On the heels of the announcement that Greg Rucka is leaving Wonder Woman, DC Comics has announced Shea Fontana will pick up writing duties with Wonder Woman #26.
Fontana is no stranger to Wonder Woman having helped shape the DC Super Hero Girls universe, writing the original graphic novel and The New York Times bestseller DC SUPER HERO GIRLS: FINALS CRISIS and its subsequent installments, as well as the animated shorts and the first original animated movie DC SUPER HERO GIRLS: HERO OF THE YEAR. Now, Fontana is graduating to DC’s flagship WONDER WOMAN series.
“Having worked on DC Super Hero Girls for the last few years, I have a great sense of Wondy, a teenage Wonder Woman in a high school setting, and it’s an honor and an adrenaline rush to be writing her now ‘all grown up,’” explained Fontana in a statement from DC Comics. “Many of her core characteristics continue to remain routed in peace, justice and equality, but as an adult she’s seen a lot more war and tragedy, and is dealing with her world from a wiser, more experienced point of view.”
Artist Liam Sharp also announced his departure from the Wonder Woman series, and he will be replaced (for the first two issues at least) with Mike Andolfo.
Wonder Woman #26 and #27 arrive in stores on July 12 and 26th.