Newsarama Interview with Greg Rucka on Wonder Woman
Subject line says it all. Greg Rucka talks about his plans for the Amazing Amazon in detail.
I was planning on waiting for the first trade before popping for Rucka's Wonder Woman, but now I'm not so sure. I think he's pushing all the right buttons to pique my interest, and I've been on a Wonder Woman kick lately (which would be a LOT easier to satisfy if, say, DC would reprint the George Perez reboot issues...grrrrrrr). I think I may make room for his first issue, at least.
On the other hand, one comment he makes kind of hacks me off:
This, in sum, is why I have such a hard time reading the average ongoing monthly comic, especially the big-name corporate-brand comic characters. Trevor Barnes, who has been a possible romantic entanglement for Wonder Woman for a while now, is an interesting character in his own right and has the potential to raise the kinds of sparks that you'd get in old Hepburn/Tracy movies (or, more recently, the kind between Maddy & David on Moonlighting or Mulder & Scully on The X-Files). Rucka's comment either gives away a big spoiler for the (admittedly less-than-stellar) Simonson run, or reveals that he's just going to dump a character who's been a fairly important player in the Wonder Woman universe for a year or two because he doesn't think she needs a relationship.
Before we leave Dianaís supporting cast, something that always comes up is a romance. Is that in her cards this time around?
I donít feel the need to hook her up with anybody. Thereís something a little creepy about it Ė there frequently seems to be this undue haste to give her a boyfriend, and I donít really understand it. Itís not that she doesnít want the relationship and companionship; itís not that she wouldnít welcome it, but I donít think that is a defining element of the character. I have no plans to start throwing anybody at her with arms wide. That may change, if I can see a good reason for doing it, but Diana does not need to be defined by her relationship. She doesnít need one, and I donít think she suffers from the lack of one.
Edward Liu | Disney Forum moderator | Toon Zone News Interviews Editor
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I'm rather excited about Rucka's upcoming run. I've never been able to get into the Wonder Woman character - she just never appealed to me in way, shape, or form. But then I picked up Wonder Woman: The Hiketeia by Rucka and J.G. Jones, and absolutely loved it. So much so that I convinced my girlfriend to read it (she loved it as well). At the time, I declared to her that if they ever managed to get Rucka writing the regular monthly title, I'd start buying it. Well, I'm a man of my word - I can't wait for this series to get started, and I'll definitely be checking it out. Rucka's comments on where he's taking the character sound interesting to me, and as a new comer to the title, with no sense of past continuity for the character, the comments about no love interest for her don't bother me at all.
"With my feet upon the ground, I lose myself between the sounds
And open wide to suck it in, I feel it move across my skin.
I'm reaching up and reaching out, I'm reaching for the random, or what ever will bewilder me.
And following our will and wind we may just go where no one's been.
We'll ride the spiral to the end and may just go where no one's been.
Spiral out. Keep going"
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