Wonder Woman Gets A New Origin

Once, she was sculpted from magic clay on Themyscira.  Now... Wonder Woman has a father.

Andy Hunsakerby Andy Hunsaker

Wonder Woman #5

One of the biggest problems DC has had with getting a Wonder Woman movie off the ground is that her origin has always been really weird.  Sculpted from magical clay on the island of Themyscira and divinely imbued with a disembodied soul to be raised by Queen Hippolyta on an island of only women… well, it's hard to make that kind of thing relatable. 

Now, thanks to the DC reboot, Diana is getting a new origin.  A more normal origin, although still with divine properties.  She is now the daughter of Hippolyta and Zeus himself.

This is according to The Source, which is also referring to Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang's take on their Wonder Woman title as "an edgier, horror take on the superhero genre."  It's brutal, sure, but does blood automatically make it horror?

So what do you think of this new development?  Does it make Wonder Woman more accessible or just make her less interesting?

While you decide, here's a look at the covers for Wonder Woman #2, #3 and #5.


Wonder Woman #2


Wonder Woman #3


Wonder Woman #5