Mark Waid might at first seem an odd choice for this series of mini-interviews, but truthfully, the portrayal of Wonder Woman in Kingdom Come had a big impact on the way she was portrayed for a long time. I believe some of that portrayal is even in her character in the Justice League Unlimited cartoons.
Beyond that, Mark wrote a very powerful and lively WW in JLA during his run on the monthly book AND the beautiful oversized graphic novel, Heaven's Ladder.
Interestingly, Mark and I began our friendship in some ways over a disagreement over the final scenes with Wonder Woman in Kingdom Come. Additionally, when he had decided that he wanted to have a female villain in JLA, I became a ridiculous fangirl and created four female villains for him to use. Those ideas eventually became, 1) Mary Zero in Deadpool, 2) Black Alice in Birds of Prey, and the one he did acually use (and improve upon) The Queen Of Fables, who has become an enemy of Diana specifically, the evil stepmother who believes Princess Diana actually IS Snow White.
It's weird how the tendrils spread out.
Mark is one of my best friends and one of the best writers in comics, and yet, Wonder Woman has always been a challenge for him to write for some reason.
I asked him why.