's still a very enjoyable book. It's a tentative recommend, provide you've picked up the rest of Simone's run.

  • Sebastian Song
    2019-01-21 12:04

    This is probably the weakest Gail Simone Wonder Woman story arc. Unconvincing prophesy, companions and nemesis simply equate a lukewarm pie.

  • Catherine
    2019-01-07 13:48


  • Matthew Lloyd
    2018-12-22 16:55

    I have an aversion to apocalypse stories. Watching the trailer to Thor: The Dark World I couldn't help but be left feeling that if Thor didn't save the world, that forthcoming Avengers sequel wouldn't have very much to do, would it? Of course, Age of Ultron is written by Joss Whedon, who made his name mocking the apocalypse trope on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, where I probably learned my cynicism: "When I saw you save the world from, you know, ending, I just figured that was a big week for you. Now I find myself wondering what the plural of apocalypse is..."Ends of the Earth promises apocalypse. The monster Stalker describes will destroy all universes unless Wonder Woman can gather together several heroes of legend to help him destroy it. Fortunately, if Gail Simone doesn't love Buffy, it can only be because she hasn't watched it, surely? The world destroying power takes second fiddle to Diana's internal conflict between her reticence and withdrawn personality when in her secret identity and the warrior willing and able to kill that she has become.Gail Simone is a good writer capable of inserting fun into dramatic scenarios - my main worry about the apocalypse trope is when it is taken too much in earnest; the episode of Buffy "The Zeppo" is a fantastic undermining of this - and so one gets the lack-of-emotional turmoil of Diana without failing to enjoy what's going on. The palate-cleansing story which follows is another fine example of how one must have a sense of humour in comic books. It is a timely (I'm sure at the time, but also now) attempt to turn Wonder Woman into a film: (view spoiler)[ "Waiting a while for a GOOD movie is better than having a TERRIBLE one TODAY" (please don't let funless misogynist Zach Synder make the first Wonder Woman film. Of course, one wonders how far this is an excuse - and if the makers of Batman and Robin were ever concerned by that quotation (hide spoiler)]. Throughout, the gorillas are particularly fine examples of this sense of humour.While this volume takes the dubious mantle of being the best Wonder Woman comic book I've ever read - the others being the generally good Wonder Woman: Love and Murder and the execrable Amazons Attack - the quality of art was certainly high in these inter-crisis comic books. I've never really got on with Wonder Woman's costume in isolation, but in context it always looks so much better. Perhaps this isn't a great Wonder Woman book to read in isolation, but it was quite a good story and I think I could have got behind this as a continuing series.

  • Cara
    2018-12-28 08:44

    I didn't enjoy this volume as much as its predecessor, though there are interesting ideas. The first arc (The Ends of the Earth) is not as successful as it should be. Diana is inveigled into becoming part of a quest to kill a powerful demon (essentially, the devil) and joins a band of legendary warriors (Beowulf, Claw the Unconquered, and Stalker--all drawn from DC's 1970s fantasy series) who are prophesied to fight the final battle. I know Beowulf from the epic poem, not DC's comics, and I didn't know Claw or Stalker, at all. Simone obviously does, as she builds on Stalker's history, in particular, to create the basis of this story.I think the reason the arc didn't work for me is because I didn't know anything about Stalker or Claw (and, obviously, I drew on a different source for my understanding of Beowulf). It's hard to get wrapped up in the plot and the ideas it advances when all of the other characters are strangers and won't be sticking around. Since re-reading this arc and doing research on Stalker, I have a better understanding of how carefully Simone constructed her story to connect with the 1970s tales. But the great majority of readers aren't going to have the context (I certainly didn't the first few times I read this), so it lessens the overall impact.There are some great notes--particularly the opening scene of the arc, and how it resurfaces later. The artwork is fantastic.The remaining 2-issue arc takes as its inspiration an arc from Justice League (the Queen of Fables storyline, which immediately followed Tower of Babel). These issues didn't work really well for me. There are basically three storylines--Tom Tresser meeting Hippolyta officially as her daughter's boyfriend, the fight set against the background of a cheesy Hollywood treatment of Diana's life, and Diana connecting with a hard-working, but bitter, Hollywood lawyer--and they don't really fit together. There is a lot of humor (oh, Rhanda and Tolifhar, how I wish you were my advisors and packed my briefcases), but, on the whole, these issues feel like filler.

