She can fly, deflect bullets, and stop international crises, but now Wonder Woman has a new achievement to add to her resume: officiating weddings.
In an upcoming issue of DC Comics’ anthology series “Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman,” our Amazon warrior presides over the marriage of two brides and even talks marriage equality with Superman.
The history-making issue was written and illustrated by Jason Badower, an Australian-born, L.A.-based designer who was one of several artists invited by DC Comics to craft an issue of iconic “Wonder Woman” publication Sensation Comics.
In a preview page from the issue, we see Wonder Woman explaining to Super Man’s alter ego, Clark Kent, that one of the brides is a friend of hers whom she met on a humanitarian mission. Kent tells her he didn’t know she was a “proponent of gay marriage,” to which she has the most perfect reply.
“Clark, my country is all women,” she tells him. “To us, it’s not gay marriage, it’s just marriage.”
YA GOT SCHOOLED, CLARK. Ya silly farm boy.
Badower told Australian newspaper The Age that his story was inspired by recent marriage equality legislation in the U.S. and his native Australia, namely the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent legalization of gay marriage.
“I saw this Wonder Woman story as an incredible opportunity to have one of the most recognizable, iconic characters in the world to be among the first to step forward and officially endorse this new law,” Badower told The Huffington Post. “But I thought, let's not just have Wonder Woman embrace this new law, let's have her celebrate it.”
He further elaborated on Wonder Woman’s influence to The Age, explaining, “Wonder Woman is such a recognized icon; she's like an international diplomat. When she says 'this is what I do and it's no big deal to me' she can pave the way to make [gay marriage] more normal for everybody.”
“Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman, Volume 48” is available digitally today (Aug. 20), and a print version will be released in stores in November.