From her breakout appearances in Future State: Wonder Woman andInfinite Frontier #0, a young Yara Flor begins the search for her destiny and connection to the Amazons! In Wonder Girl#1 on May 18, acclaimed writer/artist Joëlle Jones makes a triumphant return to the character of Yara Flor!
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—including the moments where Hera chooses Yara as her new champion and Yara receives her first golden, magical, gift from the gods!
Wonder Girl #1 by writer, artist and cover artist Joëlle Jones, with colors by Jordie Bellaire and lettering by Clayton Cowles, arrives on May 18 with a variant cover by Bilquis Evely and Mat Lopes, a 1:25 variant cover by J. Scott Campbell and Sabine Rich, and a TEAM variant by Rafael Grampá!
Dark Knights: Death Metal is over and we’ve seen a possible future timeline in “Future State”. Now, DC begins to chart its path with the first crumbs teased in Infinite Frontier #0. The issue serves as a guide as to the various series and status-quo that awaits them. With a new omniverse to explore, anything is possible and the comic does its job to remind us of that.
The comic’s story is delivered in a narrative driven by two characters as our guide. It’s a spin on the classic Christmas Carol and It’s a Wonderful Life. Wonder Woman believes a threat is looming and wants to witness the state of things before making a major decision about her role in the DC Universe.
With Wonder Woman and Spectre as our guide, we’re taken on a tour of the characters highlighting the comics to come. The Justice League, Batman, Wonder Girl, Alan Scott, Teen Titans Academy, Superman, Green Arrow and Black Canary, Star Girl, Green Lanterns, and the Flash all get a moment to show off where things stand. All of it is good and interesting though few of what’s presented really excites. It feels like an extended teaser and preview. It takes its concept as a guidebook almost too seriously. The comic feels a bit more like the extension of the ending of Dark Knights: Death Metal where we saw many of these ideas initially teased.
But, what’s intriguing is what’s presented and doesn’t have a comic attached to them. Infinite Frontier #0 teases more than what’s already announced giving hope as to what we’ll see in July and beyond. There’s also teases through artwork of the various series DC teased at the recent ComicsPro. It’s interesting in that way that the stories feel less like the exciting first 15 minutes before the credits to get you pumped. Instead, the stories are a bit dry and more to lay out where things stand with the concepts thrown out being the hooks. The action isn’t the hook, the ideas are.
The art of the comic is solid. Each segment flows into the next and with a few exceptions, the styles work well together. There are some fantastic spreads with Wonder Woman as she talks to Spectre about what she’s witnessing. There’s a few panels and pages that’ll leave you lingering to stare at. The colors really pop on pages delivering a sense of energy that really fits the new status of the DC Universe.
Infinite Frontier #0 isn’t bad but it doesn’t quite excite. By the end of the issue I found myself more excited about concepts than the comics themselves. Very few of the segments left me wanting to immediately find out what happens next. Instead, it the comic feels like a short ashcan, teasing what’s to come with a few pages and back material to fill things out. It shows what’s to come but it never quite puts things over. Instead, it nails its role as a guide, a way to browse what DC has to offer.
