Update: DC Shoots Down Talk of FRANK CHO / WONDER WOMAN Project

"Wonder Woman #6" variant by Frank Cho
Credit: Frank Cho (DC Comics)
Credit: DC Comics

Updated November 14, 2016: DC Comics has told Newsarama there are "no current plans for a Wonder Woman/Frank Cho project." That is despite the writer/artist stating that the was "in negotiation" with the publisher for such a project.


Original Story: Frank Cho was announced as "Rebirth"'s lead Wonder Woman cover artist earlier this year, and although he left prematurely the artist has said there's plans for him to return - writing and drawing Wonder Woman after current series writer Greg Rucka leaves - whom, coincidentally, Cho points to as the reason he's no longer doing Wonder Woman covers.

"We’re in negotiation. It’s almost there, pretty much," Cho told Fumettologica of the reported negotiations with DC Comics. "Yeah, I mean, let’s be honest, it’s gonna happen. You know, I have a huge fan base and I have the story already written."

DC has not confirmed Cho's claims, but the cartoonist says he's already written the story - a "pretty much genderless" superhero action story. Although Cho declined to say what the plot was, the way he described it seemed to be in response to other recent Wonder Woman stories.

"I can’t tell you that, but it’s not gonna be an origin story because I hate origin stories. Every single Wonder Woman book that you pick there’s a goddam origin story where nothing happens. I’m going to treat Wonder Woman as I treat all superheroes, as a superhero," said Cho. "It’s pretty much genderless, she will be fighting bad guys, it’s gonna be action, non-stop action from start to finish. And all these female political agenda I’m not even addressing that. She’s Wonder Woman, where there’s a bad guy she’s gonna fight the bad guy and beat him. That’s all it is. That’s what comic books should be."

On his brief tenure as cover artist for the "Rebirth" Wonder Woman title, Cho describes what happened and his plans to return to the title.

"DC recruited me to do the Wonder Woman covers originally and that didn’t work out because of the writer, but they want me back to Wonder Woman as soon as possible, as soon as the writer is gone," sad Cho. "So that’s why I’ve already written a Wonder Woman story to go so that as soon as the writer is gone and I’m pretty sure DC and Marvel want me to draw and it makes sense. It really all the projects kind of play to my strengths as an artist, but at this point of my life I want to write and draw my own stuff. So that’s why I pitch the Wonder Woman story to DC and they really liked it and they said 'All right it’s not an origin story, it’s actually a fun action story' so that’s why they picked it up right away. Or they will."

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