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All-Star Wonder Woman Announced

Postby Leckomaniac on Mon Aug 21, 2006 5:50 pm

According to this article...Adam Hughes will be writing and drawing All-Star Wonder Woman...set to debut in summer of '07. This news was kind of alluded to at SDCC this year...but this announcement makes it official. Of interest is also the fact that Hughes has signed an exclusive contract with DC.

This seems to be a perfect fit for the character. Lets hope that since Hughes is both writing and drawing...that perhaps this title will be shipped on time as opposed to its counterpart All-Star Batman & Robin.

What do you folks think?
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Postby buster00 on Mon Aug 21, 2006 6:00 pm

OK, but which WW are they going to be using? Diana? Donna Troy? Cathy Lee Crosby? It doesn't say.

I hope DC and Hughes aren't going to try to waste our time with that convoluted Donna Troy storyline with the All-Star title.
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Postby Leckomaniac on Mon Aug 21, 2006 6:17 pm

Interesting points buster...I assume there will be an interview with Hughes coming up shortly. That is usually the order of these things...annoucnements...and then interviews. I imagine we shall have some answers to these questions in due time.
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Postby Leckomaniac on Mon Aug 21, 2006 8:14 pm

Leckomaniac wrote:Interesting points buster...I assume there will be an interview with Hughes coming up shortly. That is usually the order of these things...annoucnements...and then interviews. I imagine we shall have some answers to these questions in due time.


Yes...I am quoting myself...but it appears as though I was correct. You can get to the interview with Adam Hughes here. For those of you too lazy to read the whole thing...here are some nice tidbits.

[quote]“My plan is to start with Steve Trevor crashing on Paradise Island, and hilarity ensues,â€
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Postby ONeillSG1 on Mon Aug 21, 2006 8:54 pm

Anything on an All-Star Green Lantern?
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Postby Leckomaniac on Mon Aug 21, 2006 9:00 pm

ONeillSG1 wrote:Anything on an All-Star Green Lantern?


Nope. I think they are focusing on the "big 3". Characters like the Green Lantern, Green Arrow, and the Flash have to take a back seat. Maybe if these All-Star titles take off...they will consider it.
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Postby ONeillSG1 on Mon Aug 21, 2006 9:01 pm

I consider Green Lantern in the Top 4 of DC just because his level of power via the ring matches and possibly surpasses Superman and Wonder Woman, while he can take Batman easily as long as he's empowered.

Also, the history of the character being intertwined with some heavy, deep subjects like racism, drug abuse and alcoholism really lends itself to the treatment.

I really hope they do a nice All-Star take of Hal Jordan.
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Postby athenabodicea on Mon Aug 21, 2006 9:10 pm

This sounds really great.... :)
I like the fact that he will be concentrating on portraying the Golden Age WW and starting from the beginning when Steve Trevor crashed on Themyscira island....

Thanks for the heads up.... ;)
One of my favorite Wonder Woman covers was drawn by Adam Hughes...
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Postby Leckomaniac on Mon Aug 21, 2006 9:26 pm

I get what you are saying about the Green Lantern...however...while he has plenty of power...traditionally, his popularity hasn't reached the heights that the "big 3" has. I would argue though...that recently the Green Lantern has become much more popular than Wonder Woman. Evidence of this can be found in the volume of books...WW has a single book (All-Star will make it two) whereas there are currently three Green Lantern books (GL, Ion, GL Corps).

Athena...I love the way Hughes draws WW. I can't wait for his art on this book.
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Postby ONeillSG1 on Mon Aug 21, 2006 9:35 pm

Leckomaniac wrote:I get what you are saying about the Green Lantern...however...while he has plenty of power...traditionally, his popularity hasn't reached the heights that the "big 3" has. I would argue though...that recently the Green Lantern has become much more popular than Wonder Woman. Evidence of this can be found in the volume of books...WW has a single book (All-Star will make it two) whereas there are currently three Green Lantern books (GL, Ion, GL Corps).


I think the lack of books are because of a lack of real crossover possibilities for the character.

