When Wonder Woman Gets Mistaken as a Cosplayer

For someone who could survive a 9/11 assault, Wonder Woman just doesn't get any respect. We pointed out that you could drop a building on her in the recent Wonder Woman: Agent Of Peace digital first comic and she'd be okay with it, mostly. Even her clothes would make it out relatively unscathed. But one threat in the DC Universe that she has much more difficulty defeating, it seems, is the belief that she's just doing cosplay of herself. Again in the first Wonder Woman Agent Of Peace digital first issue, whether that's at the police station with Harley Quinn trying to get them to arrest her foe (and somehow not the mass murderer Harley Quinn) only to discover that no one quite believes she is who she says she is.

When Wonder Woman Gets Mistaken as a Cosplayer.
When Wonder Woman Gets Mistaken as a Cosplayer. Art from DC Comics.

I mean, looking at actual Wonder Woman cosplay photos online (yes, that has been my job today), they may have a point, unless there are dead giveaways like not getting the hair colour right…

When Wonder Woman Gets Mistaken as a Cosplayer.
When Wonder Woman Gets Mistaken as a Cosplayer. Photo from tnamd on pixabay.com

Or possibly having a few more tattoos that may be traditionally found on the character.

When Wonder Woman Gets Mistaken as a Cosplayer.
When Wonder Woman Gets Mistaken as a Cosplayer. Photo by Annette Wamser from Elk Grove, USA.

It's not just the police, the guards at the building that is about to blow up and collapse killing everyone, seem to have the same issue. Though they are about to have a very different issue shortly.

Art from DC Comics.

Thought at least for them Wonder Woman has a more abrupt answer than she has for the police, and no Harley Quinn to get in the way now.

Art from DC Comics.

They're all dead in a few minutes anyway, and she won't give them a second thought. Though it is possible that it might eventually put Diana off her breakfast. As she discovers at the airport. with Harley in tow.

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Or it could be just Harley Quinn as a dining companion putting her off?. Because nary one digital-first comic book issue later, Wonder Woman is extolling the virtues of such cuisine. Maybe it's the company of the wife of her ex-boyfriend, Lois Lane. Hey, you know if DC's mantra is to be 'everything happened' does that include Superman and Wonder Woman? And Lois Lane and Jonathan Carroll? And is Jonathan really buried under Lois' patio in a lead-lined box where Superman will never look? Sorry, it's this lockdown, it takes you to dark places…

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Wonder Woman: Agent of Peace #1 by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti, and drawn by Inaki Miranda, 25 pages. During a run-in with a villainous crime syndicate, Wonder Woman learns about a hit list whose biggest target is a familiar name – Harley Quinn! Can the Champion of Paradise Island track down the Clown Princess of Crime before it's too late?

Wonder Woman: Agent of Peace #2 by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti, and drawn by Daniel Sampere, 17 pages. Wonder Woman must rescue Lois Lane on an expedition to the treacherous mountain K2! Lois is hot on the trail of a missing group of female climbers who are hoping to conquer the peak. But what dangers lurk in K2's snow-covered caverns – and can Princess Diana keep the Daily Planet's intrepid reporter safe?

About Rich Johnston

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