DC Comics Rebirth & Wonder Woman #35 Spoilers & Review: Times Past – The Secret History Of Diana’s Twin Brother Jason

DC Comics Rebirth and Wonder Woman #35 Spoilers and Review follow.

Wonder Woman #35 opens in Times Past with Glaucus, Jason’s adoptive father…

…finding him manifesting superpowers of strength and flight.

So, Glaucus tells Jason about his origins. That Zeus had an affair with the Queen of Amazons Hippolyta.

Fearing the wrath of Zeus’s wife Hera, Hippolyta could only hide one of her twins ob Paradise Island; the female twin Diana who would grow up to be Wonder Woman. Hippolyta sought out Glaucus because he was an immortal, but not a deity, who was well regarded. He would raise her son Jason who she could not hide on the women’s only Paradise Island.

Over his youth Jason manifested superpowers including an ability to control the elements.

Hercules agreed to train him and hone Jason’s superpowers.

Jason was restless and donned the masked identity of the Olympian to be a local super-hero.

His immortal dad Glaucus decided it was time for him to leave as Jason was now an adult. He told Jason he knew he was the Olympian, but asked him to stay hidden and keep his powers a secret; Glaucus also left Jason a fishing boat of his own and then left to return some day when they least expect it.

He partied like a frat boy on the mainland and took notice of his sister Wonder Woman and her exploits.

He grappled with whether to reveal himself to her and he planned how to do that.

The book ends, still in the past, with Jason telling his fishing crew to get inside the lower levels of the boat because he senses a threat in the water. He orders that threat to emerge…

…the Deeps Six do and…

…Jason attacks them in defense of his friends and boat.

The Times Past tale doesn’t why Jason loathes his sister and why he has aligned with Darkseid’s daughter Grail in thw present day.

So…

I’ve always loved these Times Past stories by James Robinson; he made them work during his Starman run and uses it well here too. The pencils of Emanuela Luppacchino are evocative and suit the story. 8 out of 10.

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