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Cover For DC Retroactive: Wonder Woman – The 80s Revealed

June 28, 2011

Courtesy of DC Comics’ The Source blog, here is a look at Rich Buckler and Kevin Colden’s cover for DC Retroactive: Wonder Woman: The 80s:

It seems that these Wonder Women are battling over whose chest insignia is cooler.  Is it the classic eagle or the newer WW?  It’s a fight for the ages, to be sure.

Inside the issue, it seems that Wonder Woman is fighting Silver Swan, so I’m not sure why she’s fighting herself on this cover, but I’m sure there’s a good reason.  There’s nothing about dual Wonder Women in the solicit though.  Maybe one of the Wonder Woman is Silver Swan in disguise or something.

DC Retroactive: Wonder Woman: The 80s is on sale August 3, 2011… I’m less excited for this one than the J. Bone 70s one, but I’m still going to check it out.

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

May 4, 2011

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:

DC RETROACTIVE: WONDER WOMAN – THE ‘80s #1
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:

DC RETROACTIVE: WONDER WOMAN – THE ‘90s #1
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.


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