On the comic's 75th anniversary, Rucka and illustrator Nicola Scott will have Wonder Woman starring in a new title that, according to io9, "goes back and forth between her past and present." Rucka discussed with Comicosity what Wonder Woman's queerness means for her character arc.
If Wonder Woman were made to be straight, after growing up only around women and learning how to love women in every capacity, it would diminish her character, according to Rucka:
"When we talk about agency of characters in 2016, Diana deciding to leave her home forever—which is what she believes she’s doing—if she does that because she’s fallen for a guy, I believe that diminishes her heroism. She doesn’t leave because of Steve. She leaves because she wants to see the world and somebody must go and do this thing. And she has resolved it must be her to make this sacrifice."
Rucka noted that no one in DC opposed the idea to assert that Wonder Woman is queer. The comic's long and storied history has been a complicated one with audiences who have seen the Amazonian community's same-sex proclivities as a titillating aspect of Wonder Woman's character.
We can't wait to see what Rucka, Scott, and our favorite warrior princess have in store.