DC has changed plans for October's scheduled Wonder Woman #8, replacing the previously-solicited story by Greg Rucka and Nicola Scott being removed in favor of a "one-shot interlude" by Rucka and artist Bilquis Evely. Rucka said that this issue "arose very organically," despite it replacing the originally-intended story for that issue.
"The ‘interlude' issue arose very organically out of the stories we’ve been telling in both 'Year One' with Nicola Scott, and 'The Lies,' with Liam Sharp,” said Rucka. "The opportunity to focus on Cheetah, on the origins of Barbara Ann Minerva, is one of those decisions that I think is going to add even more to what we’re doing.”
DC goes on to describe this issue as "a tale that spotlights Cheetah’s past, young Barbara Ann Minerva is sent on a quest to find answers to the Amazons’ most ancient secrets!" Here is an eight-page black-and-white first look at the issue.
Evely recently completed work on the "Sugar & Spike" serial in the Legends of Tomorrow anthology from DC Comics.
"This story is very thoughtful and human,” said Evely, "and I'm trying to bring this to the pages as well. We visit a lot of different places and archaeological reference points, which means I get to have a lot of fun! I think the readers will never see Barbara Ann in the same way again, after what Greg has been doing here! This is a singular opportunity I couldn’t pass up."
Despite the new story, Wonder Woman #8 is still scheduled for its original release date of October 12. DC hasn't disclosed if and when the originally intended Rucka/Scott "Year One" Part Four story will be published.