Throughout Wonder Woman’s 75 years of existence in comic book culture, she's been known as the Amazonian heroine who is strong, independent, and a character that best embodies the meaning of girl power. As for her love life, we all are too familiar with her relationship with Superman, along with other DC heroes like Batman and Aquaman. Simply put, we perceive Wonder Woman’s sexuality as heterosexual.
All of that has changed after writer Greg Rucka revealed in an interview with Comicosity that it is “logical” to interpret Wonder Woman’s character as queer and her sexuality as bisexual. “It’s supposed to be paradise. You’re supposed to be able to live happily… [and] have a fulfilling, romantic and sexual relationship. And the only options are women,” Rucka explained in the interview.
Rucka’s context? Wonder Woman’s hometown, where she is known as Princess Diana of Themyscira, is inhabited by women, yet there is no direct mention of a “queer culture” in Themyscira. “An Amazon doesn’t look at another Amazon and say, ‘You’re gay.’ They don’t. The concept doesn’t exist,” Rucka adds.
A preview of Rucka's Wonder Woman run (with panels inked by by Nicola Scott and colored by Romulo Fajardo, Jr.), revealing the heroine's romantic relationship with women.
Rucka’s latest revelation is a confirmation of fan-based theories regarding Wonder Woman's true sexuality. Thanks to this development, Wonder Woman joins DC Comics' list of LGBT superheroes, which include Green Lantern, Batwoman, and Catwoman.
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Banner photograph from Wonder Woman's official Facebook page. Inside photograph from comicosity.com