Maybe I’m just not so aware, but a) Wonder Woman previews seem to be popping up in obscure coners of the internet lately, and b) doing so with little fanfare or linking by DC. Regardless, there’s a preview for Wonder Woman #14 up over at Time Out Chicago, and it actually gives us some information for a change!!
The format for the preview was a little weird, so the images aren’t the best we’ve seen. If you’re having trouble reading them, click on them they should be clearer:
So the big thing is that the First Born is actually the First Born of Zeus, buried deep in the Earth seven thousand years ago by Zeus and his brothers. And the dude seems to have a real grudge about that, understandably.
I’m curious to see how this all fits together, mythologically. Generally, the firstborn of Zeus is Athena, but this is clearly not Athena. There is also a story about Zagreus, Zeus’ firstborn SON, who was brutally killed by the Titans. Zeus got the child’s heart and fed it to Semele, and Dionysus was born from that union. We’ve seen Dionysus, but maybe this is the body of Zagreus, and he’s so angry and mean because he has no heart? Or maybe it’s just something new entirely, a secret firstborn that Azzarello came up with.
We also get some backstory on Siracca who, no surprise, seems to have endured terrible things at the hands of Hera. No wonder she’s so skittish. Hopefully Wonder Woman can break through her somewhat crazed exterior and help her out while getting her to help out. I’m optimistic, seeing as she’s Wonder Woman and all.
Wonder Woman #14 is out this Wednesday, November 21, at comic shops everywhere!!