Wonder Woman’s battle kiss

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Speaking of Wonder Woman, in more pocryphal [sic] news, DC has announced Announcing YOUNG ROMANCE: A NEW 52 VALENTINE’S DAY SPECIAL for this February featuring 64-pages of Wonder Woman, Superman, Batgirl, Catwoman, Batwoman, Aquaman, Mera, Apollo, Midnighter, and Dick Grayson hitting OK Cupid, sexting and doing the walk of shame. Contributors include Andy Diggle, Ann Nocenti, Cecil Castellucci, and Peter Milligan, and artists Gene Ha, Emanuella Luppichinno, Phil Jimenez, Sanford Green. ec.

From the cover you can see that Wonder Woman and Superman aren’t being shy about their romance any more. And Diana is not being shy about kissing! And talk about Amazon Princess — she uses the same stance to kiss as she does to battle!

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Catwoman—and Green Arrow—use the same stance to raise flags.
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It is best, all-purpose stance!

Comments

  1. I am a grown, married man who grew up with superheroes, and I am confused as to the potential market for a straightforward superhero comic book with two superheroes locked in some kind of carnal embrace on the cover. To me, I get the same feeling I would if, say, Donald Duck and Minnie Mouse were passionately embracing on the cover of, I dunno, Uncle $scrooge Stories or something.

    Can someone who is buying it explain it to me?

  2. Torsten Adair says:

    Superman = iconic male superhero
    Wonder Woman = iconic female superhero

    Everyone knows Superman is hot for Lois Lane.

    So two iconic superheroes locking lips on the cover is gonna catch some eyeballs. [1] Superman and Wonder Woman (Hey! That’s not Lois!) is gonna catch those eyeballs and make people wonder (sorry) about what’s going on inside.

    [1] Given the typical action covers emphasizing violence, conflict, and drama, ANY two superheros kissing on a cover will be so far outside the norm that it will be noticed by comics readers.

  3. Torsten Adair says:

    Hmmm… It’s always Superman and Wonder Woman.

    Batman at least tried dating Zatanna for a bit, before going back to Catwoman.

    Who would make an interesting date for Kal-El?

  4. Rob J. says:

    This would be great news if the Nu52 versions of Wonder Woman and Superman weren’t bland ciphers who would have to gain a dimension in character to have no dimension.

  5. Synsidar says:

    This would be great news if the Nu52 versions of Wonder Woman and Superman weren’t bland ciphers who would have to gain a dimension in character to have no dimension.

    Azzarello’s Wonder Woman isn’t a bland cipher, and she’s being handled decently in BATWOMAN. I can’t comment on the version appearing in JUSTICE LEAGUE, since I don’t buy the series, but the obvious manipulation of the romance does nothing to pique my interest in it.

    SRS

  6. Kevin says:

    We all know an official cover/storyline of Batman and Robin kissing is going to be made eventually. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but soon.

  7. Page 1…

  8. Wonder Woman: “Knee to the groin!”
    Superman: “Missed by a mile! Ha ha! SMOOCH!”

  9. I completely missed WW getting breast implants. Nu52 is moving too fast for me.

  10. God Superman’s new costume sucks …

  11. keyser says:

    I’ll go one step further and say the New 52 sucks…

  12. Rob J. says:

    @Synisdar: I’m reading Wonder Woman. IMO, Azzarello is doing just as awful a job on it as he’s doing with The Comedian. But where The Comedian miniseries is a complete betrayal of the character, Wonder Woman is merely boring, resembling nothing more than WW in her late-70’s/early-80’s nadir, a bland non-entity. Only now with the added non-value of an even more idiotic costume and the most unappealing set of mythological gods and monsters since the last Uwe Boll movie polluted the DVD stands. Even in the context that this story is supposed to be a horror hybrid and therefore, they’re *supposed* to be monstrous, the series’ millieu is thematically and aesthetically nonsensical.

    And it’s too bad, too, because the core of the idea, that Diana discovers that Hippolyta lied to her and she’s really Zeus’s illegitimate daughter and that she’s protecting the mother of another, yet-to-be-born bastard child of Zeus is a really good concept. It’s just poorly executed and, as a direct result, will be one of the Nu52 concepts to be entirely disavowed when (not if) the whole thing implodes.

  13. Synsidar says:

    And it’s too bad, too, because the core of the idea, that Diana discovers that Hippolyta lied to her and she’s really Zeus’s illegitimate daughter and that she’s protecting the mother of another, yet-to-be-born bastard child of Zeus is a really good concept. It’s just poorly executed and, as a direct result, will be one of the Nu52 concepts to be entirely disavowed when (not if) the whole thing implodes.

    I strongly disagree with the poorly executed criticism. The mechanics of the storytelling work quite well. The wordplay in Azzarello’s dialogue is irritating sometimes, but that’s a stylistic problem. Making her Zeus’s daughter gave the character a core she’s never had before; if the concept were to be changed yet again and the core disappeared–better just to shut down the universe.

    SRS

  14. Severus says:

    I think it’s obscene that WW is kissing people. This are comics for kids. My kids donut want to see this stuff they want to see people punch heads off of bad guys.

  15. Nick Jones says:

    “I’m reading Wonder Woman.”
    “awful”
    “boring”
    “bland”
    “idiotic”
    “unappealing”
    “nonsensical”
    “poorly executed”

    Out of curiosity, why are you spending your time and money reading something that you dislike?

  16. Rob J. says:

    @Nick: Why am I spending my time and money reading something I dislike? Some titles are just trainwrecks so awful that you can’t avert your eyes from them. Wonder Woman is one of those trainwrecks.

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