Future State: Immortal Wonder Woman co-writer Becky Cloonan has revealed that the comic features a subtle nod to DC’s Gotham Academy.
According to Future State: Immortal Wonder Woman co-writer Becky Cloonan, the fast-approaching comic features a reference to one of her previous DC titles, Gotham Academy, courtesy of artist Jen Bartel.
Future State: Immortal Wonder Woman #1 is set to arrive this Tuesday, Jan. 19, followed by the title’s second and final issue on Feb. 16. Ahead of the book’s launch, Cloonan revealed her favorite moment from Immortal Wonder Woman in an interview with Nerdist. “If I had to pick one, it would absolutely be the scene in the Batcave,” she said. “Gotham Academy fans might want to pay attention to the Robin suit that Jen drew!”
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Written by Cloonan and Brendan Fletcher and illustrated by Cloonan alongside Karl Kerschl and Babs Tarr, DC Comics’ Gotham Academy debuted in 2014. The original series ran for 18 issues, plus an annual. It was followed up by Gotham Academy: Second Semester, which ran for an additional 12 issues.
Gotham Academy revolves around Olive Silverlock, a student at the eponymous school and daughter of the supervillain Calamity. Olive is joined at the school by the likes of Mia “Maps” Mizoguchi, Pomeline Fritch and Colton Rivera, among others. Interestingly, Maps Mizoguchi actually takes up the mantle of Robin for the aforementioned Kerschl’s story for the new Batman Black and White anthology.
Per the official synopsis for Future State: Immortal Wonder Woman #1,
The Undoing are coming. Long past the Age of Heroes, few of Diana Prince’s friends survive, and most of her sisters have passed as well. As an immortal goddess, this is her lot. But then, a threat appears that even the mighty Darkseid can’t handle-and it’s up to Wonder Woman to take on the battle! It’s big action and high fantasy at the end of time, courtesy of Eisner Award-winning cartoonist Becky Cloonan (By Chance or Providence, Gotham Academy) and her Doom Patrol co-writer Michael W. Conrad, with the popular artist Jen Bartel (Blackbird) making her interior art debut for DC.
Then, peer into a closer future as the original champion of Themyscira strikes out on her own. Things have not been stable on Paradise Island for some time, and Nubia has found a new home in Man’s World. Now, she is tasked with protecting it from the dangers of the world of myths and magic. The writer of DC’s Nubia: Real One, L.L. McKinney, takes this powerful Amazon to a whole new level.
Written by Becky Cloonan, Michael Conrad and L.L. McKinney and illustrated by Jen Bartel and Alitha Martinez, with inks by Bartel and Mark Morales and colors by Bartel and Emilio Lopez, Future State: Immortal Wonder Woman #1 goes on sale Jan. 19 from DC Comics.
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