Superman & Wonder Woman Sitting in a Tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G in JUSTICE LEAGUE #12 and Beyond

This morning TMZ Entertainment Weekly revealed Jim Lee’s cover for Justice League #12, due out next week. And it isn’t controversial at all. Nope.

Behold, canoodling!

Something is going to rock the Justice League and the world next week, and that event will lead to romance for Superman and Wonder Woman. Writer Geoff Johns promises that this hook-up is “no one-issue stunt. This is the new status quo.” One step closer to Kingdom Come?

Neither Lois Lane or Batman could be reached for comment.

*Additional reporting by Snapper Carr.

Comments

  1. halik halik says:

    That is one sexy cover.

  2. Shomy092 says:

    No… Just no…

  3. Jeff Reid Jeff Reid (@JeffRReid) says:

    Here’s hoping it goes better for Superman than it did in Action Comics #600. That was awkward.

  4. dublindarling dublindarling (@dublindarling27) says:

    No.

    And that’s all I really have to say on the subject.

  5. Mickey Mickey (@GeeksOfChrist) says:

    Just a dream. That was … intense.

  6. Smasher says:

    Growing up I’ve always pondered what Superman saw in Lois Lane especially with Wonder Woman around. Or why Lois was never jealous of Wonder Woman.

    I don’t recall these issues ever being addressed in modern day comics so I can appreciate why Geoff & Co. are going there.

    • Paul Montgomery Paul Montgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

      Personality?

    • So Wonder Woman doesn’t have;

    • mutielover says:

      Lois, despite having no abilities, rushes into danger. She is all about investigating/exposing truth. She has gumption and tenacity, standing up to power political/business figures and metahumans/aliens all in the name of the best aspects of journalism.

      Clark and Diana have very little in common, beyond physicality. Diana was raised as a princess on an island hidden away from the world. Clark is all about stereotypical Midwestern ideals.

    • jonnyflash jonnyflash says:

      What was it All-Star Superman said on this question? “There has to be at least one thing that Superman can’t resist.”

  7. Hey,why not?Make things interesting.My friends who are not into comics always joke why Superman always gotta be hung up on Lois so much when he got a big ass Amazon chick on his level in WonderWoman, lol!

  8. asigchris says:

    Yawn.

  9. pmvaun pmvaun says:

    I think the X-Men has numbed us to Superhero on Superhero loving. Now it just feels like a PR stunt… I hope they break up BEST JERRY SPRINGER EVER!

  10. The lasso is way to much in the way. Something like that will just get caught on things, it’ll ruin the dry humping for sure.

  11. DavidClark DavidClark says:

    This is the pinnacle of Johns’ writing? Superman and WW hook up? I just don’t dig his stuff.

    Assuming of course that the cover has ANY real connection to the script inside.

    • Skypants Skypants says:

      His pinnacle is probably Sinestro corps war. You would do yourself a favor if you read his JSA and Booster Gold.

    • DavidClark DavidClark says:

      True, I did like his Booster Gold. Plan on reading the JSA, and have the Corps war to read digital. I guess my real point is I really did not like JL since the reboot and I don’t understand the attraction his writing has for so man people. Different strokes.

  12. sitara119 sitara119 says:

    ah, classic WW bondage cover.
    i always thought Frank Miller made a lot of sense in DKR2 when he put these two together. why wouldn’t you want to be with someone else who’s passion could also bring down a building.
    besides, wouldn’t Supes have broken or killed Lois by now? can you imagine if he got her pregnant? that would be one lethal baby kick. seriously. she would have to take doses of red sun radiation to depower the baby, which can’t be healthy for her.

  13. DikBallistik DikBallistik says:

    I haven’t been reading Superman but in Action Comics she’s not that bad. Is it different in Superman?

    • neums neums says:

      If I’m not mistaken, there’s kind of a will they/won’t they vibe in Action, and Action takes place in the early days of Clark as Supes whereas JL and Superman are present day tales.

