Korean-American artist Frank Cho, known for his work on Hulk, X-Men, Ms. Marvel, Conan, Marvel’s Dark Reign crossover event and more, will be drawing the variant covers for June’s debut of Wonder Woman: Rebirth, DC officially announced this week. Wonder Woman will be written by Greg Rucka and penned by the highly talented team of Nicola Scott and Liam Sharp. For the variants, Cho will be teaming up with Nei Ruffino who has by and large worked with J. Scott Campbell on Campbell’s variant covers. Cho’s exclusive contract with Marvel Comics recently ended, opening up his options of projects as an artist with other publishers.
Cho has won numerous awards for his artistry including the Ignatz Award, Haxtur Award, the Charles M. Schulz Award for Excellence in Cartooning, and the Eisner Award for Best Cover Artist.
Frank Cho’s comic book covers and drawings recently caused controversy when he drew a Spider-Gwen homage cover to the equally controversial Spider-Woman cover by Milo Manara in which Spider-woman is drawn in the classic “Cheesecake” pose that has become known as the “Broke-Back Pose”. It was a sketch drawing commission he drew on a blank cover for Spider-Gwen Vol. 1 # 1 that was released in April 2015. The sketch he drew was for a fan and was not an officially commissioned variant by Marvel. In response to the controversy, other artists such as Rob Liefeld and J. Scott Campbell chimed in with support on Facebook. In fact, here is the response that Mr Liefeld wrote regarding the controversy and the state of the female character in the current comic book industry: https://www.facebook.com/rob.liefeld/posts/10206176003901716
While this article is not about those previous covers, they can be found here.
Here is Frank Cho’s announcement from his Facebook Page:
Wonder Woman: Rebirth # 1 is due to hit comic book shelves on June 08th 2016 with a cover price of $2.99. Read further details here.