It's been 75 years since DC comic "Wonder Woman" first launched, and writer Greg Rucka has quite a pleasant surprise for fans of the superheroine.
Turns out Wonder Woman, who is also known as Diana, is queer, Rucka revealed in an interview with Comicosity.
And while some may have not expected this news, the writer also shared that the characters sexuality is pretty obvious, largely because she originates from the women-only island of Themyscira.
"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," the San Francisco native explained.
He continued, "It’s supposed to be paradise. You’re supposed to be able to live happily. You’re supposed to be able — in a context where one can live happily, and part of what an individual needs for that happiness is to have a partner — to have a fulfilling, romantic and sexual relationship. And the only options are women."
The announcement has definitely got people talking online. And fortunately, most of the feedback has been positive.
'Wonder Woman is queer. She always has been. It is part of her original make-up.' Representation always matters.https://t.co/8Wza2HQ0Qb— Emer McHugh (@emeramchugh) September 29, 2016
Wonder Woman's sexuality has been implied since her creation, but it's so awesome to see it confirmed. #RepresentationMatters— Dustin Dorough (@dustindorough) September 30, 2016
Stoked Wonder Woman is bi bc now I have a chance with her 🤘— Lights (@lights) September 29, 2016
However, there were still a few naysayers who weren't too pleased to find out about Wonder Woman's sexuality.
#WonderWoman gay now? Wait she fucked half the justice League and then went gay? The word "THOT" comes to mind for some reason....— king taco (@Anthonyhill123) September 30, 2016
Wonder Woman is not queer. Or are we supposed to pretend Steve Trevor doesn't exist? There's no valid reason to change her sexuality.— • (@LouisNevers) September 30, 2016
Regardless of how any one individual feels on the matter, Rucka wants to make one thing clear — no one ever specified the heroines sexuality until now.
"I really don’t like the idea that there are people out there who might think DC is being mealy-mouthed about this," he explained. "They’re not. No one wants to be taken out of context by ignorant people, but nobody at DC has ever said, 'She’s gotta be straight.' Nobody. Ever. They’ve never blinked at this."
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