DC Comics announced this morning that Babylon 5 creator J. Michael Straczynski will take over writing both the monthly Superman and Wonder Woman series later this year, aiming to return the icons to their rightful places at the top.
Straczynski, who's been with DC Comics since finishing up a long (and occasionally controversial) run on Marvel's Amazing Spider-Man in 2008, has never hidden his desire to write the Man of Steel, and he plans to live up to the opportunity:
When I first came over to DC, that dream was realized in part by [then executive editor, now co-publisher] Dan DiDio's gracious invitation to write the first of potentially many Superman original graphic novels. Now the dream has come fully true with the opportunity to write for the mainstream title, in a story that returns Superman to his roots in a way that will have the whole country talking about him in ways that we haven't seen in a long time.
He plans a similarly attention-grabbing approach for Wonder Woman:
She's a vital, powerful character, and we hope to bring a more contemporary sensibility to her character will retaining everything that makes her unique.