Really other than the self-titled book, Wonder Woman's other possible place for feature is JLA. They're not going to do a Paradise Island book, or an Amazon book.

I think the movie will raise awareness of the character, as the possibility of a Green Lantern film WITHOUT Jack Black will help the attention to the GL comics.

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I always loved this pic. All they needed was the Daily Planet in the background and WW's lasso and they got the entire DC go-to characters.

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Re: Morrison And Van Sciver’s Wonder Woman?

Postby TheButcher on Wed Dec 29, 2010 10:21 pm

From Bleeding Cool 11/16/2009:
Grant Morrison And Ethan Van Sciver’s Wonder Woman? (UPDATE)
The past week DC Comics held a creative retreat for a number of high-profile creators. And as part of it, mobile phones and devices were been told off and people asked not to twitter as a result. Which is why Geoff Johns went twitter dark from November 7th after posting;

Out with Blackest Night editor Adam Schlagman in NYC. Talking our next project…we both love Black Manta.


Well, we weren’t going to hear much more about Black Manta. Indeed, socialising with those outside of the retreat was curtailed, as DC went into a little bit of an information lockdown.

So what little came out?

Well, Jim Lee and Geoff Johns’ Justice League still seems to be a go. It will be a number one book guaranteed, with the big name characters on board, the writer of the hugely successful Blackest Night and the hottest comic artist of the last twenty years.

’d previously rumoured that Grant Morrison would be writing a Wonder Woman title, but this week I was given the other side of the creative pairing, Ethan Van Sciver. The two worked together on New X-Men, most memorably when they decided to put the word “SEX” in the background of every issue. Bless them.

Morrison has talked about working on Wonder Woman before, writing;
I love what Gail Simone (especially) and other writers have done to empower the Wonder Woman concept but I must admit I’ve always sensed something slightly bogus and troubling at its heart. When I dug into the roots of the character I found an uneasy melange of girl power, bondage and disturbed sexuality that has never been adequately dealt with or fully processed out to my mind. I’ve always felt there was something oddly artificial about Wonder Woman, something not like a woman at all.

Having said that, I became quite fascinated by these contradictions and problems and tried to resolve them for what turned into a different project entirely…


Could this be that project? Ethan Van Sciver has stated that Wonder Woman is one of his favourite characters, he has been linked to a Gail Simone Wonder Woman project that has yet to see fruition, a Gail Simone Plastic Man project that never was (and in any case was probably a Geoff Johns Plastic Man project) and his profile at DC Comics has been nicely rising over the last few years on Green Lantern books.

I understand the format may be similar to Morrison and Quitely on Batman And Robin, with Ethan drawing the first arc, then taking a break of two or three arcs while other artists jopin the book, and then returning.

Oh and thanks to the Daily Scans folks, here’s basically Morrison’s Wonder Woman ouevre to date…

UPDATE: I heard more chatter confirming the book today but after contacted Ethan Van Sciver earlier, he got in touch to say

A lot of stuff is said, but I honestly haven’t decided what to do after FLASH. So run the rumor if you’d like.


Thanks Ethan! And hell, just from this perspective, it would be rather sweet.


Leckomaniac wrote:Per Rich Johnston's Bleeding Cool:

Well Geoff Johns announced that he and Francis Manapul will be on Flash, I understand that Johns will stay on Green Lantern that he will head up a new core Justice League Of America title to be announced shortly. So while Geoff keeps control over the League and two of its members, friend and colleague Grant Morrison will be keeping the others in check, continuing a monthly Batman book but also adding a Superman and Wonder Woman book to the mix, for the full Trinity set.

Sweet jumpin jelly bean! Grant Morrison on Superman and Wonder Woman. I just hope Quitely is on one of those books.
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Re: Grant Morrison's All Star Wonder Woman?

Postby TheButcher on Wed Dec 29, 2010 10:22 pm

Leckomaniac wrote:
TheButcher wrote:From Bleeding Cool:
DC’s Exclusive War Shifts Focus To Wonder Woman

He’s not ready to be announced yet. Mostly because he’s still got plenty of work at Marvel. But I understand that the good folk at Marvel know that another of their artists will be joining DC on an exclusive basis to work on the upcoming Grant Morrison’s still-yet-to-be-announced Wonder Woman run.


