Etta Candy was Wonder Woman’s first true friend in man’s world. Though she’s changed a lot over the years, Etta always stands as a representation for the power of sisterhood.
As Jimmy Olsen is to Superman, the bold and brassy Etta Candy is Wonder Woman’s best pal. A boisterous young woman with a lust for life and an appetite for sweets rivaled only by her one for boys, in the Golden Age, Etta Candy was the sheltered Wonder Woman’s guide to many of the Earthly pleasures which man’s world had to offer—and, as head of the always lively Beeta Lambda sorority at Holliday College, Diana’s window into the nature of sisterhood outside of Paradise Island as well. Before long, Etta Candy was fast friends with not only Diana, but her alter ego Wonder Woman, as well. Whenever the Amazon Princess needed a hand, Etta Candy and her “Holliday Girls” were always on the way to help with a “WOO! WOO!” battle cry—all thanks to a special radio of Diana’s design which allowed her to send mental telegrams directly to the Beeta Lambda sorority house.
After Crisis on Infinite Earths, Wonder Woman’s history was largely rewritten. Etta Candy herself was reinvented as Colonel Steve Trevor’s personal aide, love interest, and eventually his wife.
Following Flashpoint, Etta Candy was reinvented once again. Her marriage to Steve Trevor was undone, and she served as a field commander at the metahuman defense agency known as A.R.G.U.S. Etta was once more one of the first friends Diana had made in the modern world. But this time, Commander Candy’s feelings leaned towards another mutual friend of Wonder Woman’s: the brainy, adventurous archaeologist Barbara Ann Minerva. But while Barbara reciprocated Etta’s feelings, their relationship was doomed by Dr. Minerva’s transformation into Wonder Woman’s arch-enemy, the Cheetah.
For more on Etta Candy's history, visit her page on DCUniverse.com.
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