(Spoilers for DC Comics released 06/22/2021)
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The GC52 Logo appears on televisions, computers, and all other types of viewing devices at its normally scheduled time. Lead Anchor Dan McMahon sits at the center of the newsroom behind his desk. This week he’s wearing a freshly pressed mint suitoutlined by the large window behind him looking out over Metropolis. The Daily Planet globe is visible behind him as the setting sun sparkles off the crown jewel of the City of Tomorrow. The GC52 theme music begins to dim as the actual program begins.
Dan: Good Morning, Good Afternoon, and Good Evening to all our wonderful viewers from the docks of Coast City to the furthest reaches of Oa, you are watching the multiverse’s best news show that brings you the news that you need to know! As always, I’m your host, Dan McMahon, doing my part to bring you up to the minute updates on the worlds you live in!
I have received word from my Atlantean informants that there is trouble on the high seas. Former King of Atlantis, and my former water polo partner, Aquaman, has been seen having some tense negotiations with Steve Trevor of…the US Government. What does he do? ANYWAY, it seems as if there’s a bit of a clammy situation over a highly dangerous relic that landed in the ocean. Superman helped the Atlanteans dispatch a rather large monster the relic created but it seems like we are still in troubled waters when it comes to this situation.
Dan moves in his chair to look into another camera.
Dan: We now move on to something rather interesting, albeit very annoying for us at GC52. You may remember a few months ago our own in-studio reporter Ethan up and vanished in the middle of a broadcast. We had no idea what happened to him. I was rather distressed by it if I’m being honest. But then, last week, he showed up in the studio after hours and spoke to our very own intern, Jerry. Apparently, Ethan, or should I say, Agent 17, has been working for the DEO this entire time and was just undercover here the entire time.
Anyway, he left a report with Jerry, one concerning some very interesting stuff the DEO has been investigating regarding the multiverse and the after-effects of that Metal…thing that happened not long ago. So, let’s have a read of it.
Dan pulls out a pair of reading glasses from his jacket pocket and begins to read from a file on his desk.
For storage in DEO Archives regarding Operation: Infinite Frontier.
Report compiled by Agent 17.
Ever since the multiverse was restored to relative normalcy after the Perpetua business a few months back (See Case File: Death Metal), Director Bones has been increasingly concerned with preventing further incursions to our universe. Especially given the public is becoming more aware of the effects of the multiple reboots they’ve been through (See Case File: Crisis).
To that extent, Bones is in Paris right now annoying Cameron Chase, as he’s want to. She’s supposed to be on vacation, but as the good Director said “We’ve got a universe to set right, no time for a holiday.” There have been reports that The Flash has been traveling through multiple universes, for what purpose, we’re not sure of yet. But Bones won’t be happy when he hears, that’s for sure.
Dan looks up from the report for a moment, to talk to someone off-screen. He turns his head from the camera which gives a full view of the gray hair by his temples. If your television has 4K capabilities, you can see a small scar at the base of his neck.
Dan: This Mr. Bones guy sure does sound like a special kind of boss to work for, huh Jerry?
Not waiting for Jerry to respond, Dan keeps reading from the report.
Now, on a more personal matter, Director Bones has been vanishing for extended periods of time recently. Why? I can’t be sure, but I think it has something to do with the Leviathan business a couple of years ago that forced all of us who remained loyal to Bones into hiding, myself included (See Case File: Event Leviathan).
I overheard him speaking with someone via radio the other day, he mentioned something about Checkmate. Now I thought they’d gone down with the rest of the organizations in the fall Mark Shaw orchestrated, but if Bones is secretly working with whatever they are now to stop Leviathan, I ain’t gonna complain.
I’ll update this report once we have further investigated Operation: Infinite Frontier.
Dan takes a breath and removes his reading glasses and presses his palms to his eyes.
Dan: Well, that’s something. And you’re sure this is all accurate Jerry? Yeah? Damn. Who knows, we may finally get some answers on the strange, or should I say stranger things that have been going on here recently.
The camera cuts from Dan to Avery, sitting on a purple sofa, while they fix their hair just by shaking their head a little.
Dan: So today we’re here with Avery, a citizen that communicated with us because, according to their statement, they have exclusive information to share with us about Mister Miracle, Hollywood’s most entertaining superhero right now. Would you like to tell more to the audience, Avery?
