The Wonder Woman We Almost Got In The New 52

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Sue, at DC Women Kicking Ass, has been reading the new TwoMorrows volume on Cliff Chiang and his work on the DC New 52 Wonder Woman. And they learnt something new about how it all went down.

Chiang had no idea until March during a dinner with Dan Didio at WonderCon that Wonder Woman would be part of the massive DC Comics "New 52" reboot. That reboot changed the team's plans for Wonder Woman.

"Originally we wanted to embrace all of Wonder Woman's publishing history, so she was a lot older than she looked. We were going to have her around in the 40's as a crazy European folk tale fighting Nazi's. Steve Trevor would now be an old man, and she would be there for him in the hospital as he died. But with the New 52 reboot all the WW II stuff went away which I missed. It would have been great to do a 1940s or 1960s Wonder Woman."

He also notes the book was supposed to be more mature

targeting a "Teen Plus" rating. That changed when DC Comics decided all books featuring the Justice League would be "All Ages" although the first issue, which opens with a nude Wonder Woman and some intense violence, was written and prepared before that edict was issued.

He has a point…

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It's not alone, it was the same story with Red Hood And The Outlaws I recall.

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