    • neums neums says:

      Argh, I meant this in comment to you, DikBallistik.

  14. zattaric zattaric says:

    I’m excited to see something different here. I’m not a huge Supes fan, so I don’t really care about Lois at all. He just better treat Wondy right!

  15. adrianrigter adrianrigter says:

    My first thought was “oh no! Superman’s mullet is back! Then i was ok.

    Also note: Lee. Reis. Finch.

    Interesting.

  16. Damn. Should have been Batman…Batman gets all the ladies.

  17. daningotham daningotham says:

    Now we can have the Wonder Woman and Lois Lane cat fight!!

  18. JDC JDC says:

    Meeting each other’s in-laws is gonna be hilariously awkward. Ah wait, the Kents are dead in the New 52. I bet Martha would be really tough to please. I mean, can Diana bake an apple pie?

    Still though, Superman meeting Hippolyta would be fun.

  19. tripleneck tripleneck (@tripleneck) says:

    I only know the New 52 Wonder Woman from Azarello’s run on her comic. To me, kissing Superman doesn’t seem in character for that Diana. That is a pretty cover though.

  20. SpiderTitan SpiderTitan says:

    That is one elegant cover, well done Mr. Jim Lee, that being said this romance has always been a teaser and/or fan fiction for the longest time. With the new 52 really pushing the “out with the old, in with the new,” approach, I would say that this truly does resonant positively IMO. Of course it makes sense in the physicality & superpowers matching with one another. Also this new Lois Lane didn’t really show much of a compatible match with Morrison’s Clark (I refuse to pick up George Perez’ “Superman” title, just one preview of it gave me a migraine), so sure Wonder Woman would be a fitting match for Superman. Also with Azzarello’s run on Wonder Woman & Morrison’s run on Action Comics, I for one definitely see the personality fit as well for the two, because they are both children of different far away worlds & are essentially dealing with problems that are rooted to their past worlds they could not (mostly) go back to (Wonder Woman = Olympus, Superman = Krypton). I would say that their estrangement to humanity & their superhero prowess would make them an even better match than ever before, IMO.

    • ActualButt ActualButt says:

      Elegant? This cover is awful! Completely wooden and staid. Jim Lee could have benefited from just a tiny bit of research into what passionately kissing couples actually look like

    • SpiderTitan SpiderTitan says:

      I would argue that they are not actually kissing, but about to & thus Superman’s hands are just about to take hold of Wonder Woman. Yet there is definitely passion here, that much is clear, whether or not you deem this to be a formidable cover is purely of your taste. I for one find it quite alluring & elegant with the sun in the bottom right corner of the cover being an especially nice touch as it is implying the “God-like” beings that these two are & that they are so powerful to “rise” above the Sun & thus implying the heavens as well, but that’s arguable. Its not the best Jim Lee, nor is it the best cover of the year so far, but it is quite a pretty, if not beautiful image of arguably the two most powerful beings in the new DCU, in passionately in love’s embrace, IMO.

    • sitara119 sitara119 says:

      this cover is elegant.
      it beautifully illustrates passion and longing.
      i like it.
      obviously, there’s no accounting for taste.

  21. newway12 says:

    I’d be more okay with this if DC had a good history of pairing superheroes together in a way that didn’t do damage to the female character in the relationship. Black Canary is a prime example of this, she is a cool character when she is by herself or on birds of prey., but as soon as they pair her up with Green Arrow she reverts to damsel in distress stereotype. This inspite of the fact that she is more powerful then him.

  22. mikegraham6 mikegraham6 says:

    this is kind of like having Wolverine finally hook up with Jean Grey, it’s more interested if it DOESN’T happen. that being said, i’ll see where they go with this ;)

  23. pppiquer pppiquer says:

    Jim Lee sure can draw sexy kisses, I remember his Catwoman/Batman kiss back in Hush, and that really felt powerful too (even if the story didn’t make much, if any sense)

  24. ActualButt ActualButt says:

    Jim Lee…dude, come on.

