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Sunday, October 2, 2016

Current Writer Confirms DC COMICS WONDER WOMAN is BI


Back in the 1940s an American psychologist and writer conceptualized the idea of a female comic book superhero with his wife, whose powers and abilities were rooted in the fact of her femininity. Basing the heroine’s physical appearance on their poly-amorous cohabitant Olive Byrne, William Moulton Marston and Elizabeth Marston created a beautiful and super-strong Amazon princess from the mysterious Paradise Island sent to “man’s world” in order to protect peace and fight evil, from Nazis in World War II to traditional super-villains.

Save for a brief hiatus in the 80s, ever since appearing on the pages of DC Comics this Amazon, Wonder Woman, has been in constant publication with a string of writers and artists, cementing herself with Superman and Batman as DC’s “Trinity” of iconic heroes.

Having come from an isolated yet idyllic society of all women, the question of Wonder Woman’s sexual orientation has been a subject of speculation. While she did have male love interests such as Steve Trevor in the old days – and Superman since 2011 – the idea that she may have swung the other way during her days in her Amazon homeland, and is therefore capable of falling for other women seemed like a logical conclusion. This supposition has all been but confirmed now, with the current writer of DC’s “Wonder Woman” and “Trinity”, Greg Rucka, revealing in an interview to comic book discussion website Comicosity that in his current run of the comic books…yes, Princess Diana of Themiscyra aka Diana Prince aka Wonder Woman, is bisexual.

"Now, are we saying Diana has been in love and had relationships with other women? … The answer is obviously yes," said Rucka to Comicosity’s Matt Santori-Griffith regarding his question on Diana’s preferences as being portrayed in the “Wonder Woman: Year One” storyline being written by Rucka with art by Nicola Scott. He had elaborated earlier, before the definitive statement: “It’s supposed to be paradise. You’re supposed to be able to live happily. You’re supposed to be able — in a context where one can live happily, and part of what an individual needs for that happiness is to have a partner — to have a fulfilling, romantic and sexual relationship. And the only options are women…But an Amazon doesn’t look at another Amazon and say, ‘You’re gay.’ They don’t. The concept doesn’t exist.”

That’s quite the birthday present for the world’s most popular comic book Amazon on her 75 th birthday of publication. Add that to her future big screen appearances (played by Gal Gadot) in DC- Warner Brothers’ “Justice League” and “Wonder Woman” for 2017. And while DC Comics as a whole and its parent company WB will still prefer to keep such things low-key – comics are for kids and all – just the confirmation is enough for her fans, women, and the LGBT community to rejoice in.

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