Greg Rucka, Wonder Lady‘s existing writer, shared in an interview with Comicosity that he believes the Amazonian warrior princess “has been in adore and had relationships with other women.”
On the comic’s 75th anniversary, Rucka and illustrator Nicola Scott will have Wonder Lady starring in a new title that, according to io9, “goes back and forth between her previous and present.” Rucka discussed with Comicosity what Wonder Woman’s queerness implies for her character arc.
If Wonder Lady had been made to be straight, after growing up only around ladies and learning how to adore ladies in each capacity, it would diminish her character, according to Rucka:
“When we speak about agency of characters in 2016, Diana deciding to leave her property forever—which is what she believes she’s doing—if she does that simply because she’s fallen for a guy, I believe that diminishes her heroism. She does not leave since of Steve. She leaves simply because she wants to see the world and somebody must go and do this point. And she has resolved it have to be her to make this sacrifice.”
Rucka noted that no a single in DC opposed the concept to assert that Wonder Woman is queer. The comic’s extended and storied history has been a complicated one with audiences who have observed the Amazonian community’s very same-sex proclivities as a titillating aspect of Wonder Woman’s character.
We can not wait to see what Rucka, Scott, and our favorite warrior princess have in store.