Everyone Is Suddenly Realising That Wonder Woman May Be Bisexual

A couple of months ago, Bleeding Cool pointed out that that Wonder Woman was acknowledging the bisexual nature of the character and comic, by mentioning a previous sexual relationship with other woman on Paradise Island.

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From the new Wonder Woman comic  by Greg Rucka and Nicola Scott.

It was never a stretch, Wonder Woman was created by William Moulton Marston, who lived in a  polyamourous relationship with two women at the time, both of whom inspired his work.

At the time the comic book was also criticised in the fifties for lesbian undertones – and overtones – by the likes of the author of Seduction Of The Innocent, Dr Frederick Wertham. So it's not as if this is some kind of modern reading of the character, it's  been with her for many of her 75 years.

And plenty of comic creators had introduced the topic into their comics over the decades…

Justice League Task Force 08 - 04From Justice League Task Force…

wedding From Sensational Comics.

Wonder Woman - Earth One v1-046 From Wonder Woman Earth One

And from Wonder Woman's own ongoing title, such as from Gail Simone in this scene which she reposted last week for Bi Visibility Day.


ctdcs5qvuaa_sgo Well, it appears that the media have forgotten all that, if they ever knew, as current Wonder Woman writer Greg Rucka is being quoted everywhere. Even he seems surprised that people are still surprised. Talking to Comicosity, who are probably now getting more traffic than they ever have before, he said,

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 picked up by the Guardian, BBC, Telegraph, iO9, THR, New York Daily News, CBS, Breitbart and so many more.

I think we're done here…


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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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