There was nothing wrong with New 52 Diana. The amazons were darker sure but Diana was a beacon and a good example of female empowerment. The character itself was always Wonder Woman. Strong, proud of her heritage,compassionate, empathetic, confident, brave, noble, kind, and kicking ass better than ever. eg, She took on the likes of Darkseid, a Doomsday virus riddled Superman, Zod, Faora, Mongul, just to name a few and held her own. She used her compassion and wisdom as much as she used her skills to fight for truth and justice.
DC undid her today. Totally wiping out her origin and more. To replace her with a version that is mentally unhinged since she came out the island, doesn’t know who she is and could not even work it out for herself. DC didn’t reboot. They came and undid the hard work of creators and its a finger to fans who enjoyed this story. We don’t get to mourn her as dying with with the rest of her world as when DC reboot canon. No she was fake according to Rucka and company. Don’t know about anyone here but I find that disrespectful to Azaarello, Chiang, Soule etc and the fans.
You know, Wonder Woman constantly gets rebooted. Her cast always get changed and she never gets to have anything stable. This was a case in pre new 52 when most writers would uproot her and start all over again. And we all know DC messed up the version created by Perez long before the new 52 reboot with Odyssey where most heroes remained the same but Diana got de-aged and a whole new origin. We have so many origin stories kicking around. Did DC need to crap on the new 52 ? No. If they had a problem with the darker Amazons, then tweak that. Don’t crap on a whole run. Diana needs a solid supporting cast and a much a better rogues gallery to compete with the likes of Batman and Superman etc. Azzarello started something with the retelling of the Olympians and created some great antagonists. Now they are all fake too. It would have been simple to reboot if the new team wanted to have their version. But no they don’t do that. Instead we get something underhanded. It takes the new 52 and pretends the Rebirth Diana was always her. It portents to be the definitive Wonder Woman and wants to create some deep story about mind manipulation and lies. But I am not stupid. I know a lazy cliche when I read it. I am not interested in knowing my heroine, who was pretty darn cool, has morphed into a crying, unsure, confused child/woman who had been a puppet on a string for five years. She lived on Themyscria all her life and is thousands of years old now but doesn’t know her mother or something is up? Steve who was there briefly on PI…oh yeah he does. I don’t have time for this wishy washy Rebirth Wonder Woman. My Wonder Woman, like my new 52 Superman, is now dead.
This single issue was never released by DC because, of course, they decided to Rebirth everything and who cared about thing like details for fans of the new 52 and tying up loose ends? And then this would contradict and cloud pretty much what Rucka was doing with Diana and Steve. This was written BEFORE Rucka pulled the 180 of Diana’s life for 5 years as not real and his Rebirth Diana claimed she was with Superman because it was easy. lol. After reading this issue along with #31 we have even more evidence to prove Rebirth is just jumping the shark. And this new 52 Diana is and could never be Rebirth Wonder Woman. They are simply two different women.
We’re kinda surprised DC bothered but the two unpublished issues were placed in the Superman Savage Dawn trade and it will also be included in the final Superman/Wonder Woman volume 5 A Savage End out in December. It follows Diana after she and Clark took time apart. Clark had not told her as yet he was dying. Peter J Tomasi had not bothered to flesh and resolve the drama he created but thanks to Brian Buccellato, who wrote these issues, we do get exploration of Diana’s feelings for Clark and a chance to see the situation in a very human way. We will share some of these moments in these two issues with our fellow SuperWonder fans because they will show that our couple, while going though some hard times, were not together for the lame reasons laid out by Rucka. He never wrote them ergo he doesn’t know them. His Diana is not our Diana here. Our Diana is not that shallow confused woman who couldn’t even muster one adjective to describe one Clark Kent trait as to why she would even be in a relationship with him.
Diana and Clark were on a break during the Truth/Savage Dawn storyline and here Steve tries to see if he has a chance, given that he he thinks she and Clark are not together. Diana very firmly makes it clear to Steve she was not interested. She is trying to find out what why Clark is avoiding her. What was he hiding?
We will share more with you later and just like some Rebirth can ignore us or try to crap on what we loved…we can ignore them. THIS is the couple and the story we invested in and we’re not going to let Rebirth dampened what we know to be the truth. Rucka and his lies can go take a hike.
If anyone wants to get it for themselves…Savage Dawn is on sale on Comixology and the likes of Amazon and your local comic and book stores.
“When I think back to that moment, I must admit I also knew I’d give Clark my heart. I think we both felt the same way. It just took some time before we acted on those secret feelings.“
Superman/Wonder Woman #31. Written by Brian Buccellato.
We have been posting up pages from Superman/Wonder Woman #30 & #31. Two issues DC did not released singly for fans due to Rebirth. The two issues have been placed in the Superman Savage Dawn trade ( out now) and the Superman/Wonder Woman Vol 5 Savage End out in December.