It was a one year miracle for Wonder Woman. From the idea of Wonder Girl Yara Flor to Diana’s journey into the Nordic afterlife, the Lady of Truth plans to use the lasso to continue her rule over the DC multiverse. As Wonder Woman prepares to celebrate 80th anniversary on October 21st, DC is preparing to pull out all the stops.
Some of Wonder Woman’s current writers and artists came together to discuss their future at San Diego Comic-Con. writer Becky Cloonan and Michael Conrad started the panel with an update on their series, Wonder woman.
In Wonder woman, Cloonan and Conrad joined artist Travis Moore in an ambitious reinterpretation of Greek mythology. With the events of Infinite limit # 0, Wonder Woman has left the mortal realm to explore the sphere of the gods, where Cloonan and Conrad have them in the Nordic afterlife.
So far, the series has taken us on quite a journey. Diana has found herself alongside some favorites from the DC Universe such as Deadman (Boston Brand) and the telepathic Doctor Psycho. In Wonder woman
For the upcoming Elfhame edition, Cloonan and Conrad have teamed up with artists Jill Thompson, and they’re more than excited to work with her. Thompson’s fondly remembered 1990 run Wonder woman was her first job for DC Comics and she will hand-paint her edition. Wonder woman # 776 will hit shelves on July 27th.
However, in October Diana will return from the sphere of the gods. Conrad says: “Diana will be reborn on her birthday in the Amazon world” – by which she means her anniversary. He added, “Diana will enter a world where a lot has changed. Nubia showed up, Yara Flora showed up, and Hippolyta is hanging out with the Justice League.
Stephanie Williams (Wonder Woman 1984) and Vita Ayala (Static, Children of the atom) talked about Nubia and the Amazons more accurate. The series marks the first time a colored character has claimed the crown as Queen of Themyscira, bestowed on her by Queen Hippolyta when she left the island to protect the human world in place of her missing daughter.
Nubia and the Amazons follows Nubia as she treads a new path as queen and faces challenges – like new Amazons emerging on Paradise Island. In writing from Nubia, Williams says, “It’s a pleasure to be able to give her more backstory and meat. To really give Nubia and her fans something to hold onto. What a dream will come true. “
Williams spoke passionately about the importance of her role in helping with writing Nubia. “That is Nubia alone. Let’s make it so clear to her that you have no choice but to see Nubia and Nubia alone. It’s not a shadow. It’s just so important that this character stands on its own. “
Ayala also noted the historical nature of the character and the series. “The secret agenda of everyone on this panel is to upgrade everything that has to do with the Amazons.”
Nubia, drawn by Alitha Martinez (Immortal wonder woman), spoke more about translating the character Future state to an independent title. “What does such a hero mean? Big hair, number one. We need the flowing locomotives. We have to see a strong, yet sexy woman. “
“I expect power, great things, and she is surrounded by all of her beautiful sisters? Yes. That’s what I’m here for. “Martinez adds,” As a Hispanic woman, you’re always hidden. You are constantly mistaken for someone else. To finally have a role model, to have a part of something here and sustainable, is unbelievable. “
Events like Infinite limit and Future state helped push Wonder Woman into uncharted territory with no continuity. Yara Flor became the first Amazon from the Amazon. The author and artist behind it Wonder girl, Joëlle Jones, has a lot more in sight for the down-to-earth Flor.
DC’s recent announcement of twelve new and newly released titles for Wonder Woman’s anniversary has more than kept the creators busy. Some recently announced titles include Wonderful women in the world by author Laurie Halse Anderson (To speak, Wonder Woman: Tempest Tossed). The book brings together 23 inspiring stories in a graphic novel for young adults.
Then there is the planned 100-page anniversary edition in mega format. The comic features favorites from across the DC Universe. Writers such as G. Willow Wilson (The dreaming), Vita Ayala and Jordie Bellaire (Wonder woman) alongside artists like Jen Bartel (Immortal wonder woman) and Paulina Ganucheau (The Lightning) to celebrate their impressive story.
Martinez best sums up the future of Wonder Woman: “This is you. This is us. This is yours.”
Nubia and the Amazons # 1 will hit shelves on October 5, 2021.