After making his debut in the pages of the Justice League storyline “Darkseid War”, the heretofore unseen twin brother of Wonder Woman, named Jason, had not re-appeared after the events of Rebirth. Once Greg Rucka, Liam Sharp and Nicola Scott got their hands on revamping the character and her origins as a part of the post-Rebirth continuity, readers figured that perhaps that was the last we’d see of that eleventh-hour revelation.

But, as it turns out, this will be the focus of James Robinson and Carlo Pagulayan’s upcoming arc on the book, beginning next week. In Wonder Woman #31, Jason will make his proper debut. Just where has he been all this time? What are Grail’s plans for him? Where does Giganta fit into all of this? And maybe most pressingly for my concerns, how do Jason and Grail even exist if Diana’s origins have completely changed? Are we looking at another Superwoman-like bit of retroactive continuity? We’ll see!

“Children of the Gods” part one! Spinning out of the pages of DC UNIVERSE REBIRTH and JUSTICE LEAGUE: DARKSEID WAR, legendary writer James Robinson (JSA: THE GOLDEN AGE, STARMAN) comes on board to answer one of the biggest questions of the year: Who is Wonder Woman’s brother? Taken away from Themyscira in the dead of night, the mysterious Jason has been hidden somewhere far from the sight of gods and men…but his life and Wonder Woman’s are about to intersect in a terrifying way, bringing them face to face with a cosmic threat they never imagined! Don’t miss the start of the next great Wonder Woman epic!

15 COMMENTS

  1. Wonder Woman the movie character is a massive hit for the DCEU, showing that sometimes it can take women to do what Holllywood has traditionally considered to be a male-only activity: make a franchise a hit (the first four Alien movies aside).

    It’s a pity then that DC Comics has apparently decided to sideline Wonder Woman somewhat in favour of a newly introduced adult son and brother for the character. This seems a rather regressive step to take for a character that mainstream audiences have rediscovered and have shown massive appreciation for.

  2. Didn’t they do this with He- man and She-ra?
    I think it’s intriguing that Zeus has a son.
    I’m not sure after 2.000 years he would end up in the States, but with him being that old I’m sure there are many stories to cover.
    Such as married, children, or perhaps gay?
    Remember they both were born in pre Christian times. They slept with whomever they fancied.

  3. ROTFLMFAO!
    I don’t follow DC anywhere closely enough to understand why the DCU’s most powerful woman needs to shlep a phallic object. Nothing sats not-Wonder Woman to me more that her carrying a sword.
    So lost as I am at one point, and now there’s this: The Amazon Princess needs a goddam brother. Only way to assuage the insult is if it’s a classic. Otherwise, it’s one of those stories that needn’t be done.

  4. Damn the whining is strong in you whiners. This story needed to be told and I for one am excited about it. It’s high time Diana got another man in her cast of supporting characters. To those of you preferring the sister over this brother story, cry me a river. How many Donnas does Diana really need? And no, don’t even think about mentioning that nobody named Nubia because that afterthought of a character deserves to be where she has been all this time – in the litterbox where she was pulled out from.

  5. Trolls. This isn’t “the first story” after the movie. That came out months ago, and we’ve already a few arcs since then including a fairly positive one that just wrapped up. And movie watchers are more likely to pick up one of the great collected editions that were recently released in book stores. Try reading the book before leaving your talking points here.

  6. Why does the story need to be told? For that matter why revamp origins again and again and again? I’ve stopped collecting DC because they’ve rebooted so many times I’ve lost track of the characters and their universe. It’s like trying to focus on a kaleidoscope.

  7. “Stories that shouldn’t be done” are those that provide needless details related to established events. For example, a story explaining Uncle Ben’s previous job history would be extraneous. I would not put this WW story in that category.

    LL

  8. That comments in this thread are so weird. Big deal she maybe has a brother. Superman has Supergirl and Batman has Batwoman and Batgirl. They are expanding her corner.

    The only thing that’s off putting is it looks EXACTLY like pre Rebirth Clark. Beard, flannel and built. All he needs is the black costume. That being said, I DID like Clark with that look. So, we’ll see.

  9. Well, if this preview is anything to go by, this feels like a highly necessary story to appear in Wonder Woman’s monthly magazine…

    Which is to say it takes a full fifth of its 20 pages of story to establish “Bearded man likes being alone.”. This looks decompressed to the point of emptiness. Pretty dire.

Leave a Reply