As teased back when Future State was announced, the new Wonder Girl is getting her own series, starting in May. Joëlle Jones, who created her for Future State: Wonder Woman will write and draw, with colors by Jordie Bellaire and lettering by Clayton Cowles. Brazilian artist Bilquis Evely provides a variant cover.
She’ll also get a teaser for the new series in DC’s Infinite Frontier #0 on March 2.
Yara Flor was introduced in Future State: Wonder Woman, Future State: Justice League and Future State: Superman/Wonder Woman, as the Brazil-based Wonder Woman of the future, one of a slate of younger, more diverse versions of DC’s main superheroes. But in this series she’s discovering more about her heritage…and shaking up the world of Wonder Woman along the way.
Raised in the far-off land of Boise, Idaho, Yara has always felt something has been missing from her life—and now she is headed to Brazil to find it. Little does she know her arrival will set off a series of events that will change the world of Wonder Woman forever.
Her return has been prophesied, and with that prophesy comes the undivided attention of benevolent gods from pantheons beyond. Danger lurks around every corner—but is this young hero ready for her journey? Find out in a debut issue you absolutely cannot miss!
There’s much more about Yara and Jones’ work on the character in a piece at Polygon, which lays out the sometimes convoluted history of younger “Wonders,” including Donna Troy. Yara is the first Wonder Girl character to be created by a woman, as well as the first Amazon who lives in the Amazon.
When Jones began work on Yara, it was with the mandate of creating a new Wonder Woman in a potential future, without the need to explore a time when she and Diana of Themyscira shared a superhero community, much less a mentorship. But Yara was just too powerful to be limited by the borders of the Future State timeline.
“As things went on, and people got more interested, it just sort of happened organically,” Jones says. “[DC editorial was] like, ‘Let’s make her the new Wonder Girl.
“I think the real difference between her and Diana,” says Dan Watters, who wrote for Yara in Future State: Superman/Wonder Woman, “is that she’s not a princess or a queen. […] She hangs out in weird bars with Amazon gods and she’s running around the streets of Brazil and helping people where she finds them.” Superman/Wonder Woman artist Leila Del Duca describes her as headstrong and “a little bit quick to anger.” Joshua Williamson, who penned Yara’s adventures in Future State: Justice League, can picture the hero in the real world. “Yara would do karaoke after a successful mission, and would not only bring down the house, but be the last one to leave.”
Hopes are high for the new Wonder Girl: it was already announced back in November that she has her own CW TV show in development from Berlanti Productions and showrunner Dailyn Rodriguez. This would make her the first Latina superhero to get her own live-action TV show if it’s picked up.
Just how the new Wonder Girl fits in to current DC continuity is still unclear…but it will all get a lot clearer on May 18th when Wonder Girl #1 hits shops and digital.