A few weeks back we got the solicit for Wonder Woman: Futures End #1, the special issue that’s part of DC’s line-wide five year jump this September, but the details were sparse. We didn’t know who was writing or drawing it, or what the book would look like. My best bet was that Brian Azzarello would write the issue, given that he’s working on the Futures End weekly series, but that’s not the case.
First, here’s the cover for the book. It consists of two images, and one will turn into the other using that weird, tacky thing they do and charge an extra dollar for. So here’s part one:
Which will morph into:
That’s Tom Raney on the cover art, which is rather generic. After a few years of Cliff Chiang covers, this is a pretty big yawn for me.
Here’s the solicit for some context, along with the creative team:
WONDER WOMAN: FUTURES END #1
Written By CHARLES SOULE
Art by RAGS MORALES
Cover by TOM RANEY
Her humanity lost forever, Wonder Woman embraces her true nature as the God of War to battle the armies of Nemesis!
So Charles Soule, of Superman/Wonder Woman, is writing the book, along with art by Rags Morales, who was on the book briefly years ago when Greg Rucka was writing it. Soule is certainly familiar with Diana, though his take on her thus far has been little more than playing second fiddle to Superman. Morales was a fan favourite at DC a decade ago, but has been bouncing around a lot since then. Personally, I’m not really into his stuff, but he’s a capable artist.
Soule writing the book doesn’t mean that Azzarello’s run on Wonder Woman will end this August, though. While he and Chiang’s tenure is coming to a close soon, Azzarello confirmed on Twitter this afternoon that August won’t be their last issue. So we’ve got October at least, and possibly longer.
We also got the creative team for Superman/Wonder Woman: Futures End #1, but no cover yet. Charles Soule is writing the book, while Tom Raney is on art and cover. Busy month for Soule and Raney!
Wonder Woman: Futures End #1 was originally solicited for September 17, but it’s been lumped with the Week Two cover releases, which should be out September 10, so the date may have changed. Perhaps it switched spots with Superman/Wonder Woman: Futures End #1. Either way, it’ll be out in September and if Wonder Woman is already on your pull list, I’m sure you’ll local shop will put one away for you.