If anyone tells you comics aren't educational, counter their case with this. I don't mean educational for the reader. I've learned a lot by reading well-researched, intelligent comics. I mean for the writer.
To write NINE DAYS, a story about Wonder Woman in a different* Greek mythological context, I had to brush up on my classics after a very long hiatus (Latin was still a modern language when I was a girl, you see) and believe me, it was like homework all over again. I always do a lot of research anyway, even for a shopping list, but this plunged me straight back into exam mindset. I had a mental picture of running into my old classics teacher, and she'd ask me: "Did you actually make any use of your Latin and Greek?" And I'd say, "Yes, Miss, I used it to write Wonder Woman for DC Comics."
But that's never going to happen, alas, so I'll share the imagined moment with you. (And, in case Miss is still around and reading this, I make active use of Latin every day.)
Anyway, Wonder Woman was a step outside my cammed up, weaponised, hairy-arsed military comfort zone, so it was a blast.
Oh, and I also had to brush up on dark matter and cosmology stuff. So there you go.
NINE DAYS is on sale on September 16, digital first. I'll let you know when other editions are available.
(* The Greeks were a bit flexible on canon. They rebooted the gods from time to time. I've gone with a lesser-known Olympian genealogy for some of the characters.)
SENSATION COMICS FEATURING WONDER WOMAN #14
Art by ANDRES GUINALDO and RAUL FERNANDEZ
Cover by NEI RUFFINO
On sale SEPTEMBER 16 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US • RATED T