BLACKEST NIGHT SERIES 4 ACTION FIGURESDC has been using these 'blacked out' toys as a means of announcing and creating speculation in regards to Blackest Night since the previous Black Lantern Kal-L and Martian Manhunter reveals, so what does this mean for Wonder Woman and is it even our Wonder Woman? Read on for my thoughts and speculation!
DC Direct continues to roll out action figures based on the soon-to-be legendary BLACKEST NIGHT storyline!
This series includes Wonder Woman, who is surprisingly transformed by the happenings of the Blackest Night (Read the comics to learn more!); Green Lantern Kyle Rayner, in his new costume as a member of the prestigious Green Lantern Honor Guard; Black Lantern Firestorm, who was once a member of the Justice League but is now a part of the Black Lantern Corps; and Black Hand, who threatens to destroy everything the Guardians and the Green Lantern Corps stand for, in ways no one ever dreamed possible.
My first thought was this had to be Earth-2 Wonder Woman as a Black Lantern, similar to Earth-2 Superman, Kal-L, and we'd see more of her in the announced Blackest Night: Wonder Woman miniseries set for the second half of the event, but she doesn't match up with the above image, which is from the Greg Rucka era Wonder Woman and matches the 'battle skirt' the blacked out image is wearing. Compared to the single image of the blacked out Wonder Woman toy, the above seems to indicate it's our version wearing the battle skirt. Greg Rucka is also writing Blackest Night: Wonder Woman. Coincidence?
Star Sapphire Wonder Woman?
This led me to believe that it had to be at least our Wonder Woman in the shot. Scouring my image folder, I checked out Green Lantern #25's War of Light spred and came across a very Wonder Woman-esque Star Sapphire. She has the 'battle skirt', black hair and what looks like a tiara. Wonder Woman just broke up with her boyfriend claiming she didn't love him at the end of the Rise of the Olympians. Would this spark an emotional reaction and draw her into the Star Sapphires?
Black Lantern Wonder Woman?
Another option was just outright killing Wonder Woman. It doesn't look like any deaths will stick in this event at the moment, so maybe they will kill off Wonder Woman. The blacked out figures in these toy shots have all been Black Lanterns so far, so maybe the trend continues with Diana, as shown in a mock-up above, as a Black Lantern?
Blue Lantern Wonder Woman?
I want to believe Diana will become a Blue Lantern, as Hal Jordan's ring for Sector 2814 is still floating around looking for a host post-Agent Orange, but the above picture is my best pick for a Blue Lantern from any DC hero and I can't see Wonder Woman upstaging Superman for that honour. Superman IS the emobidment of hope in my eyes and it's a major part of his character. While Wonder Woman could fill the role, I can't see her taking it from Big Blue (another nod to Supes's potential as a Blue Lantern).
What Do You Think?
In CBR's Geoff Johns Prime, in regards to Wonder Woman, Johns was quoted as saying,
"Wonder Woman will have a role in “Blackest Night,” though she isn’t a central character initially. She also appears in the “Blackest Night: Wonder Woman” miniseries by Greg Rucka. I’m a huge fan of Greg’s run. Can you guess what Black Lantern will be in it?Clearly, Wonder Woman will play a part and the above toy screams she gets a ring of some kind, but which one? Compassion seems to go with Wonder Woman. Maybe she will be our 'eyes' for a focus on the Indigo Tribe in her miniseries and she'll join them? Maybe Superman is incapacitated, as seen on the Nekron cover to Blackest Night #5 and Diana is a Blue Lantern? She instilled great fear when killing Maxwell Lord on television, maybe a Sinestro/Mongul Corps ring? What do you think?