Avery: Of course, Dan. First of all, to assure my credibility in the matter, I want to state that I’ve come to acquire this information through a lot of hardship, and sleepless nights. Literally. I’m the neighbor of Mister Miracle’s agent, and while he’s asleep, around 2:00 AM, he starts having nightmares and screams about his schedule, and things that I assume are meant for his clients.
Dan: I’m deeply sorry for your lack of sleep and consequent problems, but I think we can all agree that it’s for a greater good; Hollywood. So, would you mind telling us the exclusive?
Avery: Well, as a lot of people saw on the street, Mister Miracle was savagely attacked by a woman in armor, that claimed to be part of the New Gods, and the daughter of the ex-Mister Miracle. She wanted to proclaim the mantel for herself, and almost killed our hero. In fact, a lot of people, myself included, thought he was dead since he disappeared in the middle of the street. I thought that I was gonna be able to finally sleep well, but that motherfucker started screaming again, and before he said anything I knew he was still alive.
Avery: Apparently, Miracle teleported to Australia to escape. Until the next day, nobody knew what happened to him, except his agent, that gave him the ashes of the original Miracle, which remained in a box of alien technology. But I guess that’s all for-
Avery’s phone starts ringing, and they answer the call.
Avery: Wait, what?! Dan, I think you’re gonna want to hear this. My friend Ray has just told me that another fight has broken out between the mysterious New God and Mister Miracle in the middle of the street. If I were you, I would head there right now.
Dan turns his head in a single second to the technical team, and stares with dead eyes for a couple of seconds, discussing what to do, as the audio is turned off. He then looks to the camera again.
Dan: Thank you for your help, Avery. Dear viewers, it appears this story will be even more exciting than it already was. Our team was involved in another coverage at the other side of the city, so you will have to be patient with us until we reach the location, but I assure you, the waiting will be worth it. Now, we have a new Justice League correspondent, Kevin, let’s check in on what’s going on with the world’s defenders.
The camera cuts to a very nervous Kevin standing with the Hall of Justice very distantly visible behind him, and a tiny, unclear dot beside it. He is wearing a hazmat suit beneath which he appears to be sweating profusely. He stands on one side of the camera as though conducting an interview, though nobody seems to be standing near him.
Kevin: Hello everyone! Very happy to be here for my first assignment at GC52, where I have what I was repeatedly assured was the real honor of interviewing the newest member of the Justice League! He was invited to join just this morning by Superman himself after what sounds like a thrilling adventure, and I have been told at least seven times that he is very safe and I have no legal grounds to ask for another assignment. How are you feeling about today, Adam?
Kevin looks over at the blank space beside him. He suddenly looks alarmed, clutching an earpiece under the suit helmet as the dot beside the distant Hall of Justice begins to swell, as if something is approaching very quickly.
Kevin: Uh no need, I think It’s fine for you to stay right there, really, you can do this remote-
The dot grows larger and resolves into the form of a large, impressive man. He flies into frame and settles down hovering a few inches above the ground, dominating the camera while Kevin cringes.
Black Adam: …be ridiculous! It is right for your viewers to truly behold their world’s newest champion. Now they know how much more soundly they may sleep in their beds at night.
He ignores Kevin and speaks directly to the camera.
Black Adam:I have protected the people of my country, Kahndaq, these many years, and will ever do so. But these past days – my encounter with this parallel world and the beings who live there – has led me to see that I can give true protection on a larger stage.
Kevin: P…parallel? Parallel world. Okay. Right. We heard that the Justice League made some sort of trip to another world and that this was connected to the recent attacks by the monster called Brat – Brutus? Would you uh, would you care to comment on whether those attacks will… will stop now that you have returned?
Black Adam: No.
Kevin: But uh… our viewers… will want to know if they are safe now?
Black Adam: They have Teth-Adam protecting them. That is answer enough.
Without warning, Adam is gone, vanishing back towards the Hall of Justice; Kevin jumps, startled, as he flies away.
Kevin: Well…. I know I for one definitely feel really reassured right now. Thanks to you at home for watching and real, special, extra thanks to the studio for this assignment on my very first day!!
Kevin steps closer to the camera, gripping the microphone tightly with an increasingly manic grin and wild eyes before the camera rapidly cuts back to Dan.
