Wonder Woman Dead Earth #1 is out this week from DC Comics, and this new Black Label title sees writer/artist Daniel Warren Johnson taking the princess of Themyscira into a future where the Earth has been scarred beyond recognition by nuclear bombs.
Our titular heroine is more or less the same — albeit a little bit hazy, having apparently just woken up from some kind of deep freeze that lasted centuries — but basically everything else has changed, and not for the better. Now, DC Comics has been kind enough to share an exclusive preview of the book with The Beat. You can glimpse some of the horrors in the artwork below.
Wonder Woman Dead Earth #1 is the newest work from writer/artist Johnson, who has exploded in popularity after a pair of singular and deeply-personal creator-owned works. The first was the 2017 dystopian battle comic, Extremity, which features a main character that loses a hand, a major fear for an artist like Johnson whose livelihood is tied to his ability to draw. The second is Murder Falcon, the 2018 comic that is all heavy metal on its surface, but all deep and honest emotion surrounding companionship and loss beneath. Joining Johnson on this project, as they have for the previous two, are colorist Mike Spicer and letterer Rus Wooton.
You can find The Beat’s exclusive preview of the book after the jump…
Wonder Woman Dead Earth #1
(W) Daniel Warren Johnson (A/CA) Daniel Warren Johnson
DC BLACK LABEL – PRESTIGE PLUS FORMAT – APPROX. 8.5″ x 10.875″
The celebrated creator of Murder Falcon and Extremity and artist of The Ghost Fleet, Daniel Warren Johnson brings bold sci-fi chops to his DC debut with a harrowing vision of Wonder Woman unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Princess Diana of Themyscira left paradise to save Man’s World from itself. When Wonder Woman awakens from a centuries-long sleep to discover the Earth reduced to a nuclear wasteland, she knows she failed. Trapped alone in a grim future, Diana must protect the last human city from titanic monsters while uncovering its secret of this dead Earth-and how she may be responsible for it.
In Shops: Dec 18, 2019