When 45 Equals 600: Wonder Woman and the Issue of Numbering
A very vocal group of Wonder Woman fans have petitioned DC Comics to return their favourite comic book series to its original numbering. By their math, that would make the upcoming 45th issue number 600. They reason that as part of DC’s holy trinity, Wonder Woman deserves a numbering reflective of her standing in the industry. By way of comparison, both the Man of Steel and the Caped Crusader are well on their way to issue 700.
Senior VP and Executive Editor of DC Comics, Dan Didio has thrown down the gauntlet, promising to meet those demands if he receives 600 postcards before the book goes to press. Which is rather big of him, considering his personal opinion on the subject:
“I believe the current numbering is more inviting to the casual fan who might want to come in and sample a series without feeling like the story is weighed down by over 65 years of history.”
A fair point, Dan; a fair point.
Still, if you feel that Wonder Woman deserves a landmark 600th issue, rise to the challenge and send a postcard to the following address:
- Dan Didio
c/o DC Comics, Inc.
New York, NY 10019
And do it quick, because Gail Simone and Aaron Lopresti can’t hold off forever!