Bleeding Cool has recently let leak that the Wonder Woman project that Grant Morrison has been working on (and has teased at least once) will be Wonder Woman: Year One.
Due out in 2013, the book will have artwork by Morrison’s collaborator on Seven Soldiers: Bulleteer and Batman Incorporated, Yanick Paquette, who is currently lending his artistic talents to Scott Snyder’s Swamp Thing series.
More details after the break.
Here are some words the writer had to say about the character and his upcoming project:
So Marston had all these ideas and it was very deep, there was a book by him which was hidden in the DC Comics vaults because they didn’t really want anyone to see it, and a friend of mine at DC sneaked it out for me one time. And it’s this thing, and honestly you can’t read it, it’s deranged, it’s like the guys just done mescaline or something, talking about his sexual theories.
…But then Marston died, and that energy left the strip, it just disappeared… when you took the sex out of Wonder Woman, the thing went flat. And the sales died immediately after Marston himself died and never ever recovered.
… I think I’ve found a way, but I’m not gonna tell you what I’ve done because hopefully the Wonder Woman series will be out next year sometime or thereabouts. But I think I’ve found a way to get all that back in again but it took a lot of reading. This has been the hardest project I’ve ever done.
That Superman’s meant to be this ultimate expression of masculinity and he still gets to be sexual, while Wonder Woman’s meant to be the ultimate expression of womanhood and yet she isn’t allowed anything to do with sex.