Wednesday, August 22, 2012

'Shipping update: Superman-X-Wonder Woman (Yes, it's actually canon now)

The relationship that once caused an Earth-shattering quake has made it into the mainstream DC Comics continuity.

OK, so that requires some explanation. In Frank Miller's "The Dark Knight Strikes Again," Superman and Wonder Women are paired in a relationship, even having a daughter in the process. When Superman is feeling worthless, Wonder Woman revitalizes him by having sex with him in the Fortress of Solitude. This action causes a massive earthquake that literally brings whole parts of nature to their knees.

As stupid and upsetting as that image may seem, many news websites like this one are reporting that the most naturally powerful male and female heroes in the DC's main Earth are a thing now.

Don't believe me yet? Check out the cover:

I don't believe I've mentioned this on this blog before, but although it's kind of cool seeing that much raw power in a relationship, making it quite possibly the ultimate power couple, I really have never been into 'shipping SupesXWondy.

Superman is naturally attracted to Lois Lane. It's the course of action and the driving drama in Superman's life.

I didn't hold any anger toward the two's marriage being undone by the Flashpoint reboot and New 52 continuity, mostly because universe-wide retconning is FAR less offensive than something like "One More Day" in Spider-Man.

However, this is the first time since Crisis on Infinite Earths that a reboot drastically changed Superman's stories, which means a whole new generation could be turned on to the building Superman-Lois dynamic, but they won't really have that in this story.

The positive of all this is that it is set in the Justice League's book, which is farther back in time than most New 52 books, so the whole Lois Lane thing might not be too far off. And for what it's worth, I do prefer this to WondyXBatman, which is kind of an annoyance in a comic universe where Batman remains a solo, brooding hero who can barely manage relating to his Bat-family let alone a demigod.

This really is the first chance the mainstream DC Universe has tried its hand at this relationship, and it should be interesting to see how Superman handles a girlfriend who is right on par with him in terms of superhuman abilities.

All that said, I am a fan of the classic, and I hope to see something involving Clark and Lois at some point. Until then, though, I am going to give this a shot.

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1 comment:

  1. Lois Lane married to Superman killed the franchise..for over a decade. It ages the character. It kept Superman from growing thus shying away from the mainstream public like it once had.

    Why are the hardcore audience trying so hard to undermine this franchise by pinning Superman to the ground as Lois' chauffer?
    There is no sensibility in my understanding as to why everyone wants to see Lois back in Clark's arm again in this reboot, for it's one of the main reasons why Superman isn't one of the #1 seller before the reboot.