  25. bub64882 bub64882 says:

    They leave their costumes on…it’s better that way.

    Also, truth lasso is less kinky and more awkward in this instance. Supes will totally blurt out “I’m thinking of Lois”.

  26. SDucky25 SDucky25 says:

    Ever since JL and JLU, I have been spoiled by the notion of Batman and Wonder Woman being together. Even during The Obsidian Age and issue 90 of JLA they explored this, and all the alternate realities did turn out in tragedy to some degree, but there was still a strong relationship there and Clark and Bruce did still like each other but were too afraid to explore it. It was the thought of Bruce that turned Wonder Woman from being a black lantern into being a star sapphire. I hate to be THAT guy, but I ship Batman/Wonder Woman all the way!

    Though, I do want to see how this Superman and Wonder Woman story plays out.

  27. darkstar darkstar says:

    Batman’s gotta have a plan… (after reading JLA 90 etc, we all have our hopes)

    Although this makes a lot sense for Superman physically, I can’t imagine that Lois (a fragile, weak human) was able to please the man-of-steel. Indeed Wonder Woman is his perfect hookup but they just don’t see eye-to-eye enough for anything long-term.

  28. J-Shap J-Shap says:

    Oh come on Geoff Johns, you used to be one of my favorite writers! Now you’re really going back to oldest cliche in the book. I REALLY hate it when writers pair these two up, because it’s the laziest possible way of analyzing a relationship: Superman is the world’s strongest man and Wonder Woman is the world’s strongest woman, so naturally they’d be a couple right? No! You don’t judge characters solely based on their powers, and these two would never work. Superman is a big blue boy scout and Wonder Woman is a fierce warrior princess (yeah, I know this is reboot, but it still feels weird). The flirty relationship she had with Batman back in JLU worked because it actually made sense. This is ancient, hackneyed, and uninteresting. I think Johns is really just treating this book as an afterthought. He’s saving all of his great ideas for Aquaman and Green Lantern, while this is just generic superhero title 101.

    • sphinx69 sphinx69 says:

      I agree.

    • I actually find it more interesting than Batman/Wonder Woman because of the big difference in their personalities. In the old school days of Super Friends, yeah Wonder Woman/Superman was predictable and boring, but in their modern era versions it’s fun seeing an unlikely match like them hook up. In this post 90′s image comics era, where every hero’s a gritty killer, the predictable and boring match is Batman/Wonder Woman. Both are so serious and brutal. Back in the day it was a refreshing novelty for the bad boy to get the girl, but in our current cynical society were now almost every character is the very over saturated Batman/Wolverine prototype bad boy, characters like Peter Parker and Clark Kent are actually the new rebels. So for me, I find it way more interesting when you have a relationship story with two characters that don’t agree on everything and can actually bring something new to each other’s world.

  29. WheelHands WheelHands says:

    I was really hoping they would take a cue from JLU and seize the opportunity the relaunch provides by having Batman and Wonder Woman get together. It’s a much more interesting romance and one that’s rife with potential in my opinion.

  30. neums neums says:

    “Robin? Do you have anything to say about this?”

    “…”

    “…”

    “….no. No, I don’t.”

  31. NJBaritone NJBaritone says:

    Did anyone see the brilliant article on NPR featuring Supes and WW’s texting on the morning after? I damn near peed myself
    http://www.npr.org/blogs/monkeysee/2012/08/22/159756428/im-im-im-superman-morning-after-texts-between-superman-wonder-woman

  32. sphinx69 sphinx69 says:

    Don’t like this new status quo. I really miss the Superman/Lois Lane relationship.

  33. Hayamo says:

    This is just… disappointing. Yes it’s something that makes sense to a lot of people until you think about the characters as characters and not just beyond their powers. Sure they make sense on a “physical” level but on a personality level they never have. No I haven’t been reading the New 52 as of late but come on even if they foreshadowed this in some way it’s just lazy. If you want to have a unique Supes relationship pair him with Black Canary or throw em through a loop and pair him with Jimmy Olsen, really anything is more interesting that SupesxWondy.

