Superman and Wonder Woman are now a couple. Or at least they will be effective with this month’s Justice League #12. DC Comics has announced that beginning with that issue, Superman and Wonder Woman will be involved in a serious, ongoing, and very in-continuity relationship. Additionally, DC has gone out of its way to make it clear that this isn’t just some flash in the pan, one night stand. Instead, Clark and Dianna will be a thing.
To quote from the article appearing in Entertainment Weekly (owned by DC Comics parent company Warner Brothers)…
When DC Comics rebooted its entire line of superhero titles last year, the publisher did away with Superman’s marriage to Lois Lane to pave the way for a new romance. Without further ado, EW can exclusively reveal that Superman’s new partner in love is no mere mortal, but a superhero icon in her own right: None other than Wonder Woman. herself. Their next level relationship begins in the pages of Justice League #12.
The comic, which goes on sale Aug. 29, culminates months of flirty foreshadowing. Writer Geoff Johns hints that some event — possibly tragic — will impact every member of the Justice League, and cause Superman and Wonder Woman to seek solace in each other and move from super-powered colleagues to power couple. This is no one-issue stunt: “This is the new status quo,” says Johns, adding that the relationship will have a seismic impact on all the heroes and villains in the DC universe.
If you listen closely, you can hear the Internet losing its collective mind. Upon learning of the news, Twitter exploded with reaction, ranging from excitement to outrage. Here’s a sampling of how that went…
Everyone knows it’s Wonder Woman and Batman, not Wonder Woman and Superman. Duh.
— Jill Pantozzi (@TheNerdyBird) August 22, 2012
They’re actually making Superman and Wonder Woman a couple?! Like a lot of modern superhero comics, sounds like lame fanfiction…
— Anthony Dean (@anthonysnotes) August 22, 2012
So Superman is doing Wonder Woman now? Sorry Lois Lane and Steve Trevor.ow.ly/d91yd
— Roswell Encina (@roswellencina) August 22, 2012
Cause when I think of Superman, the first thing that pops to mind is armor-wearing-dude-mugging-on-Wonder-Woman. Good run DC. Good run.
— Scott Kurtz (@pvponline) August 22, 2012
There are people actually upset over the Superman-Wonder Woman thing? Because things that happen in comics are so permanent?
— Ron Marz (@ronmarz) August 22, 2012
I’m SO glad I’m not a DC fan. The New 52 would have had me hopping mad. Superman & Wonder Woman? I don’t even read them & I don’t like that.
— Fee McBee (@feemcbee) August 22, 2012
Because you DEMANDED IT! On Superman and Wonder Woman gettin’ it on; Ah why not? Maybe it will help WB make a WW movie already.
— jesus reyes (@jesusreyes) August 23, 2012
Just found out that Superman’s new girl is Wonder Woman…WTF? Everyone knows. She belongs with Bruce. This makes me soooooo mad.
— Annie Titus (@museannie) August 23, 2012
— Jeremy Kelly (@knightni73) August 23, 2012
Superman + Wonder Woman = sex. In related news, nerdboners reach critical mass, destroying mom basements the world over ow.ly/da6WO
— review2akill (@review2akill) August 23, 2012
My thoughts? I’m pretty okay with it. It seems a lot of people are pissed that Superman isn’t hooking up with Lois Lane and/or that Wonder Woman isn’t getting it on with Batman. First of all, in this rebooted DC Comics Universe, why go back to the status quo not even one year into the “New 52″? There’s time for all of that. However, in the meantime or maybe instead, let’s see something new. Let’s see Superman and Wonder Woman give it a go. Because, hey, if it doesn’t work – they can just break up. Or maybe try to kill each other. Or agree to remain friends but secretly still carry unresolved feelings, complicating any future relationships. All of that, in my opinion, is much more interesting than the whole, “Superman and Lois Lane should be together because Superman and Lois Lane have always been together and I like comfortable, uncontroversial things.”
So what do you think of this new Wonder Woman and Superman romance? Horrible move by DC Comics? Is it awesome? Couldn’t care less? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
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