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After introducing DC Universe staples ranging from Batman and Nightwing to Monsieur Mallah and the Brain to the world of Smallville, writer Bryan Q. Miller is turning his attention to comics’ best-known superheroine. Or at least an interpretation of her.
In an interview with MTV Geek, Miller reveals August’s Smallville Season 11 #16 will see the debut of Wonder Woman in the world established by the long-running television series, although not by that name. Yet. Still, the writer assures, she is “Diana of Themyscira. Daughter of Queen Hippolyta. Amazon Princess.”
“Consistency and Diana don’t have a very good relationship with one another,” Miller says. There have been a host of different takes, reboots, re-brands, etc. of late. All have their merits and strengths! For Smallville, I’ve tried to mine and exploit the characteristics that, to me, embody the best of any interpretation of Wonder Woman. Strength. Intelligence. Nobility. And, most importantly, Love. But when we first meet Diana, she isn’t being called ‘Wonder Woman’ just yet. She’s got a very specific mission. There’s a very big reason that she left the island, which we’ll eventually cover. Does she have the bracelets? Oh, yes. Like you see on the cover. And pants, of course. Regarding the rest of her ‘traditional’ look — something tells me she might find her way to a lasso and some armor by the time all is said and done!”
Smallville Season 11 #16 goes on sale Aug. 14.