Dan: Would love to have a word with our hiring manager but that was pretty fun to watch. Let’s check in with Bree now, who is most definitely not being suspicious at all at that Titans Academy…
The crisp video of the newsroom is replaced with dimly lit go-pro footage, Bree seems to be in the vents yet again. She is messily munching on a fast-food burger.
Bree: So…*munch* I’m still in Titans Tower aka…*munch*…The Roy Harper Titans Academy. *Swallow*…This week, I’ve decided to tail the trio that calls themselves the ‘Batpack’. Bratgirl, Megabat and Chupacabra, are their individual codenames. I heard talk that Nightwing personally handpicked them from Gotham’s Child Services to attend the academy. I will say they have some of the most interesting wardrobes of all the students, never in uniform, always some kind of punk revival- Anyways, they seem to be conducting an investigation of their OWN. The mystery of Red X continues, GC52 watchers.
The reporter seems to finish the last bit of her food and then tosses the wrapper into the darkness behind her.
Bree: Their main suspects are 3 other students, whose full names I cannot reveal as they’re all likely minors. So, I’ll say their nicknames are Brick, Matt, and Billy. Their attempts at investigation have been met with…resistance, by all three. Although, teenagers can be very unpredictable and protective of their little secrets. I wouldn’t say that’s an omission of guilt. Before beginning the newscast, I overheard a team heart to heart as they worked through a seemingly dead-end in their investigation. Bratgirl is the tech genius of the group but seems to have hit a snag when her video feed on Billy was interrupted. She also revealed that overriding the VR training with a Red X dummy was her doing. And-
Bree is interrupted by a distant, but stern voice, although individual words are not distinguishable.
Bree: Miss Donna Troy has scolded the Bratpack for being out of their dorm rooms at this time…And cautioned them to drop the investigation. The Old Guard continues to play their cards very close to their chests…Hmmm, just when it felt like the kids were on their way to a break in the case. Well, things are winding down for the evening, so that’s my queue to end the broadcast. Before I go, I must say I really do think the kids are alright. Seeing them in action first hand, they’re all very talented individuals. And with that, goodnight and back to you Dan!
The go-pro footage cuts with no transition and is replaced with the well-lit GC52 Newsroom.
Dan: Every day I’m closer to booking a trip to the phantom zo- oh we are back! Let’s check in with Rook who we’ve sent out to report on the alien issue Superman is currently dealing with.
Rook stumbles in front of the camera, rubbing their eyes. They look out of it, in that kind of recently-possessed sort of way. You know the one. Well, if you’ve been around, you know. And if you haven’t, I don’t know, start living life on the edge?
Rook: Hey howdy hi hello, I’m here for GC52 and I am willing to admit stepping that close to the Shadowbreed was a bad idea. I mean, the name alone — oh, context. Right. The reporting part of…reporting.
Rook clears their throat and blinks rapidly.
Rook: Superman says the eyesight should come back soon. That wasn’t from getting possessed — well, not directly. Here’s the rundown:
Clark Kent, aka Superman, was lured back to a planet he saved from a horrible abomination older than the stars. “It’s not dead,” the message said. And it wasn’t.
The Shadowbreed jumped from the corpse of a dead god-thing to the populace of the planet, having infected practically the entire species by the time Clark and his son Jon arrived.
Clark was taken by the Shadowbreed, forcing Jon to face the long shadow of his father and his foe at once. Meanwhile, Qarath O Bakkis (the son of the planet’s ruler) wrestled with his role in the planet’s doom, and how his father helped save the world while embodying none of the qualities he admired about Superman or his mentor. I’d say this was a remarkably thematic coincidence, but let’s be real, the world is saturated with dad drama. I tripped over someone’s dad drama on the way here. True story.
Clark managed to break free of the Shadowbreed’s hold and was only more determined to save everyone after learning that every one of the billions the Shadowbreed had assimilated lived on inside its mind, screaming. It’s a bad time! That’s my review! Very loud.
With his father’s encouragement, and Qarath’s knowledge, Jon was able to use his unique control over heat vision to isolate the spectrum of light that repelled the Shadowbreed when they last fought it. And, uh, he let loose a heat-vision blast the size of a skyscraper.
It was pretty sick, and now I can barely see but am significantly less possessed. So, that’s a net positive!
Rook looks around.
