But in the 59th edition of Wonder Woman, another brother, Ares came tête-à-tête with our Amazonian princess. Ares might have been previously known for his villainy in the DC’s universe but Wonder Woman comics seems to have revived the character in heroic shades.
The story unfolds in Ares’ true motivations being brought into question, chained up as a criminal, deep in the island of Themyscira where he has spent more than a few centuries following his defeat at the hands of the Amazons. He orders a fellow prisoner to kill him so that he could be reborn free of the misdeeds of his past that he feels guilty of. Now that he’s eager to return to the kinswoman, it seems he truly has learned the mistakes of his ways.
The Just War part two! It’s true, Ares has been reborn on Earth—but has he changed for the better? Of all the role models in the world, he seems to have chosen…Wonder Woman?! Diana and Steve Trevor better watch their backs, because Ares isn’t the only creature of myth to find his way to Man’s World…and he’s not the only resurrected Olympian either!
The Greek mythology fans out there might cock a snook at the idea of Ares being resurged as a just God, and a champion of the vulnerable, since in the Olympian hierarchy, he is known for being the deity of bloodlust and battlefield performance rather than larger philosophical crusades. We’ll need to see the rest of the issue before deciding how benevolent and magnanimous this new Ares really is, and whether his kinswoman Diana can see him as a friend.
Wonder Woman #59 will go on shelves on 28 November 2018.