DC Comics is really going after those young adult readers in a bizarre and unprecedented strategy wherein the comic book industry finally realizes that they might have to consider attracting new readers to the business before all the old ones die off. It’s so crazy, it just might work! As such, next year they will publish Wonder Woman: Tempest Tossed, a young adult OGN by New York Times bestselling author Laurie Halse Anderson and artist Leila Del Duca. The graphic novel is said to spotlight themes such as American Idealism and Refugee Experience.
In a press release, DC revealed 8 pages from the upcoming book, which is set to hit stores on June 2020.
Here’s what Anderson had to say about it in the press release:
My work on Wonder Woman combines my love for the character with my respect for the issues facing teenagers today. It was a dream project to write. But when Leila del Duca was brought on board as the artist? BOOM: creative magic through and through!
And here’s what Del Duca said:
Wonder Woman: Tempest Tossed was a dream to work on. Laurie wrote such a smart script, creating a new, special take on Diana that is the perfect match to what I love about Wonder Woman and the morals she represents. I hope readers enjoy following Diana’s journey as she faces heartbreaking obstacles head on, with an open heart, a quick mind, and her indomitable spirit.
Check out the preview below.
Wonder Woman: Tempest Tossed
Written by Laurie Halse Anderson
Illustrated by Leila del Duca
On Sale June 2, 2020
Princess Diana of Themyscira believes that her 16th birthday will be one of new beginnings—namely, acceptance into the warrior tribe of the Amazons. But her birthday celebrations are cut short when rafts carrying refugees break through the barrier that separates her island home from the outside world. When Diana defies the Amazons to try to bring the outsiders to safety, she finds herself swept away by the stormy sea. Cut off from everything she’s ever known, Diana herself becomes a refugee in an unfamiliar land.
Now Diana must survive in the world beyond Themyscira for the first time—a world that is filled with danger and injustice unlike anything she’s ever experienced. With new battles to be fought and new friends to be made, she must redefine what it means to belong, to be an Amazon, and to make a difference.
Wonder Woman: Tempest Tossed is a story about growing into your strength, fighting for justice, and finding home.