It drives me insane, how people can’t seem to write a good Wonder Woman story.
On the heels of her being the best part of the Giant Mess DC Comics and Warner Bros. are now trying to clean up, Wonder Woman is getting some focus on the upcoming reboot of the reboot of the reboot that DC Comics is about to do, but this time it looks like DC Comics is doing right. For a start, they’ve brought in Greg Rucka, one of the best writers working in comics today. This is a man who was once considered the cornerstone of DC before they got rid of Rucka and decided to go in the grimdark direction that cost them 21.5% of their readers over the course of a single year.
Rucka seems to think that truth is one of the primary themes of Wonder Woman, and instead of undoing the mess DC comics has made of her over the past few decades, he’s looking to cut through it all and get to the quick of the thing:
“Having realized a lot of what is taken as truth about herself is contradictory and the contradictions have become so acute,” says Greg, “she no longer knows who she is. The first arc (I’m writing) is called True Lies, and she’s attempting to find the truth. Depending on the answers she finds, Diana may be rocked to her very foundation. Is she the goddess of War? Was she made from clay? Is she a demi-goddess? Is Themyscira really what its been presented to be? Look back at how many times Diana’s mother Hippolyta has died; where’s the truth in that? What’s accurate, what isn’t?”
Well, shit. I’m in. I can’t wait to read this. Rucka is the writer on Stumptown, Lazarus, Black Magick… basically anything the man touches turns to solid gold. And this last little tidbit is genuinely exciting:
“We looked at the golden Lasso of Truth,” Rucka explains, “but it’s not the lasso that does it, it’s Diana who brings the truth.”
And we cannot wait to see how good these comics will be.