I found this article while trying to research some background on how Azzarello first became connected with Wonder Woman.
I found this bit of information interesting.
TOC: How did this gig come about?
AZZ:I was out to dinner with Dan DiDio. This was actually prior to the New 52 becoming the New 52. We were actually in talks about me doing a different character. We’ve gone out to dinner and I told him what my feelings were about taking this character in a certain direction. He was happy with it, so we were finalizing that. I asked, “Are you doing this [heading in new directions] with some of the other ones?” He said Batman is staying Batman, and he told me what editorial wanted to do for Wonder Woman. I was appalled. I came up with something different right there at dinner. I thought the direction was going to be a mistake for that character, right at her core. And I knew nothing about her!
He knew nothing about the character. . . . who knows what we could have gotten if not for that clandestine dinner with Didio. Having known nothing about the character, how could he know what wad right for Wonder Woman. . . . interesting.