Coinciding with the June premiere of Warner Bros.' "Wonder Woman," DC Comics will release a one-shot that spotlights the iconic heroine's longtime ally and love interest Steve Trevor.
Written by Tim Seeley ("Nightwing," "Grayson") and illustrated by Christian Duce ("Detective Comics," "Batman & Robin Eternal"), "Wonder Woman: Steve Trevor" #1 will pit the character against an ancient foe, without the aid of Diana.
“Steve and Diana’s longtime friendship, despite their coming from separate worlds, is inspiring," Seeley said in a statement. "But in this story, we’ll get a chance to see Steve come face to face with a villain from Wonder Woman’s past, who he’ll have to overcome without her help."
Created by William Moulton Marston and H.G. Peter, Steve Trevor debut in 1941 in "All Star Comics" #8, the same issue that introduced Wonder Woman. The story is well-established, and will play out again on the big screen, with Steve an American pilot who washes ashore on Themyscira, becoming the first foreigner to step foot on the island paradise inhabited by the Amazons. The first man Diana ever saw, Steve introduces her to Man's World when she accompanies him home.
Although the details, and the exact nature of their relationship, have changed over the decades, the broad strokes remain the same, with Steve and Diana working together for the benefit of the world.
Directed by Patty Jenkins, Warner Bros.' "Wonder Woman" stars Gal Gadot as Diana and Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, joined by Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, Elena Anaya, Lucy Davis, Saïd Taghmaoui, Ewen Bremner and David Thewlis. The film arrives June 2 in theaters, followed June 7 by the release of DC's "Wonder Woman: Steve Trevor" #1.