The comic book industry kicks into high gear next week, as creators, companies, studios and fans converge on San Diego for the biggest pop culture event of the year, San Diego Comic-Con. But why wait? Whether you can’t make the show or because you want to get the news and excitement kicking early, The Source is here for you.
WONDER WOMAN #600 – as you could probably tell – was all the buzz last week, and with good reason. The issue unveiled a new costume designed by Co-Publisher Jim Lee timed to the launch of writer J. Michael Straczynski’s run on the series. Well, the news doesn’t stop there. We’re happy to announce that the issue has sold out, and that the second printing will feature a new cover by regular series artist Don Kramer.
Writing and drawing a Wonder Woman story was almost as much fun as being eight years old and finding my mom's silver poster board, cutting it up and turning it into a pair of bullet-proof bracelets, and then getting my kid brother to shoot at me with his plastic pellet gun. [gallery link="file"]
What an amazing week, huh folks? Not only did we hear from a legendary collection of Wonder Woman creators past and present, but we also got a bit of news as well. But more on that later today. To close things out, we’ve got a gallery of Grade-A pinups from WONDER WOMAN #600, featuring some of the biggest and most talented artists to ever put pen to paper. So take a few minutes out of your Friday to see the Amazon Princess interpreted by the likes of Shane Davis, Ivan Reis, Guillem March, Jock and Greg Horn. [gallery link="file"]
The thing I love most about Wonder Woman is her roots. Raised an Amazon warrior, her very essence combines the very best of mythology and modern day heroes. You could say she bridges the gap between the heroic tales the Greeks used to tell, to the modern day feats of the heroes that roam the DC Universe. In one word she is EPIC. Best of all she just plain kicks ass! [gallery link="file"]
“George Perez would like to draw a story for Wonder Woman #600, and he wants you to write it.” What? George Perez what? He wants WHO to write it? I’ve had some amazing experiences as a writer in the time I’ve been at DC Comics, but every comic writer will tell you there’re few things as thrilling as working with an artist you’ve adored for years. Every assignment is special and important, but writing JLA for Jose Garcia Lopez, writing Superman for John Byrne, or writing a Black Canary story for Michael Golden, well, those are moments a writer lives for.