Rook: Man, I hope the camera was in front of me for that. I really should’ve checked — It was? Okay, nice. Good stuff.
Now, I know the Shadowbreed is totally gone, but, uh, let’s get the hell out of here ASAP just in case.
Rook sprints off-camera. The cameraman quickly follows suit, and the shot goes dark.
Dan: I’ve been doing this reporting thing for a very long time. I’m not sure I’ve ever met a normal person in this like of work. Let’s see what Katie is up to.
As the camera cuts over to Katie in the studio, her image looks almost transparent. A moment later, a glimmering sheen cascades down the camera before she is fully visible. Today, she sports a black cowboy hat. Tassels hang down from the hat, matching the tassels swinging from her leather vest.
Katie: Howdy, folks! Make sure you’ve got some liquor on hand because our story today is a doozy! We’ve got interdimensional portals, dashing cowboys, and a high-speed train chase in a desert of doom on the reporting docket for y’all today!
She stands up and slaps her knee. Shouting and frolicking around in a circle ensue. Off-screen voices are heard urging her to settle down. Did she have too much coffee this morning? Does she even drink coffee? What’s with that weird hat?
Katie: ‘Scuse me, partner. Just got a little excited about all these happenin’s! For dozens of weary travelers gussied up for their trip back home, what should have been a normal locomotive adventure soon turned into a steam-powered nightmare. The runaway train began speeding up faster than you can say lickety-split! Fortunately for our gals and guys, handsome hero El Diablo rode in on his bronze-colored stallion.
Oh, but the fun didn’t stop there! A few caped crusaders — who we’ve been suspecting of interdimensional travel — were riding atop the crazy train! The heroes, who went by the names of Batman, Superman, Robin, and Alanna, sported some mighty nice hats and capes I’d like to get my hands on.
Here is where our tall tale takes a true walk on the wild side! Some metal-looking machine men apparently referred to as “Archivists” tried to attack our otherworldly friends! El Diablo pistol-whipped those goons with a quickdraw I’d reckon could rival anyone in a duel.
The engine of the train turned out to be the culprit of the increased speed down the railway. Possessed by alien Auteur.io, the gang of misfits worked together to detach the engine, saving the train’s passengers! The heroes, the handsome El Diablo, and the Archivist had a midnight showdown with some rootin-tootin’ banter I wish y’all could’ve heard! Apocalypse thwarted! Yippee-ki-yay!
She gets up again and swings her hat around. It hits a boom mic, causing screeching feedback. Suddenly, the room around her seems to swirl. Reality bends and reveals different versions of Katie dressed in some absolutely garish outfits. A tear appears on-screen. Orange flames flicker higher and higher, engulfing the image of the newsroom ripping apart. Emerging is a caped demon with piercing red eyes.
Etrigan: GONE. GONE FORM OF MAN. RISE THE DEMON, ETRI–
Abruptly, the tear closes. The room shakes, shifting until a bright blip flashes in the center where Katie is seated. She has ditched the Old West attire for a purple t-shirt reading “I SURVIVED THE PHANTOM ZONE AND ALL I GOT WAS THIS T-SHIRT.”
Katie: Whew, I’m back. Is the report over? I’ve got to take a shower. Back over to you, Dan!
Dan: Thanks, Katie, that wasn’t frighteningly weird at all. For our next story, we want to welcome Jimmy back to the GC52 newsroom. You may recall Jimmy and his cameraman Bobby were last seen running through the jungles of Belize. Well, after spending a week lost in the jungle surviving on rainwater and grubs, Jimmy is back as our senior legal correspondent with the results of the Edgar Licchario trial in Gotham. Jimmy?
Jimmy is standing in front of the Gotham Courthouse in a sharp gray suit and black tie. He looks thinner than when he was reporting from Belize and there are some visible bug bites on his face. He does not appear nervous. A few people are standing in the background.
Jimmy: Thank you, Dan. It’s great to be back. I would say that I appreciate you sending Swamp Thing to help me in the jungle, but you didn’t send anyone and it was a nightmare from which I may never fully recover.
Someone else that may never fully recover is heavyweight champ Edgar Licchario who was set to stand trial, accused of brutally assaulting Melissa Danvers and Reese Holt. However, the judge presiding over the case granted Mr. Licchario’s attorney’s motion to suppress evidence that had been provided to the GCPD by Batman.
