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It’s been more than three decades since Lynda Carter hung up her satin tights and stopped fighting for our rights with the cancellation of the 1970s Wonder Woman series, but the battle continues in a new digital comic announced by DC Entertainment at New York Comic Con Sunday.
Wonder Woman ‘77 not only spins out of the television series that ran from 1975 to 1979, but also the current Batman ‘66 digital series that launched in 2013 to critical and fan acclaim. As with the latter series, Wonder Woman ‘77 will debut with weekly digital chapters that will later be collected in print (the digital series launches in December, with print versions “to be released early in 2015,” according to DC).
Written by Marc Andreyko, covers for the series will be provided by Nicola Scott. Artists for the stories themselves will be announced in the coming weeks.
Wonder Woman ‘77 was just one of three new digital series announced during DC’s Sunday “Download This!” panel, with the others being based on videogame properties. Mortal Kombat X, debuting in January 2015, will be based on the reboot for the popular game franchise that takes place 25 years after the previous installment, while Fables: The Wolf Among Us adapts the Telltale Games adaptation of Bill Willingham’s Fables comic book series from Vertigo. That title, like Wonder Woman ‘77, launches in December.
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