Confirmed By DC Comics Writer: Wonder Woman Is Queer

Wonder Woman

In an exclusive interview with Comicosity, DC Comics writer Greg Rucka confirmed that the Wonder Woman he introduced to us in “Year One” is, in fact, queer.

But what definition of queer are we dealing with? Matt Santori-Griffith gives us, and Rucka, a definition to clear the air:

“For the purposes of this conversation, I would define “queer” as involving, although not necessarily exclusively, romantic and/or sexual interest toward persons of the same gender. It’s not the full definition, but it’s the part I’m narrowing in on here.”

To which Rucka replied with a solid confirmation and explanation of why the concept of homosexuality doesn’t necessarily exist:

“And 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.

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.

But an Amazon doesn’t look at another Amazon and say, “You’re gay.” They don’t. The concept doesn’t exist.

Now, are we saying Diana has been in love and had relationships with other women? As Nicola and I approach it, the answer is obviously yes.”

What do you think of this news, readers? Sound off in the comments below!

Source: Comicosity

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  • Bill

    Also she’s fictional. She can literally be whatever you want her to be

  • Jay Kelley

    I hate that they go to extremes with Wonder Woman and her origin. As a member of the Trinity she deserves better.

    • SAMURAI36

      How is a woman who lives with nothing but women on an island for almost a millennium, supposed to “deserve better”?

      • Jay Kelley

        If I have to explain why it then we could never have a educated conversation on the subject…..so I’ll pass

        • Maximillian Pegasus

          Really?

          • Jay Kelley

            It would be like saying Batman must be a pedophilia because he always had young boys as his Robin.

          • unpaidpundit

            No, it’s not. The Amazons come from ancient Greek myth. The ancient Greeks did not have a word for “homosexual,” but the idea was encompassed in their concept of love. What we call homosexual behavior was not shocking or strange in ancient Greece. Have you ever heard of Sappho?

          • SAMURAI36

            Man, you’re taking all the fun away from me right now!!

          • Jay Kelley

            Ancient Greek myths? What does that have to do with DC mythos of Amazons?

          • unpaidpundit

            Um, DC did not invent the concept of Amazons. They borrowed it from ancient Greek myth.

          • Jay Kelley

            Lol soooo disrespectful to the Wonder Woman mythos. DC Amazons mythos are different than what they “borrowed” from.

          • SAMURAI36

            No they’re not. Have you read an actual WW comic?

          • SAMURAI36

            Maybe read the comics, and find out?

          • Jay Kelley

            I believe I’m the only one in this thread that has ever read Wonder Woman. That’s the issue. No one here cares that Wonder Woman being “queer” is not accurate to her as a character because they are ignorant to the comics.

          • SAMURAI36

            So, you’ve been reading WW since the Golden Age?

          • Jay Kelley

            I’ve read some golden age Wonder Woman comics. Wasn’t born when they actually came out lol. Wonder Woman is in my top 5 all time. And as far as television and movies she is the most disrespected comic book heros ever. In the comics they did make her a secretary to the JL members for a little while but for the most part they have been consistent.

          • SAMURAI36

            I wasn’t born during the GA either, but I’ve read 90% of all WW comics, including the Golden Age. You can get the Omnibus books online, or at your local comic shop.

            https://www.amazon.com/Wonder-Woman-Golden-Omnibus-Vol/dp/1401264964/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1475199888&sr=1-2&keywords=wonder+woman+omnibus

          • SAMURAI36

            Yeah, that’s what I figured, you don’t know anything about this character.

          • Bruce Norris

            I think what’s going on here is the following…

            There’s a difference reading WW as an ADULT and reading it as a CHILD.

            As an adult ya pick up all the “stuff” laced into the character/stories.

            As a kid, chances are all that “went over your head”
            (Just like the jokes in the old Warner Bros. cartoons)

            Like many, you move on to other heroes of interest, never questioning what you THINK you know and never becoming anything more than a casual reader.

            Thus, this is news.

          • Matches Malone

            Your comments ring true. It is stuff like this that led to people discussing the logistics of Superman and Lois engaging in sexual intercourse for hours on end.

