Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang depart, replaced by artist David Finch and wife.
DC Comic’s monthly title of Wonder Woman is getting a facelift. Starting with Issue 36 in November, husband and wife duo David and Meredith Finch will attempt to bring the iconic character into a different light.
Since the start of the New 52 back in September of 2011, the Amazonian Princess has had her origins altered. Instead of simply being a clay figure brought to life by magic, it is revealed that she is the natural-born daughter of Zeus and Hippolyta- thus making her a demigoddess. Her newfound connection to the Greek Gods causes her to clash with other mythological beings.
The Finches aim to peer inside the character by exploring her personal relationships with not only her fellow members of the Justice League (including Superman), but the Amazons as well.
“We wanted to make her a little more flawed. She doesn’t always necessarily have the answers,” artist David Finch said on Monday in an interview with USA Today.
Another goal the team shares is to reinforce the more feminine aspect of the character to better appeal to a growing female audience. Since her creation in 1941, Wonder Woman has been primarily written by men. “Women tend to act in a different way,” said writer Meredith Finch. “It makes sense if you’re going to try to attract that female market that you appeal to them on every level- your writing demographic reflects the demographic of your readership.”
“A big part of what Meredith wants to do is write a story about a woman who is trying to take on all those different things and try to make them all work together,” David Finch added. “With (superhero) movies being so popular and the audience that comics have, it’s really the right time for Wonder Woman.
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Source: USA Today
Image Source: David Finch