DC Announces Wonder Woman: Earth One
Earth One, as I understand it, is DC’s stab at Marvel’s Ultimate Universe. It takes classic DC characters and retells their origin stories and early adventures. So far we’ve gotten stories for Superman and Batman, and it sounds like people like them. I know I liked Batman: Earth One. Now DC is aiming to round out the Trinity with a new story for the Princess of the Amazons.
At a press event last week in honor of Grant Morrison, it was announced that Morrison would be teaming up with artist Yanick Paquette for Wonder Woman: Earth One. The book, like all the others, will be a new look at Diana of Themyscira’s origin and she became Wonder Woman.
Back in March, in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Morrison was asked if he was excited to put his own spin on the iconic character. He said…
This is some of the most fun I’ve had in a long time, because it’s a completely different type of comic book. Usually I don’t do masses of research, but for Wonder Woman, I’ve actually been working my way through the entire history of feminism. I want this to be fucking serious, you know? I want this to be really, really good, to reflect not only what women think, but what men think of women. I’m trying to do something really different from what’s been done with the character before. That one’s been amazing fun, because it’s nothing like anything I’ve ever done before.
No word on a release date yet for this, but I am so fucking excited. Morrison is one of my favorite writers and Paquette is a great artist. We’ll be updating you guys on this series as we know more.
Source: DC Comics Source Blog