In the days leading up to San Diego Comic-Con 2018, with all the excitement and constant inundation of news, some might have missed exciting announcement from DC Comics. On July 11, 2018, DC publisher Dan DiDio, revealed an exciting surprise during an episode of DC All Access, award winning G. Willow Wilson will be taking the reins on Wonder Woman.
The Hugo award winning G. Willow Wilson, is currently writing Ms Marvel (Marvel). She has also received a World Fantasy Award for her book Alif the Unseen, won the Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in 2016 and has won a special commendation for innovation in graphic literature from PEN Center USA Literary Awards. Wilson also wrote the 1st all female Avengers in A-Force with Marguerite Bennett. In addition, Wilson has done titles from DC, working on Superman, Vixen and The Outsiders along with writing Cairo and Air from Vertigo.
“I’m delighted to be writing such an iconic character as Wonder Woman and to be working with DC once again,” said Wilson. “With more than 75 years of history, Wonder Woman has a wealth of backstory and drama to draw from, and I look forward to putting a spin on Diana and her supporting cast that’s both new, yet familiar. It’ll be a challenge to do her justice, but I like a challenge and can’t wait to get started.”
Wilson will bring the Amazon Warrior to life with help from the celebrated artist, Cary Nord, winner of the Eisner Award for his work on Conan the Barbarian (Dark Horse). Some of the titles Nord has worked on include Superman (DC), Daredevil, X-Men, Wolverine, Mutant X, Ghost Rider, Spider-Man, Thor and Star Wars (Marvel) along with the critically acclaimed X-O Manowar (Valiant).Nord is currently working with co-artist Ryan Sook on the recently launched The Unexpected (DC), which is part of The New Age of DC Heroes.
In the upcoming “The Just War”, starting with issue #58, in an Eastern European country being torn apart by a revolution, Steve Trevor has gone missing. Wonder Woman flies in to find him, but is confronted by one of her greatest enemies Ares, God of War. Why is Ares here? How has he broken out of his unbreakable prison in Themyscira? Ares was last seen at the end of Greg Rucka’s run on the title, which brought Wonder Woman into the DC Rebirth Era, the art was by Nicola Scott, Liam Sharp and Bilquis Everly. The current guest arc of Wonder Woman is being helmed by Steve Orlando, with artists Laura Braga, Aco, and Raul Allen.
Wilson and Nord will be delivering us an exciting journey for Wonder Woman that starts with Part 1 of “The Just War” issue #58 coming to your local comic book store November 14, 2018.
By Lee Green
Quotes and pictures courtesy of DC Entertainment.