DC Entertainment announced today that they will be launching a new, digital-first anthology series titled Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman starting in August. Sensation Comics, of course, is the name of the Golden Age magazine in which Wonder Woman made her first appearance. The series will join DC Entertainment's weekly release schedule, seemingly taking the place of Adventures of Superman and making the third anthology series (the first was, of course, a Batman title) in the digital first arena. Sensation Comics will tell stand-alone stories of Wonder Woman through the eyes of an all-star creator line-up.
Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman will kick off with an arc written by Gail Simone with art by Ethan van Sciver. the pair have been talking about working together for quite a while, but haven't done so since Simone left The Fury of Firestorm the Nuclear Men shortly after the launch of the New 52. Long-term plans include Wonder Woman stories by Lauren Beukes, James Tynion IV, Cecil Castellucci, Cat Staggs, Chris Sprouse, Caitlin Kittredge, Amanda Diebert, Renae De Liz and Georges Jeanty. "As die-hard fans of Wonder Woman, we are incredibly honored to showcase the world's most iconic female Super Hero through our Digital First publishing program," said Hank Kanalz, senior vice president of Vertigo and Integrated Publishing. "With this series creators can dream up unique takes on the Amazon Princess to give fans a new adventure every week. We're very excited about the line-up, and readers won't want to miss the sensational action-packed Wonder Woman stories we have planned for the coming weeks and beyond." The launch of the title will mark the third ongoing title at DC to feature Wonder Woman's name in the title, after Wonder Woman and Superman/Wonder Woman. The character also appears in Justice League and will be featured in 2016's Batman vs. Superman movie. If past anthology series are any indication, it will have no connection to the current publishing continuity. The first chapter will be released in August 2014 and monthly printed issues will include three chapters each, also starting in August.0comments