DC Retroactive: Wonder Woman ’80s And ’90s Artists Announced

We already know that Denny O’Neil and J. Bone are teaming up for DC Retroactive: Wonder Woman – The ’70s, which should be a fun pairing, and now DC has announced the artists for the next two books.  Here is the solicit for the ’80s:

Artist Rich Buckler teams up with writer Roy Thomas as Wonder Woman must battle Silver Swan to protect her secret identity from being revealed.

Roy Thomas wrote thirteen issues of Wonder Woman in the early 1980s, while Rich Buckler did a few covers for the series, and a bit of interior art in Wonder Woman #300.  I knew they were getting writers from the period to do the books, but it’s cool to see them getting artists where they can too.  Here’s one of Buckler’s first Wonder Woman covers, from January 1978:

Let’s take a look at the ’90s book:

Joining writer William Messner-Loebs is artist Paris Cullins to tell a defining story that shows why Wonder Woman is Princess of the Amazons.

William Messner-Loebs wrote Wonder Woman for three years, 1992 to 1995, during the period Brian Bolland was doing the covers.  I bet DC tries to get Bolland to do the cover for this book… it would be fitting, since Paris Cullins pencilled the early issues of this era.  It would be like getting the band back together!!  Here is some Paris Cullins art from Wonder Woman #65:

Look for the ’80s book on August 3rd, and the ’90s book on August 17th.

Published by Tim Hanley

Tim Hanley is a comic book historian and the author of Wonder Woman Unbound, Investigating Lois Lane, The Many Lives of Catwoman, and Betty and Veronica: The Leading Ladies of Riverdale.

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