After the release of the first issue of EARTH 2 this Wednesday, the series' writer James Robinson agreed to join us on the latest Comic Vine podcast to answer any questions you might have. What we got in addition to the many answers to your questions was some top-secret, exclusive details in regards to the new series. According to James, Wonder Woman will not be the "last Amazon" as readers were led to believe in issue one. But we'll let him tell you himself.
That [the characters had planned] was all planned from the beginning [i.e. Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman knew they were going to die].The reason why Superman dies the way he does is a very important reason for later. The reason why I had Steppenwolf kill Wonder Woman is because there is a character I am creating for EARTH 2 that will directly involve that…Perhaps Wonder Woman…There might just be one [Amazon] left, that's where I am going with this. As a result, that person hating Steppenwolf…That's important. You will see the "last Amazon." The last Amazon was not Wonder Woman as she had thought. There will be a member of this team, down the line, that will be that [Amazon/Wonder Woman] figure.
If you've followed any of Robinson's work then you already know that he certainly has an affinity for Donna Troy -- he even made her a prominent member of his Justice League series prior to the launch of the "new 52" last year. Now that Earth 2 Wonder Woman is dead, and Donna is clearly missing from the current DC Universe, will she be appearing as a member of Robinson's team in EARTH 2? Or could it be that Robinson is planning to introduce a whole new Earth 2 Amazon character to readers?== TEASER ==
James also showed the Comic Vine staff some pages from the series next issue, and we tried to ask him about it. The writer mentions during the interview that he is curious as to the next issue's reception because "[there] is a different tone in the second issue." As for those pages we got a peak of? Althought that's "still a secret" and he "can't reveal that," when we asked him about whether he is at all hesitant about the scenes in issue two he replied "absolutely not. I'm ready for it."
The writer also revealed that Hawkgirl would be making an appearance in the upcoming issue and that this Hawkgirl will have some major differences than the version we are currently familiar with. In regards to her origin, Robinson revealed that that's still something "they are working out."
That's something we're still talking about. Her origin is that she linked with another member of the team that we haven't seen yet. The fact that there is no Hawkgirl on Earth Prime means that this will lead to the two eventually meeting.