In all the uproar over DC’s relaunch, what was once a somewhat robust program for original graphic novels seems to have been lost: no talk of any more Earth One books, and Vertigo’s OGN line is limping along in purgatory.
Thus an Amazon listing for WONDER WOMAN: HAND OF THE GODS by Margaret Weis, Lizz Baldwin, Justiniano, and Walden Wong is of some interest. Weis, a bestselling fantasy author for decades, mentioned it briefly in an audio interview
Margaret Weis: Yeah. My daughter and I wrote a couple of romance novels together and we did a Wonder Woman graphic novel once.
Matthew Peterson: Ah. A Wonder Woman graphic novel, huh?
Margaret Weis: Yes. It’s currently being illustrated right now. It was really neat. We really had a great time.
While a Wonder Woman graphic novel by such a popular author sounds like a great idea, there are a couple of problems here. One is the relaunch and attendant new goals — where do OGNs even fit in any more? The other is the artist’s legal problems; in May, he was charged with possession of child pornography, which would make promoting the book a little weird.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.