On Wonder Woman’s 75th anniversary, writer Greg Rucka finally confirmed what we’ve all known and been waiting for. Wonder Woman is bisexual. Of course Wonder Woman is bisexual — it’s only been hinted at about a hundred times throughout the 75 years of her existence.
Just look at this vintage comic frame. Totally curious, right?
However, this is the first time any of Wonder Woman’s creators has actually confirmed our suspicions.
In an interview with Comicosity, Rucka admits that it only makes sense for Wonder Woman to be bisexual, and that if she were straight, it would diminish her heroism. He said:
“[Y]es, [Wonder Woman is queer]. I think it’s more complicated though. This is inherently the problem with Diana: we’ve had a long history of people — for a variety of reasons, including sometimes pure titillation, which I think is the worst reason — say, “Ooo. Look. It’s the Amazons. They’re gay!”
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.
And it needs to be yes for a number of reasons. But perhaps foremost among them is, if no, then she leaves paradise only because of a potential romantic relationship with Steve [Trevor]. And that diminishes her character. It would hurt the character and take away her heroism.”
The current Wonder Woman title aims to streamline Diana’s origin story after decades of conflicting story lines and a continuity errors that just don’t make any sense. This is why the current title takes place in both the past and present, and Diana uses the Lasso of Truth on herself to go back in time and see the beginnings of her journey to Man’s World.
In most Wonder Woman iterations, meeting Steve is presented as the beginning of her relationship history, but in Rucka’s Wonder Woman #2 Amazons mention multiple female relationships held by Diana.
Rucka made tons of subtle and not-so-subtle references to Diana’s relationships with other females.
But Rucka has a really good point. If Wonder Woman is from Paradise Island, which is truly paradise, everyone is happy and fulfilled in every facet of their lives. It is human nature to need a partner to feel romantically and sexually fulfilled, but with only women on the island, this means the women would have to fill each other’s needs. Also, if Wonder Woman left paradise to go chase a man around the world — well, that’d be pretty disappointing.
Snaps to Rucka for finally admitting this out loud. This is a landmark moment in the DC Comic world and a huge step forward in LGBTQ representation in comics.