DC Comics announced a brand new imprint, Wonder Comics, that will be helmed by Brian Michael Bendis at New York Comic Con. After the announcement the imprint quickly came under siege.

At the DC Meet The Publishers Panel at New York Comic Con, Brian Michael Bendis revealed Wonder Comics, which will be “his personally curated line of teen-focused, in-continuity comic books scheduled to debut in early 2019.”

The line is expected to star Impulse aka Bart Allen, Superboy aka Conner Kent, and Robin aka Tim Drake. In fact, these three superheroes are expected to make up the nucleus of a brand new Young Justice team. Bendis is expected to write Young Justice with art by Patrick Gleason.

Other series underneath the imprint will include Naomi, Wonder Twins, and Dial H for Hero.

  • NAOMI, which Bendis will co-write with David Walker (CYBORG), featuring art by Jamal Campbell (JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA: VIXEN)
  • WONDER TWINS, written by Mark Russell (THE FLINTSTONES, EXIT STAGE LEFT: THE SNAGGLEPUSS CHRONICLES, DC Black Label’s SECOND SON) with art by Stephen Byrne (JUSTICE LEAGUE/POWER RANGERS)
  • DIAL H FOR HERO, an updated take on the Silver Age classic series from the team of writer Sam Humphries (HARLEY QUINN, GREEN LANTERNS) and artist Joe Quinones (BLACK CANARY/ZATANNA)

The new imprint and announcement did not sit well with some folks.

Oliver Sava, who is a “freelance pop culture critic and journalist who covers comic books, television, and theater” called out Bendis and DC for not having any women on the imprint.

These thoughts would be echoed by others.

One Twitter user implied DC Comics only lets women write stories when they involve traditional female roles.

While most would criticize the lack of women, Mairghead Scott would call the name of the imprint “unfortunate.”

What do you think about DC’s new imprint? Do you think there is a problem that there aren’t any female writers currently on the imprint?

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