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Star Wars: Doctor Aphra writer Alyssa Wong working on secret DC project

Alyssa Wong
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Celebrated author Alyssa Wong is working on a secret project with DC. For comic fans, Wong is best known as the current writer of the ongoing Star Wars: Doctor Aphra (opens in new tab) comic book series and the recent Legend of Shang-Chi (opens in new tab) one-shot.

It's unclear what Wong's secret DC project is, however she's working with the Batman editorial group - specifically editor Jessica Chen, who oversaw Wong's Grace Choi short story 'Family Dinner' in this week's DC Festival of Heroes: The Asian Superhero Celebration (opens in new tab) drawn by Sean Chen and Norm Rapmund.

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"I don't know if I can say this yet, but it's ambiguous enough. I am working with Alyssa Wong on something coming down the line and I won't tell you what yet," Chen tells Newsarama.

Wong has previously written shorts for other DC anthologies such as DC The Doomed and the Damned! (opens in new tab) and Sensational Wonder Woman (opens in new tab).

While relatively new to comics, Wong is an established prose short story author. Her 2015 short story 'Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers' won both a Nebula Award and a World Fantasy Award. Her 2017 novelette You'll Surely Drown Here If You Stay won a Locus Award. In 2016, she was a finalist for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer.

She was also a staff writer for Blizzard Entertainment for two years, working primarily on Overwatch.

All of Wong's comic book work so far is available digitally. For the best digital comics experience, check out our list of the best digital comics readers for Android and iOS devices.

Chris Arrant covered comic book news for Newsarama from 2003 to 2022 (and as editor/senior editor from 2015 to 2022) and has also written for USA Today, Life, Entertainment Weekly, Publisher's Weekly, Marvel Entertainment, TOKYOPOP, AdHouse Books, Cartoon Brew, Bleeding Cool, Comic Shop News, and CBR. He is the author of the book Modern: Masters Cliff Chiang, co-authored Art of Spider-Man Classic, and contributed to Dark Horse/Bedside Press' anthology Pros and (Comic) Cons. He has acted as a judge for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, the Harvey Awards, and the Stan Lee Awards. Chris is a member of the American Library Association's Graphic Novel & Comics Round Table. (He/him)