After receiving a sacred gift from the gods of Brazil, our hero seems destined for great things. Little does she know, another pantheon has been watching her as well. Hera, queen of the Greek gods, has chosen Yara to become her latest champion. But what need does the goddess have for a warrior of her own? Find out in this stirring second issue!
Wonder Girl #1 is wonderful. The debut issue is full of action, full of intriguing moments, and absolutely beautiful to look at. We know that Yara Flor will play a big role in the future of the DC Universe but her story begins here.
Joëlle Jones does something really interesting and smart in Wonder Girl #1, she keeps it simple. The story focuses on Flor as she takes a trip to Brazil to learn more about her roots and the life she feels she’s missing. There’s a focus on connection and belonging that makes the character and intro issue relateable by so many. It also prevents the mistake of throwing Yara into a mystical adventure right away. Instead, the introduction to her and her world are built up naturally and slowly.
The issue only hints at Yara Flor’s role in the greater world of Wonder Woman. There’s some teases of her past and talk of prophesies, but generally all of that feels a bit disconnected from the focus on Yara. We get a good sense of who she is and that’s a genuinelly nice person. She runs to help individuals when it’s needed and though a little standoff-ish from others, she doesn’t feel jaded and angry. There’s a longing and sadness if anything.
Jones handles the art as well with Jordie Bellaire on color and lettering by Clayton Cowles. The art is fantastic. Especially those last few pages, there’s something magical about the comic and its presentation. You know the comic is going to really deliver when in a two page spread, the sense is driven into us that the world is watching Yara Flor and she’s going to potentially have an massive impact. How much of a role she’s going to play is really hammered home. But, it’s the issue’s balance of the mythical and the grounded reality that stands out. Beautiful lettering introduces us to the location and the look and style feel like different worlds but at the same time all connected. It’s an excellent flow that balances the fantastical with the down to earth aspects of the issue.
Wonder Girl #1 is an issue with a lot on its shoulders. The character is clearly one that DC has a lot of plans and hopes for and needed a debut issue that delivered on that. Thankfully, it does, and then some. Wonder Girl #1 is a hell of a start with a fantastic focus and beautiful art. This is the rare comic that is able to shine under a lot of pressure and even then, exceeded expectations.
Story: Joëlle Jones Art: Joëlle Jones Color: Jordie Bellaire Letterer: Clayton Cowles Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy
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The story of Yara Flor starts here! Raised in the far-off land of Boise, Idaho, Yara Flor has always felt something was 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 prophecy 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! Spinning out of the bestselling Future State: Wonder Woman, acclaimed writer/artist Joëlle Jones makes a triumphant return to the character to officially introduce her into the DC Universe. You think you know Wonder Girl, but you have never seen her like this!
Academy Award Winner Diablo Cody will adapt the screenplay for a film based on the Dark Horse Comic Lady Killer. Lady Killer was written by Joëlle Jones and Jamie S. Rich and illustrated by Jones. Blake Lively will star in the film from Netflix.
Lady Killer takes place in the 1950s focusing on Josie Schuller, the perfect housewife. Josie also secretly works as a hired killer for the mafia who finds out about her double life and decides to have her killed.
The comic series debuted in 2015 running for two volumes, each five issues, and wrapping up in 2016.
Mike Richardson and Keith Goldberg of Dark Horse Entertainment and Blake Lively and Kate Vorhoff for B for Effort will produce the film.
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!