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.

“For as long as I’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: “Is there any one character who is your dream character to write for?” The answer has always been the same: Superman. When I first came over to DC, that dream was realized in part by Dan DiDio’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 haven’t seen in a long time.

Similarly, the chance to write Wonder Woman — the nearest analogue to Superman in the DCU — is massively exciting. She’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. I’m looking forward to this with more excitement than words can convey.

It’s gonna be a blast.”

Superman #701 and Wonder Woman #601 arrive in July.  I love what JMS did with Thor, and if he can bring the same power to Superman AND Wonder Woman, color me impressed.

via The Source

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  1. Kirby
    March 8, 2010 at 9:39 am — Reply

    This may be interesting, but I had been kind of enjoying what James Robinson was doing on SUperman.

  2. bucs71
    March 8, 2010 at 1:14 pm — Reply

    I am looking forward to this. Hopefully, JMS’ Superman book will be self-contained and we can get out of this crossover rut Supe has been in.

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