  • Jean-Pierre Vidrine
    2019-01-16 09:54

    Gail Simone is surely one of the best writers to tackle this most (and most mishandled) important female character . This was not only a great Wonder Woman story, but a great next chapter for the long forgotten character Stalker. His own weird fantasy series ended after only four issues in the seventies (part of the infamous DC implosion), and he was last seen as the villain in the Justice Society Returns. This odd tale also teams Wonder Woman up with DC's own Conan analogue, Claw, and with the publisher's own version of the legendary hero, Beowulf. I was especially glad to see him again and hope to see more of him. The really great thing Simone accomplishes here is to blend very well two typical types of Wonder Woman stories: the epic fantasy tale away from her usual DC superhero teammates, and the spy/intrigue story that so many writers have tried over the years to do with WW (but usually failed). The follow up tale after the title feature is an excellent story about Hollywood trying to do a WW movie. I'm sure that the ridiculous movie scenes our Amazon Princess sees being filmed are meant to show how Simone (and hundreds of comic book fans) view the usual Hollywood treatment of comic book properties. Of course, there is a villain behind it. And when the villain launches her magic/mental attack, we are treated to the sight of many Wonder Women from comics and TV shows past (even that forgotten blonde WW in a jogging suit). Let me not forget to credit the artists, Aaron Lopresti and Bernard Chang. Gail Simone, please come back to Wonder Woman!

  • Sorcha
    2019-01-17 09:48

    At the ends of the universe, Wonder Woman falls victim to the Black Horizon, risking the safety of her soul. To salvage her very existence, she must ally herself with the legendary Beowulf and another fearsome warrior from DC's past while trapped on a world where her powers have betrayed her and brutal combat rules the day. But will victory cost Wonder Woman her soul?Featuring the long-awaited return of some of the most savage characters in DCU history, not to mention all-out war between Diana's Gorilla Knights and the Department of Metahuman AffairsDiana gets pulled into the Black Horizon, and has to join forces with Beowulf and the Claw in order to fight against the very Devil himself. They cover many different planes and realities, as Diana feels her powers, then her very soul slipping away. Meanwhile in the Department of Metahuman affairs, Tom is sent to investigate Diana, by Director Steele who is becoming more unstable and dangerous as time goes by. Tom comes across the Gorilla Guards, the hyperintellegent Gorillas in Diana's flat, and meets up with Diana's sister in order to recover the situation. The Tom storyline is short but gives a little depth to Diana's non Amazon world.Drawing and inking is strong and clear, and the panels are uncluttered and easy to followThe hardback contains another shorter story at the back, which is Diana checking out the Making of the Wonder Woman movie. I was less interested in this one, but did enjoy the humour of the gorillas as they try and fit into the world of Hollywood meetings

  • Rahsaan
    2019-01-05 12:55

    I've heard a lot of good things about Gail Simone so I picked up this book for a try. It did not impress me. 3/4 of the book is a quest to slay Stalker's demon. The last 1/4 has Wonder Woman taking on Hollywood as they begin shooting a Wonder Woman blockbuster. The Black Horizon - This sacrificed story for tableaux. Many elements of the story were picked up and dropped with no rhyme or meter. One moment, Diana is bereft of soul, the next it is restored. One moment she has a demon claw for a hand, the next it is gone. Worst, her companions: Stalker, Beowulf, and Claw, are irrelevant to the fight. How is Beowulf stronger than some of Diana's best friends? Or Claw? A Star in the Heavens - Took a good idea and lost faith in it: Wonder Woman the Movie. The idea that Wonder Woman would clash with Hollywood's depiction of her is classic, but undermines it with the Queen of Fables. So all the stereotypes are her doing, but Diana blames Hollywood instead. Don't understand what the versions of Wonder Woman have to do with anything. Worst is the mom from legal. She actually has a point being a mom is tough, often thankless work, but its undermined by the alcoholic past. Agent Teasser - Pretty weak boyfriend material. Nuf said.

  • Steve
    2018-12-26 10:44

    This epic swords and sorcery type story is a very different change of pace for Wonder Woman. After being contacted by a being known as Stalker, Wonder Woman finds herself victim to the Black Horizon, and the only way to save her very soul is to travel to a magical realm and kills a demon lord named D'Grth. She must ally herself with Beowulf of legend, and another warrior named Claw.With a darker tone, Ends of the Earth is a very different type of story. There is a sequence in which the Black Horizon shows what Diana would be capable of if she were to rule, with everyone else on their knees before her. The dark force tries to suck her in, as she grows closer to completing her quest.The most heartfelt moment for sure is when Diana names Stalker. He is so taken aback by her casual branding, but he also likes it. Its a small throwaway moment, but it has a lot of subtlety to it.Overall, this main story is really strange, but it ends strong.The Queen of Fables arc after is not very well done, but the spoof of Hollywood is downright hilarious, even if the Queen of Fables doesn't do as much as I'd hoped.

