WONDER WOMAN #21 PREVIEW: Showdown with the First Born

Wonder Woman faces off against the mysterious and deadly First Born in Wonder Woman #21 by Brian Azzarello and artist Cliff Chiang.

Still reeling from her epic battle with Artemis in issue #20, Diana rushes to the aid of her friends and comes face to face with the First Born! How will she fare? Check out the preview below to find out!

Many of DC’s titles underwent heavy changes during the “New 52” reboot and Wonder Woman has been no exception. Since the reboot, Wonder Woman has discovered that she was not formed from clay, but is actually the daughter of Queen Hippolyta and Zeus – thus making her a demigod. Hippolyta revealed the “clay origin” was a cover story to keep her daughter safe from the wrath of Queen Hera, wife of Zeus.

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Since this discovery, Diana has had to come to terms with her new identity whilst battling and befriending her newfound “family” – including the deadly First Born.

“If you went to the average person on the street and showed them a picture of Wonder Woman they would recognize her immediately,” artist Cliff Chiang told the L.A. Times in 2011. “Ask those people her origin story and some of them might know the clay story but many, many others would not know that at all. That’s not a problem you have with Superman or Batman; everyone knows their origin. By making her the daughter of Zeus, we’ve gotten a big driving force behind our story. It gives her a motivation and it’s a key to character that we now feel is very important. She’s a child of the gods who defends us from them, in the same way that Superman is from another planet trying to save humanity and Batman is the orphan who is protecting us from the criminals who killed his parents.”

While originally met with mixed reviews, Brian Azzarello’s take on the Princess of Paradise Island has been mostly successful, receiving acclaim from critics and fans alike.

Be sure to check out Wonder Woman #21 when it releases this Wednesday, June 19th!













Source: Hero Complex