- Posted by Johanna on November 27, 2007 at 7:10 am
- Category: LinkBlogging
Today’s NY Times has an article headlined “Wonder Woman Gets a New Voice, and It’s Female” focusing on Gail Simone’s start writing the book. She’s credited as “the first woman to serve as ‘ongoing writer’ in the character’s 66-year history.” Which is a damn shame that it took this long.
There’s an accompanying photo gallery with three cover images briefly discussing the title’s history and four pages from Wonder Woman #15. I didn’t zoom in enough to read the balloons, but I found it interesting that, of those four pages, she’s only in costume in the last.
As expected from an article with this early paragraph:
It’s an assignment that will only increase Ms. Simone’s profile. It’s also the latest move by DC Comics to push Wonder Woman, the company’s third-ranked hero, behind Superman and Batman, into the spotlight.
it’s a puff piece. But good for them for getting the coverage, and congratulations to Gail. I did find it interesting that, while discussing her family and career background, the article didn’t mention that she uses a pseudonym. I would think that the Times would want to make note of such things. Anyway, hearing her talk about her plans makes me more interested in checking out the next issue. She’s very good at that.