- Posted by Johanna on November 12, 2012 at 10:25 am
- Category: Superhero Reviews
For Valentine’s Day, DC Comics has announced a Young Romance Special. To be specific, on February 6, Young Romance: A New 52 Valentine’s Day Special #1 will be in stores, featuring 64 pages of Wonder Woman, Superman, Batgirl, Catwoman, Batwoman, Aquaman, Mera, Apollo, Midnighter, and Dick Grayson.
I understand the need to use the “Young Romance” title to keep the trademark active, but I wonder why they felt they had to call it a “New 52″ special. Isn’t that just the assumption for any DC superhero these days?
I’m curious about the comic, I admit. While I’d rather see real romance comics, at least (I’m hoping) a focus on love will mean less negativity and gore than we get in the usual superhero books. With artists including Gene Ha and Phil Jimenez, at least this should look great. I’m having trouble thinking of Aquaman, Superman, and the others as particularly “young”, but that’s one of the new 52 changes, right? And bravo for including Apollo and Midnighter. I also just noticed that they listed Batwoman and Catwoman but not Batman. Hmmm.
The cover, by Kenneth Rocafort, as shown here, plays up the Superman/Wonder Woman romance that’s current right now. I hadn’t realized Diana’s boots are no longer red in the new DCU.