New DC Comic Is Basically Jason and the Argonauts But With Amazons

Illustration for article titled New DC Comic Is Basically iJason and the Argonauts/i But With Amazons

DC comics has announced a new six-part miniseries by Kevin Grevioux and Ryan Benjamin called The Odyssey of the Amazons, set in Amazonian society years before the birth of Wonder Woman. Great Hera, sign us up.

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Illustration for article titled New DC Comic Is Basically iJason and the Argonauts/i But With Amazons

The series will follow a group of adventurous Amazons who left the safety of Themiscyra to venture out into the world, fighting legendary mythological creatures and rescuing some of their own from Norse Storm Giants along the way.

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The Amazons have always been a fascinating, but secretive, area of Wonder Woman’s backstory, usually only explored in relation to Diana. So getting an epic adventure that explores their past is definitely intriguing. Odyssey of the Amazons begins January 18, 2017.

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James is a News Editor at io9. He wants pictures. Pictures of Spider-Man!

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Can someone explain to me the current origin story of the DC Amazons?

The DC Wikia says that they’re immortals formed from the spirits of women who died unjustly at the hands of men, but I don’t know if that’s the current origin story or if that origin story’s been retconned in favor of something else. DC’s a little retcon crazy.....