It’s a big day for Wonder Woman news! The Smallville Season 11 comic has been going places the show never did (or could, for legal reasons), first introducing Batman into the Smallville universe and now MTV Geek has announced a new addition: They’re bringing in Wonder Woman in Smallville Season 11 #16.
She won’t be called Wonder Woman yet, because she’s just starting out, and from the cover it seems she’s all Smallvilled up with a costume comprised of a shirt and a jacket. It sounds like fun. Here are writer Bryan Q. Miller’s thoughts on Diana:
Geek: How will this new character differ from the version we’re used to seeing in the DCU?
Miller: That’s the trick, isn’t it? What version ARE we used to seeing? Consistency and Diana don’t have a very good relationship with one another. 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!
Miller is a very good writer, particularly with female characters (the end of his run on Batgirl with Stephanie Brown is still lamented by fans now almost two years later), and I’m excited to see what he does with Wonder Woman in this new universe. I haven’t been keeping up with the series, but I’m definitely going to check it out now!