wonder woman is queer (obvs)

She lives on an island entirely populated by women. What did you expect?

by Matthew Whitehouse
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30 September 2016, 2:25pm

It may have taken a while, but 75 years after she first made her comic book debut, DC's Wonder Woman has finally been confirmed as queer.

Greg Rucka, the series' writer who recently returned to the comic following a stint there during the 2000s, was speaking to fan site Comicosity when he confirmed that the superhero had "obviously" been in love with other women, adding: "nobody at DC has ever said, 'She's gotta be straight'. Nobody. Ever. They've never blinked at this."

Fans have long suspected the news, of course; the warrior's homeland of Themyscira being an island populated entirely by Amazonian women. "It's supposed to be paradise. You're supposed to be able to live happily," Rucka says of Themyscira. "Part of what an individual needs for that happiness is to have a partner — to have a fulfilling, romantic, and sexual relationship."

While it's yet to be seen whether the announcement will carry into the upcoming cinematic adaptation — directed by Patty Jenkins and slated for a summer 2017 release — it does seem that DC is making attempts to address diversity in its comics, with both Catwoman and Harley Quinn announced as bisexual last year.

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Text Matthew Whitehouse
Image via dccomics.com

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