Jimmy is now visibly excited and barely able to contain himself as he delivers the next part of his report.
Jimmy: Then Batman shows up. I mean broad daylight and Batman shows up. BATMAN! He starts arguing with the champ and the champ swings at Batman and Batman levels the champ. It was wild. I’d never seen anything like it. Even in Gotham.
Dan: How do you feel being in a parallel Gotham?
Dan: Jimmy, you did realize that we’re able to broadcast across the multiverse, right? That you’re in a different Gotham than our own?
Jimmy: Things did seem different here, I guess. The people looked different. Darker, more shadows, which didn’t seem possible. I should have known things were different when I heard about Scarecrow and the Mad Hatter being mutilated and the Riddler being eviscerated and Penguin being…
Jimmy shivers looking off into the middle distance.
Jimmy: I wouldn’t have to cover these dangerous stories if you’d have just let me keep my job in the newsroom. You keep sending me on assignments though and you know I hate it and it makes me so mad I could PUNCH SOMEONE!
Jimmy swings wildly and hits the camera sending it tumbling down the Courthouse steps until the screen blinks black.
Dan: I’m sure he’ll be fine. Now we take you to Gotham after Worth’s attack on the GCPD.
The camera cuts to Isabel, standing some distance away from Roland Worth, apparently in the middle of a press conference.
Isabel: Hi, Dan. As you can see behind me, there’s been quite a commotion in Gotham today. Roland Worth was only released from jail hours ago, he’d been arrested for charges of property damage. According to an insider with the GCPD, there is footage of him blowing up an empty police station with Bruce Wayne inside. He was brought to the station last night by Batman, of all people, after two explosions in the sewers damaged the streets of Gotham.
Isabel: Whether these events have any connection to the recent murder of Roland Worth’s daughter, Sarah Worth, is so far unconfirmed, though both Bruce Wayne and Batman are currently suspects. Interesting, isn’t it? And you never see the two of them in the same place, do you…
Isabel trails off, a suspicious look on their face.
Isabel: Well, that’s all for now Dan, I’ll be sure to update you all on any developments in this case as they arise.
Dan: Thank you, Isabel. Now for something a little more tropical…
The feed cuts to the original Jerry Drone, it shows a boisterous scene of some of the world’s most dangerous fighters as well as GC52’s very own Jake, the newly refreshed reporter, as he swigs his beer. With his shoes off and tie as his headband he watches as the crowd begins to tell their “Batman beat me up stories,” He watches as Robin walks away up the mountain.
Jake: Oh howdy folks! It’s me Jake with GC52 reporting to you from…wait where are we?
The camera shifts to Brutale as he sips his beer from a crazy straw.
Brutale: LAZARUS ISLAND 2021! WOOOO
Brutale then runs off down the beach as he drops knives everywhere. Jake walks up the mountain to see that Robin and Hawke are having a nice time chatting, only to see it devolve into a fight! Hawke throws Robin from the mountain as Jake watches on in horror. Jake rushes back down only to notice a boat in the water.
Jake: A BOAT THAT CAN HELP ME SAVE ROBIN!
He rushes into the water, braving the darkened tide until he makes it to the ship as the sun begins to rise. As he climbs up the ladder he hears a woman muttering to herself. Once on deck, he realizes that it’s LADY SHIVA watching the Lazarus Tournament through a telescope.
Jake: Lady Shiva what are you doing out here? Shouldn’t a famous fighter like you be fighting over there?
Lady Shiva: I was paid not to attend this contest. If I were to join I would surely win. But you are no fighter but you seem familiar…wait you’re from that news network. Big fan. For being a master of your craft, I will show you this.
She gestures him to the telescope. He peeks into the hole and shoots straight up!
Jake: Ra’s al Ghul! What is he doing here?
He turns to the camera and begins presenting to the audience.
Jake: Well folks, we’re going to get to the bottom of this but that’s a story for another time! Back to…
Before he can finish, Lady Shiva kicks the drone to the ground, breaking it the feed goes static.
Dan: Well that was a GHULish report, get it? Anyway…Violet.
Violet has her back turned to the camera. She holds the rat she had borrowed from a couple of weeks back. Seeming rather pleased with herself, she points at her new friend, showing the crew.
Violet: LADS the rat spilled the beans on Harley! Oh shit wait – we’re starting?!
