When it was announced that Allan Heinberg would be the new writer for “Wonder Woman”, the decision in the main was well received by fans. Heinberg had proven himself on books such as Marvel’s “Young Avengers” and having admitted that he was a big fan of Diana, particularly the TV show incarnation, it seemed he would be the perfect choice to re-launch the new incarnation of the Amazing Amazon. However, at the time some fans did express a concern over his ability to meet publishing deadlines because in the past he had been known to let schedules slip, resulting in delays.

By the end of August 2006 these fears were proven to be valid as DC announced that the book was going to switch to a bi-monthly title. At the time Heinberg was also a script writer for the U.S. TV show “Grey’s Anatomy.” and this took priority over the comic scripts he was responsible for. The announcement caused much disquiet amongst Diana’s fans, especially as the first issue of the new book had made it into the number 4 position of Diamond Preview’s rankings. Wonder Woman had at last captured the imagination of a wider audience keen to find out more about this “new” version of the character, but it was feared DC might have blown an opportunity to capitalise on this surge in popularity by the irregular and drawn out publishing schedule.

In the meantime, as issue two finally hit the shelves, we see Heinberg taking a nostalgic trip down memory lane, invoking many of the elements from the past. While Donna, who has taken up the role as the new Wonder Woman, remains a captive of the villains Cheetah, Giganta and Dr. Psycho, we see Diana posing as an agent for the government’s Department of Meta Human Affairs under the guise of “Diana Prince”.

After the events of “Infinite Crisis” and her killing of Maxwell Lord in cold blood, Diana had decided to take time to find herself and had effectively “disappeared” from public life to live amongst humans, just as her pre crisis counterpart had suggested during Infinite Crisis.
In the meantime though she had been keeping a close eye on Donna and Cassie as they had continued the fight against evil as Wonder Woman and Wonder Girl respectively.

As we can see from the plot summary below, Heinberg continues to weave together many elements from both the pre-crisis incarnation of the Amazon Amazon and the Lynda Carter TV series version, in order to form his new “take” on “Wonder Woman” and to understand who she really is as a character.
The Dodsons meanwhile continue to draw a beautiful and sexy Diana.