Greg Rucka, one of the writers of DC Comics’ newly launched “Wonder Woman: Rebirth” series, says the heroine is a lesbian.
Clearly, there have been many, many theories through the years surrounding the the world’s most popular female superhero, her Amazonian roots, and her sexuality. Now, Rucka is confirming that that Diana Prince, aka Wonder Woman, has had sexual and romantic relationships with women.
“It’s supposed to be paradise,” Rucka told Comicosity.com of Wonder Woman’s secluded Amazon island home. “You’re supposed to be able to live happily. You’re supposed to be able — in a context where one can live happily, and part of what an individual needs for that happiness is to have a partner — to have a fulfilling, romantic and sexual relationship. And the only options are women.”
Of course, it’s not as cut and dry as simply calling Wonder Woman a lesbian, the writer explained. While on the island, we would call her a lesbian, but they wouldn’t categorise it as so. He prefers to refer to the character as “queer.”
“An Amazon doesn’t look at another Amazon and say, ‘You’re gay.’ They don’t. The concept doesn’t exist,” he said. “Now, are we saying Diana has been in love and had relationships with other women? As [comic book artist Nicola Scott] and I approach it, the answer is obviously yes.”
For this new iteration of Wonder Woman, Rucka strays from previous versions of her story to say that she didn’t leave her home because she fell in love with Steve Trevor, Wonder Woman’s primary love interest.
“She doesn’t leave because of Steve,” Rucka said. “She leaves because she wants to see the world and somebody must go and do this thing. And she has resolved it must be her to make this sacrifice.”
Though she’d be categorized as lesbian thus far in the comics, Rucka doesn’t count out a future romantic relationship with Steve Trevor.
This new take on Wonder Woman’s sexuality drops as DC preps its new Wonder Woman movie franchise for a June 2017 launch.
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