Charles Soule - writer.
I thought I would take a few minutes to type up a quick update on current and future projects, and possibly justify the fact that this blog exists in the first place. Here’s the rundown on recent news related to my work:
1. Superman / Wonder Woman – My final issue on this title will be #12, which will hit in October 2014. I’ll be followed on the book by Pete Tomasi and Doug Mahnke, who are wonderful talents – it’s in good hands. I LOVED working on S/WW – handling two of pop culture’s biggest icons from a perspective that hadn’t been seen all that much before was a challenge, but I know it made me a better writer. It also taught me a great deal about how to handle online skepticism – in a nutshell, I’ll listen to anything anyone has to say once they’ve read something I’ve done, but focusing on opinions (good or bad) before the work is out in the world doesn’t help me at all. (For those who don’t follow the comics world religiously, there was some negativity about the concept when S/WW was announced, the expectation from some camps being that it would just be silly pandering, or that Wonder Woman wouldn’t have a significant role, or or or. Hearing those complaints largely die away as the book’s run continued was a pretty wonderful thing.)
Man, what a great book this was to work on – let’s see:
–Superman and Wonder Woman (just by themselves that’s great)
–Superman and Wonder Woman romantically linked
–Getting to work on the Doomed crossover event with Greg Pak (and Scott Lobdell at the start) – telling a new Doomsday story and then going even bigger… it was intense sometimes (lots of pages in this event), but never in a particularly negative way
–Working with Tony Daniel and the other amazing artists on the book – I was still brand new (basically) when I got this book, and Tony was a 20-year veteran of Big 2 comics work. I learned a lot about how to build and navigate a relationship with an artist on S/WW, and I think it’s some of Tony’s best work (I think the stuff in Issue 6 IS his best work, but I’m also very biased.)
12 regular issues, an annual, my part of the two Doomed specials, plus the Wonder Woman and Superman / Wonder Woman Five Years Later issues – that’s roughly 18 issues worth of material in the S/WW galaxy. Not a bad little run. Someday I’d love to come back, but we’ll see which way the wind blows.
P.S. on this one – the last three issues (the WW – S/WW 5YL issues and then #12 are some of my favorite things I’ve done on the series. The 5YL issues are basically a two-part elseworlds dealing with Diana as the God of War, and #12 has a huge callback to something innocuous from #1 that I think regular readers will love. It’s hard to end a series run, especially this one, but I think you’ll like how it goes out.)
An identification chart of 42 North American butterflies.
via Des Taylor
An Officer and A Gentleman.
After-work drinks at the Met Bar & Grill.
Superman-Wonder Woman #11
Writer: Charles Soule
Art: Thony Silas
Colors:Tomue Morey & Ulises Arreola
Letters: Sal Cipriano
Part of a Superhero-themed Charity Auction in memory of Jules Jammal. All proceeds will go toward funding annual scholarships for the SJSU Animation/Illustration program where Jules was a beloved student and teacher.
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Wonder Woman from Sensation, this is book that exists outside the New 52 Continuity, latest from DC’s Digital First comic book line.
Here Diana is in Gotham using her “Wonderarang”
She does not really need a Batman rip off weapon. She is magical and mythical and has tools that are already bad ass. Is Superman going to toss S shields and Aquamn little tridents when they go to Gotham to fit in with the Batfamily rules? lol.
One does not simply walk into the Phantom Zone
Superman/Wonder Woman #11 out NOW!