  • Anita Fajita Pita
    2018-12-28 16:50

    I think the ending this collection made me like it. It probably saved the whole collection from a two star rating.The first arc focuses on Wonder Woman kind of losing her soul and eager for the fight and kill, which is just not Wonder Woman, however I don't feel like Simone really wrapped her back up to where she ought to be with her moral compass. The whole courtship thing with Nemesis felt shallow and isn't good at all in my opinion. Wonder Woman isn't emotional into it, so I'm not into it. It's weak sauce, all the way, why is it even a thing? I get the whole "Babies, babies, babies" thing from Hippolyta, it fits her character I guess, but... eh.I do enjoy Wonder Woman smashing the past versions of herself on the set of her movie that makes a standard bastardized Hollywood mockery of her and Amazon life (read feminists in real life and everyday struggles with society), and that wrapped this issue up nicely for me.Maybe I've been hyped up with all the talk of how Simone is supposed to re-declare Wonder Woman as the badass feminist she was supposed to be, but other than the ending it was just meh for me.

  • Jean
    2019-01-01 13:45

    What did I just read? Seriously, what the heck was happening? While Diana is superbly written by Simone once more,the story is bottom-of-the-barrel, in terms of strangeness and confusion. A man without a soul somehow infects Diana through her lasso of truth and sends her to Beowulf's wold--yes, THE, apparently--where she goes on an epic quest to, wait for it, kill the Devil. Yes, THE, apparently. Along with some dude named Claw. Granted, I don't know DC as much as I'd like to outside of the Gotham characters, but... who was this dude? Simone's love for Red Sonja seems to rule the story, and seems terribly out of place.The second story's better, with Wondie going to Hollywood to oversee a production of a Wonder Woman movie. Which turns out to be run by the Wicked Queen who's mistaken her for Snow White. What was Simone smoking when she wrote these? Entertaining, but not outstanding, an average addition to Simone's run.

  • Kim Dyer
    2018-12-28 14:49

    I found this trade to be marked improvement on the Circle. Simone's writing is top notch and the first arc is a truly epic story. The art throughout also seems far more inkeeping with the character (towards the end of the last trade, Wonder Woman was increasingly turning into some wasp-waisted barbie doll). Simone truly knowns how to write Wonder Woman, keeping her as an independent feminist character while still making clear that this does not mean that she hates men.I felt that the only disappointment with this trade was the second story arc which, while containing some very tongue in cheek humour, was a little bland and cartoonish overall. It's well worth picking up for the primary story line however.

  • Sally Kilpatrick
    2018-12-29 16:51

    This was my first Gail Simone book, but it won't be my last.In the past I've read an issue of Wonder Woman here or there, but I've never really cared for her character. It's a tough character to nail because she doesn't have the foibles some possess. This book managed to be both fun and deep at the same time. Wonder Woman has NO EFFS TO GIVE and yet we see a glimpse of some of her hidden desires (check out that row of Justice League members there for her "amusement" as well as the last thought of the book) and what makes her ultimately noble.That last bit about Hollywood seemed an odd story to pair with the one about Stalker, but I enjoyed the whole thing. Especially her mother's interrogation and "Amazon mating play."

  • Jerry Daniels
    2018-12-28 14:53

    The Amazon princess is thrown back in time and paired with Beowulf to fight the Devil who wants to subject the modern day reality to his authority. Really, Beowulf! What were the writers thinking?! Anyway, in the end, it is Wonder Woman who does battle with Satan. After it's over, she must contend with Hollywood's desire to make a movie adaption of her life, which is probably part commentary on the real-life attempts to do a Wonder Woman movie. I hope there is better story for Wonder Woman.

  • Madelaine Whalen
    2018-12-23 14:01

    The storyline is interesting, and Simone's approach to sexism is interesting, but it still leaves something to be desired. At times it reads like a story about a female superhero instead of just a story about a superhero, and I like to think we should be well beyond the point where we feel that male characters and female characters are somehow fundamentally different. That being said, it was an interesting story and it had several fun moments. Does not quite compare to the New 52 Wonder Woman though, so if you are looking to get into Wonder Woman start there.

  • Jordan
    2018-12-31 16:45

    I almost gave this book two stars. I really like Gail Simone's writing, but this was just a mess in some places. Like the last bit about the movie. It was just so weird that all of a sudden the Queen of Fables was there and everything was really trippy. I liked the "look what shit popular media likes to do to Wonder Woman" part, but it was just so out of nowhere. The main story was kind of random too. Seriously, Beowulf? Okay, so maybe Beowulf was actually a little fun. Which is probably why this got three stars.

  • Amy Britt
    2018-12-23 10:53

    Not my favorite Gail Simone. Through the majority of this TPB, Diana loses her soul, meaning the dialogue is lacking in the usual humor. Well worth picking up, though, for the add-on story in which Diana and her super-intelligent gorilla bodyguards go up against the Queen of Fables and must fight within filming for a Wonder Woman biopic (a not so subtle reference to the lack of a Wonder Woman movie). Those issues are full of clever writing and great jokes.