Tough Ladies #6: Some Wonder Woman News
Hello, everyone! I hope you’re all doing well. Today, I’d like to draw your attention to a recent news announcement from DC Comics: Wonder Woman is getting another title! This will be her third series, after her main title (Wonder Woman, currently by Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang) and her team-up book with the other half of DC’s current premiere power couple (Superman/Wonder Woman, currently by Charles Soule and Tony Daniel).
The new book will be called Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman, which harks back to her original Golden Age title, Sensation Comics, similar to Superman’s Action Comics and Batman’s Detective Comics. This new iteration of Sensation Comics will be in a digital-first format, meaning that it will have short digital chapters released weekly with a print version collecting around three chapters released monthly. I recommend visiting comiXology to familiarize yourself with digital comics, and especially DC’s stable of digital-first titles. Wonder Woman now joins Batman and Superman (the other two members of DC’s Trinity) in having a semi-canonical digital-first series, with Legends of the Dark Knight and Adventures of Superman already attracting quite a bit of attention from fans and critics alike. Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman begins in August.
I certainly hope this additional title helps to gain Wonder Woman some much-needed attention outside of the traditional comics community—the stories in this series will be mostly continuity-free and should therefore be more accessible to a wider audience. Most fans within the community love Wonder Woman and want to see more of her in DC’s ongoing film properties, but the execs heading up those projects tend not to listen to the fans overmuch.
If Thor’s presence in the Avengers and Marvel’s larger Cinematic Universe is any indication, the audiences for comic book movies will not be put off by her mythological origins. That said, I’m eagerly awaiting Gal Gadot’s performance of the character in DC’s upcoming films, the first of which will be Batman vs Superman. Here’s to hoping she gets her own film soon after. On a side note, here is a link to the first picture of Gadot on the set of Batman vs Superman.
Be sure to check out that new title toward summer’s end, but don’t forget to support your local comic shops as well. I guarantee you can find all sorts of classic Wonder Woman runs there, from George Perez and Greg Rucka, to Jodi Picoult (not joking) and Gail Simone. Let me know your thoughts on this announcement below.
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