1. "Wonder Woman was born on Paradise Island, but her life as a comic book heroine has been hell. 2. Her unlikely origin story began with polygraph pioneer William Moulton Marston, a feminist theorist and psychologist with an apparent bondage fetish, who invented the Amazon warrior princess with the blue eyes and ample ahem ringlets of hair. a. 'Marston is credited as the creator of the systolic blood pressure test used in an attempt to detect deception, which became one component of the modern polygraph.' William Moulton Marston - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia b. 'Marston wrote: "Not even girls want to be girls so long as our feminine archetype lacks force, strength, and power.' Ibid. 3. But Prospect Heights [Brooklyn] artist Cliff Chiang, has come to her rescue with a fresh reboot....In this past Wednesdays release of the 0 issue, Diana of Themyscira finally gets an origin story that is cogent and concise, has a bold 1960s Marvel art style, and presents a clear theme: when a coming-of-age hero is taken under the wing of Ares, she must decide if death is necessary for justice. 4. Its not a standard origin story where we show how she left Paradise Island, but it is about her character and a specific moment of how she grows into a hero, Chiang said. 5. The 0 issue deals with Wonder Womans childhood. We hint at it not being as rosy as one might think. Shes a princess in a culture that prizes skill and achievement, so shes always had to prove herself worthy of the title. 6. ...(the) work is a part of DCs attempt to relaunch its entire line of comics, branding them The New 52 and starting each character with a clean slate. 7. ... the opportunity to craft a new narrative for the femme fighter, showing her slug it out with Apollo, wrestle with Poseidens tentacled minions, and nearly marry Hades. 8. Our job for The New 52 was explicitly to reinterpret the classic Wonder Woman story in a way that would be accessible for new readers and exciting for long-time fans, Chiang said. Weve made some people angry, but weve also gained a different audience that had never picked up a Wonder Woman comic before,... 9. And in reintroducing the woman warrior to new audiences, Chiang didnt feel as though he was tasked with redeeming the character just doing what it took to get her right. 10. ...simplifying and streamlining, and making her feel distinct and believable as an Amazon warrior. Her height and build, her big Mediterranean hair, the cut of her shorts, those were all things I had to consider carefully. " Cliff Chiang's 'New 52' rendition of Wonder Woman Brooklyn Daily Can never have too many female superheroes We can never have too many female superheroes!! Welcome home, Wonder Woman!