Starting from issue #36, the husband-and-wife team of writer Meredith Finch (making her DC Comics debut) and artist David Finch (Justice League, Forever Evil) will team up to expand on the mythology of Diana, as well as grounding her further in humanity and exploring her interpersonal relationships.
In an interview on her new appointment with CBR, Meredith said;
“I think that coming on as the new writer, I would be doing myself — and really, all the work Brian’s done — a disservice to try to recreate or continue his story. He’s done such a beautiful job telling it, and it wouldn’t be fair to him, it wouldn’t be fair to the fans, and I don’t think it would be fair to myself to try to continue on all the stories he’s done. I know at the end of his issues, he is planning on having that story essentially wrapped up. So while there’s going to be some of what he’s created, because I’d be foolish not to take advantage of what he’s got, we’re definitely going to steer the book a little more into a more mainstream — I guess I’d say there will be some superhero stuff in it. It really will still be a very character-driven book, though. I think that’s what Brian did so well with it, and what we’re hoping to do in terms of telling the character stories in our own way.”
And in terms of what to expect from the book moving forwards, David said;
“In terms of the actual story itself, I think really, the main theme we wanted to touch on is just Wonder Woman as a character and as a person. She has her personal life with Superman, and she has her professional life with the Justice League, and she also has to deal with the Amazons and the gods — and all these things conflict with each other. She’s ultimately a human being, she can’t be everywhere at once, and it’s incredibly stressful. I think some of what Meredith wanted to do was really play off of that clash; it really tells a lot about who Wonder Woman is. And, um, uh — I’m babbling, I’m not the writer!”
So what do we think of the change, folks? And what do you make of a (relatively) untested writer being handed the reigns of one of DC’s New 52 success stories?
The writer of this piece was: Craig Neilson (aka Ceej)
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