J. Michael Stracyznski takes over Superman and Wonder Woman

Glenn Hauman

Glenn is VP of Production at ComicMix. He has written Star Trek and X-Men stories and worked for DC Comics, Simon & Schuster, Random House, arrogant/MGMS and Apple Comics. He's also what happens when a Young Turk of publishing gets old.

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12 Responses

  1. Brandon Barrows says:

    DC is very fortunate to have Straczynski. I wish he'd finished The Twelve. That was one of the best books Marvel has done in years. Sigh.

  2. Jason M. Bryant says:

    So that's why Gail Simone is off Wonder Woman. JMS said he wanted it and everyone went, "Okay!"Since Gail Simone is relaunching Birds of Prey (which I haven't read since she left), I'd say this works out extremely well.

    • mike weber says:

      Whoa. I am outta touch.But when it costs me almost two gallons of gas to get to the nearest comic shop (and gas is up to $260…-something)…

      • Brandon Barrows says:

        I hope that's not two-hundred and sixty dollars a gallon. :OIf so, I'll never complain about gas prices where I live ever again.

  3. mike weber says:

    Ummm, make that "round trip to the comic shop" and "$260… something"

  4. Kyle Gnepper says:

    I'm torn on this. I've like JMS stuff in the past that I've read but Gail's run has been really good so far. Willing to give it a chance.

  5. Todd Douglas says:

    Well, there go Superman and Wonder Woman from my pull list.

  6. Marc Alan Fishman says:

    JMS has been on brave and the bold recently, and I personally think the scripts came across… flat, slow, and phoned in. Batman and Brother Power? Seriously? And now they hand him 2 outta 3 "tent pole" characters… That's a bold move.I loved his run on Thor. But I don't know if I could fathom his pacing on either a superman or wonder woman book. As with anything, I may give him an issue or two to convince me otherwise.

  7. Delmo Walters Jr. says:

    I hope he does a better job on Superman & WW than he did on Spider-Man. Norman Osborn impregnating Gwen Stacy, anyone? I also hope he doesn't abandon either series in mid-story like The Twelve.

  8. Christopher Back says:

    JMS is a hit-and-miss when comes to comics. When it's his creator-owned work like Midnight Nation (which I rank as his best in any media) or Rising Stars and titles with lesser known characters like those in Supreme Power and later Squadron Supreme he does great. Series like The Amazing Spider-Man started out great but the Sins Past arc and then The Other crossover I was pretty bored with his take on the character, he should have left The Amazing Spider-Man after "The Other" storyline. Then he got caught up in the whole "One More Day" debacle and I read somewhere that after that he and Quesada weren't very good terms and it's possible that is why he left The 12 when he did (or DC offered him a chance to write Superman, a character, that he stated many times was the one character and series that he wanted to write more than anything else).

  9. Steve Chaput says:

    Not to plug another site but I saw over on Newsarama that with WW #60…0 (I believe) they are changing Wonder Woman's costume (yet again). Seems to be a modification of Black Canary's with the jacket, but slacks instead of black mesh stockings. While a costume change (along with JMS coming aboard as writer) might get some mainstream media attention on a slow newsday, I don't see this as a long term change. There is too much WW merchandise (clothing, animation, action figures, coloring books, etc.) out there with the old costume. When changes were made with the traditional costumes that SUPERMAN & BATMAN wore, they were pretty minor and the characters were still instantly recognizable. Not so much here. This is more than changing the classic eagle into a trademarketable and stylized WW, we've all come to accept that.Personally, this looks like what an actress might wear (and feel comfortable) for a live-action WW film or TV show. As much as I lusted…um, loved Linda Carter in her costume it did look sort of silly, if you are honest about it.