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Wesley Willis Uncovered To Be Wonder Woman's Half-brother!

By Tankboy in Arts & Entertainment on Feb 6, 2013 5:40PM


Well, this is unexpected but totally cool. This morning Jim DeRogatis drew our attention to the fact that Wesley Willis has been immortalized in comic book form as Wonder Woman's half-brother, Milan. Willis was a mainstay of the Chicago music scene in the '90s—peddling his DIY tapes of Casio-backed lyrically psychedelic joyrides—and a constant presence at local concerts. He would sell his art in the stairway of The Metro and greet everyone with a headbutt (it was a gentle headbutt, and almost always welcomed, trust me).

Willis passed away in 2003, but every few years a project rises up to remind folks of his unique soul, most recently in the documentary Wesley Willis's Joy Rides. This is the first time we've seen him turned into a bona fide superhero though! And a son of Zeus no less!

Rock over London.
Rock on Chicago.
Wesley Willis, he's Wonder Woman's half-brother.