While every creative team change irks some and brings joy to others, it is necessary to let someone else take the wheel from time to time. Wonder Woman has had writer Brian Azzarello and artist Cliff Chiang at the helm for three years now, and with their time coming to a close, DC has announced who will be taking over the book for the (hopefully) considerable future. Starting in November, that will be writer Meredith Finch and artist David Finch.
Meredith hasn't really worked in mainstream superhero books before, with her only previous comic work being Tales From Oz by Zenescope. Most people are familiar with David's work, especially his more prominent covers for the big two over the last 5 to 6 years, and you can see his first completed image from the upcoming arc above. David Finch can draw, there is no doubt about that, and the image above is gorgeous, but I do hope that the book will contain a less sexualized version of the character overall, as we've been spoiled by Cliff Chiang's sexy yet powerful version of the character over the last 3 years. It's important that the character maintains that, but I have high hopes team Finch can deliver.
As for the story, while I attempted to hop on board Azzarello's mythology centered tale, I just couldn't get invested. Meredith's approach will be a bit more superhero centered, spotlighting her relationships and involvement with the Justice League, and showing her importance in the big three. While her current relationship with Superman will be part of that, it will not be the main crux of the book, as DC already has another book built around that very same thing. It's a tall order, as many talented writers have tried to establish why she is so important, and to solidify her role in the DC trinity, but hopefully this will be the one that sticks.
To read more of the interview with Meredith and David, you can click here to see CBR's complete piece.
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