DC has announced that J. Michael Stracznski has been brought on board to write the Superman and Wonder Woman titles beginning in July 2010.
DC posted a statement from the writer about writing both of the books.
â€œFor as long as Iâ€™ve been doing conventions (starting in the early Cretaceous period, when it was just me and a handful of pterosaurs on a panel debating whether or not mammals with opposable thumbs were really necessary to the writing of quality comics, a point still hotly debated today), there has always been the same question from folks in the audience: â€œIs there any one character who is your dream character to write for?â€ The answer has always been the same: Superman. When I first came over to DC, that dream was realized in part by Dan DiDioâ€™s gracious invitation to write the first of potentially many Superman original graphic novels. Now the dream has come fully true with the opportunity to write for the mainstream title, in a story that returns Superman to his roots in a way that will have the whole country talking about him in ways that we havenâ€™t seen in a long time.
Similarly, the chance to write Wonder Woman â€” the nearest analogue to Superman in the DCU â€” is massively exciting. Sheâ€™s a vital, powerful character, and we hope to bring a more contemporary sensibility to her character will retaining everything that makes her unique.
That DC is willing to jump-start these two runs in the pages of their respective anniversary issues is a great opportunity and a vote of confidence in what we have planned for these characters. Iâ€™m looking forward to this with more excitement than words can convey.
Itâ€™s gonna be a blast.â€
Superman #701 and Wonder Woman #601 arrive in July.Â I love what JMS did with Thor, and if he can bring the same power to Superman AND Wonder Woman, color me impressed.