Wonder Woman is not a character like Bruce Wayne or Peter Parker, whose authors are beholden to unbreakable tenets of a core mythology. Murdered parents, a doomed planet, an estranged sidekick, a science experiment gone wrong — Wonder Woman is bound to nothing so discrete.
Wonder Woman is something more. An icon. A spirit. A totem. An elemental force of strength, beauty and majesty through which all manners of stories can be expressed, from the pioneering feminism of William Moulton Marsten’s original comics to the mythology-tinged superheroics of George Pérez in the 1980s to the dark urban fantasy of Azzarello and Chiang and to Valley’s very funny and stunning ’70s-styled badass. Narratively these visions have little in common. Aesthetically they have nothing in common. And yet they are all indelibly Wonder Woman.
What matters: A land of only women. A powerful princess. A man who needs her help.
What doesn’t matter: Everything else. Okay maybe an invisible vehicle matters.
Danica Williams - The Flash (Justice League Beyond)
The rest of the year went like a blur, and soon it was summer. My mind raced with the possibilities. Traveling, hanging out with friends and maybe a summer job. But my mentors had other plans for me. My education was about to begin. I was given a Speed Force crash course. Every Flash to wear the uniform, every rogue in the gallery, every strength and every weakness. They brought me up to speed, so to speak.
These three are (from left to right) Hasis, Babhe, and Eine, three cousins from the Mimder Ama tribe. Babhe is the only one that actually comes into the comic as anything more than a side-character, and even then her place is in one of the minor side-plots. I just thought I should figure out what they look like before actually penciling the comic.