Wonder Woman has been roping villains with her Lasso of Truth since her first appearance in All-Star Comics #8 in 1941, so we've known about her origins for years—she's the daughter of Queen Hippolyta, fashioned from clay. But now that DC Comics has rebooted its superhero lineup, what we know about Diana, princess of Themyscira, is about to change.
According to the New York Post, Wonder Woman's origins are even more regal than before. She's not just the daughter of a Queen with a plethora of powers bestowed upon her from a pantheon of goddesses ... she's the daughter of the god Zeus.
The New York Post wrote:
The paternity revelation is one of several DC will be dropping about their retooled characters at the New York Comic Con, which kicks off at the Javits Center on Thursday.
"We're approaching all the classic characters in a way that feels true to their origins but thoroughly modern," [DC co-publisher Jim] Lee said. ...
"In this case, making her a god actually makes her more human, more relatable," [Lee said.]
"Everybody's got a father," [Wonder Woman writer Brian Azzarello said.] "Even if he's not the nicest guy in the world."
We're wondering if Azzarello is foreshadowing something shadowy. Wikipedia relates that Hippolyta has every reason to hate him (a vicious threat from the god). Would Hippolyta willingly consent to a relationship with Zeus? And "historically," he's never required consent (or even his own godly physique, which he discarded when convenient).
On the plus side, Zeus taught Diana how to use lightning from her bracelets. He's also the Z in Shazam.
Wonder Woman will be getting the surprise of her life—and a new father—next month when Wonder Woman #3 hits the stands.