Greg Rucka, who returned to DC Comics this year to craft the “Rebirth” series commemorating Wonder Woman’s 75th year in print, told the Comicosity news website Wonder Woman was “queer.”
The word — which has several definitions — was defined by the interviewer as “involving, although not necessarily exclusively, romantic and/or sexual interest toward persons of the same gender.”
“When you start to think about giving the concept of Themyscira its due, the answer is ‘how can they not all be in same sex relationships?’ right? It makes no logical sense otherwise,” said Rucka, who worked on the character throughout the 2000s.
“You’re supposed to be able… to have a fulfilling, romantic and sexual relationship. And the only options are women. But an Amazon doesn’t look at another Amazon and say, ‘You’re gay.’ They don’t. The concept doesn’t exist.”
The announcement was mostly welcomed as good news on social media, although not all fans were happy.
“I just found out some people are actually upset Wonder Woman is queer. As if — what — you’re paranoid Wonder Woman might not date you?” tweeted Mike Drucker, a television comedy writer.
There were no clues to Wonder Woman’s bisexuality when Warner Bros screened the first trailer for the upcoming standalone “Wonder Woman” at San Diego Comic-Con in July.