And the New D.C. Power Couple Is….

Image courtesy Entertainment Weekly

Talk about your power couples.

Superman and Wonder Woman are an item now.  The cover for Justice League #12 which hits stores Wednesday, August 29, shows Superman and Wonder Woman kissing.  If you pick up the issue and read inside, you’ll find out that the two heroes are now together romantically.

And according to writer Geoff Johns, this isn’t a stunt to sell more comics but a storyline that will have long life.

“This is no one-issue stunt. This is the new status quo,” Johns says, adding that the coupling will have ramifications for both heroes and villains across the D.C. universe.

For the cover, artist Jim Lee says he took inspiration from Gustav Klimt’s The Kiss and Alfred Eisenstaedt’s V-J Day in Times Square photograph.

The Justice League team believes that Superman and Wonder Woman is the right romantic dynamic and team.   She’s a mythic Amazonian warrior; he’s a veritable demigod. Both have huge hearts for mankind, yet also feel estranged from humanity.

If you’re asking what happened to Superman’s long time love Lois Lane, the big D.C. reboot last year ret-conned their relationship and marriage, opening the door to some Wonder Woman lovin’ for the Man of Steel.

Of course, no one wants to be around for the break-up and rebounds when and if they eventually happen.

 

 

Comments

  1. says

    Not just from the realms of fanfic. There was an wink-nod to these two as a couple in the Japanese anime “Project A-ko”, which was what, 24-25 years ago now?

    I, however, am intrigued by the implication that her golden lasso is a bondage accessory.

  2. Alverant says

    I also liked the Batman/WW couple because it has Bats actually acting like a human being. I see a small problem. Supes has a secret ID, WW does not (maybe that changed in the retcon, I don’t know I stopped following comics 3 years ago). So how is Clark Kent going to explain having WW over for a quiet dinner date when the Daily Planet shows WW and Supes kissing?

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