The series comes on the heels of the Batman and Superman digital-first anthologies, Legends of the Dark Knight and Adventures of Superman. Digital chapters of the new series will hit once a week, with every three chapters being collected into single print issues.
In a press release from DC Comics, senior VP of Vertigo and Integrated Publishing Hank Kanalz said, “With the success of LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT and ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN, giving Wonder Woman her own digital anthology series makes perfect sense. With this series creators can dream up unique takes on the Amazon Princess to give fans a new adventure every week. We’re very excited about the line-up, and readers won’t want to miss the sensational action-packed Wonder Woman stories we have planned for the coming weeks and beyond.”
It’s also worth noting, with Gal Gadot being cast as Wonder Woman in the upcoming Man of Steel movie sequel, public interest in the character is at an all-time high. Nice timing on this one, DC.
Like its predecessors, Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman will feature non-continuity stories by an ever-changing roster of creators. To kick off the series, writer Gail Simone will team up with artist Ethan van Sciver. Did you just get chills? We did. Other names slated to work on the series are Lauren Beukes, Cecil Castellucci, Amanda Deibert, Caitlin Kittredge, James Tynion IV, Georges Jeanty, Chris Sprouse, and Cat Staggs. More chills!
Wondering where the title came from? [Editor’s Note: Believe it or not, that last pun wasn’t intentional.] Sensation Comics is a DC comic series from 1942 that ran for 10 years and most prominently featured Wonder Woman as its star character. Resurrecting that title makes for a nice nod to where Wonder Woman started her rise to iconic status.
To give you an idea of the type of stories we’ll be seeing, Adventures of Superman saw Superman’s first time meeting the Joker, a battle against Mongul, and an encounter with the guilt-stricken Green Lantern who was in charge of protecting Krypton. Legends of the Dark Knight featured a story with cult-favorite character Slam Bradley trying to solve the same case as Batman, a Riddler story full of riddles, and a tale that saw the Joker help Batman track down Clayface. So a mix of classic stories, interesting character pairings, and unique situations. Best of all for longtime, nostalgic comic book readers, these stories featured pre-New 52 costumes, red super-trunks included.
Given that Wonder Woman has the least amount of stories published out of DC’s Trinity, this new series could be a boon to her character. With signature elements such as her invisible jet, Lasso of Truth, and indestructible bracelets, not to mention a whole pantheon of Olympian Gods to play with, there’s certainly a lot of potential for great new stories.
Have you been enjoying DC’s Digital First stories about Batman and Superman? Are you going to check out this new Wonder Woman series? Which creator teams do you want to see write the character? Let us know in the comments!