DCU in 2011: Phil Hester on Wonder Woman's villains
Mon, 01/10/2011 - 2:00pm
Writer Phil Hester has big plans for Wonder Woman in 2011, which includes digging into dark corners of Diana's past and deep into her rogues gallery.
Phil says it much better than I can:
"I’ve had the pleasure of revamping a few Wonder Woman villains of late and let me tell you something, I’ve never wished harder for a time machine. I’d love to go back and tell my twelve-year-old self that I’d someday be making a list of real-live DC super villains to play with, and deciding their fates in the pages of Wonder Woman.
Also, I’d knock the peanut butter cups out of my hand.
I’ve spent many a sleepless night making a mental checklist of all the awful people in the DCU who hate our beloved Diana, and though she deserves no enmity from any quarter, the list is long. Long and colorful.
There are decades of rogues to choose from, some ridiculous, some genuinely disturbing. And like Batman’s enemies, Wonder Woman’s seem to take their vendettas very personally. There are so many character flaws and bizarre quirks piled into these creeps that any writer could find a handhold there. I could lose myself for days scaling the mountain of peculiar opponents
lined up against Diana.
Yes, there is no shortage of miscreants who hate Wonder Woman, but that’s not enough for Wonder Woman: Odyssey. Mere hatred won’t do. I unfurl the list again in my head and check off the villains who hate Diana...
Until I find one who loves her.