Immortal Wonder Woman artist Jen Bartel discussed the influences on her design for Diana, including Cliff Chiang’s redesign for the New 52 era.
The Immortal Wonder Woman series will take place during DC’s Future State initiative, and features an older and battle-scarred version of the Amazonian Princess. Series artist Jen Bartel recently revealed her influences for Diana’s design, which include the New 52 era design by Cliff Chiang.
“I knew right off the bat that I wanted to preserve Diana’s iconic look as much as possible, especially since there’s so much legacy tied to it,” Bartel told Nerdist in an interview. “I knew I wanted to give a nod to Cliff Chiang’s design. I love his work and his WW run so much. So I made sure to incorporate the stars and similar linework into her bodice.”
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Bartel added that she also took design input from co-writers Becky Cloonan and Michael W. Conrad regarding Diana’s look. “Despite the fact that she’s immortal, the years have taken a bit of a toll on her, even if it is just through a cool white hair streak and a couple extra wrinkles on her face. The design element I knew I had to add in just for me was definitely her ponytail hairstyle though. I love a good ponytail, haha.”
Immortal Wonder Woman follows an older Diana, who is pulled into action when a threat involving Darkseid and the New Gods comes to her attention. In Future State, a young Amazonian named Yara Flor has also taken up the mantle of Wonder Woman.
Future State: Immortal Wonder Woman #1 is scheduled for release on Jan. 19.
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