DC Announce Superman/Wonder Woman from Charles Soule and Tony Daniel

It must be nearing solicitation time again, because news seems to be racing in today from all sides. DC have announced on IGN that writer Charles Soule and artist Tony Daniel will be launching Superman/Wonder Woman in October.

sw DC Announce Superman/Wonder Woman from Charles Soule and Tony Daniel

Remembering that these two are currently in a relationship, the series will see the pair further that relationship whilst, one must imagine, punching things in the face. No further details have been announced as of yet, so I’m not quite sure why some people on the twitters are saying Wonder Woman has second billing. Is this a Lennon/McCartney McCartney/Lennon situation?

Comments

  1. Jerry Novick says:

    Clark and Diana go out on a date. Supervillain commits crime in the area. Superman and Wonder Woman foil the crime. Rinse and repeat.

  2. jonboy says:

    So, then, Superman/Batman was just “Clark and Bruce go out on a bro-date. Supervillain commits crime in the area. Superman and Batman foil the crime. Rinse and repeat.” ?

  3. bout time.

  4. Hmmm perhaps “some people on the twitters” talking about the title of the book read the story in IGN, who DC gave the exclusive, and read that the book’s is titled “Superman/Wonder Woman”.

  5. Dan Ahn says:

    It looks interesting.

    “It must be nearing solicitation time again”

    Err, September solicits came out last week. So, no, we’re about three weeks away from the rest of the Oct solicits.

    “I’m not quite sure why some people on the twitters are saying Wonder Woman has second billing”

    Err, yeah, I imagine they’d be saying that because WW’s name is second in the title. Sort of ridiculous of them, I think. I can see their point, but these are the sort of people who obsess over everything and are never happy with any sort of situation ever anyway. If Wonder Woman’s name was first, they’d be complaining that DC didn’t think she was capable of selling a second solo title (which, sorry, she’s not).

  6. Synsidar says:

    I suppose there will be details on the creative background eventually–but imagine the consequences if the series doesn’t sell. That would be a disaster for everyone involved, including the characters.

    SRS

  7. It’s a book with Superman and Wonder Woman in it. What else should they call it?

  8. Joe S. Walker says:

    One character’s just set new records for a movie opening, the other was in a flop TV pilot a couple of years ago. Which do you give “top billing”?

  9. Audrey says:

    If this was a book about Superman and Wonder Woman pre new 52 being awesome friends and fighting bullies together, I’d be totally on board.

    But it’s not. It’s about their romance and will most likely be used as an excuse to further sexually objectify Wonder Woman and continue to treat Lois Lane like a peasant in a mortal body. (Frankly, if this book was a Daily Planet centric book about Clark and Lois I’d read it in a heartbeat. What a refreshing change in the DCU right now.)

    Another book with Wonder Woman would be great. THIS particular book and this relationship is of no interest to me and is actually pretty offensive to me as both a Superman and a WW fan.

  10. How does Lois come into this in any way? I don’t see what’s offensive about Wonder Woman and Superman being in a relationship, if the story’s told well. The story hasn’t been told yet, so how can people be offended by it already?

    I’m genuinely curious as to the hostile reaction here, no judgement or anything. What’s offensive about these two superheroes being a couple? I’d just like to hear the argument. I understand if people are just fans of Lois and Clark as a couple, and that’s why they’re annoyed?

  11. “I don’t see what’s offensive about Wonder Woman and Superman being in a relationship,”

    It’s bad fan-fiction sex-capades masquerading as a superhero team-up book. Cheapens both characters.

  12. I don’t have an opinion on Soule as a writer, so this isn’t meant as a slam on him, but why the hell is DC giving so many books to a guy who really is very unproven? I mean, maybe someone at DC has read all his upcoming scripts and they are fantastic, but short of that, isn’t this putting a lot of eggs in a basket that may or may not be well-made?

  13. Zach: Read STRANGE ATTRACTORS and you’ll have an idea of why some people are impressed by Soule. He’s handled SWAMP THING very well so far, and I can’t imagine him writing this book like either Johns OR Azzarello would. Unless he’s being hired to script a comic that an editorial team is plotting, I think a lot of people are going to be pleasantly surprised by this series.

  14. skyhawk says:

    I would prefer Batman/Wonder Woman knowing full well if Bruce pisses her off, she’ll make him eat her boot.

  15. i don’t know. if the new 52 is about the dc universe starting from scratch, it seems kinda natural that these two characters would be attracted to each other for all the obvious reasons, and that their relationship will not last for all the obvious reasons, clearing the field for comicdom’s greatest romance: lois and clark.

  16. Naveed says:

    While this may be interesting, Im worried DC is stretching the Superman line way too thin. I have bee a superman reader since 1989 thru the good and not so good era. Now we have Action, Superman, Superman adventures, Batman/Superman,Superman unchainned and now Superman/WW? Surely this can`t be sustainable.

  17. Synsidar says:

    I’m genuinely curious as to the hostile reaction here, no judgement or anything. What’s offensive about these two superheroes being a couple?

    The manipulation is too obvious. They’re two of DC’s biggest characters, Superman is in a new movie, they’d like to capitalize on Wonder Woman’s icon status–and they’re both symbols, rather than people. Making them a couple is the same as a toy manufacturer announcing via PR that its best selling toys are going to be a couple in a comic book published by ______ and done by _______, with exciting new toys released as they appear in the comic. As Roger Ebert commented, Superman doesn’t have a personality. You can be in awe of him, or admire him and everything he’s done, but there isn’t anything to love.

    If the romance is unconvincing and readers reject it, then attention will be focused on the characters’ weaknesses, and the standing of both might suffer.

    SRS

  18. Jerry Novick says:

    jonboy –

    Superman/Batman was pre-52 and was not a bro’ date series per se. (I assume you’re talking about that run, and not the soon to launch Batman-Superman – which will be “Batman and Superman are hanging out, crime occurs in the area, they foil the crime, rinse and repeat).

  19. Travis says:

    “The story hasn’t been told yet, so how can people be offended by it already?”

    Its the internet, everyone is offended by everything all of the time. Look at some of the replies above to see it in action. I for one welcome a non-Lois relationship for Superman.

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