Three Competing Creative Teams for Wonder Woman?

We mentioned it takes a little time for New York Comic Con to read the shores of London, Usually about a week does it. And so it has been this weekend…

When DC’s ongoing comc book series Wonder Woman began its DC Rebirth run a couple of years plus change ago, it was a twice-monthly comic book series written by Greg Rucka with alternate storylines drawn by either Nicola Scott or Liam Sharp, running every other issue. It was a relatively unique way for the book to tackle its twice-monthly nature. Since that run ended, Wonder Woman has had ongoing storylines by different creative teams, but none of the interlinking of stories that Rebirth began with.

There has also been some disquiet over the quality of the book, but the appointment of G Willow Wilson as writer, which you will have first read about in June on Bleeding Cool, confirmed by DC Comics a month later, and joined by Cary Nord as artist. has put many worries to rest, as their run starts in November.

The comic is still planned to be twice-monthly – indeed it looks like January will have three issues out.

But at New York Comic-Con, the word being shared was that there are currently three separate creative teams working on the ongoing Wonder Woman series. Not all were aware of each other. Oh and no one seems to be sure which order their stories will be running, which could make for a continuity headache.

It’s probably best for such a thing to be sorted out in an office in Burbank rather than in a bar in New York, and by now it probably has been. But I am told it made for some entertaining conservations at NYCC…

(W) G. Willow Wilson (A) Cary Nord (CA) Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson
“THE JUST WAR” part one! A new era of Wonder Woman begins as best-selling writer G. Willow Wilson (Ms. Marvel) makes her return to DC with art star Cary Nord (Conan, THE UNEXPECTED) joining the series!  Far below Themyscira, Ares, the God of War, has been imprisoned for generations, repenting his past sins. But his new cellmate Grail may have an unexpected effect on him…and the plan they’ve come up with will change Themyscira-and the world- forever! When Wonder Woman rushes to Eastern Europe to rescue Steve Trevor from a mission gone wrong, she’ll find herself face-to-face with a very new, very different God of War! In Shops: Nov 14, 2018 Final Orders Due: Oct 22, 2018 SRP: $3.99

(W) G. Willow Wilson (A) Cary Nord (CA) Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson
“THE JUST WAR” part two! It’s true, Ares has been reborn on Earth-but has he changed for the better? Of all the role models in the world, he seems to have chosen…Wonder Woman?! Diana and Steve Trevor better watch their backs, because Ares isn’t the only creature of myth to find his way to Man’s World…and he’s not the only resurrected Olympian either! In Shops: Nov 28, 2018 Final Orders Due: Nov 05, 2018 SRP: $3.99

(W) G. Willow Wilson (A) Cary Nord, Mick Gray (CA) Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson
It’s a standoff of mythological proportions when Wonder Woman combats the resurrected God of War, Ares! While trying to stop a war, Wonder Woman appeals to Ares to intervene with her, but he thinks the two parties should fight it out and resolve it themselves. Guess dying and coming back didn’t do much to soften Ares’ M.O. Meanwhile, Steve Trevor’s been kidnapped and confronts his captor: the Goddess of Love, Aphrodite, who’s extremely pissed. Let’s see Steve schmooze his way out of this one! In Shops: Dec 12, 2018  SRP: $3.99

About Rich Johnston

Chief writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. Father of two. Comic book clairvoyant. Political cartoonist.

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