Wilson is likely best known for working with the competition writing the Muslim-American character of Kamala Khan, aka Ms. Marvel, for which she won the 2015 Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story and the 2016 Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity. Granted, she’s plenty familiar with the DC Universe too, having written Superman, Vixen, The Outsiders, as well as Vertigo titles Cairo and Air.
“I’m delighted to be writing such an iconic character as Wonder Woman and to be working with DC once again,” said Wilson in a statement. “With more than 75 years of history, Wonder Woman has a wealth of backstory and drama to draw from, and I look forward to putting a spin on Diana and her supporting cast that’s both new, yet familiar. It’ll be a challenge to do her justice, but I like a challenge and can’t wait to get started.”
As far as Wilson’s partner in Wonder, Nord knows plenty about swords and sandals, as he enjoyed celebrated runs on Dark Horse’s Conan and Valiant's X-O Manowar. The artist also recently launched The Unexpected, along with co-artist Ryan Sook and writer Steve Orlando (who’s currently guest writing Wonder Woman) which takes place in the aftermath of "Dark Knights: Metal," and features hero Janet Fals, aka Firebrand, who needs to start a fight at least once a day to keep her heart replacement, the Conflict Engine, ticking.
Together, Nord and Wilson will debut their Wonder Woman run this November, with a story arc called “The Just War.” The action takes place when the ever-savable Steve Trevor and his unit go missing in an unnamed and revolution-torn Eastern European country. Diana laces up her boots and heads off to help, but butts hard heads with Ares, the God of War, which raises plenty of interesting questions: "Why is Ares acting so strange? Has he turned over a new leaf? Does Wonder Woman have a chance to redeem him? And just as important... if Ares has returned to Earth, then what happened to the supposedly unbreachable prison built to contain him — Wonder Woman’s homeland, Themyscira?"
You can hear more about the big announcement from DC publisher Dan DiDio in the DC All Access video above. Wilson and Nord are set to drop Part 1 of “The Just War” in Wonder Woman #58, on sale Nov. 14. Will you be reading along?