Daniel Warren Johnson — best known for creator-owned books like Murder Falcon and Extremity — is bringing his talents to DC for the first time in Wonder Woman: Dead Earth. The new book will be a four-issue Black Label debuting in December. Warren Johnson will both write and draw the series; Mike Spicer will color.
DC’s press release describes the premise:
Princess Diana of Themyscira left paradise to save Man’s World from itself. When Wonder Woman awakens from a centuries-long sleep to discover the Earth reduced to a nuclear wasteland, she knows she failed. The world is destroyed. Earth’s heroes have failed. Trapped alone in a grim future, Diana must protect the last human city from titanic monsters that have taken over the Earth while uncovering the secret of this dead Earth—and how she may be responsible for it.
Warren Johnson spoke with io9 and shared this about his approach:
“I like the audacity of an immortal hero saying to a human, ‘I do this because I love you.’ That line is in the first issue, actually. I was thinking, what better way to explore how much a character loves a maybe undeserving humanity than to really test the limits of where that love goes, when confronted with the harsh reality of what humanity is capable of? Within this world, humans are doing their best to survive, and when humans are trying to survive, a lot of times the worst parts of ourselves come out. So that’s on full display here in Wonder Woman: Dead Earth.”
Wonder Woman: Dead Earth arrives in stores December 18.