DC’s The Source blog has debuted a variant cover for the upcoming Earth Two #1, and it looks like it features Wonder Woman:
I say “looks like” because there seems to be some question about who those characters are. Batman got those stick things that Dick Grayson likes to use, plus if it’s Earth Two and Helena Wayne is all grown up, then Bruce Wayne would be pretty old. So if Batman is Dick Grayson, maybe “Wonder Woman” is Donna Troy, since we haven’t seen her in the DCnU yet.
Anyway, these are some weird costumes. With Batman, Superman, and Power Girl we’ve seen these wide V-shaped things come down the chest from the shoulders with their logo, and I find them rather ugly. And Wonder Woman’s costume is far too busy for my tastes… that’s a lot of metal. I do like the skirt, and it’s always fun when the tiara gets a little more bad ass, but I feel like there’s too much going on with all the metal details and such.
Want to know my secret theory, though? I think Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman are all going to die in the first issue. Any time the book was referenced before it was called Earth Two, everyone was saying that James Robinson and Nicola Scott were working on the Justice Society. These days, the Justice Society refers to a specific group of heroes that doesn’t include the Big Three. Now, the old school JSA had them sometimes, and DC might want to have Superman and Batman, even in a different form, on more books. But we haven’t seen most of the usual Justice Society yet, and I feel like they’ll be the stars. Plus the Big Three a’re mid-battle with the hordes of Apokalips!! So my prediction is that they’ll die or get removed in some way, and the Justice Society with the characters we’re used to (Power Girl, Alan Scott Green Lantern, Jay Garrick Flash, Wildcat, etc) take over for them. I have NO information to back this up… it’s just a theory.
Hey, maybe if Wonder Woman is Donna Troy, she’ll stick around… that might be cool!!
Anyway, ugly costumes. I know it’s hard to change iconic outfits, but these aren’t great.