Writer G. Willow Wilson and artist Cary Nord have been announced to be taking over DC Comics’ Wonder Woman ongoing with November 14’s Wonder Woman #58. Their first storyline, “The Just War,” begins with Wonder Woman going to save Steve Trevor after his military unit come up missing in action while inside a war-torn Eastern European country; while investigating, Diana finds Ares. The synopsis goes:
“When Steve Trevor’s unit goes missing in an Eastern European country torn by revolution, Wonder Woman immediately flies across the globe to help him – only to slam into the brick wall that is Ares, the God of War, who’s taken a strange interest in this conflict,” reads DC’s description of the arc. “But why is Ares acting so strange? Has he turned over a new leaf? Does Wonder Woman have a chance to redeem him? And just as important…if Ares has returned to Earth, then what happened to the supposedly unbreachable prison built to contain him—Wonder Woman’s homeland, Themyscira?”
DC Co-Publisher Dan DiDio descibes Wilson’s hiring as “an incredible opportunity” for the publisher, saying DC “couldn’t be more excited.
“Keeping our core audience engaged requires having the best storytellers around, and she’s definitely a great addition to our current list of writing talent.,” said DiDio in a statement.
This is Wilson’s first major DC work since signing an ‘exclusive’ agreement with Marvel in 2014; the writer did, however, contribute a story for 2016’s Love is Love co-published by DC and IDW Publishing. Wilson wrote for DC from 2007 to 2011 on titles such as Superman, Vixen, The Outsiders, Air, and Cairo. Following the Wonder Woman announcement, Wilson took to Twitter to assure her fanbase that she would not be leaving Marvel: “Not leaving Marvel! Still have irons in the fire.” Wilson had this to say in a statement:
“I’m delighted to be writing such an iconic character as Wonder Woman and to be working with DC once again. With more than 75 years of history, Wonder Woman has a wealth of backstory and drama to draw from, and I look forward to putting a spin on Diana and her supporting cast that’s both new, yet familiar. It’ll be a challenge to do her justice, but I like a challenge and can’t wait to get started.”
The initial announcement of Wilson’s work on Wonder Woman was done in DC’s All Access Video series.