  34. Poopmonster Poopmonster says:

    Publicity stunt cover all the way. Pretty though except for those damn collars! That should be the complaint, not bitching about what you think the story might be.

  35. Poopmonster Poopmonster says:

    You can’t seriously be complaining about a story that hasn’t happened yet when Superman is wearing a high V collar! Isn’t the real crime here?

  36. Bigblue says:

    Ummmmmmmmm…no!

  37. sphinx69 sphinx69 says:

    I can’t help but wonder if this another reaction to the ongoing lawsuits.

  38. Mono0521 Mono0521 says:

    That’s an amazing cover. Still don’t care for Superman tho. Wonder Woman still hot as hell. ;)

  39. Those two being in a relationship and being sexual, to me, is a good idea. It’ll make them both about 20% more interesting, according to survey I just conducted.

  40. FarSide0013 FarSide0013 says:

    Does Supes look like he’s trying to force a kiss on Diana? It’s looking about as forced as this storyline. And considering that this series hasn’t had any character development outside of the most basic of stereotypes for the characters, it’s not hard to guess they’re going with the whole two strongest of each gender cliche.

    I used to love Geoff Johns, but if this turns out as bad as I’m expecting it to, I think I’ll be down to Aquaman as the only Johns book I’m reading. AQUAMAN!!! What kind of world am I living in?!?!

    • Djinn says:

      Forced? I think not imo..in JL #3 if memory serves correctly, WW and Supes gave each other the eye and in JL #11 there was a kind of a mushy talk between the two with that facial expression of we are so gonna hook up.
      Well I didn’t get #7 and #8 so who knows what I missed.

  41. I actually find it more interesting than Batman/Wonder Woman because of the big difference in their personalities. In the old school days of Super Friends, yeah Wonder Woman/Superman was predictable and boring, but in their modern era versions it’s fun seeing an unlikely match like them hook up. In this post 90′s image comics era, where every hero’s a gritty killer, the predictable and boring match is Batman/Wonder Woman. Both are so serious and brutal. Back in the day it was a refreshing novelty for the bad boy to get the girl, but in our current cynical society were now almost every character is the very over saturated Batman/Wolverine prototype bad boy, characters like Peter Parker and Clark Kent are actually the new rebels. So for me, I find it way more interesting when you have a relationship story with two characters that don’t agree on everything and can actually bring something new to each other’s world.

  42. Smasher says:

    “Bracer” is a noun not a verb. I think the caption on the front page should read, “Brace Yourself”

  43. tarunbanned tarunbanned says:

    u know what? DO this.
    Do it. Its fine. but if you’re GOING this way, do it ALL THE WAY.
    LITERALLY.
    i want to see superman going and getting super-strong protection.
    :)
    Im sure that aint happening.
    But i cant wait to read this when its out…

  44. MarkCWarner MarkCWarner (@MarkCWarner) says:

    That is not going to bode well for a certain Mr Trevor.

    This is see-able, as my perspective it was less on what does Superman see in Lois or what not, and what does Wonder Woman see in Superman. She is a warrior and bides no fools or whimps. With that said, this new take of Superman and particularly Morrison’s Action comics take, makes this gimmick (and it is a gimmick) plausible (in this landscape of fantasy)

  45. kahones kahones says:

    Can’t say I’m super excited for this. In my world, it’s always been Wonder Woman and Batman. But I’ll hang around to see what Johns has in store

  46. radpuppy71 radpuppy71 says:

    I don’t have a problem with it. Seems to make sense why the two would hook up. I never thought that Superman could ‘dial it down’ enough to not kill Lois Lane or any other human woman when things became, you know, intimate. Wonder Woman would be able to keep up with him. Or maybe even give Kal a run for his money. Wink, wink. Nudge, nudge.