Mindy Newell: first woman to write Wonder Woman?
posted Aug 8, 2011 4:15 PM by vu sleeper [ updated Aug 8, 2011 4:51 PM ]
MINDY NEWELL, R.N., CNOR, C.G. (Comics Geek): How I Became A Comics Professional
by Mindy Newell on August 8th, 2011 at 8:40 am
…Or How The Fuck Did That Happen, Part Two
Where was I last week?
I was in the midst of a great crusade against the most terrifying
villain ever unleashed upon the universe. A tyrant created by an evil
greater than Mephisto – or Emperor Palpatine or Darkseid, choose your
poison – whose sole purpose is to destroy humanity. A crafty, insidious,
and totally nasty piece of work, capable of twisting even the greatest
brains ever known – Einstein, Newton, Hawkings, Reed Richards – into
Roquefort cheese, of destroying REM sleep, of chaining even the raging
Incredible Hulk to a chair for weeks.
And when Wonder Woman was finishing up her run in
preparation for George Pérez’s relaunch, though I have no proof of this,
I really believe it was Karen who “whispered” my name into executive
editor Dick Giordano’s ear, which led to an assignment on the Amazon
Princess. (Believe it or now, it was until years later while talking to
Trina Robbins that I found out I was the first woman to scribe Diana of
Themyscira’s adventures.) And later, I was blessed to find myself
working with George Pérez himself on Wonder Woman, a time that will always be remembered by me as one of the best experiences of my professional comics writer life.