WATCH: Grant Morrison and Yanick Paquette explain how Wonder Woman Earth One Vol. 2 is their Empire Strikes Back

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Writer Grant Morrison, artist Yanick Paquette, and colorist Nathan Fairbairn will return to the world of Wonder Woman: Earth One for a second volume and an eventual third. The original graphic novel sequels were announced at New York Comic Con 2017, but no release dates has been given yet.

The first volume reimagined Wonder Woman's beginnings and her first meeting with Steve Trevor while playing up some of the weird and wacky themes that original creator William Moulton Marston laid down, such as the bondage fetish and a specific type of feminism that hasn't been attached with the character since Marston's passing. There were some universally praised elements of the take, like the characterization and treatment of Beth Candy, a hybrid inspired by the original Etta Candy, singer Beth Ditto, and actor Rebel Wilson.

"The first one was quite self-contained and we didn't know if we'd get another two [parts], so we figured we'd make more of a statement," Morrison explained to SYFY WIRE. "Once we get into the second one, we start putting in plot threads and start pulling out the rug from Wonder Woman, out from everything that we had set up, so we can lead into this massive finale."

"I call it our Empire Strikes Back moment because we have a carbonite moment at the end," Morrison added, gleefully.

Morrison and Paquette stopped by the SYFY WIRE interview studio to further explain the metaphor and Diana's array of costumes, as well as the back-and-forth tennis style collaboration and creative process between creators. Check out the interview below and let us know what you think.

 

Additional reporting by Ernie Estrella.