The consensus seems to be that it is Phil Jimenez. Sounds sweet to me!
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Re: Grant Morrison's All Star Wonder Woman?

Postby TheButcher on Wed Dec 29, 2010 10:23 pm

From Bleeding Cool 01/27/2010:
Grant Morrison’s Wonder Woman Too Weird For The DCU?
One of my all-time favourite runs on a superhero comic was Grant Morrison and Richard Case on Doom Patrol. A quite astounding take on what had become a more traditional superhero comic, mixing in surreal and dada influences and creating something that obeyed all the tropes and patterns of a superhero comic but twisted all the surface details into unrecognizable forms. Nothing since, not Arkham Asylum, not New X-Men, not Marvel Boy, not Final Crisis, has been quite the sea change that Doom Patrol represented. Now it seems Grant Morrison is part and parcel of the DC Universe, his vision for Batman and other characters married with Geoff Johns’, twin engines for the DCU jumbo jet.

Well it seems there’s been a small parachute jump.

It seems that Wonder Woman run that Grant Morrison and the yet-unnamed-currently-Marvel exclusive artist are planning has just proved a bit much. A bit too outside the box. A bit too.. well. A bit too Grant Morrison. As a result, the team won’t be taking over the monthly title, and the project will exist in its own separate continuity. And while, just as with Doom Patrol, I think in continuity mad series (such as X-Statix or even NextWave) can help shake up and refresh the tied-in continuity as a whole, it’s a lot harder right now to have such a series in the current market, especially such a high profile one. So at least we can be more sure that we’ll be getting unfiltered Morrison Wonder Woman here, not the diluted-by-crossover stuff.
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Re: Grant Morrison's All Star Wonder Woman?

Postby TheButcher on Wed Dec 29, 2010 10:35 pm

From USA TODAY:
Batsuit up: The Dark Knight goes 'Incorporated'
Brian Truitt wrote:Since Scottish writer Grant Morrison took over guiding Batman and his consortium of Gotham City characters five years ago, he's given the Dark Knight a son, killed and replaced him for a while, had him travel through time and now has him recruiting Batmen all over the world.

And before his run is over, Morrison is promising an epic of Shakespearean proportions.

You would think that would all make one, well, a little bit batty. But Morrison has kept from turning completely nocturnal.

Brian Truitt wrote:Morrison is also plotting his own exit strategy in about two years. He thinks that by then he'll be able to bring everything he wants to say to a close. He has other creator-owned ideas Morrison wants to take a stab at, as well as reinvention concepts for Wonder Woman and The Flash a la All-Star Superman.
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Re: All-Star Wonder Woman Announced

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Re: All-Star Wonder Woman Announced

Postby Leckomaniac on Sun Aug 21, 2011 7:58 pm



You get such a sense of this when reading his book SUPERGODS. I want that Wonder Woman right now! Hear me DC!
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Re: All-Star Wonder Woman Announced

Postby minstrel on Mon Aug 22, 2011 12:55 am

Superheroes should be sexy. Male and female. They're supposed to be perfect physical beings. Teenage boys are supposed to be wanking. Etc. Etc.

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Re: All-Star Wonder Woman Announced

Postby Pacino86845 on Mon Aug 22, 2011 9:12 am

Leckomaniac wrote:


You get such a sense of this when reading his book SUPERGODS. I want that Wonder Woman right now! Hear me DC!


Do you review Supergods somewhere in The Zone? I'd like to read it, if so.
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Re: All-Star Wonder Woman Announced

Postby Leckomaniac on Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:36 pm

Pacino86845 wrote:
Leckomaniac wrote:


You get such a sense of this when reading his book SUPERGODS. I want that Wonder Woman right now! Hear me DC!


Do you review Supergods somewhere in The Zone? I'd like to read it, if so.


