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Starting this summer, DC’s Wonder Woman will have a new leading lady, with Mariko Tamaki (Supergirl: Being Super, Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me) taking over the writing of the long-running superhero’s twice-monthly comic book series.
“Writing for comics is pretty much a dream job full stop,” Tamaki said in a statement about her new gig. “It’s pretty fricking cool. Wonder Woman was the hero I grew up with, she was my little-kid-living-room cosplay. I have always wanted a golden lasso and an invisible jet and I feel like now, writing Wonder Woman, I’m one step closer.”
Tamaki takes over the series with June’s Wonder Woman No. 759, the first of two issues released that month; both Nos. 759 and 760, the first two chapters of her first storyline, will be illustrated by Mikel Janin (Batman), with covers from Batman/Superman’s David Marquez. The storyline doesn’t just see Diana struggle with people’s expectations of Wonder Woman, but also have to deal with the return of a long-lost foe: Maxwell Lord, soon to debut onscreen in this year’s Wonder Woman 1984.
Marquez’s covers for both issues are below. Wonder Woman No. 759, which will be released June 10 digitally and in comic book stores, will also be available with a card stock cover by Jim Lee and Scott Williams; No. 760, available June 24, will also be released with a card stock cover by Joshua Middleton.
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