The adventures of the greatest superheroine of all time, as portrayed by Lynda Carter in the now iconic TV series from the 1970s, continue in the pages of Wonder Woman ’77 from DC Comics.
The Advocate recently lassoed an exclusive sneak peek at the newest chapter of this fan-favorite series (see the star-spangled goodness below) and settled in for a wondrous chat with the gay writer of the current storyline, Marc Andreyko, on the lasting appeal of Carter’s interpretation of Wonder Woman and the 75th anniversary of the Amazing Amazon.
The Advocate: You were a big fan of the Wonder Woman TV series growing up. What has it been like for you to pen the further adventures of this beloved incarnation of the Amazing Amazon?
Marc Andreyko: It’s been a dream and a privilege, and meeting Lynda Carter was icing on the cake! She’s even lovelier and more gracious than I imagined.
Wonder Woman '77 has been a digital-first series since its incarnation, with a new trade paperback collection heading our way this summer. What’s been your favorite part of seeing your work in digital format versus traditional printing?
The beats of the story read differently digitally, so telling a story that works on paper and on-screen is a fun challenge — and the colors digitally are so vibrant. It’s lovely.
How would you like to see digital distribution grow in the comics field?
I would like to see all comics distribution grow. I love the art form, and since these characters are shaping Hollywood and pop culture, the more readers, the merrier.
This year marks 75 years since Wonder Woman made her debut. Do you have any plans to celebrate the occasion?
We’re all really excited to celebrate Wonder Woman, and I’m in discussions with DC now. I want to make Lynda Carter fans squeal with joy!
Why do you think this particular interpretation of Wonder Woman continues to resonate with fans almost 40 years after it debuted on TV?
Many reasons. First and foremost being Lynda. Her performance was ahead of its time and is sheer perfection. Add in the cool costumes, the amazing theme song, and what’s not to love? This is the standard bearer for superhero performances.
What most excites you about the return of the series, and what can fans expect to see from these new chapters that hasn’t been explored in the world of Wonder Woman '77?
I love telling tales in this world and hope to tell many more of them. Fans can expect lots of fun villains we never got to see on TV due to budget constraints — and lots of spinning into costumes.
Wonder Woman '77 chapter 15, "Claymates" part 2 of 2, by written by Marc Andreyko with art by Richard Ortiz and Christian Duce, will be available for download Monday via the DC Comics App, ReadDCEntertainment.com, iBooks, comiXology.com, Google Play, Kindle Store, Nook Store, and iVerse ComicsPlus. Cover by Nicola Scott with Annette Kwok. See and exclusive sneak peek at the chapter below.