DC Comics has released a first look at Wonder Woman: Dead Earth #1, the upcoming DC Black Label series by Daniel Warren Johnson that asks the question: “what if DC published a Black Label comic that wasn’t about The Joker?” The preview was revealed in an EX-X-XCLUSIVE on sexy Dora the Explorer advocacy website The Hollywood Reporter, which also featured an equally EX-X-XCLUSIVE interview with Daniel Warren Johnson. In that interview, he explains why he wanted to do a Wonder Woman book instead of one featuring The Joker as most of his peers choose:
My relationship with DC started when they offered me a shot at a Black Label title, specifically asking for my take on an A-list DC character. After thinking about it for a few weeks, I knew that I wanted to try something different than I was used to. All-Star Superman is one of my favorite comics of all time, along with The Dark Knight Returns, and I didn’t feel like I had anything else to add to the worlds of Batman and Superman — at least not yet!
That being said, I never really had an interest in reading Wonder Woman. I knew that I liked what she stood for and her unique view of the world, but the visual representation of the character never really connected with me. But the more I thought about it, it became a fun challenge. Could I make a Wonder Woman comic that I would be willing to buy? Then, as I began to do more research on her, I began to see more depth and interesting conflicts that I believed I could explore in a fun and dynamic way, all while doing it in my style of storytelling.
What you see in Dead Earth is me exploring those concepts, and doing my best to make Diana as approachable and relatable as possible. That’s ultimately why I chose to work with her: She has a grace about her that I feel is unique, and has a completely different perspective than that of the other DC heroes. She is ready and willing to be different, and I can’t wait to explore that here.
Wonder Woman: Dead Earth #1 is set to hit stores on December 18th, and final order cutoff is coming up in a little over a week on November 18th. Check out the pilfered preview below.
WONDER WOMAN DEAD EARTH #1 (OF 4) (MR)
(W) Daniel Warren Johnson (A/CA) Daniel Warren Johnson
The celebrated creator of Murder Falcon and Extremity and artist of The Ghost Fleet, Daniel Warren Johnson brings bold sci-fi chops to his DC debut with a harrowing vision of Wonder Woman unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Princess Diana of Themyscira left paradise to save Man’s World from itself. When Wonder Woman awakens from a centuries-long sleep to discover the Earth reduced to a nuclear wasteland, she knows she failed. Trapped alone in a grim future, Diana must protect the last human city from titanic monsters while uncovering its secret of this dead Earth-and how she may be responsible for it.
In Shops: Dec 18, 2019
Final Orders Due: Nov 18, 2019