Story: Brian Michael Bendis, James Tynion IV, Becky Cloonan, Michael W. Conrad, Joëlle Jones, Tim Sheridan, Phillip Kennedy Johnson, Joshua Williamson, Geoff Johns, Geoffrey Thorne Art: David Marquez, Jorge Jimeez, Alitha Martinez, Mark Morales, Joëlle Jones, Stephen Byrne, Rafa Sandoval, Jordi Tarragona, Jamal Igle, Alex Maleev, Todd Nauck, Dexter Soy, Howard Porter, John Romita, Jr., Klaus Janson Color: Tamra Bonvillain, Tomeu Morey, Emilio Lopez, Jordie Bellaire, Stephen Byrne, Alejandro Sanchez, Hi-Fi, Alex Sinclair, Brad Anderson Letterer: Troy Peteri Story: 7.0 Art: 7.75 Overall: 7.0 Recommendation: Read
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Written by: Michael Conrad, Brian Michael Bendis, Joshua Williamson, Scott Snyder, Tim Sheridan, Joëlle Jones, Becky Cloonan Art by: Jamal Igle, Rafa Sandoval, Stephen Byrne, Joëlle Jones, Alitha Martinez, Jorge Jimenez, David Marquez, John Timms
The next phase of the DC Universe begins here! Dark Knights: Death Metal presented the darkest threats of the Multiverse. DC Future State revealed what may lie ahead. Now it’s time to look into the Infinite Frontier of the current-day DC Universe. In Gotham City, The Joker jolts citizens awake with an attack even the Dark Knight never expected. In Brazil, a young woman discovers her destiny and her connection to the Amazons. In Belle Reve, Amanda Waller plots an invasion of Arkham Asylum. In the far reaches of space, Mongul dreams of galactic domination, while the Green Lantern Corps hosts a summit of its greatest enemies. At the Hall of Justice, the League joins forces with Black Adam. Beyond the mortal world, Wonder Woman settles into a new role in the godsphere. And somewhere in the DC Universe-it’s the return of Stargirl, in an all-new tale written by Geoff Johns! This oversized, all-star issue kicks off the next great era of storytelling and excitement as top writers and artists reveal what’s next for the World’s Greatest Heroes and opens the door to some of the greatest stories of 2021.
Last week it was announced by The CW they had ordered pilots of a few new series, DC’s Naomi being one of them. This left up in the air the future of a few series being worked on, including DC’s Wonder Girl. Executive producer/co-showrunner Dailyn Rodriguez went to Twitter a few days after the announcement to reveal that Wonder Girl was not going forward at The CW. It was revealed in November 2020 that the series was being worked on and a possibility. Wonder Girl was being developed by Rodriguez and Berlanti Productions.
The character is based on the DC character created by Joëlle Jones and debuted in comics as part of DC’s Future State event in early 2021. She is spinning out of the event to get her own comic series later this year. This would be the first Latina lead of a DC television series.
Wonder Girl centers on Yara Flor, a Latina Dreamer who was born of an Amazonian Warrior and a Brazilian River God. She learns that she’s Wonder Girl and with her newfound power fights evil forces that seek to destroy the world.
Rodriguez’s Tweet would indicate the project is completely over without a chance of it moving to HBO Max, the other home for DC live-action and animated projects. We’ll see if that changes if the comic series goes over big.
Spinning out of DC’s Future State: Wonder Woman, writer/artist Joëlle Jones returns to the character of Yara Flor in Wonder Girl, a new comic book series launching on May 18. You think you know Wonder Girl, but you have never seen her like this! Be part of the global fandom and get excited forWonder Girl #1, where DC will officially introduce Yara Flor into the DC Universe!
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!
But before Wonder Girl arrives and is in the hands of DC’s global community of fans, a teaser for the new series will arrive in DC’s Infinite Frontier #0 on March 2. From her breakout appearances in Future State: Wonder Woman, Future State: Justice League and Future State: Superman/Wonder Woman, a young Yara Flor begins the search for her destiny and connection to the Amazons!
Wonder Girl #1 by writer, artist and cover artist Joëlle Jones, with colors by Jordie Bellaire and lettering by Clayton Cowles, arrives on May 18 with a 1:25 variant cover by Bilquis Evely.
Emerging from the Amazon rain forest, the new Wonder Woman must battle her way through hell! Witness Yara Flor at the height of her power as she takes on the king of the underworld, Hades himself! Betrayed by a close ally, Yara’s back is against the wall as she is forced to battle legions of demons for survival and to liberate her Themysciran sister. You won’t want to miss the exciting conclusion of this of rising superstar hero’s first adventure!
The sales success and acclaim of this linewide look into potential futures of the DC Universe has resulted in the publisher returning to press to reprint several titles:
Future State: Dark Detective #1
Future State: The Next Batman #1
Future State: The Next Batman #2
Future State: Wonder Woman #1
Future State: Harley Quinn #1
Future State: Swamp Thing #1
These dynamic “character portrait” style covers feature art from some of the hottest artists in comics, including Nick Derington, Joelle Jones, Dan Mora, Jen Bartel, and Mike Perkins. If you missed a chance to read these groundbreaking stories make sure and pick up your favorite when they hit participating comic book stores on Tuesday, February 2, 2021.
