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The Future 'Justice League' Completely Reinvents Wonder Woman's Amazons

WARNING: The following contains spoilers for Justice League #20, by Scott Snyder, Jorge Jimenez, Alejandro Sanchez and Tom Napolitano, on sale now.

The race to fix the DC Multiverse is heating up, with the new issue of Justice League revealing that, although life in the Sixth Dimension seems utopian, there's darker bubbling beneath the surface. As the heroes meet their future counterparts, Wonder Woman finds the course her older self charted for Themyscira is actually everything she ever dreamed. The way Diana's home has evolved is nothing short of inspiring, as we see it's given rise to the New Amazons.

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While the future Superman and Batman (Dick Grayson) illuminate this new era for the displaced, and always-cynical,Bruce Wayne, Diana has a different experience on Themyscira. Her older herself, the gray-haired queen, ruminates on life before everything changed in order to alleviate her younger version's concerns. Young Diana learns about the great wars of the past, including the magical ones unfolding in Justice League Dark, and is amazed by how generous her people have become. More so, the veil hiding the island is gone, exposing the Amazons to the world.

We also discover that future Diana has created a universal language, documenting all her life's knowledge in scrolls, and mapping out what's not merely a library, but a new way of living for her people. It's a refreshing notion, because this is the philosophy Wonder Woman ascribed to in decades of stories. As the older Diana says, it's about a greater purpose, but she makes it clear that it was done with the help of her sisters, the New Amazons such as Vixen, Supergirl and Poison Ivy.

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Hopefully we get to see them at some point, as well as the other members involved, because it's a shocking turn of developments to see the Amazons in the Rebirth era being so welcoming. They've always been isolated, not just from men, but from the world as a whole, and integrating heroes such as Vixen and Supergirl into the fray, as well as a reformed villain like Ivy, means a lot has changed in this dimension.

It's worth noting that, in DC lore, outsider Paula von Gunther turned from sworn enemy to someone who was inducted into Amazon society after sacrificing to save their lives. And in Flashpoint, the vindictive Amazons in that alternate universe had a team called the Furies that boasted a mix of heroes and villains: Arrowette, Cheetah, Cheshire, Giganta, Hawkgirl, Huntress, Katana, Lady Vic, Silver Swan, Starfire, Terra and, of course, Vixen.

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Last but not least, in the Injustice Universe, we witnessed Kara Zor-El (as part of her training and conditioning to become an evil Supergirl to free the imprisoned Superman) taken in by the Amazons. Sadly, with the truth behind the Sixth Dimension to come, this image of Paradise Island is set to be shattered. But for now, Diana's living a fantasy she's always wanted, and maybe when she returns to her reality, she can push the idea of this sort of unity forward again.

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