G. Willow Wilson is hard at work tackling Wonder Woman's ongoing series, beginning with Issue #58 this November, along with artist Cary Nord. We can't wait for that run to begin, as well as her creator-owned series for Dark Horse's Berger Books imprint called Invisible Kingdom with Christian Ward (due out in 2019). Yes, there's a lot to be excited for over the next year for fans of Wilson's work, so it's fitting that today, her birthday, we're celebrating Wilson and her work -- past, present, and future -- with this "7 Essential G. Willow Wilson Stories" video.
Wilson arrived onto the comics scene in 2008 when she began writing for DC Comics on an Outsiders one-shot called "Five of a Kind" featuring Metamorpho and Aquaman, and followed by a Vixen mini-series. She made an impact with two Vertigo projects, an original graphic novel called Cairo, and then her first ongoing series called Air, which lasted 24 issues and earned an Eisner nomination in 2009 for Best New Series.
She wrote her first novel, Alif the Unseen, which won the 2013 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel. Her next big hit would be just around the corner when Wilson re-imagined Ms. Marvel as a teenage Muslim American girl with Pakistani heritage. That book connected with mainstream audiences who were desperately looking for more diversity in the Big Two. Wilson provided it, and Ms. Marvel is arguably her best work to date, garnering multiple Eisner and Harvey Award nominations and a Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in 2016. Even with the new announcements of Wonder Woman and Invisible Kingdom, Wilson will continue writing Ms. Marvel on a monthly, ongoing schedule.
Please check out the stories we selected to be among her best work in comic book form in the video. Maybe you'll agree, or maybe you'll have some of your own that you want to share in the comments section below. Either way, let's all wish a happy birthday to G. Willow Wilson! We can't wait to see what you create in your new year!