A couple of months ago, Bleeding Cool pointed out that that Wonder Woman was acknowledging the bisexual nature of the character and comic, by mentioning a previous sexual relationship with other woman on Paradise Island.
From the new Wonder Woman comic by Greg Rucka and Nicola Scott.
It was never a stretch, Wonder Woman was created by William Moulton Marston, who lived in a polyamourous relationship with two women at the time, both of whom inspired his work.
At the time the comic book was also criticised in the fifties for lesbian undertones – and overtones – by the likes of the author of Seduction Of The Innocent, Dr Frederick Wertham. So it’s not as if this is some kind of modern reading of the character, it’s been with her for many of her 75 years.
And plenty of comic creators had introduced the topic into their comics over the decades…
From Justice League Task Force…
From Sensational Comics.
From Wonder Woman Earth One
And from Wonder Woman‘s own ongoing title, such as from Gail Simone in this scene which she reposted last week for Bi Visibility Day.
Well, it appears that the media have forgotten all that, if they ever knew, as current Wonder Woman writer Greg Rucka is being quoted everywhere. Even he seems surprised that people are still surprised. Talking to Comicosity, who are probably now getting more traffic than they ever have before, he said,
When you start to think about giving the concept of Themyscira its due, the answer is, “How can they not all be in same sex relationships?” Right? It makes no logical sense otherwise.
It’s supposed to be paradise. You’re supposed to be able to live happily. You’re supposed to be able — in a context where one can live happily, and part of what an individual needs for that happiness is to have a partner — to have a fulfilling, romantic and sexual relationship. And the only options are women.
But an Amazon doesn’t look at another Amazon and say, “You’re gay.” They don’t. The concept doesn’t exist.
Now, are we saying Diana has been in love and had relationships with other women? As Nicola and I approach it, the answer is obviously yes.
I think we’re done here…