It look’s like Paradise Island’s champion is getting a brand new creative team. Acclaimed writer G Willow Wilson and artist Cary Nord will be taking over Wonder Woman on the heels of Steve Orlando with their storyline entitled “The Just War” with Wonder Woman going to save Steve Trevor after his military unit is M.I.A. in a war-torn Eastern European country and of course comes across Ares.
In a tweet released just before Dan Didio made the announcement on DC All Access, Wilson said:
Friends…starting this December, we are going to Themyscira. Thrilled to be taking over writing duties for such an iconic character. pic.twitter.com/1sdY0qnXhN
— G. Willow Wilson (@GWillowWilson) July 11, 2018
Wilson has won several prestigious literary awards, including the Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story in 2015 and the Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in 2016 for the Muslim-American character Kamala Khan, a.k.a. Ms. Marvel. Wilson is also no stranger to DC, having previously written SUPERMAN, VIXEN and THE OUTSIDERS, as well as DC Vertigo titles CAIRO and AIR.
“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.”
Joining Wilson on art duties for “The Just War” will be Cary Nord, who recently launched THE UNEXPECTED (with co-artist Ryan Sook) as part of The New Age of DC Heroes. Nord is also known for his acclaimed runs on Dark Horse Comics’ Conan and Valiant Entertainment’s X-O Manowar.
We can only speculate as to what this could possibly mean for Wilson’s creation and Marvel’s celebrated teen hero Kamala Khan. Hopefully, Wilson is able to balance both the female icons.
“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.”
Here’s this week’s DC All Access where Didio made the announcement:
Part one of “The Just War” begins in WONDER WOMAN issue #58, on sale November 14 at your local comic book store.