Some changes are coming to the new relaunched Wonder Woman title, which was announced this weekend at the New York Comic-Con. During a panel of “DC Universe – What’s Next?” series writer Greg Rucka announced that artist Nicola Scott will be leaving the comic with January’s issue #14. Bilquis Evely will replace Scott, who will continue to alternate issues with artist Liam Sharp.
Shortly after the panel, Evely tweeted out that the artist is going “to draw something beautiful.” No reason was given for Scott’s departure. Bilquis filled in for this month’s issue #8, as well as drawn for DC Comics Bombshells, Legends of Tomorrow and The Flintstones. You can get a glimpse of Bilquis’ artwork below.
There had been some rumors about Rucka’s control over the character and artwork, which resulted in the departure of Frank Cho earlier this year. This may not be the case in this instance as Rucka did mention that she will return in April 2017 with Black Magick, which she started with Rucka, for Image Comics.
As for the current slate of the Wonder Woman story, the arc will focus on Barbara Ann Minerva, explore her view on the world and how she becomes the classic villain, Cheetah. Wonder Woman #8 hits the streets on Wednesday.