Wonder Woman hit it big on the silver screen last year and has a highly anticipated sequel on the way in 2019. Now it’s time for a big change in the comics for the Amazonian.
As revealed by DC Entertainment Co-Publisher Dan DiDio, beginning with Wonder Woman #58 writer G. Willow Wilson, who has spent years building up the amazing Ms. Marvel series over at Marvel, will take over the series alongside X-O Manowar artist Cary Nord in November. The duo will kick off a brand new arc titled “The Just War.”
When Steve Trevor’s unit goes missing in an Eastern European country torn by revolution, Wonder Woman immediately flies across the globe to help him—only to slam into the brick wall that is Ares, the God of War, who’s taken a strange interest in this conflict. But why is Ares acting so strange? Has he turned over a new leaf? Does Wonder Woman have a chance to redeem him? And just as important…if Ares has returned to Earth, then what happened to the supposedly unbreachable prison built to contain him—Wonder Woman’s homeland, Themyscira?
“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.”
In the video, DiDio said that what Greg Rucka, Liam Sharpe, and Nicola Scott built on the series with Rebirth (and what Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang built in the New 52 version) will remain the foundation upon which Wilson & Nord and others will build upon. Before her recent hits at Marvel, Wilson wrote a Vixen series among other stories for DC Comics years ago.
“Willow’s return to DC to write WONDER WOMAN is an incredible opportunity for us, and we couldn’t be more excited,” said DiDio. “Keeping our core audience engaged requires having the best storytellers around, and she’s definitely a great addition to our current list of writing talent.”
Wonder Woman #58 arrives in November.