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Marguerite Bennett On Having Wonder Woman Deal With Japanese Internment

DC Comics is bringing back the Bombshells in a new digital weekly series Bombshells United with writer Marguerite Bennett and a rotating cast of artists. The series kicks off with a story about Wonder Woman and Japanese internment camps. Bennett spoke to DC All Access about the subject matter, explaining what she discovered while looking at her cousin's history books when she was on vacation with her family.

Bennett noticed that the section on World War II had nothing about the internment camps. As she's gotten older, Bennett says that past seems to be getting closer and as we lose the people who could share their eyewitness accounts of the events, we lose touch with the importance of those events. She wanted to touch on the history using the platform she she had.

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Bennett thinks it's important to highlight those moments in history where we failed as a culture, so we may learn from those failures. She says we must realize that every day we have the chance to change the narrative or ourselves, our family, and our nation. She thinks it would be irresponsible of her to not use the opportunity to show heroism in so many different forms. It's not about superpowers — it's about understanding you have a responsibility to your history.

It's still a superhero story that involves daring adventures, a train heist, and villains like Clayface. The battle between Wonder Woman and Clayface is something Bennett planned for four years — and she seems very excited about it.

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Dan WicklineAbout Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.
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