I have not reviewed it. Maybe I will at some time, but law school has my time locked tight in a vice. But it is part oral history of the superhero comic (which is really fun and interesting) and part autobiography (which is really trippy and engaging). I enjoyed it. But I am a Morrison fanboy.
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Re: All-Star Wonder Woman Announced

Postby DennisMM on Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:25 pm

Morrison said that to understand Woman Woman, he had to read the history of feminism from de Beauvoir to Dworkin. C'mon, Grant. We know you're learned. No need to put yourself on a pedestal. Nonetheless, I am interested in seeing where this goes. I hope it doesn't go right up its own fundament,as too many Morrison projects have.
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Re: All-Star Wonder Woman Announced

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Re: All-Star Wonder Woman Announced

Postby TheButcher on Fri May 10, 2013 4:51 am

Here Comes Wonder Woman Earth One By Grant Morrison And Yanick Paquette
Rich Johnston wrote:We’ve been talking about this one for a while.

Quite a while.

But here’s the first physical evidence. A double page splash from Grant Morrison and Yanick Paquette’s upcoming Wonder Woman Earth One, joining the original graphic novel series Superman Earth One and Batman Earth One on the shelves. And hopefully plumping up a Wonder Woman entry in next year’s Essential DC catalogue…

Here’s what we might be looking forward to…

So Marston had all these ideas and it was very deep, there was a book by him which was hidden in the DC Comics vaults because they didn’t really want anyone to see it, and a friend of mine at DC sneaked it out for me one time. And it’s this thing, and honestly you can’t read it, it’s deranged, it’s like the guys just done mescaline or something, talking about his sexual theories.

…But then Marston died, and that energy left the strip, it just disappeared… when you took the sex out of Wonder Woman, the thing went flat. And the sales died immediately after Marston himself died and never ever recovered.

… I think I’ve found a way, but I’m not gonna tell you what I’ve done because hopefully the Wonder Woman series will be out next year sometime or thereabouts. But I think I’ve found a way to get all that back in again but it took a lot of reading. This has been the hardest project I’ve ever done.

That Superman’s meant to be this ultimate expression of masculinity and he still gets to be sexual, while Wonder Woman’s meant to be the ultimate expression of womanhood and yet she isn’t allowed anything to do with sex.

Expect solicitations any day now.
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Re: All-Star Wonder Woman Announced

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Wonder Woman graphic novel: Grant Morrison takes on the feminist icon
Noelene Clark wrote:Wonder Woman is getting a modern makeover in an upcoming graphic novel by award-winning comic writer Grant Morrison and artist Yanick Paquette. “Wonder Woman: Earth One” reimagines the Amazon warrior’s mythic origin in a modern-day setting. The graphic novel follows J. Michael Straczynski’s “Superman: Earth One” and Geoff Johns’ “Batman: Earth One.”

For Morrison, who is nearing the end of his successful run with “Batman Incorporated” (issue No. 13 is due out July 24), writing a Wonder Woman book represented a chance to round out the trinity. Morrison has already written extensive Superman and Batman stories, but Wonder Woman has always been a periphery character in his work. Paquette (“Ultimate X-Men,” “Swamp Thing”) drew a handful of “Wonder Woman” books in the late 1990s.

The 120-page “Wonder Woman: Earth One” comes at a time when the lasso-wielding heroine appears to be on the brink of a popularity resurgence. The CW is developing a Wonder Woman television show, and many fans are pushing for a big-screen feature based on the Amazon.

Hero Complex chatted with Morrison about the character’s origins, previous Wonder Woman iterations, and his plans for the superheroine in “Wonder Woman: Earth One.”
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Wonder Woman: The Trial of Diana Prince

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Grant Morrison's "Wonder Woman: Earth One" Gets New Title
Wonder Woman: The Trial of Diana Prince
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Re: All-Star Wonder Woman Announced

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New Wonder Woman Book Aims to Spotlight Female Diversity in Comics
Grant Morrison promises that "The Trial of Wonder Woman" will demonstrate that "there's not just one type of woman and she's not representative of all women.
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