DC’s Black Label has been off to a good start, though the material released has mostly focused on Batman and Superman. Sure, we have a few Harley Quinn and Joker comics coming out but they are still extensions of Batman and Gotham. Sure, Wonder Woman comics were announced but very few of them have been updated since. Thankfully, we’re finally getting one of them this December in Wonder Woman: Dead Earth and it’s not your typical Wonder Woman story.
Announced by io9, Dead Earth will be written and illustrated by Murder Falcon creator Warren Johnson. This will be a comic where Wonder Woman protects the last few humans left on Earth after a nuclear war has killed most of mankind. Post-apocalyptic stories usually bring the worst out in humanity and creator Warren Johnson acknowledged this, with Diana having to witness some of this behavior.
Needless to say, this is going to be very interesting.
Here’s what Johnson had to say about his Wonder Woman story:
“I like the audacity of an immortal hero saying to a human, ‘I do this because I love you.’ That line is in the first issue, actually. I was thinking, what better way to explore how much a character loves a maybe undeserving humanity than to really test the limits of where that love goes, when confronted with the harsh reality of what humanity is capable of? Within this world, humans are doing their best to survive, and when humans are trying to survive, a lot of times the worst parts of ourselves come out. So that’s on full display here in Wonder Woman: Dead Earth.”
She’s always been an advocate for humanity, so seeing Diana deal with it at its worst should make this a must-read. While post-apocalyptic stories like this are nothing new, having said story center on Wonder Woman does add a degree of freshness to it. I might just pick this up.
Wonder Woman: Dead Earth will be coming out this December.