She quickly spins to face the camera and discards the rat by throwing it at Dan’s desk.
Dan: Great Alfred’s Ghost!
Violet: Sorry Dan! I’ll get it in a minute just let me fill in the people real quick! Okay so, my translation is a little rough. You’ll have to work with me, I didn’t have the best resources…
She side-eyes a few of the team members before putting her hand to her mouth and whispering.
Violet: The team wouldn’t give me Ratcatcher’s number so I had to improvise…
She then positions herself straight in her chair and shuffles through her transcripts.
Violet: Anyway, without further delay. As you all know from last time, Harley Quinn ran into Soloman Grundy in the sewers, after her friend Kevin had been kidnapped by Hugo Strange. I captured a rather friendly rat; who willingly gave me information and by no means have I bribed in any way at ALL! He told me Harley and Grundy brainstormed some escape plans over an unofficial game of chess – they used troll dolls as pieces, I think that gets you disqualified?!
Once the plan was in action; Harley set on her way to the S.A.F.E. facility to rescue Kevin dressed as a superhero in bed linen. I guess you could say she now goes by… BedMan? SheetGirl? PillowPus- YOU get the idea, I have to stop before I get sacked.
An image appears on screen next to Violet of Wonder Woman.
In other news, Wonder Woman has left Asgard and found herself in Olympus! Now, before you all think “oh that’s nice, some improvement” – WRONG. It’s in shambles, like literal ruins. I guess there’s no rest in the supposed afterlife.
Also that little rodent Ratatosk doesn’t seem too trustworthy anymore, he’s cute and all but can we really trust a squirrel whose name has “rat” in it? I’m not sold, apparently, he meddled with Diana’s whereabouts in the afterlife, which screams nothing but rat to me.
Violet shrugs and skims the last page of notes.
Violet: Deadman made a reappearance this week! He seems to be guiding Diana through different realms and hopefully can help her get to the bottom of all of this! As much as I adore watching all of this mythology unfold before our eyes, I’d feel better knowing Diana is safe and sound! That’s all I have time for this week folks, as always thank you for watching. Byeeee!
Dan lets out a small laugh as the camera returns to him.
Dan: Things are booming on our Earth this week. Remember next week that I will be reporting from a very special event! I’ll be attending the Hellfire Gala in a very different universe. But that’s all we have for you today, so as always… be it the Bat Symbol in Gotham, a red streak through Central City, or a golden lasso on Themyscira… GC52 has you covered with the news you need to know. Till next week, I’m your host Dan McMahon. Be strong in all your convictions.
Books covered this week:
- Action Comics #1032 by Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Daniel Sampere, Adriano Lucas, and Dave Sharpe.
- Infinite Frontier #1 by Joshua Williamson, Xermanico, Romulo Fajardo Jr, and Tom Napolitano.
- Checkmate #1 by Brian Michael Bendis, Alex Maleev, David Stewart, and Josh Reed.
- Mister Miracle: The Source of Freedom #2 by Brandon Easton, Fico Ossio, Rico Renzi, and Rob Leigh.
- Justice League #63 by Brian Michael Bendis, David Marquez, Ivan Plascencia, and Josh Reed.
- Teen Titans Academy #4 by Tim Sheridan, Steve Lieber, Dave Stewart, and Rob Leigh.
- Superman #32 by Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Scott Godlewski, Gabe Eltaeb, and Dave Sharpe.
- Batman/Superman #19 by Gene Luen Yang, Emanuela Lupacchino, Steve Lieber, Darick Robertson, Kyle Hotz, Matt Santorelli, Sabine Rich, and Saida Temofonte.
- Batman: Reptilian #1 by Garth Ennis, Liam Sharp, and Rob Steen.
- Detective Comics #1038 by Mariko Tamaki, Viktor Bogdanovic, Daniel Henriques, Jordie Bellaire, and Aditya Bidikar.
- Robin #3 by Joshua Williamson, Gleb Melnikov, Luis Guerrero, and ALW’s Troy Peteri.
- Harley Quinn #4 by Stephanie Phillips, Riley Rossmo, Ivan Plascencia, and AndWorld Design.
- Wonder Woman #774 by Michael W. Conrad, Becky Cloonan, Andy MacDonald, Nick Filardi, and Pat Brosseau.