Just in time for Wonder Woman to enthrall a new generation of fans in ‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice’ with Gal Gadot in the iconic role, DC plans to give the Amazing Amazon a fresh origin in ‘The Legend of Wonder Woman’ a new nine-issue digital series written and drawn by Renae De Liz with inks and colors by Ray Dillon. It’s unclear if the story will fit into their current New 52 continuity, but it will depict Princess Diana’s life on Themyscira before she departs to join the Justice League to defend the entire Earth from evil.
The digital series will begin in November and will be printed in physical copies beginning in January.
Here is the solicitation for the series:
In the beginning there was only chaos. But Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons, sees a better future – and eventually her daughter is destined to bring that new world to life. But before her ultimate destiny is revealed, Diana of Themyscira must learn the important lessons of an Amazonian childhood!
‘The Legend of Wonder Woman’ replaces the digital anthology series ‘Sensation Comic’ which included tales of Wonder Woman written and drawn by various creators. ‘Sensation’ ends later this year.
De Liz expressed:
“I had complete creative freedom with ‘The Legend of Wonder Woman’, with focus to establishing Wonder Woman in a strong, fun, adventurous, (most) ages way.”
De Liz did disclose that Etta Candy would be part of the series.
Unlike Superman and Batman, Wonder Woman’s origin isn’t as widely known and has changed over time. Currently, she is the love child of Hippolyta and Zeus, king of the gods of Olympus. In classic tales, she is the fatherless child of Hippolyta, molded from clay and given life by the goddesses of Olympus. She was raised by the Amazons and taught to be the greatest among them, eventually winning the title of their champion and journeying to “Man’s World” to battle the forces of war and spread the message of peace and love.
It remains to be seen what fresh ideas De Liz brings to her tale.
Are you excited to see a new Wonder Woman origin series?
Source: The Hollywood Reporter