Already one of DC’s power plants, Wonder woman‘s ultimate form was achieved through her discovery of Marvel’s Mjolnir. Moved due to Thor’s previous battle with Shazam, the mythological hammer remained intact until Wonder Woman discovered it and learned that she was worthy of her power. As heroes and villains fought for the survival of their worlds in DC vs. Marvel, this ultimate form of Wonder Woman not only presented the best of both worlds, but foreshadowed events to come in the legendary crossover series.
In Ron Marz, Peter David, Dan Jurgen, and Claudio Castellini’s series, the two comic book worlds experience a massive dimensional breach that causes heroes and villains to randomly disappear and reappear in new universes. While some fought and others worked together, all tried to make sense of the madness, only to learn that it was the forerunner of a competition like no other. Two entities beyond powerful sibling-like had discovered each other and sought to prove who was better by pitting hand-picked champions against each other, the winner would be allowed to live while the loser would be wiped out. existence. While Wonder Woman was briefly sighted in DC vs. Marvel # 1, his most important role in this ongoing conflict was about to be revealed.
In DC vs. Marvel # 2, Wonder Woman fell on Thor’s hammer, Mjolnir, which had been temporarily lost after colliding with Shazam’s magical lightning bolt. Recognizing that it was an ancient Nordic hammer, Princess Diana of Themyscira read the inscription carved into the iconic weapon and expressed her unrealistic expectations as to who was worthy and who was not. When she attempted to pick it up almost as if to prove her point, Wonder Woman was surprised to see Mjolnir emit powerful energy and towards the end of the issue, she appeared not only with her power, but also with a new one. wardrobe.
Although this new form is short-lived and Marvel vs. DC # 3, this ultimate form of Wonder Woman was not only a significant improvement on one of DC’s most recognized heroes, but also a unique amalgamation of the two universes. Her new outfit was considered one of her worst, but Wonder Woman still had her superhuman abilities and Mjolnir added the ability to control the weather as well as other powerful abilities that technically made her the new Goddess of Thunder. a decade or two before Jane Foster. took the role. This change may also have been a deliberate foreshadowing of when the series caused the two universes to merge, creating the Amalgam Universe, which saw new characters created as mixtures of Marvel and DC characters.
It was actually thanks to X-Men’s Storm that this new form didn’t last long. Facing the mighty Amazon warrior, Storm says not only that she’s ready to fight, but that she would fight Diana even with her newfound advantage. While Mjolnir may have reduced Storm’s threat to another rainy day, Wonder woman felt that such an advantage wasn’t fair, loosening her grip so she could fight Storm, ultimately losing the hammer. While her loss to Storm was hotly debated despite being determined by fans, one can only wonder what might have happened if she had used Mjolnir after all.