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George Perez discusses Wonder Woman in Syfy Wire interviews

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Artist/Writer George Pérez takes us back to his original 1987 Wonder Woman pitch
Mike Avila  Fri, Jun 02, 2017 4:10pm

Back in the mid-'80s, Wonder Woman was having a bit of an identity crisis and was in danger of becoming a second-tier character, with poor sales and a lackluster story. That was also about the time George Pérez was at the height of his popularity and marketability as a comic book artist/writer, having just come off The New Teen Titans and Crisis on Infinite Earths. And yet when DC decided to reboot the Wonder Woman series in 1987, Pérez volunteered to take on the mostly unwanted job.

In the exclusive interview below, Pérez takes us back to the initial pitch with Janice Race, Wonder Woman's editor at the time. Even though it was an easy decision for Race, it's interesting to hear Pérez's thought process on why he wanted the job and what he wanted to do with it. Of course, all these years later it has turned out to be quite the success story, as Wonder Woman's tier status is no longer in question, thanks in large part to Pérez.


Wonder Woman artists and writers on the power of the character
Syfy Wire Staff Thu, Jun 01, 2017 8:55pm

You may think you know Wonder Woman pretty well, especially with all the much-deserved hullabaloo over this weekend's big movie release. But until you've made her your professional muse, you've probably still got a ways to go. That's why our video below is so illuminating, because we speak to the creators who know her best, the DC writers and artists who have spent countless hours contemplating Princess Diana of Themyscira's many wondrous ways.

So if you really want to get an idea of just how powerful a character we're dealing with here, not just physically, but culturally, then spend a little time below with current Wonder Woman comics writer Shea Fontana, former artists and writers Phil Jimenez and George Perez, and DC publisher Dan Didio. And for an added treat, we even caught up with Christie Marston, the granddaughter of Wonder Woman's creator, William Moulton Marston. Together, they tell the story of Wonder Woman's amazing cultural history, as seen through the eyes of the people who helped create it.


DC Comics writer/artist George Pérez on Wonder Woman's jump from page to screen

Mike Avila Fri, Jun 02, 2017 3:00pm

Artist and writer George Pérez is a seminal figure in the world of comics, notably known for his work on The Avengers, Teen Titans and most importantly (for this weekend at least) Wonder Woman. Pérez's reboot of Wonder Woman in 1987 changed the character -- and comics -- forever and for the better. That's not just our take, either, as Warner Bros. included many of Pérez's ideas into their new summer blockbuster.

We had the opportunity to catch up with the legend in the video below. After a quick update on his health, which is fortunately on the mend after some earlier issues, Pérez regales us with his take on the film. Though he hadn't seen it at the time of our conversation, Pérez stil has plenty of insight about the film, considering how many of his ideas were encompassed within.

Check out the interview below, and let us know if you think Pérez will be happy with Warner Bros.' finished product.