After the warm reception the first issue received, fans were eager to see what Azzarello had in store for issue two. This time Diana gets more panel time and we see a recap of her “origin” story.

We also see some more evidence of the changes that have occurred as a result of Flashpoint, with Hippolyta going back to being a blond as she was pre-crisis. Also, we see that Artemis has become a casualty of the changes, and although an extremely similar looking Amazon named ‘Aleka’ seems to have taken her place, it is unclear whether in fact this is supposed to be Artemis simply with a different name. Paradise Island itself seems a little more earthly and less majestic than previous depictions and many of the Amazons, including both the aforementioned Aleka and indeed Hippolyta herself, seem to be depicted as bigger women than traditionally – living up the name “Amazons”.

The biggest change of all however was revealed at the end of the issue, with a cliff-hanging revelation that rocks the foundation of the iconic established origin tale. However, it was all but ruined by DC’s rather strange decision to trailer the fact at New York Comic-Con that Diana actually may now have a paternal father – in the form of Zeus. As expected, this major alteration to canon set the forums buzzing – with some fans liking the change and others a little uncomfortable with the notion that this previously unique and “magical” character had simply become a rather more down to earth bastard child – albeit of a God.

When questioned by a fan at the Con as to why they had changed Wonder Woman’s origin, Azzarello replied that they had not changed it but simply enhanced it. This lead to further speculation that perhaps the “formed from clay” elements of the origin would still hold true and that perhaps Zeus would simply be the instigator, as opposed to the traditional portrayal of the entire Pantheon bestowing their gifts on the baby Diana.

Regardless of the final truth, the issue again met with generally positive and warm reviews – and after the first issue broke the 100,000 figure mark in sales for the first time in a good many years, Wonder Woman seemed to be enjoying the promised “re-birth” and “re-invigoration” promised by DC Comics.

But even those avid supporters of the “New 52” re-launch conceded that this was still very early days and that the notoriously fickle comic book readership out there can evaporate just as quickly as they can appear.