DC Comics announced on Monday that Wonder Woman, one of their top characters, was getting an all new origin. Aw yeah, origins!
People love big deals. And one of the biggest deals in comics over the past few years is the DC Relaunch. And rightly so. I mean, it’s one of the biggest comic book companies in the industry sort of erasing their entire history to start over. I say sort of because they didn’t make a real cut, they picked and chose what to relaunch and what to keep. But still, it’s a safe way to appeal to any new reader that the products could appeal. Except for Legion Lost and Legion of Super Heroes, because their number one issues certainly weren’t good places to start.
But relaunching, rebooting, and renumbering isn’t a new thing to comics. Some characters have had such a hard problem resonating with a majority of fans that their origins are constantly updated. Not Batman, though, because he’s awesome. But one of those characters, amongst many others, is Wonder Woman. And guess what, folks? We get one more origin for the Amazonian Princess! If you want to find out how that origin has changed, then read on. I’m reading Wonder Woman, and I did not want to see this information. So, I’m giving you a fair warning before we proceed because I read it accidentally.
Once again, SPOILERS! Don’t read any more if you don’t want to know.
After reading Wonder Woman #1, it’s obvious that the comic has changed drastically. Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang have put their stamp on the character and it’s clear and concise. The comic is sort of a mix between a bunch of genres. Super heroics, greek mythology, and horror elements are all there, and it’s being described by DC Comics as a horror comic. But how has the origin changed? Well, it’s pretty simple, actually. Hippolyta is still/is again Diana’s mother but who’s the father? Better get Maury on the phone because Zeus IS the father!
[Source: DC Comics]