Wonder Woman More “Human” But Less Matriarchal – DC New 52

Comic Alliance tells us that our precious Wonder Woman, unique among all heroes, is undergoing another change of origin.  We all know that origins mean a lot in this world, and what you are made of determines a lot of what you are. Wonder Woman now will no longer be quite so Amazonian, quite so utterly female. What do you all think? [SPOILERS do follow].

From Comic Alliance:


Wonder Woman will soon be revealed as the daughter of Zeus, the Father of the Gods who ruled the rest of the Greek pantheon on Mount Olympus in Greek Mythology. This revelation will take place in next month’s Wonder Woman #3, written by Brian Azzarello and illustrated by Cliff Chiang. “She’s going to learn she’s not who she was told she was,” Azzarello told the Post. “Everybody’s got a father, even if he’s not the nicest guy in the world.”

While Wonder Woman’s history has always been tied closely to the world of Greek mythology, her former origin (at least since 1959) was far more matriarchial; raised on the all-female, Amazon-ruled island of Themyscira, Diana was born not from a man and a woman, but sculpted from the clay of her homeland by her mother, Queen Hippolyta.

DC Co-Publisher Jim Lee told the Post that rewriting the character’s origins to make her the offspring of two parents rather than, say, sand could make Wonder Woman accessible to many readers. “In this case, making her a god actually makes her more human, more relatable,” said Lee.


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