Today, DC gave a glimpse of Wonder Woman: Tempest Tossed, a new young adult (YA) graphic novel written by one of the most influential voices in YA publishing, Laurie Halse Anderson. It is set to be released next year. Artist Leila del Duca will join Anderson in this origin story that explores Princess Diana’s teenage years before becoming Wonder Woman.
Anderson is an award-winning author known for tackling tough subjects with humour and sensitivity. Her past works include bestselling and critically acclaimed YA novels ‘Speak and Chains’, and memoir ‘Shout’. Now, Anderson brings her trademark storytelling to DC to bring to life Wonder Woman’s origins in a very relevant tale about the refugee experience, teenage activism, and finding the love and strength to create change.
“My work on Wonder Woman combines my love for the character with my respect for the issues facing teenagers today,” said Anderson. “It was a dream project to write. But when Leila del Duca was brought on board as the artist? BOOM: creative magic through and through!”
Del Duca, whose impressive CV boasts Sleepless, Shutter, and American Vampire, had this to say about the project:
“Wonder Woman: Tempest Tossed was a dream to work on. Laurie wrote such a smart script, creating a new, special take on Diana that is the perfect match to what I love about Wonder Woman and the morals she represents. I hope readers enjoy following Diana’s journey as she faces heartbreaking obstacles head-on, with an open heart, a quick mind, and her indomitable spirit.”
Wonder Woman: Tempest Tossed will hit stores and online retailers everywhere on June 2, 2020.