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The Miller/Sienkiewicz Wonder Woman Bondage Series That Never Was

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The Miller/Sienkiewicz Wonder Woman Bondage Series That Never Was

In Nothing Was Delivered, we look at announced comic book projects that never came about. We’ll try to find out WHY they didn’t come out. I’m sure you all know tons of examples of comic book projects like these, so feel free to write me at brianc@cbr.com to tell me some for future columns.

With all of the coverage of Wonder Woman as of late, reader Frank W. wrote in to suggest that I feature this one. I did a Comic Book Legend on it just last year, but I figured that sure, fair enough, it works for here, as well (and honestly, since that was before the three Comic Book Legends Revealed legends were split up, you can’t even find that legend through a traditional internet search).

As I noted in that legend, our pal, Sue, from the great DC Women Kicking Ass Tumblr, posted the following image by Bill Sienkiewicz

Rich Johnston then got a statement from Sienkiewicz where he explained what the project would have been about…

Frank and I were jazzed about working together again. We were up for doing another series and churning the waters on on some old DC character, as he’d done with Dark Knight.

Wonder Woman seemed like a pretty good choice. She been simultaneously revered and handled poorly in some incarnations. To me she’s always been a ‘”symbol” more than a character that has been well-utilized in a story context. The most interesting stuff was the earliest – and felt the ripest for revisiting.

The fact that her creator William Marston also created the precursor to the lie detector and was into bondage lent a weird kinky vibe and made the idea of mucking with her and her origin a potentially fun trip.

The image was done by me to visually test the water, so to speak and my own comfort level, if not everyone else’s, about how far it could be pushed. I did some others that were far more extreme, no one has seen those, this one was relatively tame by comparison. Still it was perhaps a bit over the top, but I think Frank and I invited that. So was the idea for the series in very basic broad stroke discussions between Frank and I , with some input from then-DC editor Bob Schreck. The piece was never intended to be seen by anyone else, but of course , someone bought the original , and despite assurances from everyone who had seen the piece that they would not pass it along ( I should have known better, it was too provocative NOT to make the rounds)… ah well, so it goes.

But as for actually doing the series – who knows?

Since Bob Schreck was involved, this almost certainly would have taken place roughly around the time that Miller did Dark Knight Strikes Again, so not too far off from the date on the piece by Sienkiewicz, which would be around 2005.

Unlike some of the other projects that I typically feature in this column, I could see this one still actually coming out! If Miller and Sienkiewicz are still game, of course.

Thanks to Sue, Rich and Bill for the information and thanks to George for the suggestion! If anyone else wants to know about an announced but never published comic book, drop me a line at brianc@cbr.com!

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