Post-Crisis Wonder Woman Index

When last we left Wonder Woman...

Crisis #12

In Crisis #12, DC's amazing attempt to show more heroes than humanly possible per panel of story, our heroine of 44 years strong in the DCU was given a death-panel that measured 2 1/2 x 2 3/4 whole inches. (That's 63x70mm.) I blow it up here for you so you can see it.

Wonder Woman gets it!

And to fend off reader protests (Hey, I was gratified that they'd offed Diana! I was looking forward to a reboot. ANYTHING was better than what she'd been going through for the past few years.), they gave the remaining Earth-2 WW a "happily ever after" ending that some comics writers sock on characters when they have no idea what they've done with them but suspect that whatever it was might not please some readers, so they suck the dumber ones in with the "everything's horrible, but we're telling you it's great, so buy another issue and don't complain." See just about any "Who is Donna Troy?" story (like Titans #25, 2001) for such an example, or the Rape of Ms. Marvel.

And they lived happily ever after...

In case you can't read it:

It is over at long last, and though much of what has happened defies explanation, we have been able to determine some truths.

Fact one: the apparent death of Wonder Woman. When the Monitor's weakened death beams struck the Amazon princess, she did not die. She was somehow sent back through time... devolving as she did. From woman... to girl... to infant. To her original state of creation. Wonder Woman was not born of flesh and blood, but formed from clay and given life by the gods themselves. Time continued in reverse. Her clay spread itself again across Paradise Island... and the Amazons were returned to the Grecian isle they had fled.

Fact two: Mount Olympus. Zeus looked down from on high and saw a grave misjustice had been dealt. Earth-2's Wonder Woman, beautiful as Aphrodite, wise as Athena, swifter than Mercury, and stronger than Hercules, had no world to call her own. The king of the gods knew her great powers had come from the gods. She could not be abandoned. Apollo's chariot was dispatched to bring Princess Diana and her Earth-born husband to Olympus. And there they would live... happily ever after.

And so the stage was set for the reboot...

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