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Superman, Wonder Woman to be an item, Entertainment Weekly reports

by Matthew Price Published: August 22, 2012

Entertainment Weekly reports that Superman and Wonder Woman become comics’ newest power couple in the pages of “Justice League” #12, on sale next week.

“This is the new status quo,” said writer Geoff Johns at EW.

Entertainment Weekly writes about artist Jim Lee’s inspirations for the cover:

For the smooch featured on the comic’s cover, artist Jim Lee took inspiration from Gustav Klimt’s The Kiss and Alfred Eisenstaedt’s V-J Day in Times Square photograph. The creative team believes the heroes are right for each other. She’s a mythic Amazonian warrior; he’s 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 they’re also ridiculously good looking, too. Still, says Johns, expect the new couple to face some unique challenges in their own right.

“Hopefully this will raise a lot of eyebrows,” Lee told Entertainment Weekly. “We welcome the watercooler chatter.”

In previous continuity, Superman, aka Clark Kent, had been married to Lois Lane.  In the “New 52″ relaunch, Superman’s single, allowing writers and artists to explore possible romances for the character.

- Matt Price

by Matthew Price
Features Editor
Features Editor Matthew Price has worked for The Oklahoman since 2000. He’s a University of Oklahoma graduate who has also worked at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and was a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund intern for the Dallas Morning News. He’s...
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