Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Cassandra "Cassie" Sandsmark, aka Wonder Girl, is a fictional character, a DC Comics superheroine. Created by John Byrne, and first appearing in Wonder Woman vol. 2 #105 (January 1996), she is the half-human daughter of Zeus. Cassandra Sandsmark initially appears as a supporting cast member in Wonder Woman. She later appears as part of an ensemble in Young Justice and Teen Titans. Without a series of her own, she has recently appeared in supporting roles in 52, Supergirl, and the relaunched Wonder Woman series. In September 2007, she appeared in the six-issue limited series Wonder Girl: Champion written by J. Torres and illustrated by Sanford Greene. Cassandra is the second character to be called Wonder Girl; the first being Donna Troy. Cassandra is the daughter of Dr. Helena Sandsmark, (a noted archaeologist with whom Wonder Woman was working) and the Greek god Zeus.