Tom King and Daniel Sampere taking over Wonder Woman with new volume in September
DC Comics has announced their new creative team for Wonder Woman which will start with a new volume and new numbering once more; and that would be Tom King and Daniel Sampere.
This is part of DC’s new ongoing banner called “Dawn of DC” which already begun with Superman # 1 by Joshua Williamson and Jamal Campbell (you can check Superman # 1 spoilers here and here).
Before the new creative team takes over however, the current creative team of Becky Cloonan, Michael Conrad and more would have to wrap up their current story with Wonder Woman # 800.
What’s important about # 800 is that it ties in to the story that King and Sampere will be telling thanks to a prologue of sorts also done by the two. Other artists who will be working on issue 800 include Jen Bartel and Joelle Jones. Check out the solicit below:
“The princess of Themyscira is reaching her 800th issue on June 20, and the epic storyline from Becky Cloonan (Trial of the Amazons) and Michael W. Conrad (Batgirls), “Whatever Happened to the Warrior of Truth?,” is coming to a conclusion! Diana’s visions become more vivid as she finds herself trapped in the dreams of those around her. As she struggles to escape, her life as Wonder Woman hangs in the balance. When the dust settles, will she still be the Amazons’ greatest champion? Wonder Woman #800 is written by Becky Cloonan, Michael W. Conrad, and Tom King (Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow) with artwork by Joëlle Jones (Catwoman), Jen Bartel (Wonder Woman), Daniel Sampere (Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths), and others.”
According to the story beat for Wonder Woman # 1, the US is going to be hostile to the Amazons once more with a new task force called AXE created with catching and deporting Amazons in the US. Here’s the official synopsis:
“After a mysterious Amazonian is accused of mass murder, the U.S. Congress passes The Amazon Safety Act, barring all Amazons from American soil. To carry out its new law, the government sets up the Amazon Extradition Entity (AXE) task force to remove those who don’t comply by any means necessary. In her search for the truth behind the killing, Wonder Woman now finds herself an outlaw in the world she once swore to protect.”
This could be an interesting run for Wonder Woman and hopefully King can inject the WW books with the same level of detail and intensity he did for Batman and not Heroes in Crisis.