She will pen five issues, beginning in July with Issue 26. Rucka announced Wednesday that he’s leaving the title with Issue 25.
“Having worked on ‘DC Super Hero Girls’ for the last few years, I have a great sense of Wondy, a teenage Wonder Woman in a high school setting, and it’s an honor and an adrenaline rush to be writing her now ‘all grown up,'” Fontana said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. “Many of her core characteristics continue to remain routed in peace, justice and equality, but as an adult she’s seen a lot more war and tragedy, and is dealing with her world from a wiser, more experienced point of view.”
“DC Comics: Bombshells” artist Mirka Andolfo will join Fontana for the first two issues of her run. Fontana said that working with Andolfo is “a delight,” and that she “has an incredible visual storytelling talent to create cinematic superhero action sequences while capturing the complexity of the characters’ emotions [and] maintaining a clear focus on the evolving relationships between characters.”
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Rucka explained Wednesday that he’s leaving “Wonder Woman” because he “can’t maintain the pace on the title while also fulfilling my commitments to my other collaborators.” He went on to say that his final issue will “set a table for who is to follow, and provide for them as much room to work and explore and grow. Diana’s future is bright, that’s what I’m saying.”
“Wonder Woman” #26, by Shea Fontana and Mirka Andolfo, will arrive July 12, with Issue 27 following on July 26.
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