DC Comics Reveals Wonder Woman #5 Cover; New Origin
By Matt McGloin
/ Monday, October 10, 2011 - 3:27PM Monday, October 10, 2011 - 3:27PM
The DC blog, The Source revealed that the new Wonder Woman will have a new origin, in addition to showing off the cover for issue #5 by Cliff Chiang.
Spoilers ahead, I suppose…
DC revealed that Wonder Woman will be the daughter of Hippolyta and Zeus, instead of originally created by the goddess Aphrodite.
Hippolyta is the Queen of the Amazons and daugher of Ares, at least in classic Greek Mythology. Not sure about the New DCU.
Personally, this doesn’t bother me as I never read the Wonder Woman of old, and now I do.
Here’s the announcement:
In DC COMICS-THE NEW 52, Wonder Woman will have a new origin, in which she is the daughter of Hippolyta … and Zeus! In recent interviews, writer Brian Azzarello and artist Cliff Chiang have teased that readers should expect the unexpected in this edgier, horror take on the superhero genre and the king of the gods will ensure that nothing goes as planned for his defiant daughter.
Originally created by the goddess Aphrodite and raised to perfection on the Amazon island of Themiscyra, the newest incarnation of Wonder Woman has a new costume and now a new origin but she remains Wonder Woman. Strong. Proud. Fearless. WONDER WOMAN is the 12th title in DC COMICS-THE NEW 52 to sell more than a 100K copies.