Wonder Woman #3 Review the New 52

Wonder Woman #3

Wonder Woman is a DC Comics super-heroine created by William Moulton Marston. She first appeared in All Star Comics #8 (December 1941). The Wonder Woman title has been published by DC Comics almost continuously except for a brief hiatus in 1986. I have been waiting for the new DC Universe to form to comment on the characters and how they related to the traditional versions of these iconic heroes. Well after 3 months I am beginning to see a clear direction of the writers and comic creators at DC. The first character of the early years I would like to comment on is the remake of Wonder Woman.

Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman no matter what your opinion of her has been a main part of the DC Universe comic world. She brings the feminine view of life to the fight between good and evil. Her origins although they very, involve the Amazons and the Gods.  Until recently one of the latest origin story involving Wonder Woman or Diana as her mother named her, is that she was originally a clay figure brought to life by the magic of the gods. Diana (Wonder Woman) believed that story for years but in Wonder Woman #3 of the New 52 her mother Queen Hippolyta of the Amazons revealed that Diana was the product of a relationship between Hippolyta and Zeus the King of the Gods. Therefore giving her ability and skill for fighting and humanity from the Amazons and her supernatural abilities from Zeus making her a demi-god. Her mother never told anyone for fear that Hera the Queen of the Gods would kill her child Diana.

Diana responded to this information from her mother by saying, “Mother, Ha for the first time I can call you that knowing your blood is in me…Your so wrong I’m a lie..your a fool and you made one of me.” She marched from her mothers presents and announced to her Amazon sisters that she was leaving the island never to return that in the future she will be Wonder Woman. This emotional story is how Wonder Woman came to the outside world to stay. She is also introduced to the Justice League this week in the fight against the forces of Darkseid in Justice League #3. I am sure she will play a major role in the new history of the DCU.  It makes more sense to me the new origin, I always had a problem with the clay beginning. They are really trying to bring these  DC heroes into the 21st century and get a new readership along with a few of the older ones also. You can’t argue with the success DC creators have had so far. We will feature another report and review right here in these pages so stay tuned comic faithful for more. 🙂 Walt