- Posted by Johanna on August 22, 2012 at 8:25 am
- Category: Superhero Reviews
Entertainment Weekly has the scoop:
In Justice League #12, out August 29, Geoff Johns is pairing up Wonder Woman and Superman as a couple. “’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.” The cover shown here is by Jim Lee, who “took inspiration from Gustav Klimt’s The Kiss and Alfred Eisenstaedt’s V-J Day in Times Square photograph.” With added bondage elements. I wish they looked a little more romantic or passionate, instead of like posed plastic action figures.
Also, I think I liked this idea better when it happened in Action Comics #600, back in 1988, but that’s probably because I like George Pérez’s art more than Lee’s.
I also dislike the growing trend of removing all the humans from the superhero comics, such that we’re only left with stories about “demigods” pounding on each other. Superman and Lois Lane belong together … and while I’m sure DC will eventually bring that relationship back as well, since their modis operandi is rewriting older stories and reintroducing pre-existing characters, I’m not that interested in how they get there.
Especially since this seems to be another stunt done to raise controversy and thus sales. As the article says, “Johns and Lee expect some outcry and certainly some debate. Actually, they’re counting on it.” Of course they are. It’s easier to sell superheroes these days based on fan emotion instead of good stories.