Skip to comments.'Justice League' #12: DC reveals Superman's new leading lady... and it's a doozy - EXCLUSIVE
Posted on 08/22/2012 11:15:02 AM PDT by Bratch
When DC Comics rebooted its entire line of superhero titles last year, the publisher did away with Supermans marriage to Lois Lane to pave the way for a new romance. Without further ado, EW can exclusively reveal that Supermans 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.
For the smooch featured on the comics cover, artist Jim Lee took inspiration from Gustav Klimts The Kiss and Alfred Eisenstaedts V-J Day in Times Square photograph. The creative team believes the heroes are right for each other. Shes a mythic Amazonian warrior; hes a veritable demigod. Both have huge hearts for mankind, yet also feel estranged from humanity. Relationships with civilians are tricky for caped crusaders, even liabilities. Usually, they choose to mask their full, true identities and hide their secret, high-risk do-gooding from their lovers to protect them. At least together, Superman and Wonder Woman can be themselves. Oh, and theyre also ridiculously good looking, too. Still, says Johns, expect the new couple to face some unique challenges in their own right.
This isnt to say that fans will understand or support the hook-up. In fact, Johns and Lee expect some outcry and certainly some debate. Actually, theyre counting on it. Hopefully this will raise a lot of eyebrows, Lee says. We welcome the watercooler chatter.
I thought Superman was gay.
I’m pleasantly surprised to see that Superman is still involved with a woman.
In today’s leftist PC climate, I half-expected to see Superman making out with Flash Gordon.
Well, he does wear tights! Maybe the Wonder Woman thing is just a cover for his true love: Jimmy Olsen
Superman is screwed. He now has to deal with the lasso of truth or whatever it’s called.
Well it solves the whole, Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex issue that he would have with Lois Lane...
What’s the comic book universe coming too? Is Archie marrying Veronica going to be next?
My favorite Superman/Wonder woman joke - wonder if I could get away with it here?
Superman comes into the superhero’s convention - his eyes are black, his arm is broken, splints on both legs. The Green Hornet says, “my gosh, what happened to you?”
Superman replies, “I was flying down to the convention and what do I spy below me but Wonder Woman laying on the beach, completely naked. She has her legs spread, she’s withering in ecstasy, and she’s looking straight up at me. Well I know an invitation when I see one, and so does my little friend between my legs. I slipped off my super tights and dove down landing on top of here at nearly full force.
Green Hornet, “and she did all this to you?”
Superman, “no the invisible man did - boy was he pissed.”
Good news for Jimmy Olsen
Jimmy Olsen’s Blues - The Spin Doctors
Well, I don’t think I can handle this
A cloudy day in Metropolis
I think I’ll talk to my analyst
I got it so bad for this little journalist
It drives me up the wall and through the roof
Lois and Clark in a telephone booth
I think I’m going out of my brain
I got it so bad for little miss Lois Lane
Lois Lane please put me in your planner
Yeah, Lois Lane you don’t need no Super Man
Come on downtown and stay with me tonight
I got a pocket full of kryptonite
He’s leaping buildings in a single bound
I’m reading Shakespeare at my place downtown
Come on downtown and make love to me
I’m Jimmy Olsen not a titan, you see
He’s faster than a bullet, stronger than a train
He’s the one who got lucky got his cape around miss Lois Lane
I can’t believe my dilemma is real
I’m competing with a man of steel
I thought Wonder Woman dated the invisible man?
Perhaps with Wonder Woman, it would be less of a problem.
Haven’t there been comics about this for a LOOOOOONNNGG time? Just not from DC Comics? LOL
This pairing makes more sense than Batman and Wonder Woman.
That was Larry Niven, right?
Don't go there!
Maybe Wonder Woman IS Jimmy Olsen!
Pairing up Superman with a bad-girl superhero would have been much more interesting.
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