          • SAMURAI36

            Excellent point. I’d add to this, that most of these people that are chanting against this, are familiar with very little of these characters’ histories, especially the source material.

            For most folks, they came in contact with these characters via movies, TV shows, & cartoons, most of which are pretty scaled down adaptations of the source material.

            That creates the cognitive dissonance that you see here. It’s the same dissonance that people have, when people get mad when Snyder (who was fiercely influenced by the Golden Age) when he portrayed Batman as using guns, when it’s a well-known, documented fact that he used guns in the early part of his career.
            This pic was the direct inspiration for the warehouse scene in BVS. In fact, nearly 100% of all the scenes in BVS were taken from direct comics scenes. But people (ignorant people) were accusing Snyder of not knowing these characters.
            In the meantime, you have the WW animated movie, where you see silhouetted naked women bathing together on Paradise Island, laughing, bathing each other, etc. It was basically animated soft p¤rn.

        • SAMURAI36

          Yeah, this sounds like you don’t really know why, outside of your personal bias. I don’t think you know much of anything about WW’s publication history (i.e. “education”), but you’re more than welcome to prove me wrong on that, if you can.

          Or, you can continue to attempt to insult my intelligence. I’m good either way.

  • Carl

    So she’s bi now?

    • SAMURAI36

      She’s always been bi. That’s not new news.

      • Carl

        Try not to be a jerk when I ask but since when? I’ve never heard about it or seen it depicted. I don’t read Wonder Woman comics.

        • unpaidpundit

          Actually, I think Rucka made Wonder Woman bi in one of his previous runs.

          • Steve Steve

            That’s what I thought as well. Maybe someone should look it up? …Dibs out! lol

          • Carl

            Ok, I’m trying to find some proof that this was a thing before. Like a panel from a comic that shows it. That’s a place to start.

          • SAMURAI36

            You’re a lazy dude, man. Go find the info yourself.

          • Carl

            Dude your a proclaimed DC mega fan. If you can’t produce any proof then I’ll assume it doesn’t exist. I’m sure you know I can’t find every page of every WW comic on the internet.

            I keep wondering why you bother to comment at all. You just keep embarrassing yourself.

        • SAMURAI36

          LOL, I give you the answer, and you’re still mad at your own ignorance.

          They’ve hinted at Diana’s (and all the Amazons’) sexuality since the Golden Age. They hinted around at it during that time, but WW’s creator (Marston) had always been fascinated with female sexuality, and used the Amazon story to explore it.

          • Carl

            How am I mad at my own ignorance? Especially after your answer is now they hinted at it. lol

          • SAMURAI36

            What, you think they are gonna show WW licking another amazon? It’s called the Comics Code, dumbass.

          • Carl

            Dude you sound like such a fool. You just jump from one extreme to the next. In case you didn’t know there is a huge range of things between hinting at something and showing sexual acts.

        • SAMURAI36

          Besides, I thought you liked both Marvel and DC? How is it that you don’t know about THE premier female Superhero?

          • Carl

            Well because like many, I don’t read WW. Although, being the great DC fan you are, the best you could come up with as proof is that they hinted at it. That’s hardly confirmation of anything.

          • SAMURAI36

            Then do your own research, & stop talking stupid.

          • Carl

            Cool you don’t know but act like you do. Thanks for showing everybody what I already know. Just quit commenting, BIM. (that’s Base Insult Machine, your new name)

          • SAMURAI36

            I already gave you the answer. But you’re too lazy to read & look up the info for yourself. I gave you the source material, & where to go to find it. It’s just that you enjoy sounding stupid, & can’t admit that you’re wrong.
            Have fun with that.

          • Carl

            You didn’t say anything more than they hinted at her sexuality.

            Please start being honest someday and admit you are wrong.

          • SAMURAI36

            See, this is why you get insulted all the time, for talking stupid. If you’d bothered to even read the ENTIRE thread, you’d have seen that 1) I posted links for the sources, and 2) other people here are saying the exact same thing I am.

