JMS takes over Superman and Wonder Woman!

J. Michael Straczynski is the new writer for the Superman and Wonder Woman titles, beginning with #701 and #601 respectively.

On Friday we reported that Gail Simone was leaving Wonder Woman, and now we have the answer to who’s replacing her, and more.

J. Michael Straczynski, or JMS will be taking over both books, beginning with Superman #701 and Wonder Woman #601. The artists for the runs are unknown.

The writer, who’s comics work has mainly been for Marvel, is a recent convert to DCU, penning The Brave & The Bold and also the upcoming Superman: Earth One graphic novel, he has this to say about the job:

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."

This story comes from CBR , it was up on the DCU source, but they’ve taken it down. They’ll have more info later in the day.

This is good news, JMS is a great writer, and his passion for Superman is second to none, and maybe he’ll be able to get a good take on Wonder Woman.

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Posted originally: 2010-03-08 08:59:57

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