Amanda Conner is one of the top illustrators in the comic book business, but she doesn't always get the credit she deserves as a writer. Alongside her husband and partner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Conner oversaw an incredibly popular Harley Quinn run that lasted four years. Now, Conner is taking a bit of a breather after her intense Harley schedule, and she's tackling one of her favorite characters: Wonder Woman.
At San Diego Comic-Con, SYFY WIRE caught up with Conner in our studio as she told us about her love for Wonder Woman and why she signed up for DC Comics' new 100-page giant editions for Walmart.
"Here's backstory on Wonder Woman," said Conner. "I wanted to be Wonder Woman when I grew up. And when I realized that wasn't actually a paying career, I decided to do comics. It was always 'one day, I will be able to do Wonder Woman.' And every once in a while, I get to do a Wonder Woman story. Now, Jimmy and I, we get to do a bigger Wonder Woman story."
Conner and Palmiotti are reteaming with their Harley Quinn artist Chad Hardin for the new Wonder Woman story, which she described as "easy" compared to the grind she had on her previous series. She also spoke about her upcoming covers, which allow her to work with a wider variety of characters and concepts.
Additionally, Conner told us that she's once again working on her creator-owned character, Captain Brooklyn, before expressing a desire to revisit Painkiller Jane. For more from Conner, check out the full video!