A is for Artemis a kick ass fierce fighter who once bit off her own pony tail to escape her prison. A member of the Bana-Mighdall tribe, Artemis first came to prominence when her people attacked Themyscrira and were then forced to defend it against Circe’s demons. Her bravery made her a natural choice to compete in a contest to find a new Wonder Woman. The contest, an attempt by Queen Hippolyta to bypass a vision she had Wonder Woman’s death, put Artemis temporarily in the star-spangled bathing suit. While possessing the bravery required for a Wonder Woman, Artemis struggled in the position on a number of other fronts. Let’s just say the job didn’t come naturally to her. Artemis died while Wonder Woman thus fulfilling the prophecy. But since this is DC she came back to life after a quick trot through hell. Artemis was later named as a co-leader leader of a united Bana-Amazon tribe when the monarchy was dissolved. She played a key role in the Amazon’s attack on the US and was apparently captured and then imprisoned. She freed by Wonder Woman and Jeanette during a Secret Six arc. Artemis is one of my favorite characters. She is loyal, blunt, brave, passionate and has the best hair of any woman in DC. I think she’d be perfect for the new Wonder Woman run. Hear me JMS? Oh, and if you want to read more about Artemis this is a really good article.