In a move sure to outrage faithful fans, DC has revealed the variant cover to Justice League #12, in the process also revealing the new romance between Superman and Wonder Woman. Talking to the magazine, JL writer Geoff Johns explained to Entertainment Weekly, “This is the new status quo,” before going on to say that the relationship “will have a seismic impact on all the heroes and villains in the DC universe.” As well as the fanbases of both characters, no doubt.
Me, I’m unconvinced; I don’t buy that this particular Power Couple really is the new status quo, if only because we have Trinity War coming up next year; I suspect we’ll see the two at odds as a result of that storyline, freeing the way for Lois to once again try to work her way into Clark’s affections (Did Jonathan Carroll ever make an appearance beyond Superman #1, by any chance?). Also, that cover – ignoring the bondage subtext (Note that Superman is tied up in Wonder Woman’s lasso) – It’s Action Comics #600 all over again!
And we all know how that turned out…
Exactly, Superman. Exactly.