HIPPOLYTA IS NO LONGER THE "WONDER WOMAN OF THE 1940S"
WONDER WOMAN's convoluted Retcons and Paradoxes have finally been abolished and Princess DIANA's proper status as the FIRST Wonder Woman and as a JLA Founding Member has been restored!
Wonder Woman comics always had continuity problems. From the Silver Age where she had adventures with herself as a teenager and as a tot, to the paradoxical timeline that had been established in the John Byrne run.(where Hippolyta who temporarily replaced her daughter as Wonder Woman travelled back in time to the 40s to become her daughter's predecessor)
While this approach solved the continuity problems the Justice Society comicbook encountered after "Crisis on Infinite Earths", it created greater continuity problems among the Wonder Woman cast of characters.
Fans all over the world didn't like their favorite heroine reduced to the status of a 'legacy character' when everyone knows Diana joined the contest and earned the title of champion and became the Wonder Woman who started it all. Fans also did not like the Post-Crisis Retcon that was done back in the 80's where they portayed Black Canary II as the first female member of the JLA and not Diana. (Not to mention that continuity damage this wreaked on Wonder Woman's sister, Donna Troy)
Last weekend, the C2E2 Comics Convention was held and at the DC Nation Panel, the following was announced by one of DC COMICS' Co-Publisher, Dan Didio-
" Another fan asked about Wonder Woman's revised origin, post-Infinite Crisis, to which DiDio explained that her mother Hippolyta was no longer the original Wonder Woman of World War II. Additionally, Wonder Woman was again a founding member of the Justice League. "Wonder Woman is our premier female superhero in DC Comics," DiDio said. "When she first appears she should be in our premier superhero team."
This announcement has just confirmed what I suspected when I saw preview art for DCU Legacies that showed the Justice Society of America posing as a group with a poster next to them that had the date- 1941. And along with them on that group shot was- The Original BLACK CANARY. I thought this was strange because the original Dinah Drake did not join the JSA until 1947. Yet in this preview pic, she was alongside the JSA in 1941 and Wonder Woman(Hippolyta) is not among them. Which hinted that the "World War II Wonder Woman" retcon had finally been abolished. So to help keep us all on track, I have also revised the "Current Continuity" Timeline for Wonder Woman on the Wonderverse Website. Visit the revised timeline at- http://raffywonderverse.blogspot.com and/or visit the main site at http://wonderverse.tripod.com
Wonder Woman Art:George Perez & Bruce Patterson from Volume II , Issue # 1
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