Wonder Woman has had a pretty great run as of late, but DC Comics will be shaking the book up this coming November with G. Willow Wilson and Cary Nord.
Out with the old
I honesty have no idea why DC would want to shake up Wonder Woman, which has been terrific. The book has centered on Diana and her brother Jason as of late, working in Steve Trevor and her general superheroics in general. I’ve enjoyed it tons.
Apparently DC is looking for some new takes though, since they’ve hired former Marvel Comics scribe G. Willow Wilson. Wilson is best known as the creator of the current Ms. Marvel, Kamala Khan. I’ve never actually read a book with Khan in it. So I actually can’t comment on her, though I haven’t heard the best things.
But consider that Wilson was a comic book writer before her run on Ms. Marvel. SO even if you’re not into her, you might still enjoy her work. She’s penned the likes of Superman, Vixen and The Outsiders, and some Vertigo books as well.
As for the new artist on the book, that’ll be Cary Nord.
He’s perhaps mostly known for his work on Conan for Dark Horse, and Valiant’s X-O Manowar. Those are both barbarian-themed series’, so that should give you some idea of the direction that Wonder Woman will take in her first arc with the new team, “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?
Honestly I think that sounds kind of cool, so I’m in for this fresh run. If you are too, then you’ve got November to look forward to. that’s when the new team takes over, with issue #58.