Writer Brian Azzarello told The New York Post that the Amazonian is the daughter of Zeus in the new status quo established by the publisher's line-wide reboot.
"She's going to learn she's not who she was told she was," the scribe explained to the newspaper.
Under the DC Universe's previous continuity, Wonder Woman was said to be a mystical creation, moulded from clay by her mother Queen Hippolyta and bestowed with the power of the Greek pantheon.
"In this case, making her a god actually makes her more human, more relatable," DC co-publisher Jim Lee said. "We're approaching all the classic characters in a way that feels true to their origins but thoroughly modern."
Azzarello serves as writer on DC's new ongoing Wonder Woman title, alongside artist Cliff Chiang. The second issue of the comic arrives in stores on October 19.
Wonder Woman's origin will be revealed in the following issue, on sale on November 16.
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