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Towards the end of his run (and I'm talking the tail end, folks), Phil Jimenez introduced a new supporting character in Wonder Woman, a young boy pretty clearly intended to be a Wonder Boy. But much like that whole awful "unknown soldier" thing at the end of Bill Willingham's run on Robin, hints at later creators picking the character up were meant with a resounding "yeah, right." And it's not hard to see why, given that even the original creator can't do much more with the idea than "Wondy shreds, dawg!"

By the modern era, the "like X, but a girl!" thing had pretty much run its course and nowadays you can't get a Batwoman or a Supergirl off the ground without some new spin (or a whole lotta nostalgia). So, given that you already had Wonder Girl and Troia fulfilling the same function, there wasn't much reason to do "like Y, but a boy!" Plus, Diana, skateboard. If John Byrne were here, that'd earn him a depowering and a beatdown, sight unseen. But I like sharks, so here's some selected scans from the Wonder Boy that Wasn't.

Yay sharks! Screw dolphins, man, sharks are where it's at.

If you're wincing right now, then don’t be alarmed. A feeling of intense and crushing "they cannot be serious" at the concept indicates only that you are still sane.

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