DC Comics has announced a new digital-first anthology series, “Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman,” which is scheduled to debut digitally in August, and in print on Aug. 20. The first story will be written by long-time former “Wonder Woman” scribe Gail Simone and illustrated by DC mainstay Ethan Van Sciver, who previously collaborated together on “The Fury of Firestorm: The Nuclear Men.”
Like prior digital-first anthologies “Legends of the Dark Knight” and “Adventures of Superman,” “Sensation Comics” will tell stories outside of mainline New 52 continuity — which is apparent right from the first story, a team-up starring Wonder Woman and Oracle — Barbara Gordon’s pre-New 52 identity and another character closely associated with Simone.
“Giving Wonder Woman her own digital anthology series makes perfect sense,” Hank Kanalz, DC Comics, senior VP of Vertigo and Integrated Publishing, said in a statement to IGN. “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.”
According to IGN, other creators on tap to contribute to the series include: Lauren Beukes, Cecil Castellucci, Amanda Deibert, Caitlin Kittredge, James Tynion IV, Georges Jeanty, Chris Sprouse and Cat Staggs. “Sensation Comics” takes its name from a Golden Age DC series that ran from 1942 and 1952, and featured Wonder Woman as its lead for most of its run. Wonder Woman, who debuted in 1941, will be depicted in a live-action feature film for the first time in 2016’s “Man of Steel” sequel, as played by Gal Gadot.
The debut issue solicitation follows. Full DC Comics August 2014 solicitations will be released this afternoon.
SENSATION COMICS FEATURING WONDER WOMAN #1
Written by GAIL SIMONE and AMANDA DEIBERT
Art by ETHAN VAN SCIVER and CAT STAGGS
Cover by ETHAN VAN SCIVER
1:25 Variant cover by PHIL JIMENEZ
On sale AUGUST 20 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T
Diana Prince: Amazon warrior, ambassador to Man’s world, or champion of women in need? All of the above! This digital-first anthology series will bring some of comics’ greatest talents to Themyscira, and give them leave to explore Diana, her world – and ours!
Gail Simone and Ethan Van Sciver kick things off when Oracle calls for help after the entire Bat-Family gets sidelined. But when Wonder Woman steps into the breach, Gotham City’s criminals get the surprise of their lives! Then, Amanda Deibert and Cat Staggs take Diana to school, where she meets her biggest fan!