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Wonder “Wife,” on the cover of Shade the Changing Girl/Wonder Woman, a part of the Milk Wars crossover, DC Comics, 2018.
Wonder “Wife,” on the cover of Shade the Changing Girl/Wonder Woman.
Frank Quietly/DC Comics

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Wonder Woman gets really emotional and super weird in her Milk Wars tie-in

DC’s weirdest crossover continues

The DC Universe is under assault from an “extra-physical corporation” that has decided that Earth Prime is too weird to have mainstream appeal. The DCU must be homogenized using — what else — milk. Yes, in this story, the milk homogenizes you. Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman have already fallen under the lactose thrall, and so the only heroes standing against the pale, bland, mucous-y tide are the second-string Justice League of America and truly wild cards of Gerard Way’s Young Animal imprint.

This is Milk Wars, the weirdest crossover DC Comics has put out in years, which is really saying something. It brings together the high-concept weirdo characters of Doom Patrol, Mother Panic, Shade, the Changing Girl and Cave Carson Has a Cybernetic Eye with the much more straightforward heroes of the JLA. Somehow, it works. The next installment of the story is a team-up between Wonder Woman and Shade, and thanks to DC Comics, you can read the first eight pages of the story below.

Shade is the soul of an alien teen embodied as a human girl, and is something of an avatar for a realm of pure emotional “madness.” In Shade, the Changing Girl/Wonder Woman Special, it looks like the homogenizing milk has fused Shade and Wonder Woman’s destinies. Wonder Woman is now Wonder Wife, and Shade has been split into five separate entities for each of her emotions (instead of Disgust, there’s Love, so back off, Pixar).

All of this appears to be keeping both characters from figuring out that everything is wrong — even when Shade’s own “madness” and one of Cave Carson’s cybernetic eye drones try to get the message to her. We’ll know how it all ends when the issue hits shelves on Feb. 14.

A page from Shade, the Changing Girl/Wonder Woman Special, DC Comics, 2018. Cecil Castellucci, Mirka Andolfo/DC Comics
A page from Shade, the Changing Girl/Wonder Woman Special, DC Comics, 2018. Cecil Castellucci, Mirka Andolfo/DC Comics
A page from Shade, the Changing Girl/Wonder Woman Special, DC Comics, 2018. Cecil Castellucci, Mirka Andolfo/DC Comics
A page from Shade, the Changing Girl/Wonder Woman Special, DC Comics, 2018. Cecil Castellucci, Mirka Andolfo/DC Comics
A page from Shade, the Changing Girl/Wonder Woman Special, DC Comics, 2018. Cecil Castellucci, Mirka Andolfo/DC Comics
A page from Shade, the Changing Girl/Wonder Woman Special, DC Comics, 2018. Cecil Castellucci, Mirka Andolfo/DC Comics
A page from Shade, the Changing Girl/Wonder Woman Special, DC Comics, 2018. Cecil Castellucci, Mirka Andolfo/DC Comics
A page from Shade, the Changing Girl/Wonder Woman Special, DC Comics, 2018. Cecil Castellucci, Mirka Andolfo/DC Comics
Wonder “Wife,” on the cover of Shade the Changing Girl/Wonder Woman, a part of the Milk Wars crossover, DC Comics, 2018. Frank Quietly/DC Comics