When I was little, I was first introduced to Wonder Woman via the television series starring Lynda Carter. I was head-over-heels in love, a crush that holds strong to this day. While Wonder Woman clearly has appeal on her own, Carter is largely credited for immortalizing the live version of everyone’s favorite Amazon Princess. Naturally, I was thrilled to learn DC Comics had announced the launch of another Digital First series with Wonder Woman as the star, the first being the well-received, non-continuity-based Sensation series. This time, DC has followed its successful Batman ’66 formula based on the popular, campy television series from the ’60s starring Adam West, with Wonder Woman ’77 based on the campy television series from the ’70s using the likeness of Lynda Carter.
For those of us who believe that Lynda Carter is the one and only Wonder Woman, this is a dream come true! (I was campaigning for a chance to draw Sensation. I may have to rethink my fantasy project aspirations!)
DC is smart to up Wonder Woman’s profile with Gal Gadot set to take on WW in the forthcoming film, Batman V. Superman. With Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang’s run on the Wonder Woman monthly series being a stand out from the New 52, she has gained momentum that doesn’t seem to be slowing down.
The series is edited by Jim Chadwick, with Marc Andreyko handling the writing chores and Nicola Scott on covers. They haven’t announced the roster of artists yet, but I suspect my pal and WW legend Phil Jiminez will lend his talents, as it would be the only explanation for why we haven’t seen his work on Sensation yet. Remember, DC, call me. I’m free. Haha.
Check out Wonder Woman ’77 this December.