Do YOU have what it takes to date Wonder Woman or Superman?

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DC Entertainment has been setting up some unusual partnerships of late and this may just be the most innovative: a team up with dating site Match.com to present profiles of Superman and Wonder Woman, who are rumored to be hooking up in JLA #12. Perhaps realizing that many young comics fans are single, DC has surveyed male AND female Match.com users to discover that Superman is the most kissable superhero and other stuff like that. Which makes us say that Match.com users, you are totally wrong because it is Batman all the way!

BTW, DC is getting a huge amount of PR mileage out of the Supes/Wonder Woman relationship, despite the fact that it has happened before— and in some of their most high-profile books, such as KINGDOM COME and DARK KNIGHT STRIKES AGAIN (yes, those were imaginary stories). Which proves that a story is new for every new generation.

PR below.

Wonder Woman is one lucky lady. Match.com, the world’s largest dating website, today reveals that according to its users Superman is the most kissable Super Hero in the world.

This revelation comes just as the summer’s biggest love affair between Superman and Wonder Woman heats up in the latest issue of DC Comics JUSTICE LEAGUE #12. This news is part of a wealth of material mined from a partnership between Match.com and DC Entertainment that includes results from a survey of more than 1,000 single male and female users of Match.com and a compatibility analysis, which weighs the characters’ chances for a long-term love affair. Superman and Wonder Woman’s first kiss and budding relationship is revealed in JUSTICE LEAGUE #12, available in stores on August 29.

The start of their relationship, like any other, is sealed with a kiss – a kiss that Match.com’s survey showed most single ladies would leap for with 76.2% choosing Superman as the most kissable Super Hero in the universe. As for the top place singles would want to experience a Super Hero kiss? It’s no contest: flying in the air was the clear winner (Males 42.4%, Females 42.9%), while teleporting through time zones ranked last (Males 3.4%, Females 6.3 %).

According to Match.com’s Chief Scientific Advisor and renowned biological anthropologist, Dr. Helen Fisher, the importance of the kiss between Superman and Wonder Woman is as meaningful as it is powerful, “A Super Hero kiss is exciting, but it can be thrilling for people without super powers too. A great first kiss can be exhilarating due to the way the brain responds through the dopamine system, so Superman and Wonder Woman’s first kiss could very well push them over the threshold toward falling in love.”

To find out if Superman and Wonder Woman are more Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson than Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries, Dr. Fisher measured their compatibility. After reviewing the data and history of each character she surmised, “As a couple, they are a classic match of a high-testosterone male and the high-estrogen female, and they have many cultural and biological traits that will fuel their romance.”

Geoff Johns, DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer and writer on JUSTICE LEAGUE #12 added, “This is going to be an interesting ride for these two heroes. It raises all kinds of questions? Does this relationship go public? Is it secret? How would Lois Lane or Steve Trevor react? The Justice League? The villains? The world? And…Batman? They’re certainly compatible, but the environment they live in is about as stressful as it can get. We’ll see what wins out.”

To find out more survey results, get an in-depth look at Dr. Fisher’s compatibility analysis and check out Match.com profile pages for Superman and Wonder Woman, please visit: http://blog.match.com/superman-wonder-woman.

JUSTICE LEAGUE #12 is the conclusion of “THE VILLAIN’S JOURNEY” story arc revealing a struggle between the team of Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, The Flash, Aquaman, Cyborg and Green Lantern as they combat their newest adversary, Graves. During this time the chemistry between Superman and Wonder Woman heats up, reaching a boiling point that will have long lasting effects. The story is written by the best-selling and award-winning DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer, Geoff Johns with breathtaking illustrations by renowned artist and DC Entertainment co-publisher, Jim Lee.

Comments

  1. For a whole generation of ladies, Chris Reeve will always be the man of their dreams!

  2. Torsten Adair says:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/2955396.stm

    Top 10 dinner party dates
    1 Mr Darcy
    2 James Bond
    3 Superman
    4 Hercule Poirot
    5 Inspector Morse
    6 Heathcliff
    7 Sherlock Holmes
    8 Rhett Butler
    9 Prince Charming
    10 Sharpe

  3. otistfirefly says:

    Gee…wonder which came first: the Superman/WW story or the Match.com tie-in to bring about the Superman/WW story. I just CAN’T imagine DC worrying more about corporate tie-ins than telling a story these days…

    From the office of Diane Nelson: re: ETC etc etc etc

  4. Wait, so whatever did happen to Mark Merlin and Prince Ra-Man? Are they still together?

  5. Batman is a rich boy with issues that can’t keep a woman. Just because you kiss lots of women does not make you god’s gift to women. It might put you at risk of getting something icky too.

  6. Batman is a rich boy with issues that can’t keep a relationship going. Just because you kiss lots of women does not make you god’s gift to women. It might put you at risk of getting something icky too.

  7. MattComix says:

    Ever get the feeling that purchasing a modern superhero comic is kind like paying real money for bad fan-fiction?

    While I’m very much on the side of Clark/Lois the idea of Superman and Wonder Woman having been together at some point is not bad by itself but I have no faith in the current regime to handle that idea with any dignity whatsoever.

    I wouldn’t even be shocked if this whole thing is just one big over-compensation for that “..woman of Kleenex” joke. I really get the sense that DC Comics is painfully embarrassed by their own IP and are trying way too hard.

    “Which makes us say that Match.com users you are totally wrong because it is Batman all the way!”

    Diana shouldn’t be viewed as a trophy that one of the top male heroes is somehow more entitled to winning than the other. That doesn’t really do any of these characters any favors.

  8. Marvelbunny says:

    Interesting little PR puff piece.

    What about Wonder Woman being from a society made up exclusively of immortal women and who would have to “seek pleasure among themselves” ?

    Are we to believe that the Princess, a warrior in her own right from such a society would match perfectly with a high testosterone, primitive male protector or would she stab him in the heart the first time he got primitive on her ?

    Seriously

  9. Wait a minute…so are you saying most women don’t want to kiss a man who wears a mask all the time? F@ck I wasted like 30 years of my life!!!

  10. horatio weisfeld says:

    I thought I’d taken Wonder Woman out a bunch of times
    .. but she always turned out to be Satana in disguise.

  11. Steve Trevor and Lois Lane … maybe that would be an interesting couple.

  12. Does Steve Trevor exist in new 52 Justice League? I haven’t seen him in New 52 Wonder Woman.

  13. Synsidar says:

    I have no interest in reading a story about Trevor and Wonder Woman. Perhaps it’s because I never read a good story with Trevor in it, but the relationship seems as antiquated as a Rock Hudson-Doris Day movie. Trevor being Diana’s boss, suspecting she’s Wonder Woman. . . If they’re really perfect for each other, then do one story showing that they’re perfect for each other and be done with it.

    But the handling of the Supes-Wonder Woman romance screams “corporate product.” I’m not sure I’d read the romance issues if they paid me to, much less buy them.

    SRS

  14. Skyhawk says:

    @Matt Jeske – He appears in Justice League and Justice League Dark.

  15. Skyhawk says:

    Lois/Trevor. Makes sense her being a military brat and him a soldier. Might make for a tempestous relationship.

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