Future State: Wonder Woman #1 has a lot of eyes on it. It features the debut of Yara Flor a character who is already set to play a pretty big role going forward in the DC Universe. Not only is she getting an ongoing series but a television series is in the works too. Yeah, there’s some big plans for her. Now, does the comic do her justice and will it get readers excited? Most likely yes.
Jöelle Jones handles double duty with both writing and providing the art joined by Jordie Bellaire on color and Clayton Cowles on lettering. The story revolves around Yara Flor attempting to journey to the Underworld to rescue one of her Themysciran sisters from the grasp of Hades.
Future State: Wonder Woman #1 is an entertaining debut with beautiful artwork and an interesting narrative. Told from the perspective of a narrator, we follow Flor as she works through her plan. We eventually get to the journey to Hades which doesn’t go as planned all delivering an entertaining journey so far.
Jones does a fantastic job of mixing humor and action in the comic keeping the pace going. There’s just enough told to us about this new take on Wonder Woman but the story is straightforward and easy to follow. Surprisingly, it’s the humor that really stands out. While the action is solid, there’s a lot of joking and great banter back and forth that keeps the story fun and breezy in a good way. It’d be easy to turn this into a dour journey but Jones helps prevent that with the right amount of comedic moments and dialogue.
The art also helps. The design of Flor along with colors create a beautiful comic to look at. While I’m not too familiar with that part of the world, the colors and design feel like they evoke it from what I know but also honors the history of Wonder Woman. It’s a great design of a costume and character. The world itself is interesting to look at mixing the real world with the fantastical.
Future State: Wonder Woman #1 is just a solid comic. There’s good action. There’s great dialogue. It’s a debut that has me wanting to come back and check out more. It also has done Yara Flor justice and had the character put her best foot forward in a pretty anticipated debut. By the end, I not only wanted to read the second issue but also want to see where Flor’s journey through the DC Universe goes from here.
Story: Jöelle Jones Art: Jöelle Jones Color: Jordie Bellaire Letterer: Clayton Cowles Story: 8.0 Art: 8.75 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy
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Deep in the heart of the Amazon rainforest lies a hero of mythic legend…Wonder Woman! But in the absence of Diana, Yara Flor has risen out of obscurity to protect Man’s World from the magic that lies within it. Along with her trusty steed, she journeys to the Underworld to rescue one of her Themysciran sisters from the grasp of Hades. Will she unleash the wrath of this god in the process? You won’t want to miss this first appearance of a character who will change the history of Wonder Woman forever!
After January and February’s Future State mini-event for DC Comics, March and beyond will see a mix of new and returning series as expected. Many of the series will feature their Future State creative teams continuing on to the series.
Becky Cloonan and Michael W. Conrad will take over Wonder Woman with issue #770 in March. The two will be joined by interior and cover artist Travis Moore. The series will pick up after the events of Dark Nights: Death Metal which has put Wonder Woman at the center of events leading the heroes in their resistance.
Orbiting Wonder Woman will be Wonder Girl from writer and artist Joëlle Jones. That series will star Yara Flor who is getting a major push by DC as Flor will possibly be getting a television series at The CW.
A new Green Lantern series will launch written by Geoffrey Thorne with art by Tom Raney. They’re the creative team behind “The Last Lanterns” story in the Future State: Green Lantern comic.
Justice League Dark will return in March written by Ram V. who was also writing the series before its break due to the “Endless Winter” event. It will feature art by Xermanico.
Tim Sheridan and Rafa Sandoval will launch Teen Titans Academy. The series will focus on the launch of a Teen Titans Academy by members of the New Teen Titans. That series spins directly out of Future State: Teen Titans which tells a future tale of the academy.
With a film on its way, it’s not surprising that the Suicide Squad returns. Robbie Thompson, who will take on their story during Future State, will write the ongoing series with art by Eduardo Pansica. We can also see the DC live-action and comics aligning a bit more as Peacemaker (played by John Cena in the film) takes center stage. The character will not only be in The Suicide Squad film but is also getting his own series on HBO Max.
Swamp Thing is back courtesy of writer Ram V. and artist Mike Perkins. That duo is also the team behind the Swamp Thing Future State comic.
James Tynion IV with artist Jorge Jimenez will return to Batman and Tynion has another Batman series in the works with artist Guillem March.