If J. Michael Straczynski (“The Brave and The Bold”) coming onboard as the new ongoing writer of “Wonder Woman” wasn’t big enough news for you, DC Comics announced today via their blog The Source that that the story the superstar creator will tell in his opening salvo – which begins in July in “Wonder Woman” #601 – features the destruction of the Amazon Princess’ home, Paradise Island.
As JMS explained to The Source, “Our story puts Diana, alone, against almost impossible odds in a situation that begins with the destruction of Paradise Island and nearly everything she holds dear. Pursued, hunted, with the events that led to this a mystery, and her future uncertain, Diana must go into the depths of her soul, and the darkest places in the world, to try and rescue the people, and the world, she cares for. Something, or someone, has flipped a switch so that the world she lives in is not the world that was…and she’s the only hope of restoring that world.”
The post also shared the first piece from the title’s new art team, penciller Don Kramer and inker Michael Babinski (“JSA Vs. Kobra”), as well as some kinds words by “Wonder Woman” Editor Brian Cunningham.
“I knew from the moment I first saw Don’s work that he would be perfect for Wonder Woman. What we’re doing with the book – going back to the core of the character, really helping to define who she is, what she’s feeling and what she’s fighting for -really requires that you can see emotion in the faces of the characters, as well as a dynamic range of action and movement. Don brings all of those to the table.”
Stay tuned to CBR for more news on DC and JMS’ plans for the DCU’s Amazon Princess!