            But since you can’t seem to own to your own stupidity, here’s yet ANOTHER link for you:

            http://www.bleedingcool.com/2016/09/30/everyone-suddenly-realising-wonder-woman-may-bisexual/

            There are images from the Silver Age, straight up to the present. I already gave you the Golden Age source.

            Feel to make yourself look like even more of an idiot, by trying to justify your way out of this.

          • Carl

            Thanks for finally answering my question. You are still a jerk though, BIM.

            Also I don’t go looking through all of threads for your comments as you can see. I came and went, then got notifications of replies. So, back off with your ridiculous accusations and petty insults. Try to be less toxic and more mature.

          • SAMURAI36

            Nope, try to be less lazy and stupid. The answer was all over this page, as well as all over the internet. In case you can’t tell (which I know you can), people come here to have discussions, not one-post responses.

            If you’re not gonna act like you have sense, then you’re gonna get called dumb everytime. Get used to it.

          • Carl

            But you’re acting irrational. Try to be less of jerk and not expect everyone to be a crazy, obsessive, internet troll like you.

          • SAMURAI36

            Because you weren’t acting “irrational”, by talking nonsense before even bothering to to look for the info yourself.

            Everytime you respond, you say something dumb. You have no wins here.

          • Carl

            With you, all I have is wins, baby. Sweet Christmas!

  • Maximillian Pegasus

    She’s bi for ever now.

    • SAMURAI36

      She was bi forever before.

      • Maximillian Pegasus

        That’s what meant actually.

  • Hinscher

    Weird, would have thought “queer” would be a non pc term.
    But Earth One Wonder Woman didn’t really impress me too much. Much preferred the Batman and Superman Earth Ones. Wonder Woman was at least better than Teen Titans Earth One, imo. Didn’t get book 2 of Teen Titans. Was that an improvement? But eagerly awaiting Flash and Aquaman though.

    • SAMURAI36

      I personally wasn’t a fan of any of the E1 books, WW included. Never understood the purpose for them. Were they meant to reset continuity? If not, then what was the point?

      • Maximillian Pegasus

        New 52 and Rebirth are Earth-0 (prime), Earth One is Earth-1, just like Earth-2, slightly different versions of Earth Prime, and then there are the crazy ones.
        They’re supposed to be stand alone self contained stories, not retcons or resets.
        Was not a fan of Teen Titans E-1, but Batman for me is just spectacular.
        I have Superman and Wonderwoman sitting on a shelf somewhere for months, but i didn’t read them yet. I heard Superman was good.

  • AlphaBlu

    As much as I hate this check-box-ticking, agenda-pushing, SJW nonsense, the explanation given by the writer does make sense.

    It’s an all-female society, so they would naturally be drawn to one another. I’ve heard the same thing said about inmates in prison serving long sentences – they only see people like themselves, so as strange as it may sounds it is almost natural that they would form complex and intimate relationships with the ones with them.

    • Steve Steve

      You have it exactly. Though, comic books have to be careful not to make all their strong, female characters gay. Heterosexual women can be strong too, ya know.

      • In Brightest Day

        How many strong female characters in DC are gay? Not counting Wonder Woman, who isn’t.

        • Matches Malone

          Batwoman, Maggie Sawyer, The Question

          • SAMURAI36

            Harley is Bi as well.

        • Steve Steve

          Off the top of my head, Catwoman and Batwoman are gay/have had lesbian relationships.

          To be clear, I am not criticizing this decision, nor the other DC les/bi/queer characters. I am merely pointing out that if we continue down the path of portraying our strong female characters as gay/bi, we unintentionally say that homosexuality and strength are correlated and, therefore, heterosexuality is a weakness. I don’t think that is happening now, but I am concerned it may happen in the future.

  • Origami Rose

    Labels? Girl bye.

  • Darthmanwe

    What a shocker.

    In other breaking news, water, wet.

  • Jason Scarpelli

    What’s with superheroes being gay/lesbian nowadays?

    • Chris W

      lol Superman is body shaming everyone.

      • Jason Scarpelli

        How dare you Superman lol